I felt like this place was like an airport hotel, there really is NOTHING else around it. BUT, if you are only spending a night there to get the ferry to Zanzibar or airport its a perfect place!
Ferry - 5 min walk
Airport 20-30 drive $50
The hotel has a pretty funky bar and decent restaurant so there really is NO need to venture of hotel property. The pool was great, especially after a crazy hot day traveling by ferry from Zanzibar.
The rooms were clean & safe (second door to swipe your key through prior to getting to your room), but the A/C wasnt very powerful.
In regards to the ferry, I would suggest going to the ferry terminal as early as possible to get your tickets.( Idealy the day before) There are SO many locals trying to "wheel and deal you" that you dont want to be dealing with that on a limited time limit. We tried to book our tickets online, and when we went to find the kiosk, they told us that boat didnt operate anymore. Im sure it was still operating we just couldnt find the right ticket stand, and NO one wanted to be helpful when they heard it was prebooked. First class tickets are also nice as you have the option for A/C on the ferry.
Bring your passports as well, you need them to buy your tickets, as well as need them to go through customes in Zanzibar, even though they are both in Tanzania you need to get it stamped.
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