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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 29 hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ladyzanzibar Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Durban, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building decorated in an african arab style with lots of modern photographs. Our room was spectacular huge mosquito net covered bed, big bathroom with lots of hot water, decorated with beautiful wall hangings and lovely furniture. on the top floor is the spa - with lovely views out to the sea. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful.... More

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

Dear Lolly, Thank you for the valuable feedback you provided regarding your recent stay at Jafferji House & Spa. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am pleased you liked the décor and style. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. I have shared your comments with all the team. We... More

Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had the most wonderful stay here! lovely rooms, good service, and best of all - the breakfast! if we ever come back to stonetown, this is where we'll be. if you want to be close to the center, the location is perfect. personally, we felt the city center was a bit noisy with too many salesmen offering you anything... More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor! I am thrilled to read that you had a great time with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Jafferji House & Spa.. Kind regards, Donna Da Silva More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far one of the best hotel rooms I've ever had. Service was impeccable, housekeeping amazing, staff friendly and helpful, restaurant good. Good location, easily walk to Foordhani Gardens and anywhere in Stone Town. I would definitely recommend Jafferji House to anyone staying in Stone Town!

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

Dear Alyssa, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed on your kind words to the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva More

Notodden, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We cane t Stone Town from a rather poor resort at the East side of the island. Found this hotel online. In the narrow streets/alleys of Stone Town, inside a rather simple looking door, opens up a fantastic hotel. We stayed in the "Spice house" for two nights, and it was just a blast in smells. I really felt like... More

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

It was our pleasure to welcome you to Jafferji House & Spa. And I am grateful that you shared your experience on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back again to Zanzibar and to Jafferji House & Spa. Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva More

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Jafferji House and Spa is by far one of the best hotel experiences of my life (and I travel a lot). The staff were incredible, friendly and very attentive. I originally booked a basic room and upon arrival was upgraded to the Sultan Suite. The suite smelled amazing and was decorated beautifully. The entire hotel is a work of... More

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The staff of Jafferji House & Spa are wonderful. They were happy to fulfill any request with a smile. The hotel is extremely quiet. Other hotels can apparently be quite noisy, so this is an important feature. Breakfast was very good. It's buffet style so it's fast and plentiful.

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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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites
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#1 Business Hotel in Stone Town #3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town #3 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town #4 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town #8 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of historical Stone Town, behind the Old Fort, which is just a stroll from the House of Wonders. It is conveniently located to Zanzibar’s most vibrant shops and restaurants on the sea front. Close to Forodhani gardens. Transfer time to and from the airport is about 20 minutes. History of the Building ... more   less 
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