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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great budget option not far from the port. Clean, good customer service, large shower with plenty of hot water, breakfast on the roof top with eggs made your way, the first floor has better rooms as they are recently renovated. You can get free wifi inside the rooms on the first floor. Staff was so amazing, that one of them... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst stay ever. We lost money in their safe storage and they refused to compensate. So we cannot recomend to stay here. Exept for the hotel we had a great stay in Stonetown and a lovely week at Jambiani beach.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Like the town, this hotel is a maze... I needed help to find my room!! There was no wifi but most of the cafes had it in Stone Town. Staff were mostly friendly if and when you could tear their attention away from the reception television and they did provide a map when I asked. In regards to the room...... More 

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Shelly Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After crossing to Zanzibar by ferry, we stayed in this hotel. It is in the quaint and narrow streets of Stone Town. Get an address card when you arrive as you will get lost. It is handy to the wharf area and is easy walk. The room was quite good with an operating air conditioner. It was a little musty.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was part of an intrepid trip. It was hidden away in the narrow streets. It felt run down, our room was in the basement with no daylight. The breakfast was very poor and the wifi barely worked in the reception. I wouldn't rush back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Would not be back. Its hot the aircon barley works. The shower is cold and the food and breakfast is very very average. Staff were nice though. I'd prefer to stay somewhere along the beach not that far into the town. A fair amount of winding streets to maneuver. Which some if my group couldn't seem to figure out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This was a stop point for intrepid group doing Nairobi to Cape town, after seeing the surrounding area I wasn't expecting much at all , I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and facilities in general bathroom was good , and room was air conditioned . breakfast was basic ( toast cereal fruit ) and served on roof was more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The problem with writing reviews when you'e stayed at a hotel as part of a tour is that you don't necessarily know how much you've paid for it and that makes it difficult to rate. After completing our tour, we came back and stayed at Kisiwa House. The latter is obviously superior in every way but there's no doubt a... More 

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I Recently visited this hotel not expecting much as i had stayed in this hotel a few years back. I Was surprised to see that it is no longer the hotel i visited all those years back. It has gone through massive renovations and when i inquired they told me that it has been taken under new management. They have... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have stayed at Safari Lodge on my previous visits to Zanzibar. It was cheap lodging and average service. However, on my last stay there, I was very impressed with the changes. It seems the hotel is now under new management, and the new staff are more accomodating. Infact, they were helpful with directions to new places I had not... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Safari Lodge is situated a few meters from Zanzibar Harbour. Setup in an old traditional Zanzibar exteriors.Accommodation ranges from luxurious to supreme rooms with traditional hand crafted furniture to portray the great 18th Century Zanzibar craftsmanship.While in Zanzibar you can experience the clean beaches. the spice tour of the old town and many more interesting historical sites of your choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safari Lodge

Address: Malindi Street | Stonetown, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $48 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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Safari Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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