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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013
Elizabeth B Arusha, Tanzania
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
21 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

to me it is impossible to believe this place got "best hotel" prize from tripadvisor for 2013... I will tell what happened, decide for yourself. (I can prove all, since I complained to Visa and to my bank with proper documents as well). After reading reviews in tripadvisor, I booked the place through a website for 3 nights. It was... More

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SalmeZanzibar, Manager at Princess Salme Inn, responded to this review

We won the award from Trip advisor because some of our customers were happy and accepted our services, which is the most satisfying gift from our customers. We were not expecting any award, however we always work very hard every day to make sure we do satisfy our customers and exceed their expectations. Despite all the efforts, at times we... More

Arusha, Tanzania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I was recommended this hotel by some friends who had been here a week previously. The staff were absolutely lovely and made sure we felt right at home. We were given a tour of rooms upon arrival so we could decide which one we'd like. There was a great rooftop terrace where breakfast was served and where you could relax... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have really enjoyed my stay at the Princess Salme Inn. Everyone working there was helpful, kind and you just felt very welcomed. The room was very nice and clean. I felt at home, instantly. Breakfast consisted of fruits, bread, tea, juice, bagia etc. I liked it a lot. I had to leave rather early, at 6 am, in order... More

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dar el salamm
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Located a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal, this hostel is clean although a little spartan. The staff are very helpful, the accommodation is at the budget end although 35 dollars for a room with shared bathroom seemed a little on the high side. The breakfast was awesome though. Once again as with so many of our hotels in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We (parents with 2 children) stayed here for a couple of nights. The hotel is situated in a traditional Stone Town building with a nice rooftop terrace. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is excellent, with lots of fruits, chapati's, eggs ... Free tea and coffee all day. We had two double rooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower.... More

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Salme Inn is a perfect place to stay in Stone Town. The staff is very helpfull, breakfast is perfect on the beautiful roof terras. Our only problem was the space in our room; we didn't know where to leave our luggage.

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Manchester, UK
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in this hotel and it was perfect for my needs. I was picked up from the airport for $10 by taxi which was much cheaper than most other private taxis. The hotel is in a very dodgy part of town and as a single female traveler, I didn't always feel very safe, but nevertheless didn't encounter... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in July 2013 and the whole experience could be described as average. The main negative for us was the room. We stayed in a double room with a private bathroom. The bedroom was absolutely tiny! The size of the bed in comparison to the rest of the room was crazy. We... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

To be honest, this was a very basic guest house. I actually stayed in the room that is in the pictures, which was fine, but for the baby cockroaches that I woke up to wondering around my bed. The hotel staff were friendly, but were un-able to figure out a change in our reservation, so I ended up paying for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Princess Salme Inn is a good guesthouse with clean rooms, good breakfast, lovely crew (the ladies) and good wifi. If you arrive you may think it's not in the center, but it's only a five minute walk next to the waterfront. If you need a cheap taxi ask for babu! The old man drives you through the island, an experience!!

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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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