This is a nice hotel option if you are in Stonetown. The hotel has been recently renovated, and sits in a small alleyway (with a lot of gift shops) in stonetown. We didn't check out all the hotels there, but have to think in terms of quality, it's up there, as Stonetown doesn't really have a lot of great options (its also very very small). The staff is great and super helpful, they allowed us a late check-out (3pm) as our flight was in the evening. Wifi is free and available in your room. The breakfast included in your booking was very good.
There are a couple of unique things you should know. Our room did not have a separate door for bathroom and toilet, so literally the bed is next to shower. Ok if you are a couple, awkward if not. There was no fridge in our room, but the AC was powerful. Since the hotel is located in this small alleyway, cars can't come through, so cabs will drop you off and you'll need to walk 3 minutes to hotel. Not a big deal, but something to consider. It's very easy to get cab, as there is a taxi-stand 3 minutes away. Also, since there are a lot of tourist shops in this alleyway, we got the pitch or hassle or fending them off every single morning we left the hotel to walk through this alleyway. Not great, but not terrible. There is also a forex exchange place that gives great rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of historical 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 Forodhani gardens. Transfer time to and from the airport is about 20 minutes. History of the Building ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jafferji House & Spa Zanzibar Island/Stone Town