We booked direct through email after seeing the reviews on trip advisor. This place was perfect for us. A few minutes walk from the ferry terminal and really close to all the major sights in Stonetown, less than 5 minutes walk to the House of Wonders. We were greeted by name and immediately felt like home from home. The room was great and facilities good, best shower we had in Zanzibar! We stayed 4 nights while we explored stonetown, before heading to the east coast.
The hotel is on the main road from the ferry terminal but the noise didn't bother us. We had a balcony and we loved spending time just watching all the action on the street.
The breakfast was served on the roof terrace and was very nice. They had a little restaurant at the front which was reasonably priced and served nice food and smoothies. Just down the road is Mercurys which was a little more pricey but had a sea view with great cocktails! We felt the area was safe, you can return to the hotel via a main road along the beach and past the ferry terminal, or through the backstreets.
The staff helped us with any enquiry and nothing was too much trouble. They sorted out a shared bus for us to the east coast, when we were dropped at our destination I realised I had left my hat on the bus. My very special travelling hat that has been with me for many adventures! As a long shot we rang Zenji, 30minutes later my hat was returned to me! Fantastic!
On our return journey we had one night in Stonetown but unfortunately Zenji was fully booked. Our advice, book early to avoid disappointment!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the middle of bustling Stone Town, Zenji Hotel welcomes guests for a relaxing stay on the rooftop or in one of the 9 authentic rooms. The rooms have a ceiling fan and air conditioning, some rooms have balcony. All rooms have a different atmosphere referring to the rich Zanzibar heritage and culture. The breakfast, including homemade bread and jams, fruit juice, fresh fruit, different types of tea and real espresso coffee, is served on the rooftop from which you have a beautiful view over Stone Town and the harbor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zenji Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town