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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 96, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar | P.O. Box 4858, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Stone Town
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Jerusalem, Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was no doubt one of the worst hotels ever. We arrived very late at night and were given a back room on the first floor. The room smelled so bad that even the memory gives me a chill. The shower was broken and smelled like some strange sour medicine. I literally had to hold my breath to use the... More 

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Bony V, General Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Simone First of all i would like to apologize for the bad experience you went through while your stay with AL-MINAR and truly regret for the inconvenience you went through . i do not know if you will get a chance to visit Stone Town again and if so i would like to be honored by a second visit... More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As newlyweds we wanted something a little special and glad we chose Al-Minar Hotel. The hotel’s location is very convenient, just in the center, close to the main places of interests and two minutes’ walk to the ocean. The rooms and bathrooms were beautifully decorated and very well looked after by the cleaning staff. The breakfast on the rooftop overlooking... More 

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Bony V, General Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Simone First of all i would like to apologize for the bad experience you went through while your stay with AL-MINAR and truly regret for the inconvenience you went through . i do not know if you will get a chance to visit Stone Town again and if so i would like to be honored by a second visit... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After long journeys to the south of Tanzania, this hotel in Stone Town, very conveniently located just behind the Doubletree, was a welcome respite. The rooms were very beautiful with carved beds, armoire, and lounge chairs. The AC worked great (which is always a nice bonus). The bathroom was very nice. Every night staff came and sprayed for mosquitoes which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alminar is one of the best hotels in Zanzibar(stonetown)I loved the services n the reception was excellent as I have never checked in any hotel before n had a briefing session as these guys do and their Room rates are very affordable.You shouldn't hesitate to.

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victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice basic facility. Excellant service from staff. We asked about purchasing a football shirt and was led to a shop by one of the front desk staff. Need to leave room to get Wifi, nothing unusual forAfrica. No view from our room, which is fine since we prefer quiet over street action. Lots of locals being active during the day... More 

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Bony V, General Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Victoriamate Thank your very much for reviewing us on tripadvisor. We are Glad to read your experience while your stay with us.Suggestions are well noted and looking forward to host you once again on your future visit . Wishing you a Cheerfull New Year. Team Al-Minar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Al Minal hotel is located in the centre of zanzibar in the historic area of stone town close to all the tourist attractions Walking distance to many attractions including ferry port the gardens Etc The staff are very helpful and make sure all the guests have a pleasant stay the staff also go above and beyond their roles in helping... More 

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Bony V, General Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Shiraz A Many thanks for your kind appreciation of our Hotel. I am happy you enjoyed the service offered at the hotel and glad we made it right aligned. Always nice to see that we meet the expectations of professionals and happy to share your appreciation with all the Team as the result of a good Team work. Once... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

the hotel has the perfect location in the middle of the old city. The rooms were clean but they had bad smell. the food is OK. Their were no hot water in the shower. The staff are very nice, friendly and helpful.

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Bony V, Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Ayelet T First of all i would like to apologize for the bad experience you had when staying at AL-MINAR and truly regret for the inconvenience you went through . i do not know if you will get a chance to visit Stone Town again and if so i would like to be honored by a second visit from... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The hotel is well located in the center of Stone Town.The staff is very helpful and available all around. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Breakfast at the roof was good and tasty with many choices. We booked 2 tours at the hotel, the staff was very helpful as well.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed at Al Minar hotel for 3 nights in October 2014. Despite not a five star hotel, Al Minar turned to be the most accommodation experience I've had in Tanzania. The staff is superb. The manager Mr.Bony helped us fix the problem with a phone card that I had bought for local calls in Tanzania. They took my phone... More 

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Bony V, General Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Alex K We are thankful to you for your kind words in appreciation of our Hotel. We hope you will give us an other chance to be welcoming you in Stone Town and to show you the continuous improvements we seek to display. looking forward to your next visit. thanks Team AL-MINAR More 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

i stayed here for 1 night in Oct 2014. Nice little hotel, ok breakfast too. Only complaint would be that my shower leaked, otherwise a really nice hotel in the heart of Stone town. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Bony V, General Manager at Al-Minar, responded to this review

Dear Woodyn thank you very much for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. Your Comments are true encouragement for us in improving our standards and rectifying our mistakes. Apologies for the inconvenience caused and we have already rectified the same. We hope you will give us an other chance to be welcoming you in Stone Town and to show you the continuous... More 

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Address: Plot 96, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar | P.O. Box 4858, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Al-Minar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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