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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We found this a quite expensive hotel, we got our price down from 75 to 55 USD but still we found it too much for wat we got. Small room, no AC (only a fan). Breakfast was OK. It is in the center of Stonetown but Stonetown is not that big so this was not that big of an advantage.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stayed here for a night...its nice simple hotel not to expect much amenities and facilities...a descent clean bed,old style TV, hot water thats all what you need to get a good sleep! *Sanitarywares are worn out but working... *no mosquito nets in the room *Room clock was not working, which needs a small battery replacement and doesnt even costs... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have tried several hotels, from budget to luxury, in Stone Town over the years. Travel companion of mine thought this one would be really expensive because of the location, so we booked to a budget backpacker place. When we got there it was so awful I said, "let's go to Shangani and see if they have a room." It... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is changing the vew if a hotel. We not sheep that only been thrown in a plase for safekeeping for the night. There is no water in room to drink at night. No mosquito net no plase to pull the toitet when finished. Just burning hot water in basin. The bed is crazy the bedsheets was not cleen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Comfortable enough hotel in the centre of Stone town. Just about everything is on your doorstep, or within a few minutes walk. Freddie Mercury's house is just a bit further along the road. The rooms are a reasonable size, with large bathrooms, fan and air con. There are better hotels, but this is adequate and very handy for everything. Breakfast... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Hotel is in a walking distance from port in the city centre. Five minute walk from the nice sandy beach. All the shops are in a range of 300m. Also reastaurants with very good fish food are very close.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's ok to be a budget hotel with basic and simple amenities, as long as cleanliness, functionality, and safety are maintained. Shangani achieves none of the above, and my feeling is they don't care. Most serious problem encountered during my stay - theft: In the middle of the night a thief opened my two second floor windows from the outside... More 

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Dar Es Salaam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We chose this hotel for a 1 day stay because of its good location and rates. however that was a big mistake! The staff are unfriendly, racisit and rude...Also we were advised that the check out time is at 11:00Am, we were down at the lobby by 11:05Am however they forced us to pay additional half day charges claiming we... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for one night. I didn't have any advance booking but luckily got a room upon arrival. The hotel is conveniently located in a nice and safe tourist area called Shangani. A famous Forodhani park where you can enjoy a variety of seafood barbecue dinner is just within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Don't know where other reviewers went but I stayed here for 10 days while working and learning Kiswahili in Stonetown. Had a lovely room with a terrace on the third floor. Room cleaned every day with a change of sheets and towels. Air con is noisy but effective and there is a fridge in the room. Piping hot water for... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Shangani Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Road | Opposite the historic Old Post Office Building, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $85 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shangani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Shangani Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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