I stayed for 3 nights, paying $35 for each night. Considering the price, and the cost of accommodation elsewhere in Stone Town, Coco De Mer was a brilliant find.
The staff were amazingly helpful and were always on hand to answer my many questions. They offer a booking service for a shuttle bus to either the East or North of Zanzibar which costs $10 each way (15,000/- Tsh) which saved the hassle of booking from outside.
Breakfast consisted of fruit, toast, eggs done as you like them and some fresh fruit juice along with the usual tea and coffee. Decent breakfast, enough to get you going for a long morning in the streets and alleys of Stone Town. And given the fantastic location of Coco De Mer, I didn't have far to walk at all. Turn right as you come out of the entrance and you're in Forodhani Gardens, a brilliant location day and night.
The room itself did not have A/C but a fan was provided and more than did the job. The shower wasn't warm, but considering the weather, cooler water was much more preferable! Good nights sleep and the bed was comfortable. No issues with noise as some others have suggested.
All in all, decent place for the price and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here if I get the opportunity to visit Stone Town again.
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