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Chavda Hotel Ltd

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baghani Street | East of Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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
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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Chavda hotel. It was good location, in the middle of the stone town, african in style and very very helpful and friendly staff all over the place. The downside was that it is no elevator and restaurant is on the roof five stairs up. That is also the place for breakfast so it takes some... More

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Bonn, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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Roatan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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Perth, United Kingdom
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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

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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

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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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

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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

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Bergen, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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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

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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*
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Chavda Hotel Stone Town
Chavda Hotel Ltd Zanzibar/Stone Town

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