Forced to pay in advance @ $100 per night and on arrival was placed in a dungeon styled, dingy room next to reception with a window that opened directly into the street. The room had no lock. Was promised a rebate and upgrade of room early next morning but was not moved until 17.00. Then no rebate was offered and to make matters worse funds were withdrawn from my credit card for food and drinks without my signature. My friends fared slightly better but were still dissapointed with the qulaity, service and hoesty of this hotel. There are several great places to stay in Stone Town and this was by far the worst and most expensive and dishonest
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Johari means the Jewel in certain translations of Kiswahili and Arabic, and we invite you to experience the Jewel of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Al Johari is a small 15 room Boutique Hotel in the Stone Town area of Zanzibar, and was the result of a careful refurbishment combining two ancient buildings in Stone Town to produce an exceptional hotel property while keeping within the Architecture and dimensions of Stone Town history with an emphasis on modern state of the art amenities as well as the opulent luxuries of the Omani, Persian, Indian and Swahili influences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Johari Stone Town
- Al Johari Zanzibar Island/Stone Town