We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 29 Stone Town hotels

Chavda Hotel Ltd

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baghani Street | East of Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Chavda Hotel Ltd to your Saves list
Chavda Hotel Ltd
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #22 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
A recent review
  • Overview
  • Reviews (65)
  • Photos (53)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (10)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

65 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 1 night at this hotel because my flight was cancelled and we were redirected to this hotel in the city centre. Location is awesome if you plan to walk around the city. The rooftop restaurant has a very nice 180/360 view of the city, although it's arguable that the city landscape is that great. But the main buildings... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This charming, historic hotel is quite quaint and perfectly situated in Stone Town. The staff was friendly but the rooms could use a little TLC. We had a water leak in our bathroom that caused huge puddles on 3/4 of the bathroom floor each day for the 3 days/nights we were there. We reported it each morning but nothing was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

First impressions were great. Room was beautiful, bathroom clean, a/c was good (and you need it in Stonetown ). Downside was the fridge did not work well The roof top bar has great views of the town and the food was above average. Staff were polite but you got the impression they did not enjoy their work and just going... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in the chavda for two nights when I visited zanzibar. I found the chavda hotel to be a little palace comparing to other places I had stayed during my trip. The rooms were beautiful and the beds were so relaxing, I adored the gour posts it gave me a taste of stonetown. However I wasnt overly happy with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Carlisle, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I took a group of 24 and would use it again for myself and further group visits. It represents good value for money, the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were very good, although bathrooms do need some repairs and updating. Breakfasts were very good in the roof top restaurant. It's location is great for Stonetown.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The room was spacious, bedroom clean and well equipped, bathroom grubby and old. The hotel appeared to be empty when I was there, I only saw 2 others guest in 48 hours at breakfast time. Front desk staff where very friendly, helpful and always smiling, staff at breakfast were miserable, unhelpful and rude. I went to the roof top resteraunt... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Hotel Chavda is conveniently located in Stone Town. I booked a single room for $85 and I found it to be spacious and tastily decorated with Arab furniture. The bed and pillows were somewhat hard, but other than that the room was full of character and comfortable. So I do not share other reviewers' and the Lonely Planet guide's mixed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bergen, Norway
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights. The receptionists were very helpful with everything we asked for. The rooms are big, but no view. They might need a little upgrade, especially the bathrooms, but nothing to complain about. It was clean, and shower, toilet and AC worked as it should. They have a very nice rooftop restaurant where they serve breakfast, lunch... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately we were hugely disappointed with our stay at Chavda. The hotel has so much potential (it is a huge building, the rooms are massive, rooftop restaurant with a decent sunset view, leaves you with the impression that with a bit of effort and time, the place could be spectacular) but unfortunately there was no evidence of any management at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The rooms are nice but not a nice view. The staff are very helpfull. But one big negativ is. They not acept cc!! I was in big truble about that and i must paid the room with my last cash. Nice view from the top over the town. Breakfast are good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Chavda Hotel Ltd, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Chavda Hotel Ltd? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chavda Hotel Ltd

Address: Baghani Street | East of Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chavda Hotel Ltd 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Tingo, Travelocity, HotelsClick, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Chavda Hotel Ltd reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chavda Hotel Stone Town
Chavda Hotel Ltd Zanzibar/Stone Town

53 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (53)
Hotel & grounds (8)
View from room (2)
Room/suite (10)
Dining (5)
Bathroom (5)
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)


Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style
#7 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer