We did not know how busy Stone Town would be so we booked a room in the Jafferji House in advance. When we arrived the assistant manager told us our room had been up graded to the Jafferji Sultan Suite. I thought that was a nice jesture and thanked him very much. We then proceeded with the mundane systems of registration.
We were taken upstairs for a tour of the 'room', we passed through one door and then another into an extremely nice room with a king size bed, a seating area, a desk, and a ensuite with a tub, a shower and two sinks. I thought this was fantastic, then our host took us out side the second door and proceeded down the hall to a sitting room big enough to entertain a large group and an outdoor dual shower with a view of the harbour. He explained this was all part of our 'room'. I was completely flabbergasted. We real felt like Sultans.
The staff was very nice and extremely helpful with the questions we had. They are friendly yet professional. We did have a little trouble with the water pressure in the room, the maintenance person was on it as soon as he arrived the next morning, the pressure had been restored by the time we arrived back in the afternoon.
Breakfast was included with our booking. The same fellow waited on us each morning; he was a great guy and went about his business in a meticulous and efficient manner. The breakfast was very good and more than enough to suffice until lunch.
The hotel itself is chalk full of personality. There are lots of historical type knick knacks around like the fairly extensive collection of dial telephones and very interesting art work mounted on all the walls. This made for adventure on our way to and from the lobby.
I do not know what the rack rate for the Sultan Suite is, I am sure it is far beyond our budget but we enjoyed every minute of our stay and you can bet if we are back in Stone Town we will not to have search out accommodation, we will stay at the Jafferji House and Spa.