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Forodhani Street | PO Box 465, Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Abuso Inn
Ranked #8 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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45 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

One thing to keep in mind about Stonetown is that all (okay almost all) the buildings look old and a bit decrepit. So, you can't hold that against any one hotel. Abuso Inn is one of those places- the rooms and some parts of the hotel seem like they could use a little TLC. But, the staff keep it really... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you are looking for clean and comfortable accommodation in central Stone Town, the Abuso Inn is ideal. Despite being surrounded by more glamorous hotels like the Serena Inn and Tembo House, the Abuso is difficult to beat for location and value for money. Situated just off the main shopping street, the Abuso is a three-minute stroll from the open-air... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Paid $80 for a double with a wonderful Zanzibarian carved bed frame complete with mosquito net (holes in the net, but no mosquitoes so no problem) Roof terrace is used for breakfast which is buffet style and all-you-can-eat. Terrace itself was a bit spartan and directly opposite a huge new hotel that is currently being built. Thankfully no 'builder's bum'... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Decent hotel in traditional style- extremely friendly owner and staff. You feel welcome and safe in their hotel;) Bathrooms could need an update, but considering price and location this is a good offer. Also a very enjoyable breakfast on the roof-top terrace.

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Galway, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Lovely hotel- we had a great sea view bit something is being built in front of it so this might not last! Breakfast is on the roof which is lovely good selection of breads and freshly made eggs and fruits etc. Air con in all the rooms which was essential! They have couches all around the main area to relax... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

conveniently located in the heart of stowntown, a few minutes walk from all histrical sites, forhodani gardens, all the best restaurant etc. in a beautifully restored old house it breaths history and romancisism. the painted glasses of windows and doors, the wooden floors in rooms and marble floors on stairs and lobby, nice terrace with seaview...highly recommended

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Address: Forodhani Street | PO Box 465, Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Also Known As:
Abuso Hotel Stone Town
Abuso Inn Zanzibar/Stone Town

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