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“Great rooms, rooftop breakfast right in the centre of Stone Town”
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Safari Lodge
Ranked #23 of 31 Stone Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful big rooms with four poster beds. Great air con and ceiling fans and less than a 5 min walk from the ferry and only 10 mins from the bars, beach, boats and market. Breakfast was a buffet with fresh eggs made to order with waiter service

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have stayed here three times, mostly as I was introduced to it when doing Intrepid tours. It is well located, basic, clean and reasonable.

Location - central Stone Town. Easy walking distance to a taxi or the ferry. A few turns in the maze that is Stone Town to get to it, but quite straight-forward.
Rooms - basic, bland, average size. Bed, small desk, arm chair and cupboard with mirror. Aircon works well and ceiling fan
Bed - comfortable, large (non-standard size), a little on the high-side
Bathroom - basic but clean
Service - good. Receptionists happy to assist
Breakfast - very basic. They make eggs to your liking, a little fruit and toast (the hideous sweet white bread universal in Tanzania). Tea and coffee. Rooftop location - overlooking the city and often you hear the kids at school singing.
Internet - free wifi and good speeds
Other - no safe in rooms. A little walk to restaurants and bars. Fun to sit on the front steps and watch the locals go by.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

The hotel is centrally located, very clean with basic breakfast like many other hotel. Breakfast is served on the roof. Receptionists are very kind. The hotel has many rooms without caracheter.

The room was clean, with aircon and clean bathroom. I spent 2 nights.
The price is in the average, 55$ for a double room.

I think it is possible di find out other hotel in the center.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

A well positioned hotel, strolling distance to the sights of Stone Town. A bit of a labyrinth. Would not recommend being out late at night on your own as there is a possibility of getting lost. Rooms are adequate with fans and noisy AC. No bar on site, there is a fridge in reception sellling water and a kiosk nearby for soft drinks. We found it a great people place. On the stret outside you can soak up the atmosphere with children going to and from school and locals going about their business.
Would use it again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Clean rooms, lots of space, decent size bathrooms. Service we adequate, there is no safe in the rooms so you leave items in the safe and there was no issues there. Central location just a stroll away from the bustling markets. Great atmosphere, but a little bit nosy at night. Overall we were happy and would stay again for one or two nights.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Lovely hotel right in the centre of the real Stone Town - the hotel is based few houndred meters from the "big Tree" - in a middle of labyrinth of streets - easy to find if you dont mind asking locals for help :) 7 minutes to central market , 10 minutes walk to centre of Stone Town. Clean, decent size rooms with aircon but very confined as normal in very tiny, narrow centre of this antient city.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Nice place to base camp in Stonetown. Not far from Fordani market, the ferry and Freddy Mercury's bar. Decent light breakfast on the rooftop. Popular with backpackers. Front desk staff are helpful and resourceful. It seems pretty busy. Stonetown is easy to get lost in.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Address: Malindi Street | Stonetown, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Price Range: $47 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Safari Lodge is situated a few meters from Zanzibar Harbour. Setup in an old traditional Zanzibar exteriors.Accommodation ranges from luxurious to supreme rooms with traditional hand crafted furniture to portray the great 18th Century Zanzibar craftsmanship.While in Zanzibar you can experience the clean beaches. the spice tour of the old town and many more interesting historical sites of your choice. ... more   less 
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Safari Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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