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“Very friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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“Very friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Although I didn't stay in the rooms, I visited the cafe a couple of times in April. It was clean and pleasant with friendly helpful staff. The food and drink was delicious and only boiled, clean water is used in food preparation. The cafe is supportive in the local community which is why I went there in the first place (it funds a local school and sells smoothies made with ingredients from the Seaweed Centre on Paje, a socially responsible business). I got caught in a ferocious downpour of rain just as I needed to leave for the airport and was lent an umbrella by a member of staff who had no guarantee of getting it back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in this cosy house in the middle of the old town. The restaurant downstairs serves a good breakfast and nice light meals . Not only tourists but also locals come for a coffee or a fresh fruitjuice. The very joyful and friendly Anna and her staff will help you with all your touristical wishes.
Special of this B&B is that they are supporting a school in Zanzibar for underprivilaged children: Creative Education Foundation of Zanzibar. They are also part of the worldwide "pack for a purpose" organization.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It's all about location here, which is right where you want to be. We loved our spacious room; however, Wi-Fi was accessible only by standing smack up against the door or in the very uninviting hallway where the night manager (helpfully?) suggested I pull up a chair. Although I had asked for a quiet room, it was very noisy the first day but Judi soon took care of the problem by speaking to the neighbours. Both Judi and Anna were wonderful, arranging tours and making reservations. Don't expect any help, however, from the night manager. But, yes, we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Perfect central Stone Town hideaway.Last minute booking but rooms were available
Lovely clean traditional Zanzibari,rooms.Great food,divine breakfasts.Staff are really friendly and welcoming,trained well by Judy and Masoud .Will be back!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stone Town Café is in the centre of Shangani, which is the centre of Stone Town, which is the most attractive place of Zanzibar Town. It’s the best starting point for your visit, and here you can get a very good lunch, based on local recepies. No beer… but a very special cup of coffee! It is also the only place in the town center, where you can enjoy, even while outdoors, tranquility and shade for a moment of relaxation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed here for ten days and can say that I truly felt like I was at home. The local staff are super friendly and capable (hats off to Anna). The owner is local which is great with me, as I know my money is going back into the community. I stayed in room one - nice and spacious, and quiet at night. Breakfasts are excellent and it seems the café is really popular for this reason. My long stay was discounted, so for me the value was excellent!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This a very small bed and breakfast. From the outside it might not be very impressive. But the rooms themselves are very nice, and seem to be recently renovated.

We had two rooms for one night and really enjoyed our stay there. The staff were very helpful and the cafe downstairs offered very nice breakfast with great sized portions.

Location is probably the best part about this b&b, it is very central and walking distance to all the main attractions in down town city.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stone Town Cafe and Bed and Breakfast is located in Shangani on Kenyatta Road, just 2 minutes walk from most restaurants and tourist shops, 5 minutes from the Old Fort, and about 10 minutes walk through the narrow streets to Darajani market. Breakfast is served in the cafe downstairs which is open from 8am to 10pm. To book with us directly search Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast on your browser ... more   less 
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