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Hotel Kiponda

Nyumba Ya Moto St | PO Box 3446, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #8 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014
Kailey W Cairo, Egypt
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I stayed at Hotel Kiponda for 3 nights. The location was great, very close to the ferry as well as the main attractions in Zanzibar. The rooftop is a night spot for breakfast and has good wifi access, however, there is no food or drinks (not even water) for sale or available except for at breakfast time. Mercury's is a... More

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Kampala
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Five minutes walk from the ferry and very near the beach and its wonderful view of what is picture-book Zanzibar. One of the best places to start roaming the alleys stone town. Simple and good accommodation with good service and helpful staff.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I spent 4 nights at the Hotel Kiponda and agree with the many good reviews found here - basic rooms, but super clean with a tasty, filling breakfast and friendly staff. This former home has been tastefully renovated in a simple, yet stylish manner. Luckily my cellphone has a torch as finding my way back from Forodhani Gardens late at... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Kiponda B&B was a great place to stay on Zanzibar. Located in Stone Town and very close to the waterfront and Forodhani Park. The rooms were clean and adequate; the rooftop balcony where a delicious breakfast was served was open and airy and a wonderful place to enjoy a morning cup of delicious Tanzanian coffee. The staff was so helpful... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We spent two nights here. Hotel is an atmospheric, old building and rooms are basic, but clean and simple. There's a roof terrace where breakfast is served (unfortunately no sea views from there) and wifi is available. The staff are really helpful and are able to arrange spice tours and walking tours of Stone Town at a very reasonable price.... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Kiponda is in a beautiful restored historic building, less than 5 minutes walking from the ferry. I stayed in a single room (30-35 US, depending on when you come) which had a fan and a private bathroom (separately - also incredibly beautiful, reminded me of the southern Spain style)). Due to the location of my room (No 11) it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Hotel Kiponda was wonderful! I stayed for 5 nights in a single room, although my private bathroom was across the hall which was not a problem. The room was small without the bathroom, but it was sufficient! It was a single room so consisted of a 3/4 bed with net, fan, table and mirror. The electricity only went down once... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Kiponda for one night but I had an amazing time. The B & B is situated in the heart of Stone Town and allows one to truly experience life there. One of the best things for me is that the hotel is located near Foradhani Gardens and other tourist attractions in Stone Town. The hotel staff... More

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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Hotel kiponda is situated very close to forodhani gardens at the hub of stone town. All the staff are incredibly friendly and approachable and more than willing to help with improving your Swahili a little! Many trips are available at the cheapest prices we could find from their own reception. I personally recommend the trips to prison island and the... More

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Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have been staying in several B&B in Stown Town and this is by far the best due to its helpful staff and cleaniness. If you like to mix with local people and see how life is lived in Stone Town Kiponda is the perfect area.The roof top restaurant/lounge/hang out is just lovely and it is also where the breakfast... More

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Address: Nyumba Ya Moto St | PO Box 3446, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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