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Forodhani Street | PO Box 465, Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Abuso Inn
Ranked #9 of 28 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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24 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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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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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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Schloss Rosenau, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had problems with hotel we had originally booked in Stone Town, so we asked our guide to recommend another reasonable place. He showed us the Abuso and it was the right decision to move there. Friendly staff, nice room with ensuite bathroom (which could need some improvement like all the plumbing in this historical town), working air condition plus... More

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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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