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Zanzibar Coffee House

Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #8 of 30 hotels in Stone Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We stayed here for one night in the Excelsa room. The room was lovely, cool and nicely furnished. It does not have an ensuite bathroom but there is a large and really nice private bathroom (for this room only) just down the hall. Staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great, one of the best we have had anywhere... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed here for only one night but would have liked to stay longer. We stayed in the Espresso room with the bathroom over the hall which was lovely, spacious, clean and cool with the air con. The bathroom was basic but fine for us. Once the coffee house has closed for the day you have to go elsewhere to... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I stayed in Cappuccino Suite. My room was clean, spacious, full of charm and charming also best describes the people who run this delightful place. The water pressure wasn’t great in the shower, but the hot water was abundant within 10 minutes of turning on the hot water switch. There was airconditioning, but except for, briefly, one evening, I didn’t... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

This place (it's really more a guest house than a hotel) has its good points but the location lets it down. It's in the middle of a maze of alleyways - hard to navigate even in the day (and the Coffee House staff were not very helpful) but a bit of a nightmare after dark (we had to ask at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here - beautifully decorated rooms and really friendly staff. Breakfast was lovely too - pastries and home made mango jam on the roof terrace overlooking the rooftops of Stone town. Good coffee too...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

After a horrible experience in Jambiani it was so nice to get to a place that not only had great coffee but also friendly, welcoming staff with amazing rooms. We decided to treat ourselves and go for the suite and the room was massive. Situated in the middle of the winding streets (thankful that the taxi driver helped carry our... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Cleanest rooms, slightly more than the other hotels on the beach but still cheap and well worth it. Food is fantastic, caught fresh daily but don't be in a rush to eat as they quite often have to catch what you order, so eating at 11pm is common. Some items have to be ordered at noon. Staff was FANTASTIC! Completely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Stayed in a single bedroom on the top floor with a really nice feel and appeal to it. My sister and her husband had the adjoining master room next door which was fairly big and had good hot showers. A very welcoming Zanzibar coffee house with an upstairs 360 degree view of Stone Town. Freshly made breakfast to order and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

This was our third trip back to Stone Town. Previously we've stayed at Dhow Palace and the old Emerson & Green, but this time being more budget concious as we were travelling with family members, we decided on the Coffee House. To our pleassant surprise, although the price was comparably lower, the room, decor and service were all really great.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We stayed two nights at the Coffee House, but a week apart and when we came back we were greeted like friends. We came back to the Coffee House again when we were passing through Stone Town without staying the night, and again we were given a warm welcome. The staff were always interested in where we had come from... More

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Address: Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
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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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