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Kenyatta Road | Shangani Area, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #22 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights while on tour with G Adventures. The lobby is gorgeous with the carved wood and we were so thankful for the air conditioning as Zanzibar is incredibly muggy (hard on this poor Canadian lol!). The room was very large and the beds were comfortable with clean bedding. The shower left something to be desired but... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Rooms haven't been updated since 1960 perhaps, and were falling apart. Mattresses were painful to sleep on, A/C was terribly loud, and the bathroom fixtures were barely holding on to the wall. Volume on TV spiked or disappeared with each channel change. No hangers in the closets. Shower curtain stopped 2 feet from the floor and that meant it was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My 8month Daughter, first trip to Zanzibar. place was fairly good, the location was ideal... a stroll right to forodhani and the market. The rooms are quite spacious and all amenities are included within with flactuating Wifi. We had some issue with electrical lighting but was sorted out. I would advice before you check in please ask them to replace... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
322 reviews 322 reviews
65 hotel reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Background: Our overland tour group spent one night here upon arriving from the Dar es Salaam ferry and en route to Nungwi. PROS: Location is its best asset. Although not exactly a beachfront property, it is almost next door to a couple of large souvenir shops, walking distance to restaurants and a few steps away from Stone Town Café (which,... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We only stayed one night as part of our G Adventure tour. Nice restored wood lobby. Clean and comfortable. Shower was great, we had been without hot water for most of previous week. Breakfast was good. Staff were helpful during our stay and also when we dropped in briefly on our return to Stone Town to pick up our ferry... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Located in stone town, me and a freind of nine decided to go to Zanzibar for eid festival, but all the hotels were booked and finally we got mazsons hotel. We paid 90,000 tshs for double room (i.e USD 55). Bed and breakfast The rooms were ok, no window at all and the breakfast room was very far from our... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stayed there in Aug2013, there was power outage in that area on that day...Luckily they have a very big generator ,however surprisingly the generator is turned off from 12AM till 5AM, just the time when we need the power for sleeping comfortably with airconditioners on! Me and my family including an infant,had a hard time sleeping the whole night due... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

On hearing exellent comments about this hotel from my friends i thought ill try staying in it. When i arrived at the hotel the staff were not friendly at all and i had to carry all my laguages my self there was no one to carry it. I had to wait at the lobby for 2 hours even when i... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
87 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Really well located hotel just up the street from Freddie mercury's birth house. It is within shot walkin g distance of lots of restaurants and the seafront. The hotel staff are extremely nice and helpful, the breakfast is excellent and the wifi is both free and quick (by Tanzanian standards!) The rooms are quaint and spacious, certainly not luxurious but... More

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dar es salaam
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Mazsons is a clean hotel in a busy part of Stone Town. If you're in town on business for a couple of days this budget hotel should do very well. Good service and excellent shower with very good pressure. I would stay here again.

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Additional Information about Mazsons Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Road | Shangani Area, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Business Center with Internet Access Room Service Suites
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Ranked #22 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Mazsons Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town

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