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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012
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marblehead MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Affordable. Very friendly staff. Centrally located. Lovely rooftop for wonderful breakfast. Bakery and cafe are great. Welcome beverage (dont be tricked by the "welcome" baked good which you will be charged for). Only stayed one night. Were in the smallest room with private bathroom in the hall. Was clean and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The place itself is worth going to Zanzibar for. The rooms, coffee, cakes, roof terrace, service is fantastic. Pictures and more on my blog: http://thetruffledogtravelblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/coffee-above-roof-tops-we-are-in-coffee.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The hotel and coffee shop are great. The hotel is situated in a large old colonial building. The bedrooms are simple and clean with antique furniture. The aircon and fan are very much appreciated. The breakfast really is fantastic! Wonderful selection of fruit, pastries, homemade james, yogurt and cereal. These are followed by a choice of hot options including eggs... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Zanzibar Coffee House is a great place to stay if you really want to be immersed in the atmosphere of Stonetown. Located in the city-centre, in the narrow streets where it's easy to get lost. But the coffeehouse is well marked :) We stayed in the cheaper "espresso" room with a seperate bathroom across the corridor, but the available bathrobes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Stayed for a few night at the Macciato room and it was very nice! The breakfastroom on the rooftop had a great view and a fantastic breakfast. Lots of frech fruit, pancakes, bread, jam and more. The staff are really helpful and friendly and they have a great guide, Amore, that will show you everything you want to see on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Great place, lovely rooms, not the best location for first visit's to Stone Town because it's hard to find if you don't know the streets of Stone Town or if you have bad sense of direction. I'd recommend paying to stay close to the coast. It's located on one of the smaller streets so vehicle can't drive to the front... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Based on the excellent marketing stories and recommendations by our agency we decided to stay at the Coffee House in Stone Town. The rooms are very small, simple equipped, no windows and a horrible power generator in the evening. The emissions were blown directly in to our room. The medium level rooms ( 130 USD ) have no view, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We spent two nights in Stonetown and loved not only the location but also the toproof terrace where a great and personal breakfast is being served and where you can enjoy the views or read a book during the day. Rooms and suits are spacy and nicely decorated with a good bathroom. The usual powercuts make it a bit more... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The coffee house below the hotel is charming and the rooms in the hotel are lovely and beautifully decorated, if quite pricey (especially the 'suites', which are really just large, well-appointed rooms). We needed to organise cash and a boat ticket as soon as we arrived. They had a lovely chap on hand to guide us around the windy streets,... More

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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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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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