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Malawi Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#1 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
In the middle of bustling Stone Town, Zenji Hotel welcomes guests for a relaxing stay on the rooftop or in one of the 9 authentic rooms. The rooms have a ceiling fan and air conditioning, some rooms have balcony. All rooms have a different atmosphere referring to the rich Zanzibar heritage and culture. The breakfast, including homemade bread and jams, fruit juice, fresh fruit, different types of tea and real espresso coffee, is served on the rooftop from which you have a beautiful view over Stone Town and the harbor.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Gift shop
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Extra long beds
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Peter Molnar wrote a review Jan 2021
Budapest, Hungary67 contributions33 helpful votes
Fair hotel at the side of the downtown, but the city center is just 10 minutes by walk. Room is OK, quite clean and spacious. Breakfast is really good with toast, many fruits and juice. Staff is kind and helpful. Definitely worth the price. WiFi works well. We asked a room with balcony, but didn't get. Otherwise the roof terrace is just steps from the room.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Kevin S wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand465 contributions80 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
Shared toilet and shared shower. Yes. But for the price paid, I think that this nice little boutique hotel offers great value. Situated in Stone Town, it is walking distances to almost every sights of interest. Not to mention the ferry back to Dar, which is only 8 min walk away from the hotel. The room I got was nice and clean. The AC and the ceiling fan was chilled enough to relieve the heat from my (hot) body. The towel swan welcomed me proudly with its long neck. This is a feature usually only seen in the pictures for room advertisement, but this time the towel swan was a reality! Thanks for this little detail, which lifted my hotel experience to a new level. Dear hotel management, the towel swan was cool and didnt go unnoticed from my side! Also, the breakfast buffet was delicious with fabulous Tanzanian coffee and homemade jams and juices! Ok, ok, I will lastly tell you one thing that I missed in the room. A small table next to the bed where I can put my phone to sleep next to me. Thats all. But surely, I will for stay here again next time I visit Zanzibar!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from ZenjiHotel, Owner at Zenji Hotel
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Dear Kevin, Your kind words made us smile. We have passed the message about the towel swan to our creative housekeepers; the started to shine too. And yes, thanks for your advice about a small table next to the bed. Good idea, and we will make sure there will be one, good for future guest but also for you, in case we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Stay well! Warm regards, the Zenji Team
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Ariz wrote a review Sep 2020
35 contributions29 helpful votes
I could give to zenji the full score because it has a good breakfast, the staff is friendly and always ready, and the room was quite big and comfortable too.. I only found a lot of mosquitos in the room!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Anneloes Roelandschap, Owner at Zenji Hotel
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Dear guest, thanks a lot for taking time to give some feedback And so sorry to hear about the mosquitos. Our large mosquito nets should protect you. We always advice to close the windows around sunset, maybe our team forgot to inform you. Please let us know next time, we can always spray (on your wishes) the room when you are outside for dinner or a drink. Hope we do have the opportunity to do so next time. Warm regards, the Zenji Team
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Natasha wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
We stayed at Zenji Hotel for 2 nights. The rooms were beautifully decorated and had both air con and fans. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. The rooftop breakfast and coffee was delicious! Highly recommended and good value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from ZenjiHotel, Owner at Zenji Hotel
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear guest, that is such a compliment. thank you! Wow, villa... Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to meet again. Warm regards, The Zenji Team
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JOhannaseppa wrote a review Jan 2020
Espoo, Finland25 contributions17 helpful votes
The staff was really friendly and hotel is super clean. There are nice handmade soaps for guests. The beds are also very good. The breakfast is also very good, with homemade jams and fresh fruit. We stayed two times at this hotel and the first room we had the water pressure in the shower was super low but that was the only bad thing about the hotel. Also the food in the restaurant was nice.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from ZenjiHotel, Owner at Zenji Hotel
Responded Jan 18, 2020
Dear guest, thanks so much for taking your time to write this positive review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. It's true, one morning we faced a problem with the water. Fortunately we could fix it the same day, but that caused the low pressure, apologies for that. we do happy to welcome you again at Zenji! Best wishes, the Zenji Team
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$42 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zenji Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Zenji Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dhow Countries Music Academy (0.2 miles), Old Dispensary (0.1 miles), and 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi) (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zenji Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Zenji Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Zenji Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Zenji Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zenji Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant, House of Spices, and The Swahili House.
Does Zenji Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Zenji Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Zenji Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.4 miles).