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“Excellent staff, excellent accomodation - made the trip a pleasure!” 5 of 5 stars
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Zanzibar Hotel
Off Bhangani Street, Stone Town 3246, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Stone Town
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Excellent staff, excellent accomodation - made the trip a pleasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

The Zanzibar hotel became a home away from home during my stay. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful, done in a traditional Zanzibari style, and the garden is a pleasure to relax in. The location is very convenient, right in the heart of Stone Town. Thankyou so much for a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

It is more secluded than the more famous Africa House, but you can use the facilities at Africa House (a one minute walk) without having all the crowds hanging around your hotel. Staff very helpful, but not overbearing.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Zanzibar, Tanzania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

This is the sister hotel to the famous Africa House. Set in the heart of Stonetown this quiet, quaint hotel is ideal for all travelers. There is a beautiful garden surrounded by lush plants with the occasional visit from one of the adorable resident monkeys. Accommodation includes a delicious english style breakfast with a variety of fruit.

The owner, Denise, is a lovely woman who caters to your every need and tons of helpful information about traveling in Zanzibar. Thanks for such a lovely stay Denise!!!
I really enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it to anyone traveling to Zanzibar!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glendale California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

The rooms are beautifully finished with attention to detail which is remarkable. The quality of the Zanzibar hotel has yet to be matched by any other hotel I have stayed in Tanzania . Service, staff owner/manager all excellent. Loved the huge garden which was totally unexpected in StoneTown. Anyone travelling to Zanzibar must stay in this place! Renovation was taking place on the exterior of the hotel so it was a bit noisy from 830am.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Additional Information about Zanzibar Hotel

Address: Off Bhangani Street, Stone Town 3246, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A haven of peace and tranquility nestled in the heart of bustling stone town. This impressive landmark, dating back to the 1800’s, and boasting a private garden of lush tropical vegetation, was the first ever hotel on the island. A rich 19th-century air of elegance greets you as you walk through the original Zanzibari door. Beautiful beamed ceilings, marble floors, Persian carpets and magnificent crystal chandeliers recreate the glamour of yesteryear. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed and the ambiance embraces the uniqueness of the local culture. ... more   less 
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Zanzibar Hotel Stone Town

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