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australia
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful building decorated in an african arab style with lots of modern photographs. Our room was spectacular huge mosquito net covered bed, big bathroom with lots of hot water, decorated with beautiful wall hangings and lovely furniture. on the top floor is the spa - with lovely views out to the sea. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful....

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lolly, Thank you for the valuable feedback you provided regarding your recent stay at Jafferji House & Spa. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am pleased you liked the décor and style. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. I have shared your comments with all the team. We...

Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed June 19, 2014

we had the most wonderful stay here! lovely rooms, good service, and best of all - the breakfast! if we ever come back to stonetown, this is where we'll be. if you want to be close to the center, the location is perfect. personally, we felt the city center was a bit noisy with too many salesmen offering you anything...

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor! I am thrilled to read that you had a great time with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Jafferji House & Spa.. Kind regards, Donna Da Silva

USA
Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was by far one of the best hotel rooms I've ever had. Service was impeccable, housekeeping amazing, staff friendly and helpful, restaurant good. Good location, easily walk to Foordhani Gardens and anywhere in Stone Town. I would definitely recommend Jafferji House to anyone staying in Stone Town!

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Alyssa, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed on your kind words to the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva

Notodden, Norway
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We cane t Stone Town from a rather poor resort at the East side of the island. Found this hotel online. In the narrow streets/alleys of Stone Town, inside a rather simple looking door, opens up a fantastic hotel. We stayed in the "Spice house" for two nights, and it was just a blast in smells. I really felt like...

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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to welcome you to Jafferji House & Spa. And I am grateful that you shared your experience on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back again to Zanzibar and to Jafferji House & Spa. Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Jafferji House and Spa is by far one of the best hotel experiences of my life (and I travel a lot). The staff were incredible, friendly and very attentive. I originally booked a basic room and upon arrival was upgraded to the Sultan Suite. The suite smelled amazing and was decorated beautifully. The entire hotel is a work of...

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed May 14, 2014

The staff of Jafferji House & Spa are wonderful. They were happy to fulfill any request with a smile. The hotel is extremely quiet. Other hotels can apparently be quite noisy, so this is an important feature. Breakfast was very good. It's buffet style so it's fast and plentiful.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We spent 2 nights in this excellent hotel with good service in the center of Stonetown. Every room is uniquely furnished, you feel like a sultan. A swimming pool is not missed, the roof top offers stunning views. Tip: spending a night and day in Stonetown allows for a much more intense experience than just a day trip to ZNZ.

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great hotel, very stunning decor. Room was fantastic. Very friendly and efficient staff. Free use of internet and pc a bonus. Good tour options and great service providers. Ideal location and close to sights. Felt safe at all times. Very clean. Good restaurant as well.

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Dubai
Reviewed March 30, 2014

I did the research, booked the hotel, paid for my room, and headed off to Zanzibar. There were just two tiny flaws - I had forgotten my credit card at home, and all the US$100 notes I had on me were 'old'. (Please note that almost no one in Tanzania will accept dollar notes that are printed before 1997. Refresh...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Staff - kind, curteous, professional and accomodating! Rooms - beautiful, unique, totally zanzibari, spacious! Food - delicious, great breakfasts! Location - excellent. Literally in the heart of the best area of Stonetown. Walking distance to all the best shops, restaurants and sights. My husband and I spent two nights here on our honeymoon. Jafferji House is fabulous.

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town, behind the Old Fort, which is just a stroll from the House of Wonders. It is conveniently located to Zanzibar's most vibrant shops and restaurants on the sea front. Close to the Forodhani gardens. Transfer time to and from the airport is about 20 minutes and 10 minutes from the Ferry port ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jafferji House & Spa

Address: 170 Gizenga Street | Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $91 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jafferji House & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Jafferji House & Spa Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#1 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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“Ask for a room with an internal window, far from the little streets early morning noise”
 of 5 bubbles paola0979, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“When eating at the rooftop have a look at the drinks menu first as it is restrictive.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterC184, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Karma sutra room, it has stairs up to the bed and outdoor bath, May be difficult for people who struggle with stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 532jenniferd, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are different in size, decor and level of opulance.”
 of 5 bubbles 819emiler, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Sultan's Suite - you won't regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles N4898MRrachelb, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
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