You can tell this is a family-run place that wants to provide a good service. Mohammed and his son were very welcoming and accommodating and both speak very good English. It is only about a 5-minute walk to Forodhani gardens and 3 minutes to the ferry terminal.
The room was very clean with a good shower, fan, safe, TV and nice big bed, which was very comfortable. This isn't a 5-star hotel by any stretch, but considering what you are paying and what you can get for the same money in Zanzibar, it's quite good value. The breakfast was OK and standard for Zanzibar hostels and B&Bs, though they were a bit slow getting started with it.
It's amazing how good service can improve a hotel experience so much, and this is an example of that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rumaisa is a comfortable 3-star hotel with 7 double rooms. All of them are beautifully furnished, each in different colors, all in typical Zanzibar style with the comfort that modern life demands – AC, ceiling fan, current hot and cold water, a mini-bar, TV, internet access, en-suite bathroom and toilet. All rooms have at least one balcony, some even two, and are equipped with a built-in solar emergency light. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rumaisa Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town