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Zanzibar Coffee House

Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed a few nights in the coffee house before travelling to the beach. On return to Stone Town we stayed at the coffee house again for a couple of nights because we enjoyed it so much. I would normally try somewhere new so that says it all. The staff are extremely friendly - always greeting us and chatting with... More 

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Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

What a great and friendly place run by a group of local ladies. Great coffee, fantastic rooms and the Whole place i special. Try the roof terrace for a good evening beer overlooking the city. You can hear the children singing from the Koran class. Magic.

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

So, we read reviews of this place and headed straight there after being dropped off by our taxi. Despite being completely out of the tourist season (we arrived on the 2nd November, the day after the low-season started), this hotel would clearly rather have an empty room than negotiate - even $10 lower. So, we turned, walked away and found... More 

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Helsinki
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Service was warm and friendly and the coffee outstanding. we tried carrot cake and banana choco crepes. After chatting with the lady my other half wanted to go dress shopping, the woman was kind enough to take her to a local shop and help her with prices and language. Meanwhile I sat in the cafe with a cup of tea.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I guess anything looks great after 2 weeks of camping, but my gal friend and I had a great time at this hotel! We booked the airport transfer with our travel agent (kind of pricey at USD15 but I wasn't sure what to expect so still worth it!) and arrived with no problems. Cars can't come in here, but you... More 

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Ajijic, Jalisco
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

There is little beauty, comfort, or ambiance outside the rooms. It was chaotic in the tiny lobby and no one ever really greeted me or made any effort to make me feel welcome. We moved a half block away, spent $25 dollars more, and found a different world in our new hotel. This hotel was simply much too expensive for... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I can't really judge the quality of the rooms and food at this place, since my fiancee an I stayed at a different hotel in Stone Town, but, we would make a stop here every day to enjoy the coffee, tea and some traditional Swahili sweets. Definitely, make sure you visit this place when in Stone Town and don't miss... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

While everything in Stone Town is difficult to find, Zanzibar Coffee House is worth a few wrong turns! The property is basic, but impeccably clean and has great character. The upstairs roof is incredible and the breakfast served is top notch.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in August and had the Macchiato room. The hotel was built in 1885 and has 10 rooms that all bear coffee style names. Our room was rather basic but we gather this was intentional in keeping the décor traditional. The bed was large with mosquito netting but the ensuite was small and a good... More 

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Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights staying in this small hotel. It was a real surprise being so deep in old Stonetown history. The room that we stayed in was fantastic with olde world charm and very nicely decorated with heaps of hot water in the shower! The roof top restaurant was an amazing way to start the day... More 

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Address: Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel Stone Town
Zanzibar Coffee Hotel
Hotel Zanzibar Coffee
Zanzibar Coffee House Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town

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