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Warere Town House

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this hotel on TripAdvisor and chose it because of the great reviews and affordability. After traveling around the country of Tanzania for 3 weeks, this was a pleasant location to relax and use as a home base for sight-seeing Stone Town. It was in close proximity and walking distance to the major landmarks and tourist attractions. The staff... More 

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Thank Lifesaver82-11-04
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positive We stayed here for one night in july 2016. The hotel is tucked away in a nice garden behind a couple other buildings. It's very close to the centre of Stone Town. Our room was basic but had a nice bathroom (good hot shower) and a little private balcony. The terrace on the roof is lovely, and the breakfast... More 

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Thank Schoon G
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We had a strange experience at the Warere. We had booked for 2 nights about 2-3 months in advance. On arrival we were met by a bewildered female staff member who told us we weren't allowed to go in the front door (a quick peek through showed that it was essentially just a building site). We were taken around the... More 

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Thank isymg
Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear isymg, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Warere. Unfortunately our workmen who were renovating the groundfloor and fumigating the hotel did not finish the work in time, which is why we were closed. I was also unfortunately travelling during the works, so I was not on hand to relocate my guests. My (newly employed)... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I stayed here for three nights in May 2016. The hotel is tucked away in a nice garden behind a couple other buildings. It's not very central, but Stone Town isn't very big, so it was still easy to walk anywhere I wanted to go. My room was basic but comfortable, albeit a bit smaller than I had expected. I... More 

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Thank Emily A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights at the beginning of our trip to Zanzibar just at the end of the low season. Our airport transfer was a little late to collect us, but otherwise arrival and check in went well. The room that we had booked was unavailable so we were given a different room at a cheaper rate, which was... More 

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Thank Joseph W
Warere, Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Joseph, Thank you for staying at the Warere Town House and for your feedback. I do apologise again for your room being unavailable, we had a few glitches with our reservation system which is why this happened. Usually we request that guests leave the key to have their room cleaned as some people do not like us going into... More 

Tema, Volta, Ghana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We stayed one night at Warere Town House during the low season, and we were surprised because they accepted customers while they are renovating the building... Even if the management offer us a good discount on the bill. I think it is not safe to open while construction is on going. The room located on the first floor was a... More 

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Thank Michel P
Warere, Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are not doing construction work, only repainting and refitting some windows, so there was no danger posed to guests. Unfortunately after the rooms there is some humidity in the rooms, as in most old Stone Town buildings. We are glad you enjoyed... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This was a fantastic place with a fantastic location. I still can smell the spice flavors in the coffee at breakfast. The room was nice the view everything. They were also very helpful organizing tours and the like.

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Warere, Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your lovely comments! Karibuni tena! More 

Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We spent only one night in this beautiful hotel located in the heart of Stone Town. It was the first time in Africa for me and my husband but we promised to come back. The room are simple and nice, very well cleaned and the service very efficient. We arrived at the hotel tired for the long holiday but very... More 

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Thank LizzRay
Warere, Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear LizzRay, Thank you for the lovely review! Come and visit us in Nungwi as well the next time you are in Zanzibar! More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed for one night at the start of our journey at Warere and had booked two more at the end. We ended up cancelling directly after the first one. The rooms are really small, we barely had room to put down our luggage and above all they were filthy. That bathroom in particular was downright nasty... More 

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Warere, Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear VillaBalder, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry your room was not up to expectation. We have two room categories, large rooms with balcony and smaller rooms with no balcony as clearly stated on booking.com and our website. As for your comments on cleanliness I do apologise if the room was not clean, as... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We were 3 friends sharing a triple room during Easter 2016, spending 3 nights. The hotel is typical Zanzibar style, with lovely architecture and design. The staff was really helpful and the breakfast at the rooftop was really good. The only problem we had was that the pressure from the shower was really low, and with the tropical heat you... More 

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Thank stian a
Warere, Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear StianAmadeus, Thank you for your review! Yes we are aware of the water pressure problem on the top floor and are trying to sort this out by July. We hope to see you again! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Warere Town House is one of the oldest hotels in Stone Town providing authentic, affordable accommodation for over 30 years. We are a small, family run hotel that prides itself on making your stay on our spice island memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Warere Town House

Address: Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 00100, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $58 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Warere Town House Hotel Stone Town
Warere Town House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
#7 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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