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“Charming and Clean” 5 of 5 stars
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Clove Hotel
Hurumzistreet | P.O. Box 1117, Stone Town, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #5 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Dublin
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Charming and Clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights - the location is great as you can just walk to anywhere in Stone Town from here. The rooms are lovely - fully netted comfortable double bed, ensuite toilet and shower, safe and whb in room. Very clean and staff very helpful. Good buffet breakfast is served on the fabulous roof top terrace, where there is also an 'honesty' bar and WiFi - a lovely place to spend the evening after a day in the hot sunshine.

Room Tip: Rooms are all identical and are laid out over 3 floors. I had one on the reception floor which was c...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Good clean rooms, tasteful decorations and a wonderful roof terrace made this a place great stop-over in Stone Town on the way to the East Coast. The hosts are kind, friendly and really helpful, and little touches such as the library and the drinks fridge with its honesty system were appreciated. There is a lovely spice shop just below by the way - run by a kind lady anyway - and you are a walk away from most good things in Stone Town.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a bit of a breeze running through - facing the front of the hotel?
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Clove is a very nice place for vivsts to Stonetown, it is placed en the heart of Stonetown and the staff is very nice and helpfull.
The rooftop terrasse is a small oasis in a hectic town.
We plan to come back again!

Room Tip: if possible ask for the rooms facing the scuare.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Clove Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town, allowing for short walks to shops, restaurants, and ferries. The staff is extremely accomodating and willing to make helpful recommendations, as well as arrangements, in regard to your travel. The rooftop is a nice place to relax. Breakfast is standard, with eggs, toast, and fruit. The only downside was that our room was pretty hot, but the air circulation may have been improved if we would have opened our window at night.

Room Tip: I would suggest requesting a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

For an inexpensive hotel in Stone Town this place was wonderful. Lisenka and the staff were very very helpful and friendly, its a great location and the breakfast on the roof was very very good. They were also very good at arranging tours and helping with transportation to the beaches.

Room Tip: We asked for a family room as we didn't want to share a bed.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is the perfect Hotel in Stone Towne! A short walk to the ferry, fine restaurants, One Ocean scuba divers or just about anything you might want to do in Stone Towne. The rooms are quant and clean, the staff is very helpful and you will never need a taxi.

But the best part is the roof top terrace with a great view of the harbor. A full breakfast is served on the terrace in the morning, but you will want to linger there in the afternoons or evenings on the comfortable couches and chairs.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Faversham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Clove Hotel - I loved it. From the friendly staff to the delicious breakfasts on the roof top terrace. The fresh fruit in Zanzibar is second to none and each morning there was a plentiful supply for breakfast. The Clove is a small hotel in a great location very accessible to all of Stone Town. It was easy to walk around the area to the sea front and boat trips to Prison Island to the plethora of little shops and cafes and restaurants. The roof top terrace proved a real plus both early morning and late evening combined with a very welcome chilled beer watching the light fade at sunset from the comfort of some large couches.

Lisette was really helpful in arranging tours and helping to rearrange flights for me. She also gave me a real insight into Zanzibar.

I would highly recommend the hotel for those with a sense of adventure wishing to see the real Zanzibar.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Clove Hotel

Address: Hurumzistreet | P.O. Box 1117, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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Clove Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town

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