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Hiliki House

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Victoria St, Vuga | Vuga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 152, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, カナダ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an average experience for us. The room was comfortable but a little dusty and there was a fire ants problem (which we rectified with lots of bug spray). We had the room with the bathroom across the hall. Not the best. Breakfast was really good, but the waitress doesn't speak a word of English. Good location. Overall our... More 

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The management of the hotel regrets the review of the guests especially considering some of the information was incorrect and at no point has our establishment misinformed clients of the service we offer. Hiliki house is a 6 bedroom colonial style house for travelers who enjoy calm and serenity of reasonable budget or do not have the taste for larger... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiliki House is located on a quiet street 200 meters from the heart of Stone Town, so it provides access without disruption. Manager Mr. Aboud will attend to your every need. Mr. Kazi Moto will transport you to and from the port or airport and take you on tours of the forest, snorkeling, etc. The architecture is Moorish, rooms feature... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was searching for a unique place to stay, but I was also on a slight budget, and Hiliki House seemed like the perfect balance of budget and experience. The rooms are beautiful with romantic decorations, Although simple, the complimentary breakfast was the perfect start to my days in Stone Town. Aboud (the manager) was also very helpful and friendly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights during a really quick weekend get away to Zanzibar. Hiliki House is a charming little bed and breakfast with friendly staff, clean/comfortable rooms, reliable wi-fi, and a great breakfast. The manager, Aboud, is very friendly and accommodating. He arranged a spice tour for me, as well as transport to and from the airport. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Location is a little bit away from the heart of Stone Town on a darker street, and not all of the rooms have the bathroom inside. However, the overall facility is lovely and the service was very good. We were given a great deal for the offseason. Our room itself was very nice with a top notch air-conditioner and bathroom.... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hiliki has everything my husband and I most want in a place to stay. First, the bed was firm, but not hard, and we slept beautifully on it. The breakfast was simple, but tasty, with freshly squeezed juice and 3 different kinds of fresh fruit. And Aboud, the manager, was delightful! Everything we asked for was "Hakuna matata" - "no... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Really liked this place. A great mid-range option in Stone Town. We had a lovely, spacious double room on the second floor. The breakfast was excellent as well. They also kindly stored our luggage after we checked out, and even let us use an empty room to shower when we came to get our luggage before we headed to the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a fantastic time at the Hiliki House and the service could not have been more friendly. At the end of our stay, we checked out, left our bags at the front desk and walked through Stone Town before having to get to the airport. By the time we got back to the House to pick up your bags,... More 

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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

hiliki house is a house/ home. well and fully furnished. if you were a big group it is a great place to rent . its has a delightful and peaceful atmosphere. very very good people/staff . and it has hot water and free wifi. its more of a self service place as its not a hotel, however breakfast is served... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Staff was friendly, the interior design beautiful and the breakfast excellent. Highly recommended for a shorter or longer stay in Stone Town! Book in advance as Hiliki House only has a limited number of rooms. (Even the rooms with shared bathrooms are wonderful and as you are only sharing the bathroom with one other room, there is still sufficient privacy!!!)

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