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Malindi Guest House

Funguni Road Zanzibar | Zanzibar Near to Ferry Docks, Stone Town 609, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good hotel to stay at if you're passing through Stone Town. The room was spacious and reasonably clean. It is in a slightly noisy neighbourhood (next to the fish market), but it's otherwise safe. We didn't get towels, but the staff was friendly and helpful when this was brought to their attention. The owner was also very... More

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Paris, France
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a no frills, cheap solution if you happen to stay in Stone Town and you are on a tight budget. The rooms are fairly clean, all provided with fans and mosquito nets; toilets also are OK. The only drawback is that rooms are all overlooking the noisy street so it might be difficult to fall asleep. However, this... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Just 2 days before departure the owner contacted me to let me know we would be staying at another establishment (across the road) because of some structural damage. Granted this did not change my experience much. The rooms with A/C (the only ones I had on the trip were here) are good value but the area is terribly smelly-I dont... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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401 reviews 401 reviews
70 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The best part of the guesthouse is the roof terrace. Sadly, currently, only breakfast is served there, so though you can go up whenever you like, you have to bring your own snacks and drinks. The rooms are reasonable. During my stay, a double self contained room with AC and fan was 40 USD, with a single with fan and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I was first offered a single AC room, for $10USD more than a room with just a fan, but the musky smell left from the old unit and lack of actual air, made the fan room (30USD) much more comfortable. The fan room did not have a private bathroom, but I never once encountered another person using the common bathrooms.... More

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Genoa, Italy
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18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed here 1 night in january 2013. The position is very close to fish market that starts early in morning; so noises and voices can be heard from your room. My room was on the second floor, not so large but enough for 2 people with small baggages. The price was 55$ per room per day with good breakfast.... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I spent a night at this hotel some week ago and it was definitely nothing special. The only two things that I will remember it for were: a lot of ants (small ones and probably not not dangerous) and cold water in the shower. As a plus, the staff was very nice and helpful.

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Bolognetta, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

After seeing fairly good reviews I opted to stay here and to be honest wasn't that impressed. The price is pretty cheap but that made sense when I found that it is in a somewhat dubious area where even the staff advise not going out after night. The restaurant wasn't open because the chef had gone home by 7pm so... More

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Murchison, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Certainly an interesting location with locals living and working all around. Not the flashest of neighbourhoods but it felt perfectly safe and was easy to reach on foot from ferry and Stone Town. Tausi and her staff were most helpful and added a valuable personal touch. We really enjoyed the open roof dining area but were disappointed that only breakfast... More

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New York City, New York
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

The Malindi Guesthouse is located slightly off the beaten track, and this is great because you'll be outside of the tourist hub and in a neighborhood where locals live. The food near the hotel is also cheaper and more authentic than in the more touristy areas (go to the Passing Show Hotel Restaurant and also the tandoori chicken stand near... More

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Address: Funguni Road Zanzibar | Zanzibar Near to Ferry Docks, Stone Town 609, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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Also Known As:
Malindi Guest House Hotel Stone Town
Malindi Guest House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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Established in 1976, Malindi Guest House Stone Town Zanzibar Tanzania is among the oldest Guest Houses in Zanzibar. It is located so close to Zanzibar Port (off Malindi Street) that you can walk comfortable to the famous,Guest House ratedby most authentic travel guide books as 'the best Guest House in Zanzibar'. As it is within Stone Town, staying at the Malindi Guest House get you a real feel of the Zanzibar life. Very ideal for the Budget Traveller .Rooms are quite spacious and very well furnished, self contained with ceiling fan and AC. There is a lot of tradition Zanzibar furniture and artifacts to enhance the guest feeling of their historic presence in Zanzibar.Malindi guest house is the best , clean and cheap in Stone Town and so near to shopping and forodhani park .Our rate is for bed and breakfast we serve breakfast at the top roof restaurant with good view while enjoy your breakfast. ... more   less 
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