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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 #15 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We recently stayed at the Beyt Al Chai for two nights before moving to Nungwi in the north of the island. It is quite a small hotel, a converted 'tea house', with only 5 rooms which I much prefer to bigger places. The room we stayed in was beautiful and large with old wooden furniture that was quite well looked... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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92 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there beginning of January. The room was huge (more a suite than a room), with two beds and two (small) bathrooms. This place has a lot of charm, but gives the impression it could be better maintained and so seems a little dusty and old, but is nevertheless worth a stay. The breakfast was ok.

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Portland, Oregon
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I recently stayed at Beyt al Chai. It is a great place; I agree with the other reviewers who rave about the staff here, the rooms, the location (just a short walk from a public beach where you can do morning exercises with the fishermen, walk on the beach, ponder, etc...) However, I did learn just today that the property... More

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Beyt A, Manager at Beyt al Salaam, responded to this review

Greetings from newly refurbished 4 star boutique hotel and restaurant Beyt al Salaam! I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you for acknowledging our service at former Beyt Al Chai hotel. The property indeed has been sold and now is part of the bigger Hotel Group that operates Doubletree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar Nungwi... More

Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotel is really a good place to stay when you visit Stonetown for a few days. Just 5 minutes walk from the labyrint of little streets and peacefull and quiet so you can relax after walking around this beautiful place. There are just a few rooms and that makes this hotel very personal. The crew is nice and helpfull... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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220 reviews 220 reviews
219 hotel reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We were quite impressed with the Beyt al Chai. The hotel only has 5 rooms and is a restored period building with lots of great history. The Islamic influenced architecture makes you feel like you are really some place exotic. The rooms have been lovingly renovated and are clean and functional, roomy and airy. The AC unit kept us cool... More

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Lillestrom, Norway
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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
1 review
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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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
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Address: Kelele Square, Stone Town, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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Hotel Class:4 star — Beyt al Salaam 4*
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Beyt Al Chai Hotel Stone Town
Beyt Al Salaam Zanzibar/Stone Town

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