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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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
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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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
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...

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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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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...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed November 20, 2014

Really enjoyed our recent stay at Al Johari. Can't say a bad thing about this hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food & drink in the uncrowded rooftop lounge was excellent. Great watching the dhows go past particularly at sunset. The room was very well appointed and had a huge bathroom including a waterfall shower.

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Dallas
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The good: Location close to the water front. Nice architecture. Uncrowded when Dhow Palace is full. Quiet except for brief calls to prayer. Generally helpful staff. Aircon nice, even in cool season. Fridge in the room. Problems: Minor maintenance needs here and there. For example, our glass wall shower has a curtain substituted for a missing panel. A single and...

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1Thank Paul T
Nairobi
Reviewed April 25, 2014

its a really beautiful small boutique Hotel in stone town which reminds you of Riad in Marakech..even the stone town reminds you a lot of old medina of Marakech.. the seafood stalls in the evening near House of wonder is a must visit.. i loved my stay with my friends in this world Heritage site of stone town...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: 116 Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $76 - $120 (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
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#6 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
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“Have your breakfast and meals on the rooftop at the lounge - the view and breeze is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles aliasgherz, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“Round-the-clock wifi only available at reception area.”
  • Morning view of the Indian Ocean from the breakfast table.
 of 5 bubbles JR-USAtraveler, Apr 9, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good..a perfect sense of old stone town of zanzibar.”
 of 5 bubbles TajH222, Jul 24, 2013 | Read review
“i was on 2nd floor room..nice room..forgot room no..!”
 of 5 bubbles zizuz, Jul 8, 2013 | Read review
“As for 1st floor or 2nd floor rooms... you can see old streets from your rooms. great to see old heritage buildings from your window.”
 of 5 bubbles vickym120, Jul 2, 2013 | Read review
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