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Zanzibar Coffee House

Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The location is great, the hotel and rooms are beautiful, and the rooftop terrace is wonderful. The local staff could have been a bit friendlier, but overall I would definitely stay there again. The breakfast also has a nice variety. I was in the espresso room, and though the bathroom is not ensuite, it isn't shared with other guests. It's... More 

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Arielle! (and one from your sister too)! I apologize about the staff - we had just gotten back from a month long break and were still getting into the swing of things when you arrived. Thanks for putting up with it! I'm glad to hear you'd come back again - and that the bathroom across the... More 

Charlotte, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My buddy and I stayed two nights at this boutique hotel, which is a quiet and comfortable retreat from the alleyways, markets and energy of Stone Town. The rooftop restaurant is a highlight with panoramic views of the city, and strong flavorful coffee. The hotel has a lot of character- dark wood, tasteful bathrooms, and coffee-themed decor. Staff are fun,... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you want the flavor of Stone Town, Zanzibar Coffee House is the place--charm at modest price. Terrific roof top for evenings and breakfast. We didn't mind bathroom down the hall, while our friends appreciated ensuite. Staff made us feel at home throughout.

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Our Coffee House is your Coffee House and we strive to make everyone feel welcome - whether in the cafe - or on the rooftop! Thank you for your review! We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Zanzibar! More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Not only was the coffee incredible at the Zanzibar Coffee House, but so was the service! The service staff become like family after being there for a week! Next time I'm in Stone Town, I'm going to stay at the Zanzibar Coffee House for its hospitality, great views and delicious coffee!

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Asante Sana BAKTASH-i!! Thank you for taking the time to send us a review! I'm happy to hear from you - and the girls miss showing off their cooking for you at lunch! Don't stay safe and sound in DC for too long - East Africa has lots of business for you to stick your nose into! Karibu tena! More 

Morogoro, Morogoro, Tanzania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We were traveling as friends, 2 from Tanzania and 2 from the USA, and we had a dilemma. We hadn't booked a place to stay on the last night of our safari on Zanzibar, and most hotels were booked because it was Easter Weekend. Luckily, we met the charming Canadian manager of the hotel, Tia, at a party, and she... More 

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Alice, Thank you for the kind words about the Coffee House and about me! I am truly flattered and hope that most do heed your words and ask for me as I loooove meeting new people, exchanging stories and experience and best of all at the Zanzibar Coffee House - sharing coffee! Please send your friends and family in... More 

Arusha, Tanzania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend loved our night in the Coffee House in Stone Town, we wished we had booked more than one night there. We loved the architecture of the building, the decoration of the room, and the breakfast there was one of the yummiest we've had with some amazing coffee to accompany it. The cafe downstairs makes the yummiest... More 

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Aisling, Thank you for your review! Your songs of praise for the Coffee House were sung before your post on Trip Advisor. We received a friend of yours and her three travel companions as guests to the Zanzibar Coffee House on YOUR recommendation. Ironically, they arrived the following night to your stay! Next time, we coordinate to come all... More 

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I've always loved the Zanzibar Coffee House as a returning tourist in the city, and this time I decided to splurge on a room for one night. I took the room without an attached bathroom and expected it to be simple, but it was spectacular! Gorgeous room, very clean and fresh, and the bathroom was even bigger than the bedroom!... More 

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Nice to hear from you!! Thank you for the review! I'm glad we could offer you, your family and friends a comfortable place to stay during your travels. It's always great to have the kids around too - they offer us a fresh burst of energy and life. Zanzibar Coffee House is your house too! Safe travels! And, I hope... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Excellent hotel with few rooms, charming staff, everyone very helpful. I will choose this place again next time on Zanzibar. They were also helpful in arranging an excursion on the island. Good coffee.

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Soren, Thank you for your time and dedication to the review! The charm, helpfulness and appeal of the Zanzibar Coffee ladies keeps guests coming back time and time again! Karibu Zanzibar Coffee House for a "good coffee" anytime! Asante sana, Tia More 

Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a great spot. Room we were in was perfect with exceptional AC! Well kept clean and spacious. People were very friendly and helpful. The coffee shop is very nice with their celebrity Barista, a former Tanzanian champion. The breakfast was great and delivered on the rooftop. Location upside: right next to the Emerson Hotel and it's wonderful rooftop... More 

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Fritz, Thank you for your review, input and advice! Glad to hear you had such a pleasant stay and were able to enjoy the breakfast and AC! Mobility is a problem in all of StoneTown - my word, you should have seen the trouble we went through moving apartments the other week. Part of the magic (or misery) of... More 

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had heard about Zanzibar Coffee House from some friends of ours and when I booked a room, I asked if they were running any specials. Manuel was really helpful and let me know about an off-season special, so we got our room for 1/2 price! We stayed in the Macchiato room, which was beautiful with a big bed, air... More 

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of the Zanzibar Coffee House. It is our hope that everybody who stays with us leaves feeling as good as you. We're so glad you were able to make good use of the rooftop, as it is one of the very special place in all of Zanzibar! We look forward to welcoming you again... 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
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#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
#7 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town

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