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Jafferji House & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
sarah T Iowa City, Iowa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money in a beautiful little hotel. Beautifully restored and maintained old house with central courtyard. Full of the most exquisite furniture, art and fixtures.. Walking distance from beachside Forodhani gardens. Excellent dinner in the attached restaurant. Breakfast simple but fresh . Different than any place I have stayed before

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Cologne, Germany
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third stay at Jafferji House this year and I must say that it's getting better and better. Walking through the narrow Gizenga Street into the main entrance and being greeted by my first name makes each stay feel like coming back to a good friends' place. My favorite Princess Salme Suite was prepared for me and I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Arabic style boutique hotel with different rooms for your choice. Located in the heart of Stonetown, so old city is just around the place and you can walk all the little roads to museum, old market or slave market within few hours. 2 min walk to the Promenade where you can find modern restaurants and terraces if you want.... More

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Dakar
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms and decor throughout the place is phenomenal. It felt like we were living in a Zanzibari palace. We had the Spice Suite which was very cool and had a little extra bed perfect for our daughter. The restaurant was very good, nicely prepared, reasonably prices, and full of local flavor; our few meals there were the best we... More

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My first visit to jafferji house. A quaint cosy hotel located in the narrow streets of the stone town. I stayed in the jafferji suit which was simply delightful, great big room, private sitting room, in-door and out door showers. The staff were friendly and welcoming and though I arrived late they happily prepared a light meal for me. Definitely... More

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Limerick
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed here on the last night of our stay in Zanzibar. Stone town can be a bit hectic and this place was like a haven. The hotel itself was beautiful - our room was very luxurious, had beautiful details, we especially loved the mugs provided for tea/coffee. The bed was amazing and the shower was great, the toiletries provided... More

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gerc, Thank you for writing such a detailed and positive review. I have shared your review with the entire team who were so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast and dinner. We hope to welcome you back to Jafferji House in the future. Kindest Regards,... More

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Jafferji House & Spa was the last stop on our honeymoon. We were greeted at the reception with watermelon and citrus juice. Although it took a while to get all the check in paper work done, we didn't mind as the room was cool and the juice refreshing. We stayed in the Sultan room which was spectacular. The hotel doesn't... More

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Zabrina, I was delighted to read your review of your time with us and thrilled that you enjoyed the last stop of your honeymoon in Zanzibar. We all loved the title of your review! ☺ I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the lunch. This is definitely not the norm and would appreciate if you... More

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A delightful small hotel snuggled in middle of Stone Town. Was allocated the Kama Sutra Room, for some unknown reason- certainly lived up to its name. Room tastefully decorated with a mix of local and imported furnishings. Great outside bath/shower. I think the only thing missing was a lot of candles around the bath. Thank Heavens for the Air-conditioning which... More

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Saul, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay at Jafferji House I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the traditional luxury of our services. Guest satisfaction is most important to us and the entire team appreciates your comments. Thank you once again for your kind words and I do hope we will have the... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were really sad that we only had two nights in this hotel. The staff offered us an upgrade to a suite for an extra $20 which we took. Our room was amazing; absolutely stunning and more space than we knew what to do with! The staff were helpful and friendly and organised trips for us at reasonable prices. I... More

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Alys, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Jafferji Sultan Suite. I have passed on your compliments to our staff who take pride in providing our guests with a great experience. We hope to have the opportunity... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was on an extended work trip in Zanzibar, and stayed at a ton of hotels in Stone Town. This is really the only place to stay. There are other nice places, but this place is really special, and uniquely Zanzibar. The walls haven't been decorates so much as lovingly curated with African artifacts and photographs from Zanzibar, mainland Tanzania... More

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shannon, Thank you for this great review. There is no greater satisfaction than receiving kind words from a valued guest. I am especially pleased to read that you enjoyed the décor and photography displayed around the hotel. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva More

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Address: 170 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Jafferji House & Spa 4*
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