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117 Shangani Street | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge
Ranked #12 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fair hotel, but nowhere near worth the price. Check out your room first. Some rooms are far worse than others. Our first room was infested with mosquitoes, smelled horribly of damp, and had holes in the windows. Second room was manageable.

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Tausi O, Owner at Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge, responded to this review

Thanx for your nice and lovely review Welcome again Kindly Tausi More

Aweil, South Sudan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First night, they have no room but since they want costumers, they asked one of the guest to let me sleep in their room. Anyway, I think the only redeeming factor about this place is the wifi. Price, I found cheaper places with better quality *cough*JamboloungeManchlodge*cough*. Staff, except for one, they are not trustworthy especially the service lady and the... More

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Tausi O, Owner at Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge, responded to this review

Thax for your nice review !! Keep it up and welcome again Kindly Tausi More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is just renovated and a quiet place to stay. 45 dollars includes the breakfast and a very nice room with airco, shower, toilet and fan. It is in the Centre of Stonetown. Greets from Ad and Helmy from Holland

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Thax very much for nice and love review to my hotel Kindly welcome again Tausi More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading other reviews makes me wander if we just had a bad room- ours was dark, had a view of a wall, just a shower head in the toilet, so very wet and cramped. Whole place could do with good sweep and mop, esp roof top which was grubby and littered. Very friendly staff especially Zwene (?) who did her... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was the most beautiful hotel on the island. The view from our room was outstanding. Wonderful comfortable bed. Huge bathtub which was much appreciated after 10 days on safari. Excellent staff provided exceptional service. Food was excellent. Great pool. Beautiful view of the Indian ocean. fabulous sunsets.

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Tausi O, Owner at Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tess and all who left us a review as a owner I thank all of and wish you would visit us again Be blessed coz as a woman when I hear this on my hotel I feel so proud of what am doing Loveu all and kisesss Tausi More

Boise, Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This hotel and hostel offers clean, basic rooms. It has fans and stays cool at night. It's located about half a mile from the ferry terminal and right in central Stone Town. This makes it easy to shop, walk around, see the night market and get to the ferry without a taxi. It's pretty basic as far as amenities. The... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Very clean and airy. Single beds in the dorms, not bunkbeds, with plenty of space. Ensuite bathroom as well as extra communal toilets. The breakfast was brilliant, watermelon, toast and omelette. Perfect location near the gardens and restaurants. A brilliant base for anyone.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

My mother and I stayed here in September flying into and out of Zanzibar on the 1-Time flights from Johannesburg! Indeed we felt welcome and were linked to Tabasam Tours here as our support. Abdi in Reception was very helpful with our forward connections, airport connections by personalised taxi with Shebane as careful, amiable and reliable driver also. We had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Myself and three friends stayed here for three nights, and I have absolutely no complaints. We stayed on the ground floor, in one of the two dormitories that they offer. There are 5 beds, but we were given the option of buying the fifth bed so that no one else would stay in the room with us. The room was... More

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Address: 117 Shangani Street | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge ( Karibu Zanzibar Hotel )is a very nice hotel in the heart of stone town with 9 rooms and wireless internet and all rooms have aircondition , hotwater and cold water , ceiling fan and mosquito net. All prices are with breakfast and all taxes. Transport is 15$ one way to hotel. ... more   less 
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