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Beyt al Salaam

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kelele Square, Stone Town, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
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Ranked #11 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lillestrom, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This hotel reminded me of something you see in movies from colonial Africa. My suite was placed on the 3rd floor. It contained a huge main room and adjacent shower room and a separate toilet. During the day the windows are kept open to let air into the room. The disadvantage of this is that the inside temperature was 29... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Excellent service: unlike other restaurants on the island our waitress was attentive and discreet. The food itself was delicious, we ate their twice during our stay: the trio of tuna was a classic and the crab soup was wonderful, notably good wine was a very welcome addition. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the island.

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Cumbria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a great hotel if you are after somewhere with character right in the heart of Stone Town. Our room was lovely, with lots of windows. The Serena Hotel is right in front of you so you don't get an open aspect. Room was spacious with a quirky way of locking the door (I ended up locking my husband... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at Beyt al Chai for one night en-route to Matemwe in the North of the island and it was perfectly fine for a one night stay. You wouldn't want this to be your destination, but for a night or two en-route, it is perfectly fine. The rooms are clean and quite comfortable and the location is right in... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed one night here as we needed to be in Stone Town to catch the early morning flight (6.15) from Stone Town to Dar for the BA flight to UK. The hotel is centrally locate but not on any of the main roads so noise is not a major problem. We had a good size room with large en-suite... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We were spending a night in Stonetown at the end of a week at the Next Paradise Resort, and were recommended this restaurant by the resort owner. He told me it was his favourite in the city and I now know why. We always try and end a trip in a really good restaurant and this placed fitted the bill... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This hotel was recommended in guide books so I booked for two nights. The location is terrific. The staff saidthere was wifi but I was never able to log on in both days that we were there. We reserved the sultan room which had two rooms and two bathrooms. Plenty of space but no hot water which was ok because... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

While we didn't actually stay at this hotel, we dined here twice. The food, though pricey for Stone Town, would be a steal anywhere in North America and is of exceptional quality. Wonderful soups, seafood and curry. Service is attentive and the setting is very beautiful. Highly recommended for dining.

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Aktobe, Kazakhstan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

You could not find a better location to stay in Stonetown. The six room B & B that used to be an old Arab Tea Trading House is located on a small square and shaded by magnificent trees and directly across from the small luxury Zanzibar Serena Hotel. The rooms are well appointed with plenty of space and (very important)... More

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San Antonio, texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Beautiful old home, one block from ocean. Beautiful wooden four posters netting enclosed. Some view of ocean. Friendly helpful service. Much nicer, it appears, than other hotels which look fancy on the outside. This is a find and excellent value.

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Address: Kelele Square, Stone Town, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Beyt al Salaam 4*
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Also Known As:
Beyt Al Chai Hotel Stone Town
Beyt Al Salaam Zanzibar/Stone Town

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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town #6 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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After the heat and dust of Stone Town, the rooms of BEYT AL SALAAM BOUTIQUE HOTEL, are a cool heaven, constructed in the traditional Swahili manner, whereby Four-Poster Beds Draped with netting dominate, offset by delicate side tables, vanity units, etc ... ... more   less 
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