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Princess Salme Inn

Mizingani Road, Malindi | P.O Box 2310, Stone Town 255, Tanzania
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

We chose this hotel because the price seemed good for Stone Town. Sometimes you get what you pay for. My room was tiny. The two twin beds filled almost the entire space. We could barely squeeze between them to get into bed, let alone find a place to fit our bags. Luckily we were only on an overnight trip from... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

If you are looking for good value for what you pay for, Princess Salme is definitely for you. For only $20USD/night, you get a very comfortable room, with your own bathroom (with hot water... yes... hot water). The staff are EXTREMELY nice. Princess Salme is run by a family and they bend over backs to ensure that your experience in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

My mother and I stayed at the Princess Salme during our stop in Zanzibar a couple years back. It is a little rugged, but you should have everything you need to be comfortable. The rooftop is amazing. The I could not say good enough things about the staff. Specifically, the owner himself will be able to help you with any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

What can I say than that the staff is tremendous. I accidentally brought my key with me to Dar, but the manager happened to be there so he took the car to my accomodation and picked it up, no punishment handed out:) So friendly and open, they really took care of you. And the breakfast was tremendous. The rooms was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

When we arrived the first time we were welcome as friendly as we would be old friends, may be because they realized that already our daughter were here 3 month ago. All the time e very lovely and kind staff around you, that’s just fantastic. Of course there may be more luxury accommodations in Stone Town. But you ever will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

We planned to stay in Zanzibar for two nights. We found ourselves spending four nights. The staffs of the hotel are wonderful and they assisted us in everything we wanted. To my view I saw this inn Perfect. The building itself is a decoration, the old architecture and some decorations inside. The rooms and bathrooms are clean. We felt safe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

Although the staff is nice, don´t think you can talk to the management! They are unfriendly, unflexible and greedy. We are very disappointed and will never go there again. Other hotels try to take care for customer needs- this hotel wants to make fast money. As long as you are quiet and pay - everything is fine, but you better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

We enjoyed staying at Princess Salme. Although at first it seemed a bit poorly located (next to a fish market), we weren't bothered by the neighbourhood. The staff was helpful and friendly, the room quite enjoyable and romantic, and the roof-top with the breeze from the ocean was great. Actually, after visiting more central touristic part of the town, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

princess salme was a fabulous place for a budget traveller, more than we expected and CLEAN :) - thank you to the staff, who were super accomodating, lots of friendly advice and free internet, tea, coffee, generator, fan, mosquito nets, and cold beer.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

We stayed at Princess Salme for three nights in Dec 2009. There was no power because of a cut from the mainland, so this has to be taken into account. However the manager refused to turn on the generator for any longer than about 20 minutes at a time and he turned it off for the night at 11pm. Every... More 

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

We value your reviews and take them seriously. Thank you for both good reviews and bad reviews. A decision to change the management has been made in order to get a manager who can listen to customers and make sure there is customer satisfaction in terms of services. Most of the problems reported are managerial and decision making. (e.g early... More 

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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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Princess Salme Inn Zanzibar/Stone Town
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