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Princess Salme Inn

Mizingani Road, Malindi | P.O Box 2310, Stone Town 255, Tanzania
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Ranked #15 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

First impression when the taxi dropped was...is it really here? as the entrance is a bit hidden away, however as we got to reception our uncertainties were met by an extremely friendly and helpful receptionist which told us all we needed to know both about the hotel and stone town. 5* welcome! The breakfast was average (fruit could be better!)... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We absolutely loved this hotel. It is only a five minute walk from the ferry (although you do have to look for it well as we found no sign, just ask around I'd say, no use for a taxi if you arrive by ferry). We stayed here before and after our trip to the north of Zanzibar, and stayed a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was our fourth stay at the Princess Salme Inn, and I must confess my review is biased by the simple fact that I like the place and its staff. Every time my wife and I have been received and taken care of far better then in many posh hotels. The place is simple but adequate and extremly clean. The... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Friendly and helpful staff and very comfortable room. Good location. Good breakfast. Good wifi. Safe - some reviews say they found the location unsafe, but I felt as safe here as I did in any parts of east africa. There are the usual hawkers but they were fairly polite and did understand no. Also, I used the laundry service and... More

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. The room was clean, had a/c and a fan. We stayed 7 nights and really enjoyed our stay. the laundry-service was good, the breakfast was very good. the staff was really nice and helpful. They offer almost all tours you can do on Zanzibar to decent prices. We were asked everyday if our room needs... More

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We went to princess salme inn since we saw it recommended in other places. Truth to be told for that price you can not expect more. Decent room with a/c and roof fan. Clean except the bed full of ants... They have free internet access goes slow, not their fault at all. The entrance of the hostel is close to... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stayed here for more than a week as I found it is a good value. Rooms are clean and comfortable with Zabzibar beds and 24-hour hot shower. Quiet, Fast wifi. Even an electronic safe in the room!. Friendly staff. Especially wonderful breakfasts everyday with lots of fruits and tasty juice. Free coffee and tea any time. They even served... More

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Dahab, Egypt
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7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Princess salme is very close to where the ferry's arrive in Stone town, and close enough to walk anywhere in stonetown. We would walk about 2km to the fancy new cocktail bar at '6 degrees south' or 'africa house' (next door to each other), watch the sunset (probably best places to watch it in stonetown), then slowly walk back towards... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This place is right next to Warere House, near the port. Both places are convenient for ferry travellers but really - it's just 10 minutes to the centre where there is nicer lodging. The staff here is very nice and friendly however the rooms are downright dismal! Unless you are someone who is looking for a rock bottom price -... More

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Valledupar, Colombia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff made us feel welcome since the first moment and they were very helpful all the time. The arrange tours and serve a nice breakfast on a rooftop terrace! It is very near the ferry terminal which was ideal for us! Definitely recommend it!

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Additional Information about Princess Salme Inn

Also Known As:
Princess Salme Hotel Stone Town
Princess Salme Hotel
Princess Salme Inn Zanzibar/Stone Town
Address: Mizingani Road, Malindi | P.O Box 2310, Stone Town 255, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Princess Salme Inn is a bed and breakfast hotel perfect for travellers looking to see Zanzibar for less. When you're out and about all day, a comfy bed and hearty breakfast are all you need! So book Princess Salme Inn, a bed and breakfast in Stone Town Zanzibar where you pay less and sleep well. Princess Salme Inn is a simple but comfortable bed and breakfast hotel in Stone Town growing incorporating its customer needs. It is in an old Arabic mansion with traditional touches. The hotel has remained one of the cleanest in the area and still maintains the lowest rates in town. Our team will assist planning and recommending tours, transfers and even safaris ... .. Our rooms are simple with the highest level of cleanness. We have variety of rooms to suite your needs and budget, and leaving you satisfied at the end. From Backpackers to Honeymooners, from cheap / budget customers to mid-range customers. The rooms are naturally decorated in Zanzibarian style with traditional Zanzibar beds. We are working hard to bridge the gap between client satisfaction and management perception of good service. Your honest reviews even if they are bad and good ones, all help us grow better. ... more   less 
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