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Shangani Hotel

Kenyatta Road | Opposite the historic Old Post Office Building, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #21 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We came back to Stone Town a day early from our resort as we didn't think we'd seen much on our way in to Zanzibar, and our taxi driver helped us find this place, which is reasonably priced compared to other places we checked out. Staff were friendly and helpful with our bags, and put us in a nice room... More

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45 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The hotel is very well located being in the centre of Stonetown within easy walking distance of the markets, alleys, shops and restaurants. The room we had was reasonable, but why there is a TV I don't know as it's useless; the rooms are upstairs and it's quite a steep climb to get to them; breakfast is basic but not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I stayed in Shangani Hotel for 2 nights and was quiet happy. The rooms are simple, but very clean and have aircon, hot water and a fridge. It is very good located in the middle of stonetown and only minutes away from all the attractions and the port. Breakfast is in the price included and you will have it upstairs... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We were meant to stay at Hotel Shangani just for one night during our visit to Stonetown. But things turned out quite different and disappointing.. At first we were being "welcomed" by a woman, presumably the boss, with a fierce expression in her face and not talking very much with us; not a warm welcome at all. Then she told... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Shangani Hotel is located a short walk from the markets, shops and restaurants and bars of Stone Town. We stayed here for 2 nights after doing an overland camping tour of East Africa so a hotel bed and en-suite toilet / shower was quite a luxury! Our room was on the third floor and breakfast is served on the... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Across from the Shangani post office in old downtown Stonetown sits the somewhat dowdy facade of the Shangani hotel. Walking into the lobby, you realize that you need to go deeper into the building to find the real front desk. This hotel is low on the cost factor but provides good clean accomodation coupled with AC and TV as well... More

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Address: Kenyatta Road | Opposite the historic Old Post Office Building, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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