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“Great place with clean rooms and friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Zenji Hotel
Malawi St, opp Cine Afrique | P.O. Box 661, Stone Town, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #3 of 28 Stone Town B&B and Inns
CHERRY HILL
2 reviews
“Great place with clean rooms and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Zenji provides very clean rooms with creative touches such as towel artwork and hibiscus flowers. The staff are very friendly and welcome guests with hibiscus drinks. The breakfast is delicious and cheerfully served. It offers good value for the price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stayed here a couple of nights and enjoyed my stay. Excellent value compared to what you get elsewhere in Stone town for that price. Rooms spotless, adequately-sized and have a bit of character. Really tasty coffee with your breakfast and the cafe next door isn't bad either. Staff are all really accommodating/cheery and when I left my Kindle they called the taxi driver to come back. Highly recommended place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

裝潢很有特色,1001 nights 的房間寬敞舒適乾淨,有空調;陽台可以欣賞街景。飯店位置不是 Stone Town 的飯店區,觀光客比較少,有機會體驗當地生活,但要小心安全。

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kigali
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Super friendly staff and owner. Great location, even though you can walk across Stonetowne in less 30 minutes so it is very easy to get around. Beautiful rooms, very clean. I would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Pay attention that some rooms share a common bathroom. But even those were very nice and clean.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in Sept 2012. It was our first hotel on our first trip to Zanzibar and we were made to feel most welcome. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the rooms beautifully decorated. The hotel is an easy walk to the port and the market. Staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely sitting on the front terrace watching the world go by.

Room Tip: It's on a busy road, so upper floors or side rooms probably better.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I've spent over 30 nights at Zenji spanning two trips. It is an excellent hotel for those not wanting to pay over the odds. Quirky while feeling very much Zanzibari, there is so much to admire about this place. Friendly and helpful staff, good clean rooms, fast internet which was very recently upgraded and a nice cafe (with their famous chocolate brownies!) to watch the world go by on the busy Malindi street. Perhaps that is the one downside - it is a busy area so you can hear quite a bit of noise first thing in the morning. Small price to pay and it adds to the atmosphere. Breakfasts are delicious and almost everyone I met at breakfast had a comment about the superb pineapple and vanilla jam. If you want a good, affordable Stone Town experience then do Zenji.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stone Town, Tanzania
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Ever since i first stayed in Zenji, i book a room here whenever i come to Zanzibar. Beside great location which is near port and short walk to old town, i love the rooms and have been to almost all of them. What makes this hotel, besides cleanliness and good vibes, so special to me, is that i feel like home on vacation. Staff is super friendly, but special compliments go definitely to Irene, who looked after me when i got sick from typhoid fever, which meant a lot since i was travelling solo.
If you want good breakfast, clean rooms, outstanding staff , convenient location then i recommend it.

Room Tip: if you want to have wifi signal in your room, choose the rooms in second floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Malawi St, opp Cine Afrique | P.O. Box 661, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just opened, in the middle of bustling StoneTown, ZenjiHotel welcomes guests for a relaxing stay on the rooftop or in one of the 9 authentic rooms (all with fan and a.c., some with balcony). All rooms have a different atmosphere referring to the rich Zanzibar heritage and culture. The breakfast, including homemade bread and jams, fruit juice, fresh fruit, different types of tea and real espresso coffee, is served on the rooftop from which you have a beautiful view over Stone Town and the harbor. ... more   less 
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