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Funguni Palace Hotel

Funguni Rd, Malindi St | Box 2408, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Masindi, Uganda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are spacious, comfy and clean, though without much of the Zanzibarian charm. The one I chose was equipped with TV, AC and bathroom/shower for a cheap price (20 USD - among the cheapest in Zanzibar). The street is not particularly noisy. I was there during the rainy saison (low season in terms of tourism) and I could not smell... More 

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Kigali Province, Rwanda
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed only one night while in town. It's a comfortable place to sleep with AC (huge plus) and wifi. The rooms are for the most part clean and have some basic amenities. The breakfast is very good, with a really stunning view over the water and the city. The hotel staff is super friendly and will help you secure... More 

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Kranj, Slovenia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights. The hotel is located near the harbour, so it is not exactly some exclusive district, but it is 5-10 minuts walk to the city centre. We also walked there in the evening and it was completely safe. The owner is very friendly and helpful with all the information and additional service. The room was... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Booked this online, but now wish I hadn't. It's not in Stone Town, as advertised, but right in the middle of very run down areas next to the fishmarket and docks. When I went out to explore, the locals made it quite clear that tourists were not welcome in their part of town. On the one occasion when I tried... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Hotel quite nice, clean and good location regarding the ferry. The breakfast was good and the rooftop was also very nice. It is moreover not that expensive for Zanzibar. We could also bargain a bit as it was low season and we had a small budget!! We recommend it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

First we only booked for two nights but we ended up returning for more two in the last days of our stay in Zanzibar. We were satisfied with what we got for the price we payed. We stayed 4 people in a 3 bed room and it was totally fine. The room was clean, and we had "warmish" shower. It... More 

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Khalkis, Greece
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed there in November 2013 in our short visit in Unguja. It was the best place in terms of money out of all the places of 20-30USD that most of the budget travellers stay. We paid 50 USD for a night including breakfast. The breakfast was terrible but thats another story. Its located very near to the port next... More 

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Quatre Bornes
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very friendly hotel as are the owners. The ammenities are basic, but the hotel is very clean. Upon arrival we negociated the rates with the owner who gave us a big discount. He was very helpful, giving advice. The breakfast in the morning was marvelous, a little bit fattening though.The staff treated us as familly. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This hotel is situated very close to the fish market, the penetrating smell is present in the rooms. These rooms are dirty, and if electricity falls out, there is no generator, so no cooling in the room. We were going to stay several nights at the hotel, but left immediately bacause of the conditions. The owners insisted that we had... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I really like this hotel. Good price, reliable internet 95% of the time, walking distance to Mercury's in Stone Town (or the whole city if you want). There is hot water for showers but you have to turn the switch on outside the bathroom door. The owners are really cordial. I asked about a shower curtain and they promptly installed... More 

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