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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

While it's not the swankiest hotel in stone town it provides the bare minimum. The hotel is split into two buildings sitting side by side. There is always two people watching the place by 24 hrs and and requires a key to enter the building and then another key to enter your own room. The hotel is very simple. Staff...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Hiliki House provides a very good value for money to stay a couple of nights and explore Stone Town. Situated just steps away from the beach and market, it is very convenient to walk anywhere. Rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated and the living room area is gorgeous with big windows and nice lounge areas set up. This is also...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Hiliki House is a good place to stay in a nice quiet area just a short walk to the beachfront and sites such as Darajani bazaar, the old fort and the palace museum. We felt safe walking around at night. The rooms were a decent size, comfortable, and had a great colonial feel and the female staff (cleaners and kitchen...

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the recommendation of the Lonely Planet and were not disappointed. Rooms were lovely and breakfast was good. The whole house was very well refurbished and the sitting room was a lovely communal airy room. The manager/owner is very helpful and provided us with a map and helped with booking a snorkelling trip. A great place for a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is lovely. Our room was beautifully decorated and very quiet. The staff were helpful and assisted us with booking excursions/onward travel. The breakfast is good and served in one of the breezy upstairs rooms. Thoroughly recommend staying here.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Zanzibar and straight away moved to Hiliki house after reading some reviews. I was impressed by the owner's willingness to take care of our needs. He was very welcoming and offered us a map that helped to facilitate our tour. The rooms are neat and clean. It is a place worth visiting!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Stone Town is really a small place where you can walk from one side to another within 15 minutes, so it's centrally located. But the real deal is, Hiliki's location on the silent part of the Stone Town i'd say. Also staff was really helpful and friendly. Room was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I been there for 2 nights. The place is very nice, cozy and clean. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful, he arranged to us all the activities and transportation we need. The location is really nice, we were able to visit all the places by walking.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We found the Hiliki house through Lonely Planet. Their enthusiastic description made us go for it. In a quiet area, with a lovely common room and well equipped bedrooms. Unfortunately the mosquito nets are a necessity, but water and plumbing was working well. The owner arranged for our local driver license as well as a car to rent and was...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed September 5, 2016

One of the most beautiful places we stayed in Zanzibar! This is an amazing value for the cost! Excellent breakfast each day and truly beautiful rooms. It was quite peaceful here and the manager was incredibly helpful. If you are a solo traveler and don't feel comfortable walking by yourself at night in Stonetown, I would not recommend this. We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hiliki house is a colonial architectural style house with 6 bedrooms, a spacious, open and airy living room overlooking the famous Victoria Gardens, where guests can relish Swahili Continental style breakfast, relax and enjoy FREE WIFI. The house is idealy located, in a quiet residential part of the Stone Town but yet 5 minutes walk from all the important land marks. There are a total of 6 tastefully furnished bedrooms, all fully air-conditioned (split unit), swahili style bathrooms, comfortable mattresses and pillows and essential amenities. A small kitchen for guests is located on the first floor equipped with a refrigerators, hot water kettle, and crockery and cutlery, with an "Honest Bar" for a fresh beer, wine or sodas. Hiliki house offers tranquillity, comfortable, and hospitable service in the backdrop of swahili deco, the ONLY accommodation of such setup, standard, location and size in the stone town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hiliki House

Address: Victoria St, Vuga | Vuga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 152, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $69 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hiliki House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Hiliki House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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“close to the centre, rooms with own bathroom are good”
 of 5 bubbles TaffySD, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“There are only 6 rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles PhineasFogg54, Jul 8, 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 on the 1stt floor, it's furthest back and very quiet. Although it is compact, it's still comfortable. Has only UK power outlets.”
 of 5 bubbles klone23, Nov 21, 2015 | Read review
“wifi was available in room 4”
 of 5 bubbles Kascrofton, Oct 31, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the house are quieter. The stairs are fairly steep - but help with luggage is readily given.”
 of 5 bubbles ZubinGB, Sep 2, 2015 | Read review
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