We reserved on the internet only one night at this hotel for two resons:quite close to the airport(at four o'clock in the morning it took the taxi less then ten minutes to get there) and second,very close to the center of Stone Town.We actually did not sleep overnight because of the early flight.We arrived at the hotel at about 1pm and were greeted by the manager Salim.A guy in his fifties originaly from Canada,he immediatly let us feel as if arriving to his personal house.Like a family.He invited us to a free tea and even free mineral water and even asked if we would like a complementary sandwich.We refused the last one.Than we set down and shortly we discoved his love for the 60s music.Now we realy had something in common sinse I am also in my 50s.
He provided us with a map and full explanation of what is going on in the city.In the end,since we told him that we are leaving very early,he offered to prepare a breakfast box for both of us:two mineral water botles,two sandwiches with cheese(our choice) two bananas.Very kind of him.
Now about the room:we asked a room on the ground floor not to waste time carring up and down the heavy luggage.The room was very big and modestly furnished.The bed was comfortable for the four hours we had time to sleep on it.The bathroom was not a "wow" but was ok.Because the salty air from the sea all metal handles seemed to be old and dirty but actually it is the rust whice gives this feeling.Everything was clean.This room is quite noisy since it is situated with windows overlooking into a private yard.
You have to walk from an adiacent street to the hotel,no cars can reach it.
Breakfast is served in the little patio in the center of the hotel.The hotel is fully renovated and originaly it is a 100 years old arab style building with two or three more floors.
*although on the internet is is listed as a hotel,here on Tripadvisor apears as a guest house.
- Also Known As:
- Pearl Guest House Hotel Zanzibar