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Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974 Tanzania
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#9 of 37 hotels in Stone Town
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Mizingani Seafront Hotel is located on the Forodhani water front next to the Sultan Palace Museum and Ferry Terminal. Being in the heart of Stone Town, we are a stone throw away from the main tourist attractions, the Palace Museum, House of Wonders, Old Fort and the famous Forodhani food market. The Mizingani building is a very unique historical building which was constructed for newly married Royal couples for their honeymoon in 1865. Later in 1928 the house was then turned into the Custom House but, due to poor maintenance it deteriorated and finally had to be evacuated. This former Palace is now restored to its former glory with unique pieces of antique furniture, four poster beds, clocks, cupboards and so on, marvelously decorated and designed to make you feel like a Sultan. Mizingani Seafront Hotel provides the best facilities to offer with access of a lift, free wi-fi, air conditioning, 24 hour help desk, safe deposits and a perfect place to relax and tan near the swimming pool in the courtyard. Mizingani now boasts of large individually styled rooms, with ocean front or swimming pool balconies equipped with all modern facilities such as flat screen TV, cable channels, tea/coffee making facilities, hamam bathrooms tiled with Mosaic, hair dryers, high water pressure and hot water. Enjoy the evening cup of tea at our Ocean Front Restaurant while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean and dine under the sky at night. With environment being in our thoughts and conscious, we are proud to announce that we are the only hotel in Stone Town using solar panels for "Hot Water" usage in the hotel including all of our rooms. Create your own memory for a lifetime at Mizingani Seafront Hotel by experiencing the true Zanzibari Hospitality
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Kbr93 wrote a review Feb 24
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We lover our stay at Mizingani Seafront! The hotel is near to all main places in Stone Town. At arrival we got an upgrade to a Sultan Room with the best view and we loved it! There are santiziser everywhere. The staff was very kind, especially the receptionists. You can enjoy the pool and the whole hotel is like in 1001 Arabic Nights. Our room was so clean every day! Thank your for all! Kübra & Erkan
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Pablo Eduardo Velo wrote a review Jan 2021
Rome, Italy155 contributions49 helpful votes
We spend only one night in the hotel The employees are very nice people and help us a lot The restaurant and the breakfast was ok The room was really wonderful and clean The restaurant was ok with a very taste salad
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Mateen N wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom169 contributions49 helpful votes
We stayed for one night before flying back home post our week in Zanzibar. The hotel is in a good location and has a quaint dated style to it that i found charming. We had a first floor sea-view room called 'Freddie Mercury' which had a large balcony. The room itself was very large and spacious, the bathroom was functional albeit dated. Although our room was street facing, we didn't find the noise a problem at night. The hotel staff were very polite and the morning breakfast was plentiful with lots of variety. The location of the hotel is very good, right on the road for easy access. You are no more than 10mins walk from the spice market and other local sights. Although we weren't that impressed with Stone town itself, the hotel made for a good one night stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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cheribokern wrote a review Oct 2020
Beijing, China258 contributions85 helpful votes
Convenient location, nice swimming pool, good breakfast. The rooms are traditional, quaint, and comfortable. Desk staff is helpful and accommodating. If you are looking fir a nice place in Zanzibar, this is it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
5 Helpful votes
DenitsaSofia wrote a review Aug 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria353 contributions119 helpful votes
Lovely hotel overlooking the sea and the harbour. It is minutes walking to the historical buildings, souvenir shops, restaurants and night food market. They preserved the old traditional style of the hotel with its wooden very beautiful furniture. The only problem is with the smell of moisture. The room we were given was on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool, and had a huge terrace. The breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking the sea, loved the fresh tropical fruits and fresh juices. Good place to experience Stone Town.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.3 miles), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.3 miles), and The Coins Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mizingani Seafront Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mizingani Seafront Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.3 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.2 miles).
Does Mizingani Seafront Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.