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Abuso Inn

Forodhani Street | PO Box 465, Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
Abuso Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

A friend recommended this guest house as he lives on the mainland and always stays here when in Stone Town. The family are so hospitable, Hamid, the owner, says on arrival "this isn't a hotel, treat it as your home" and that's exactly what it felt like. The place is simple but the furnishings are really beautiful (mostly Zanzabarian and... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been living in Tanzania for over 3 years and every time I got to Zanzibar/ Stonetown I stay at Abuso. Lovely people, true value for money. The rooms are basic but clean, airy with lost of daylight entering.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The staff was excellent, they were exceptionally friendly, had great suggestions for places to eat and things to do near the hotel. They managed to arrange transportation for us to and from the beach at Nungwi. The rooms are nice and clean, we had an ocean view and they have air conditioning. Breakfast is served on the roof in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Abuso Inn is a lovely, reasonably priced hotel. Our room was spacious and had a view of the water. Our trash was taken daily and our beds were made. There was air conditioning and hot water. The bathroom was also nice. Breakfast was served on the roof, which provided us with an incredible view. The owners are lovely people... More 

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed at the Abuso Hotel in Stonetown four nights. There is an incredible view from the rooftop breakfast area of the ocean and harbor. The rooms were large, but a little tired. The owner Hamid is very knowledgeable and friendly. He plans to continue rennovating and painting the interior of the hotel. The internet connection was a problem, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is usually my landing pad in stone town. The homeliness of the place is what always brings me back. You can never miss the breakfast here... The beds, they are big. You got to try this place, you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This hotel is in the perfect location to explore Stonetown. It does not look like much from outside but once you get to your room all is good!! Everything works, its 30sec from the beach and a few minutes walking to basically anywhere in Stonetown. The breakfasts are basic but ok. Keep in mind that they are a "dry" hotel,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have visited Stonetown a few times over the years but this was our first time at Abuso Inn. I must say when the taxi pulled up at the front door I inwardly groaned and wished we'd stuck to our usual accommodation just down the road. However once we went through the door and up the stairs to the reception... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The hotel is in a good location - can walk to a lot of places. The bed was comfortable, but our A/C did not work very well nor did we ever have hot water for the shower. The hotel is old and would have been charming if they would fix some small issues such as vanity doors not closing, windows... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had a fabulous 4 night stay at Abuso Inn and I highly recommend it for many reasons! Great views of the harbor from the rooftop breakfast area and from the rooms, Large comfortable rooms with very comfortable beds, strong and reliable FREE internet connection, great bathrooms with good lighting, electrical outlets, and hot shower, accommodating/friendly/English speaking hosts who made... More 

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