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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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All reviewsgreat managerforodhani gardensmanager mreggs cooked to orderexcellent locationwalking distanceair conzanzibar triprooftop restaurantbreakfast buffetrooms are nicecentral locationmosquito nettwin roomthe hotel managerstayed for nightspleasant stay
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent two nights at Al Minar at the end of our Zanzibar trip and felt incredibly at home from the welcoming cold drink on arrival to unexpected personal attention from the manager. We arrived a little sceptical as the hotel is down an alley...More

1  Thank KarenLCT
Hotel's Favorite
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

The Al Minar hotel is tucked into a sleepy street corner near the Hyatt. Don’t let the unassuming entrance fool you, this hotel is the best deal you’ll get in Stone Town. The hotel staff are courteous, very attentive and incredibly welcoming - they make...More

2  Thank Katy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the worst experience ever. We arrived late at the airport, the hotel driver was supposed to be waiting for us but he arrived 30 min later and charged us 20$ for 9 km of drive. When we arrived to the hotel the smell...More

Thank LinaT81
Response from Santosh G, General Manager at Al MinarResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lina, Greetings of the day !! first of all We would like to express our extreme apologies for the series of inconvenience you had to go through. We are always committed to make all our guests' stay comfortable. Next morning after the complain was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really nice welcoming at the hotel. Owner and staff was really nice. Room was ok, breakfast ok, location was good, close walking distance to Stone town. We were not super fans of Stone town in general. We missed water at breakfast.

Thank Jena I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I was delighted with this charming hotel and I trusted that the manager was an honest and decent person. We were charged $160USD for a less than 10km trip to the Jozani Forest under the auspices that $90 was for an entrance fee...More

Thank telp2017
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Concierge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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Price range
$70 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$70 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Ian W
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Santosh G | Property representative |
Dear Ian, Greetings from Alminar, please check your inbox, i have responded to all your queries. Best Regards Santosh Giri
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Fatma K
October 11, 2017|
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Dear Fatma, kindly advise us the time of the year you would like to visit. and accordingly we can offer you the best possible rates. should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us at ( santosh... More
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"There is no life so if stairs are a problem book on the lower floors"
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"Corner Room 104 wifi is weak."
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"Talk to the manager. He is accessible and goes out of his way to help."
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"If mobility is a problem, choose a room on the first floor. The area is not noisy at night, so your sleep..."
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