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St. Monica's Lodge

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful week at St. Monica's Lodge/Hostel. Everyone there is friendly and helpful. I felt very much at home the whole time. Breakfast is included in the rates. The hostel is in a building where the nuns resided. The rooms are well ventilated with ceiling fans and balconies. There's a common balcony for the guests to socialize. Street... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I stayed in this lodge a few years ago and really enjoyed the experience. the room was fantastic with a mosquito net fully covering the bed and with working air conditioning. the staff were lovely and friendly. we had a great stay and will definitely go back! p.s we went before February 2015 but that is the earliest sate available!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The rooms of St Monica are okay and good value for the inexpensive price. What really stood out was the insightful tour to the adjacent slave market with lot of background info about the slave trade history of Zanzibar. Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stayed here in 2011 so when we decided to return this year, I thought it would be nice to return. The building and surrounding area is incredibly picturesque and I had a very enjoyable stay on my previous trip. However, this time, I was disappointed with the hotel. The room was fine, with air conditioning and a fan, but... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

St Monica's is attached to the anglican cathedral & old slave market. Basic clean safe accommodation in heart of stone town. Check the room you are getting as they vary. Some have en suite & air con. V handy for nearby market which is an experience. Friendly.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

St. Monica's Lodge is on the site of the Old Slave Market/ The Anglican Cathedral in Stone Town. A beautiful old building with a peaceful & serene atmosphere, it also houses St. Monica's Restaurant. Worth visiting in combination with a trip to the Old Slave Market/ The Anglican Cathedral in Stone Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We ended up staying at St Monica's for a total of about 10 days during our visit to Zanzibar. It was hard to leave the lodge. We had a peaceful room with a balcony overlooking the cathedral. The room was very clean and the sheets and towels were changed every two days. I think you could ask for more but... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night while passing through Stonetown. The building is very beautiful and historic if a bit run down. Room was for the most part acceptable except bedding which was stained and pillow case appeared to have mud on it! Bathroom was a disgrace; shower drain blocked so shower flooded, sink out of action. Toilet seat filthy. Another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was with group of students from Dar es Salaam spending a weekend in Zanzibar town found St.Monica as a great hotel with nice rooms ,value for money .The hotel is a few minutes walk from the old fort and next to the Anglican Church - a great location .Had a great stay there and will definitely come back again .

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Inside the old slave market, with great terrace from the room, good wifi, nice staff. Breakfast was good enough. Good location, close to dala data station, ATM, 5 minutes away from the harbour and the food market.

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Additional Information about St. Monica's Lodge

Address: New Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania (Formerly St. Monica Hostel)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $22 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
St. Monica Hotel Stone Town
St. Monica's Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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