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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend two nights at the Al Johari in Stone Town in Zanzibar in July of 2016. We booked with Hotels.com and found out when we got there they didn't know anything about our reservation and had no relationship with Hotels.com. After a tense hour that included a phone call from me at my expense to my credit card company... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Recommended by the owners of Waikiki Hotel , this lovely gem is run by Italians and offered a great accommodation for a fantastic price. My room was spectacular and soooo romantic... Great bed, great shower, soft towels (after 10 days travelling in Africa you realise you appreciate all these tiny details) and i loved the slippers and the bath robe... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

African aesthetics are integrated throughout the decor making this charming boutique hotel authentic to its historic surroundings. A minute from the sea and a convenient five-minute walk to pulse center Forodhani Park, the calm of the morning also gives onto a commanding view of the sea from the rooftop breakfast room. The hotel staff is attentive and eager to assist.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Didn't sleep due to noise from neighboring disco till 2am. Frequently no water or no hot water. Despite the menu and the nice pictures of rooftop dining on their website the restaurant didn't exist anymore (for quite some time). Staf availability was very poor. It felt more like a pension than a boutique hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Few weeks ago we stayed at this cute hotel and I can say we were very satisfied about everything here. The room was very clean and the bed was really comfortable. The owners were really helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable! Recommend!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Amazing hotel in an amazing building. The position is perfect, The room was nice and very clean, the rooftop terrace, with its beautiful view, is really charming, perfect to rest yourself reading a book, or having a tea. Mr. Alberto , the hotel manager , is very kind and helpful. Really recommended for every traveller!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

fantastic experience, outstanding service across the board, rooms extremely cosy. I would suggest to anyone interested in travelling in the area, in particular the quality of the food was unexpectedly awesome.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I went to Al johari in november with my girlfriend and i loved this hotel. It's located right in the center of Stone Town in a quiet and safe location. The rooms are nice and well ventilated. The ac is working properly and the toilet is nice. The interior of the small palace is beautiful and the breakfast on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Clean hotel, quiet place. Great rooms, Courteous staff. Good breakfast. All was good. Added benefit was good location- walk able to Africa House and 6 degrees. Like 1 minute walk. Barely 5-10 min to Fomodhani Gardens. Staff was good and arranged my prison Island tour. Definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

One of the nicest boutique hotels I have stayed in. I wouldn't have stayed here if not for the Dhow being full and crowded. I am glad I did because the place is very pleasant and peaceful with a very helpful staff. Since the hotel is small with narrow staircases and corridors it may feel quite claustrophobic at first, but... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Cuisines: African
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Al Johari means the Jewel in certain translations of Kiswahili and Arabic, and we invite you to experience the Jewel of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Al Johari is a small 15 room Boutique Hotel in the Stone Town area of Zanzibar, and was the result of a careful refurbishment combining two ancient buildings in Stone Town to produce an exceptional hotel property while keeping within the Architecture and dimensions of Stone Town history with an emphasis on modern state of the art amenities as well as the opulent luxuries of the Omani, Persian, Indian and Swahili influences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Al Johari

Address: 116 Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $87 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Al Johari 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Al Johari Stone Town
Al Johari Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
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