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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely building and a great location for the ferry terminal and Fordhani Gardens. My room (15) was comfortable and had a huge bathroom but was quite noisy as it overlooked what seemed to be a place to park motorbikes. But it was clean and the fan kept it pretty cool. The breakfast on the roof was good and the staff... More 

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Chico, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended little hotel with only a couple dozen rooms but nice Zanzibar/Omani architecture. Kiponda is basic, with few if any frills (no AC in my room but there are some with). But it covered the essentials well, with firm beds, crowded but comfortable rooms, working shower and hot water, fan, nets, comfortable non-view terrace on top for a basic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and a fair breakfast for this price range. Rooms are clean and the beds have mosquito nets. For breakfast you get fresh fruits, toast, eggs, coffee and tea. It's close to the city center and you can walk everywhere. Free wifi is also available.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay at Kiponda hotel. Room was nice. Shower was broken, but was fixed the next day. Loved the roof terrace, which was a great place to eat breakfast and relax in the evenings. Breakfast was very nice with eggs to order, fresh fruit, and toast. French press coffee was a real treat! Only difficulty was obtaining a beer... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Nice hotel in old town of Stone town, well located just few meters near House of wonders and Darajani gardens. The building it’s in traditional style with good atmosphere, beautiful terrace where it’s served the breakfast and where you can rest ll day. Good and complete breakfast, efficient staff, you can book with them all the excursions and services you... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Kiponda B&B was just what we needed in Stone Town. We were there for 2 nights and enjoyed the quaint room that had a fan and AC. What was so appealing was the location- just a short walk from the park, waterfront, and other attractions. Kiponda was able to set up our excursions, too. The breakfast was simple, but good:... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I stayed in Kiponda for 2 nights in Jan. 2016. The overall experience is not impressive at all. The email response for my inquiry was replied very quickly. When I asked for direction from ferry to hotel, I was told someone will meet me at the ferry. I emailed several days prior to my arrival to let them know my... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

The name is rather confusing. It is the Kiponda B&B that I am reviewing. The staff was responsive to my emails and they arranged for a driver to pick me up at a much better price than the taxis there. I made reservations directly with them for a much better price than the travel websites. The room was pleasant and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Kiponda Hotel is located few meters from the Old Fort and is quite good accommodation except the rooms on level 0. First night we've booked via Booking.com and got a room (no.3) just with fun. It was gloomy, stifling with small and totally uncomfortable beds and overpriced rate - Booking.com price 82 USD, reception price 60 USD - and unfortunately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Just next to the Ferry terminal, and within stone throw to House of Wonders, the Fort. It's in the labyrinth of Stonetown streets so finding it the first time can be hard. Staff is nice and they have a much needed terrace. However, I would not take tours through them. Most tour operators are shady and do not offer what... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Kiponda

Address: Nyumba Ya Moto St | PO Box 3446, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $78 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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