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Hotel Kiponda

Nyumba Ya Moto St | PO Box 3446, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #7 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little hotel nestled into the winding old streets of Stone Town is perfect for a weekend getaway, or even just a stopover after flying into Zanzibar. It's clean and offers a great breakfast on the roof top terrace, with free wifi. Perfectly located, only a 5 min walk into town. Safe and comfortable- will stay again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The staff here really make this hotel the best place I have stayed. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you need. The staff went out of there way to ensure your comfort. Even when they were fully booked for one of the nights I wanted to stay they arranged for me to stay in another local hotel which they... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We only stayed here for 1 night before we left for the beach. We slept in a nice room with a fan and private bathroom (with hot water), but look out for mosquitos, there were some flying around. There is a restaurant on the roof with nice view. We left our baggage at the reception after we checked out (we... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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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
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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: Nyumba Ya Moto St | PO Box 3446, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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