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Princess Salme Inn

Mizingani Road, Malindi | P.O Box 2310, Stone Town 255, Tanzania
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Ranked #24 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice room in a traditional house a "stone's" throw from the ferry terminal. Exceptionally helpful staff, great breakfast on the roof terrace that doubles as an honesty bar. A fraction of the price of the glitzy places..what more can you need?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very nice stay at the hostel. Rooms are clean, beds are good, airconditioning was very nice to have too. Staff is very friendly and willing to help you with all your requests. Breakfast is served and is delicious, including free tea/coffee. only thing is the location/street of the hostel: is a little bit dodgy/not much light when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located 4 minutes from the ferry dock, 10 Minutes to the beach boardwalk. The street looks a bit dodgy at first sight, don't be put off. Rooms are clean, beds are comfy, staff is friendly - aircon and safe available. There is a rooftop terrace with fast wifi and free tea and coffee. The staff will pack breakfast for you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I liked this little hotel. The owners were kind and laid-back. Clean rooms, simple and decent. A/C worked great. Breakfast was totally fine with a beautiful view. Great location. I like that they keep the fridge unlocked so you can grab a few beers or water and pay them when you check out. Relaxed feel to the place. I'd come... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Would sincerely think again, much better options nearby. Nothing wrong with the service but the place is located in front of a vacant lot, the place looks like it should be condemned. The inside is very baron and the back room from the lobby was left open and we could see people sleeping on the floor. The manager, in all... More 

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zagreb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

“This hostel has good value for a money and location is good cause it is quiet neigborhood. Stuff is very helpfull, and can organise prety much everything in the town. Some of a reviews we've red said that there is a fish smell from a market but that is not true. Breakfast is fantastic, and homemade passion juice is something... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights having had to move, at short notice, out of our room (next door) at Warere Town House due to bed bugs (despite this we would recommend Warere before Princess Salme; they are the same price but Warere is better quality in every way, especially breakfast). Rooms are reasonable although the showers were generally impossible... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a clean and humble hostel located near the ferry terminal. The staff were friendly and conscientious, the breakfast was sufficient (although the cook kept forgetting orders). We had trouble with our booking on two different occasions. For the first night we had booked through Hostel World. When we arrived we found that our rooms had not been organised.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Decent rooms, good location, but very disappointed in the staff. It is usual that you bargain for your prices in east Africa. But we were charged double afterwards for extra services like laundry and transportation.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived to find out that the B&B was nothing like it had been described it's advertisements. It is down a back alley in front of a fish market and looked nothing like the pictures shown. It was pretty dangerous and even the taxi driver didn't want to take us there and leave us there. After we arrived, they immediately... More 

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