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Beyt al Salaam

4.0 of 5 Kelele Square | Zanzibar, Stone Town, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Edmonton, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

We left a prepaid reservation at a grotty hotel, and a tour guide brought us here. It was absolute relief to find this lovely, clean, air-conditioned, friendly hotel. It was a bit more than we wanted to spend, but we negotiated a lower rate (for cash), and frankly it was worth every penny. Even with no power on the island,... More 

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San Diego, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

We liked that this place had architectual character, and the rooms were all different. Ours has fairly large, with two beds and 2 bathrooms. Staff very cool and helpful. Nice to have a good restaurant downstairs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Stayed here for the final night of our honeymoon. The hotel has a good location although as Stone Town is very small, just about all accommodation must have a central location. There is a charm to the hotel, rustic and quite relaxed feel. You climb 2 flights of tall wooden stairs to find your room. I don't think there are... More 

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cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for the last two nights of our trip to Tanzania, preceded by a fantastic safari in Selous (Lake Manze camp) and a few nights at the wonderful Echo Beach hotel in Bwejuu. We were delighted with the hotel - it had lovely character and quiet but excellent location. It was recommended to us by... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

Very nice and in the centre of Stone Town. Clean and tidy. Good service. Not luxurious but with character.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

My family had a lovely three night stay at Beyt al Chai, also known as the Stone Town Inn. We were in the al Sahel room (one large bed bigger than a Queen) and the al Hakum room (two separate beds, a double and a twin). Both were beautifully furnished with Zanzibari, Arabic- influenced pieces, and lovely exotic fabrics. It... More 

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Naples, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

I was very disappointed with the Beyt Al Chai. We were given a different room (el Sahel) from what I booked over the Internet (Al Hukum), and when told about it, they said they needed that room because it had two beds rather than one. The one we got was very plain and drab, although it did have a distant... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

We stayed at Beyt al chai for one night at the end of a 2 week safari/beach tour in Tanzania - overall this is a cute little hotel in an excellent location. The rooms are individually furnished in traditional style and, having stayed at 236 harumzi as well, I found this hotel to be similarly decorated, but much nicer overall.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

We spent 3 nights at this hotel and really enjoyed our stay. We chose this hotel because it offered the opportunity to stay in a traditional house in the heart of stone town and it didn't disappoint, though it is quite a pricey experience. The building has been beautifully renovated, on the ground floor there is the reception room and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2007

I would agree with the other reviews, this is a small hotel, very individual in style. Excellent location near to everything and opposite Serna Inn if you get lost! Rooms are quite big with excellent AC and ceiling fan, windows open onto Kelele Square which is lovely and shaded with large trees. Bathrooms were clean and large with rainforest shower... More 

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Address: Kelele Square | Zanzibar, 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*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Beyt Al Chai Hotel Stone Town
Beyt Al Salaam Zanzibar/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town

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