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Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast

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Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is open early for breakfast. It's super good and accurately priced. Friends and I ate here almost every morning while in stone town so we didn't try their lunch or dinner. It's super clean and servers are very helpful with good english speaking skills.

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stone Town Cafe is right on the main street so it is absolutely central. The room was very spacious, clean and very comfortable. Mosquito nets, aircon and TV. The bathroom had an excellent shower and plenty of space like the room. The food in the restaurant downstairs is delicious and very reasonable and as it was Ramadan we were given... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a few days here on holiday. Communication before my visit was excellent. Judi, one of the owners was very helpful. She answered questions promptly and helped me coordinate pick up from the ferry from Dar es Salaam. This is a big help since the ferry terminal is awash with annoying taxi drivers eager to get a high fare... More 

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Mumbai
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87 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two days in June 2016. After some meetings in Nairobi I took the time off to visit Zanzibar, a place I had only read about. I had little time to organise myself on this side trip but thanks to the owner of the Stone Town Cafe - Judi - everything went like clockwork. The depth of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like giving bad reviews but I feel the need to be honest. I research places a lot before booking and quickly wondered why I booked this over other, nicer hotels. Maybe because I knew we were only there for 2 nights and it was a lot cheaper? We were in Room 2. The room was okay. Bathroom was... More 

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Masoud S, Owner at Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. We have addressed your issues - so sorry for this experience but it would have been great if you mentioned it to us during your stay and all would have been rectified immediately. Our housekeeper is relatively uneducated and had no idea these issues are important, but giving jobs to women is a... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We arrived early on Friday morning, but were greeted at the airport by the driver that Judi had kindly arranged. On arrival our room was clean and spacious. The hotel is centrally located and only a few minutes walk to the beach and most of Stone Town. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I... More 

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Thank Paren C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We spent one day in Stone Town as the last day of our trip, and chose the Stone Town Cafe B&B for its convenient location and good reviews. We were greeted with a welcome drink that was delicious and quickly settled our bill which was as expected. The room was really nice and large, and the staff was extremely friendly... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight with mine hosts Judi and Massoud. Wonderful location in the middle of town. Ambience and culture. Clean and comfortable. And the food at the restaurant down stairs is heavenly. Ideal if you want to get a feel for the town. Only down side was the call to prayer outside the window at 5am! But even that was part... More 

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Modesto, California
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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Located central to nearly everything of touristic interest in Zanzibar's Stone Town, this B&B has a few rooms for travelers located upstairs. The two rooms our party occupied were very specious and with reliable A/C, good mattresses, and mosquito nets with no holes. The cost was approximately U.S. $50/couple/night, which we thought was quite reasonable. As we were there off-season... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Zanzibar best colorful beach . It's all very old buildings..ppl are still 30 years beyond the world . Good hearted ppl very friendly. It's 100% safe . Heritage hotels , heritage buildings.most Muslim. Few more islands around Zanzibar. Atleast you need 5 days stay . Compare to Dar Es Salam here everything quite expensive

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stone Town Cafe and Bed and Breakfast is located in Shangani on Kenyatta Road, just 2 minutes walk from most restaurants and tourist shops, 5 minutes from the Old Fort, and about 10 minutes walk through the narrow streets to Darajani market. Breakfast is served in the cafe downstairs which is open from 8am to 10pm. To book with us directly search Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast on your browser ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stone Town Cafe and Bed & Breakfast

Address: Kenyatta Road | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $66 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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