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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Really confusing layout, and I mean really confusing. The quality of the rooms really varied. The staff was not all that friendly nor were they too helpful. Prime location in Stone Town. One of the best breakfasts I had in Africa, so there is that. WiFi worked ok (but not very fast) in the lobby. Fine for one night, which... More 

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hamadi h, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

Hamadi Kh Hamadi, General Manager of Mazsons Hotel. Dear KarenlnSF, Thanks for your valuable comments , we have taken note and will work on it. On other hand we apologize for what happen and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in near future and you will experience yourself the improvement made. Best Regards Mazsons Hotel Team... More 

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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as our safari tour moved to Zanzibar! We had spent a week camping so any hotel would have been luxury but this was lovely. Our room was massive and the bed so comfortable. It is right in the centre of stone town so very conveniently located.

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hamadi h, Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

GM, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel,responded to this review. Thanks a lot for your valuable comments,On behalf of my staff I would like to express my gratitude for your stay at our hotel ,being our guest is pleasure for us.Waiting to welcome you once again in near future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Hotel is in a great position in Stonetown right in the heart of the shopping/food street. Stayed here for two different nights with G Adventures. The first room I had was huge and appeared to be a suite with a little balcony and views. Large bathroom, fridge, TV and a comfortable double bed. Super happy with this. The furniture and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Started a 7 week tour through Africa and this was the best hotel we had come across 2 weeks into the trip. Excellent location right in the heart of stone town. ATM just next door, and currency exchanges minutes away. Cafes, restaurants, shops, markets just down the street. The waterfront and night markets a short walk away. Stayed here twice,... More 

Thank emmagt5
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

It's a good hotel I stayed on my own was little bit expensive for room what I paid. My room was basic small and enough nothing fancy. Wifi is working only in the hall or reception. Breakfast was really good I really enjoyed it. It's really closed to down town and right beside is atm what is handy. Only 2... More 

Thank Romča Š
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on a tour with G adventures, had a lovely experience. Must have been upgraded to a suite because our room was huge! After camping for two weeks, it was incredible! The staff were friendly and happy to help, the breakfast was good and there was an ATM next door with only a 2 minute... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Good ambience and very comfortable bed !!! Very close to all touring places !! Staff is very supportive and helpful !!! Breakfast not very good for veggies !!! Very clean and constructive enviroment !!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The hotel doesn't look much on the outside. It's a bit better on the inside. It's easy to get lost in the many hallways on each floor. Big plus for a working, though quite noisy air conditioning. The breakfast isn't anything special. On the positive side: the hotel's perfect location in Stonetown.

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Birmingham UK
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

As I walked in to the lobby of the hotel I was quite impressed! It was very cool as it had fantastic air conditioning. The hotel staff were friendly when checking us in. We were staying here as part of a g adventures tour. We started here twice and the first room we had was fine cool with the air... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights while on tour with G Adventures. The lobby is gorgeous with the carved wood and we were so thankful for the air conditioning as Zanzibar is incredibly muggy (hard on this poor Canadian lol!). The room was very large and the beds were comfortable with clean bedding. The shower left something to be desired but... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mazsons Hotel is a three star classified hotel situated in the most attractive and strategic area of Old Stonetown, Shangani area along Kenyatta Road. This Hotel was developed from renovation of an old historic building built on lime, Stone and sand, without changes on architectural design& features. The Hotel is surrounded by the famous historical and monumental buildings i.e. Zanzibar Hotel Post Office, Africa house, St, Joseph's cathedral, Mambo Msige, Tippu Tip house and his grave, are among the famous site surrounding the hotel. The history of Mazsons Hotel goes back to year 1800 when the main building (Front House) of the hotel was constructed by unknown wealthy businessman and upon completion the house was administered by Msellem Bin Mohammed by virtue of inheritance. This house was later sold to Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salim Barwany in 1894. In the year 1914, a Greek businessman known as Sendis took over the building, renovated and operated as Hotel under the famous name of'' Africa Hotel. In 1980 Mr Ahmed Nassor Mazrui the founder of Mazsons Hotel bought this dilapidates building from the Ministry of Water Construction and Energy and carried out major rehabilitation that turned into tourist class Hotel as it looks today. Mazsons Hotel opened its doors to the first customers on March 1993, and commenced accommodation service ten bed rooms. As to date the hotel has total 36 rooms, made of three deluxe rooms, two premier rooms, three suites, one triple room, three single rooms, 23 double rooms., main restaurant and three conference rooms. At the roof there is Marashi roof terrace overlooking the Harbour. It is our duty and pride to serve you best, always to your satisfaction Welcome home away from home. " AT MAZSONS HOTEL WE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mazsons Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Road | Shangani Area, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3367, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $36 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Mazsons Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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