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Jafferji House & Spa
Ranked #12 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
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“Superb”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

A delightful small hotel snuggled in middle of Stone Town. Was allocated the Kama Sutra Room, for some unknown reason- certainly lived up to its name. Room tastefully decorated with a mix of local and imported furnishings. Great outside bath/shower. I think the only thing missing was a lot of candles around the bath. Thank Heavens for the Air-conditioning which kept the room ice cold during our stay. Staff very helpful and friendly. The restaurant is small and cosy and what i thought exceptional quick service for Zanzibar standards. We had dinner one night and food reasonably priced and very very tasty. The Hotel does not serve any alcohol , but there is a great wine bar/tapas restaurant only a short walk away.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Saul,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay at Jafferji House
I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the traditional luxury of our services.

Guest satisfaction is most important to us and the entire team appreciates your comments.
Thank you once again for your kind words and I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Karibu tena!

Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were really sad that we only had two nights in this hotel. The staff offered us an upgrade to a suite for an extra $20 which we took. Our room was amazing; absolutely stunning and more space than we knew what to do with! The staff were helpful and friendly and organised trips for us at reasonable prices. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anybody, it was beautiful and something very different.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to the Jafferji Suite - shown in the main picture above. I cannot recommend it enou...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Alys,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Jafferji Sultan Suite.
I have passed on your compliments to our staff who take pride in providing our guests with a great experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was on an extended work trip in Zanzibar, and stayed at a ton of hotels in Stone Town. This is really the only place to stay. There are other nice places, but this place is really special, and uniquely Zanzibar.

The walls haven't been decorates so much as lovingly curated with African artifacts and photographs from Zanzibar, mainland Tanzania and the rest of the continent. Every room is special, comfortable, and thoughtfully laid out.

My favorite room is the Mercury Suite; though Kama Sutra is a close second. Book a spa treatment, any treatment, in the rooftop spa at 4 or 5 pm to hear the call to prayer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Shannon,

Thank you for this great review. There is no greater satisfaction than receiving kind words from a valued guest. I am especially pleased to read that you enjoyed the décor and photography displayed around the hotel.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.
Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Beautiful building decorated in an african arab style with lots of modern photographs. Our room was spectacular huge mosquito net covered bed, big bathroom with lots of hot water, decorated with beautiful wall hangings and lovely furniture. on the top floor is the spa - with lovely views out to the sea. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. the hotel is very centrally located in Stone town an easy walk in all directions. Breakfast was nice - not extensive but certainly adequate. From what I saw of the other hotels this was by far the best.

Room Tip: we were on the first floor - can't rtemember the name started with a K!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Lolly,

Thank you for the valuable feedback you provided regarding your recent stay at Jafferji House & Spa. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am pleased you liked the décor and style. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. I have shared your comments with all the team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Zanzibar and to Jafferji House & Spa

Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

we had the most wonderful stay here! lovely rooms, good service, and best of all - the breakfast! if we ever come back to stonetown, this is where we'll be.
if you want to be close to the center, the location is perfect. personally, we felt the city center was a bit noisy with too many salesmen offering you anything but their left kidney.

but Jafferji House truly felt like a little piece of heaven.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor! I am thrilled to read that you had a great time with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Jafferji House & Spa.. Kind regards, Donna Da Silva
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was by far one of the best hotel rooms I've ever had. Service was impeccable, housekeeping amazing, staff friendly and helpful, restaurant good. Good location, easily walk to Foordhani Gardens and anywhere in Stone Town. I would definitely recommend Jafferji House to anyone staying in Stone Town!

Room Tip: I stayed in the Mercury Suite and loved it- but I really think you can't go wrong- these rooms a...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Alyssa,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed on your kind words to the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva
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Notodden, Norway
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We cane t Stone Town from a rather poor resort at the East side of the island. Found this hotel online. In the narrow streets/alleys of Stone Town, inside a rather simple looking door, opens up a fantastic hotel. We stayed in the "Spice house" for two nights, and it was just a blast in smells. I really felt like a sultan when staying there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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donphida, Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
It was our pleasure to welcome you to Jafferji House & Spa. And I am grateful that you shared your experience on Tripadvisor.
We hope to welcome you back again to Zanzibar and to Jafferji House & Spa.

Kindest Regards, Donna Da Silva
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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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