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Shangani Hotel

Kenyatta Road | Opposite the historic Old Post Office Building, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The hotel is changing the vew if a hotel. We not sheep that only been thrown in a plase for safekeeping for the night. There is no water in room to drink at night. No mosquito net no plase to pull the toitet when finished. Just burning hot water in basin. The bed is crazy the bedsheets was not cleen... More 

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Hoi An
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Comfortable enough hotel in the centre of Stone town. Just about everything is on your doorstep, or within a few minutes walk. Freddie Mercury's house is just a bit further along the road. The rooms are a reasonable size, with large bathrooms, fan and air con. There are better hotels, but this is adequate and very handy for everything. Breakfast... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Hotel is in a walking distance from port in the city centre. Five minute walk from the nice sandy beach. All the shops are in a range of 300m. Also reastaurants with very good fish food are very close.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's ok to be a budget hotel with basic and simple amenities, as long as cleanliness, functionality, and safety are maintained. Shangani achieves none of the above, and my feeling is they don't care. Most serious problem encountered during my stay - theft: In the middle of the night a thief opened my two second floor windows from the outside... More 

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Dar Es Salaam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We chose this hotel for a 1 day stay because of its good location and rates. however that was a big mistake! The staff are unfriendly, racisit and rude...Also we were advised that the check out time is at 11:00Am, we were down at the lobby by 11:05Am however they forced us to pay additional half day charges claiming we... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for one night. I didn't have any advance booking but luckily got a room upon arrival. The hotel is conveniently located in a nice and safe tourist area called Shangani. A famous Forodhani park where you can enjoy a variety of seafood barbecue dinner is just within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Don't know where other reviewers went but I stayed here for 10 days while working and learning Kiswahili in Stonetown. Had a lovely room with a terrace on the third floor. Room cleaned every day with a change of sheets and towels. Air con is noisy but effective and there is a fridge in the room. Piping hot water for... More 

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Bargara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Shangani. It was a very simple hotel but clean, safe, excellently located and with mosquito nets over the beds. It was also quite cheap. I didn't have a bathroom in my room but this didn't bother me. I stayed two nights which was more than enough. Breakfast on the roof top is a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Went here and stayed for 1 night. The location is good, but totally not worth supporting such rude & agressive people. This is by far the worst place I have ever been or stayed in all of East Africa. The location is good, but tere are loads of hotels in Stone Town! Go to The Haven, The Clove, or anywhere... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Hotel is located almost to all accessible location from the Ferry, Shops and Restaurants... The Hotel is average and would recommend for a Day or Two no longer. The staff are friendly and Roof Top the view is amazing of the Stone Town + point for that..... Rooms are infested with insects, I doubt they bother to clean the... More 

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