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Jafferji House & Spa
Ranked #12 of 34 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Loveliest Place in Stonetown”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Jafferji House & Spa is the perfect location for a relaxed and luxurious holiday on the beautiful island of Zanzibar!!

We stayed in the Princess Salme Suite - and felt like the Princess herself! The suite is beautifully decorated, a reminder of Zanzibar's past during the Sultans time.
The Suite is very spacious with lovely antique furniture, all unique. And the most amazing, comfortable bed you can imagine!! I did feel like an arabian princess in the large four-poster, in crips white sheets and surrounded by luxurious materials.

The bathrooms are spacious with everything you could wish for - including the Spas own brand of toiletries, all made of only natural products and with the most amazing aroma.

The owner of the hotel is a famous Zanzibari photographer, Javed Jafferji, who converted his own family home into this little gem of a place.
His stunning photographs are everywhere around the hotel, from landscape images of Zanzibar, models and even political portraits - a true artist with an eye for the aesthetically pleasing!

The hotel is situated right in the middle of the hustling and bustling Stone Town on Gizenga Street, just behind the Old Fort - the perfect spot for sightseeing in the Old Town or a little evening walk to Forodhani Gardens and the famous Night Market.

We absolutley LOVED our stay and would return anytime!!
Thank you to the lovely and very helpful staff as well - great people, all of them!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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JAFFERJI, Owner at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the time you have taken to post this review following your recent stay at the Jafferji House and Spa, which will indeed help all travellers to know what to expect in our hotel!

I sincerely hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back sometime in the future.



JAVED JAFFERJI
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

An integral part of a successful vacation stems from where you reside. A welcoming management coupled with a great location helped us achieve just that. I would like to thank the entire team for making our stay so very pleasant.

Kudos to you all!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

A must in Zanzibar! Situated right in the heart of Stone Town, this boutique style hotel will take your breath away. Each room is well appointed and very comfortable. The ambiance truly sets this place apart from the rest. Take the time to view all of the pieces of artwork that are tastefully placed throughout the hotel. Don't forget to walk up to the roof top spa which will make you feel like Arabian royalty. Staff are courteous and very helpful. Food in the restaurant is also quite good.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

What an immersion into the Zanzibar fantasy, the Jafferji House is an amazing creation where it is evident that somebody designed this small boutique hotel with passion and a great deal of feeling for Zanzibar. As soon as you walk in, the quality is evident, but the style, the magic is beautiful. If you want a few nights in pampered luxury as well as being lost in the historical charm of Zanzibar, then I would really recommend a few nights here while you are in Stone Town. This one place that has got it really right, the magic of stone town surrounds you here, and engages you one on one.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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JAFFERJI, Owner at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for your most kind words of appreciation.

I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,


Javed Jafferji
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

The concept and execution put us all in awe! Outstanding experience and it is very difficult to put in words. The entire staff truly is a wonderful lot, always smiling and well trained. They enhanced our experience! A wonderful, pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

If you are looking for a cozy, charming spot with excellent food and a Scheherazade atmosphere in the heart of the Stone Town, this 'house' is what you want. With the magic of a place which was lived and loved for many decades, this home, even after the attentive restoration, has maintained the bizarre oriental architecture on the African coast, with staircases and windows and doors which open more doors and corners that hide even more intriguing woodwork. The colors are warm, the woods polished, the rooms creative, the food is exotic, but the spices are subtle and gentle, the rooftop SPA a picture out of a coffee table book...hmmm...what else...ah yes: just longing to go back for more!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The restoration of this hotel is excellent, this is a truly beautiful boutique hotel of peace and tranquility set within the bustling streets of Stone town. Each room is designed differently but each as creative and lovely as the next, every detail even down to the dustbin compliments the room. We stayed in the Kamasutra Suite (breathtaking- two floored room with bath overlooking the ocean) and Adnan Suite. The staff are helpful, the location is great, the food we tasted (dinner and breakfast) was yummy, so in conclusion definitely the place to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Jafferji House & Spa
Address: 170 Gizenga Street | Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Jafferji House & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town, behind the Old Fort, which is just a stroll from the House of Wonders. It is conveniently located to Zanzibar's most vibrant shops and restaurants on the sea front. Close to the Forodhani gardens. Transfer time to and from the airport is about 20 minutes and 10 minutes from the Ferry port ... more   less 
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