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Zanzibar Coffee House

Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #9 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for one night as part of honeymoon before heading to the beach. We could not have picked a better place to stay. Seeing as it was our honeymoon we pushed the boat out and booked the Arabica suite, which was fantastic. The room was tastefully decorated in traditional style that created the perfect ambiance.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

Memorable for its wonderful cafe and the fantastic rooftop terrace where breakfasts are served, Zanzibar Coffee House is a reasonably priced option located in the heart of Stonetown. Accessed through a maze of narrow cobbled streets you get to experience the "real" Stonetown rather than tourist isolation.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

For the full review and photos, visit TheVacationAdvisors. This Swiss-owned hotel is centrally located in the heart of Stone Town, but is not accessible by car. The hotel is located on a street where only pedestrians, bicycles and motor bikes can pass, so you can only take your car or taxi up to a certain point and carry your luggage... More

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

Great location - right in the middle of Stonetown's jumble of alleys and squares. Market, gardens, and shopping streets are all close by, but hard to find at first. Don't use a map--navigate instead by instinct and cardinal directions. Very clean rooms, though not huge. Authentic ZNZ decor. Powerful A/C was divine after weeks without it. Helpful staff, and popular... More

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Santa Barbara
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22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

This is a comfortable hotel with very very small rooms, friendly but very busy staff and a kind of disconnected feel to the visit. They are there are 10am to make sure you are checking out on time! It has a kind of mechanical feel to it, perhaps due to it's good rating, and there is nothing really wrong with... More

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Shropshire, England
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

I've only given this place 2 stars, even though I rate it higher in the individual categories. That is because you need to know what it is you're booking. There's no restaurant. A very good breakfast is served on the roof, but other than that you eat out. Not all the rooms are en suite. I had a suite, which... More

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We stayed for 2 nights in this Hotel. It's in the middle of the old town. The rooms are very nice decorated and clean.. The staff is very friendly .A good breakfast is served on their roof restaurant with an amazing view over the city. A very nice and good place to stay while you visiting Zanzibar. Even during the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Zanzibar Coffee House for 4 nights in December 2009. From the time we arrived, we felt welcomed like long lost friends. The owner, Sula, is the most delightful woman who clearly runs an excellent establishment. We stayed in Excela Room with had it's own private bathroom just down the passage. I loved the way... More

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San Francisco, California
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

The Zanzibar Coffee house was our favorite place to stay while in Zanzibar. It has loads of character and you feel transformed to another time while you are there. You have to go through the cafe to get to your room which are upstairs from the cafe. You actually registered at the cafe with one of the cafe staff. You... More

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Shropshire
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54 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

A smashing place to stay with lots of atmosphere. The rooms were very good (we were in the cappuccino suite) and the breakfast on the room was a great way to start the day. The only snag - and this could ruin some peoples holiday - is that it is the middle of the old town. This is fine during... More

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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel
Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel Stone Town
Zanzibar Coffee Hotel
Hotel Zanzibar Coffee
Zanzibar Coffee House Stone Town
Address: Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel offers a touch of magic and romance in an authentic Arabic house deep in the heart of Stone Town. Transformed into a stylish hotel with harmonious interiors, antiques and rich fabrics, it is one of the oldest buildings in Zanzibar constructed by the Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash in 1885. ... more   less 
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