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Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Very nice staf, help with trips (taxi, prison island an spice tours all on very reasonable prices )! Rooftop terras is also really nice Bit difficult to find, since their is no sign outside. Good value for money.

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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

As I only wanted to stay Stone Town for a couple of nights - I decided to pick a no frills hotel. A couple of days is enough to see Stone Town, afterall, you're in Zanzibar to see the beaches aren't you? This is a very basic hotel so don't expect too much. Clean rooms - daily cleaning - mosquito... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

BUdget accommodation in the heart of Stonetown. Very conveniently situated. Just a short walk from the Ferry terminal. One can access most of the facilities in town on foot. The food market, restaurants, clubs and shopping facilities all within close proximity. The accommodation is clean. Mosquito nets are provided. The rooms have fans (no air conditioners). You have access to... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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11 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Princess Salme Inn

Address: Mizingani Road, Malindi | P.O Box 2310, Stone Town 255, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Princess Salme Hotel Stone Town
Princess Salme Inn Zanzibar/Stone Town

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