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Hurumzistreet | P.O. Box 1117, Stone Town, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #4 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ottawa, Canada
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Just book it. Rooms are small but light and cheerful with big Zanzibari beds (with mosquito nets), powerful ceiling fans, pretty paint job and a safe for your valuables. The rooftop terrace is superb with great views. That's where you can get wifi. Breakfast is served up there - toast, fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs cooked to order, fruit, tea, juice and coffee. There's a well stocked honour bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and Pringles. Lisenka arranged a spice tour for me and my friends at a moment's notice. I recommend it. To book you need to make a deposit through PayPal. Very affordable and nice staff.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

If you need bed&breakfast only this is a good place. The terrace has a panoramic view. The internet wireless speed is pretty good. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is located near the places of turist interest.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a couple of days. I enjoyed it very much. Eating breakfast on the roof top where you can see all over stone town. It is a lovely & very clean hotel in the middle of the centre of stone town with all the nice shops and restaurants. The hospitality is friendly and relieble. Run by Lisette from Holland, quality is garanteed!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
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12 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My partner and I spent a very pleasant couple of nights at the Clove Hotel. It is in an old building, but nicely maintained and decorated, and clean. The location is great, in the middle of Stone Town, and is made even better by the big communal terrace on the fourth floor, overlooking the town and with a view of the sea, where you can relax on one of the sofas. The hosts were pleasant, our room was spacious, the bed comfortable enough and properly mosquito-netted, and the bathroom clean and working. The buffet breakfast was good. Hot water in the bathroom was scarce, but all of Zanzibar is water conservation conscious - and it's a warm island anyway. We'd be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Clove really has a great location in Stone Town.
We took a family room $85.00 ,has a balcony always a good thing in Stone Town!
Comfy bed with nice quiet fan.

The open air restaurant in front of the hotel,gives it a huge advantage.Wonderful view of the Harbour from the roof top.Nice to have the option of a cold "Kili" on the roof top.
Everything one needs is a few steps away ...Forex, Antique Shop, Gardens for dinner and the wonderful maze of streets that is Stone town.

Buffet breakfast very nice ,only thing missing was Swahili Spice Tea.

Room Tip: Front facing rooms the way to go.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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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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 #4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Clove Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town

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