We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“The best hotel in stone town zanzibar!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clove Hotel

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Stone Town
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Clove Hotel
Save
You added Clove Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #5 of 31 Stone Town B&B and Inns
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best hotel in stone town zanzibar!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed here for a couple of days. I enjoyed it very much. Eating breakfast on the roof top where you can see all over stone town. It is a lovely & very clean hotel in the middle of the centre of stone town with all the nice shops and restaurants. The hospitality is friendly and relieble. Run by Lisette from Holland, quality is garanteed!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ninaatje
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

238 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    111
    100
    14
    6
    7
See reviews for
27
116
35
4
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My partner and I spent a very pleasant couple of nights at the Clove Hotel. It is in an old building, but nicely maintained and decorated, and clean. The location is great, in the middle of Stone Town, and is made even better by the big communal terrace on the fourth floor, overlooking the town and with a view of the sea, where you can relax on one of the sofas. The hosts were pleasant, our room was spacious, the bed comfortable enough and properly mosquito-netted, and the bathroom clean and working. The buffet breakfast was good. Hot water in the bathroom was scarce, but all of Zanzibar is water conservation conscious - and it's a warm island anyway. We'd be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank tripbeetle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Clove really has a great location in Stone Town.
We took a family room $85.00 ,has a balcony always a good thing in Stone Town!
Comfy bed with nice quiet fan.

The open air restaurant in front of the hotel,gives it a huge advantage.Wonderful view of the Harbour from the roof top.Nice to have the option of a cold "Kili" on the roof top.
Everything one needs is a few steps away ...Forex, Antique Shop, Gardens for dinner and the wonderful maze of streets that is Stone town.

Buffet breakfast very nice ,only thing missing was Swahili Spice Tea.

Room Tip: Front facing rooms the way to go.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pinkgypsies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights - the location is great as you can just walk to anywhere in Stone Town from here. The rooms are lovely - fully netted comfortable double bed, ensuite toilet and shower, safe and whb in room. Very clean and staff very helpful. Good buffet breakfast is served on the fabulous roof top terrace, where there is also an 'honesty' bar and WiFi - a lovely place to spend the evening after a day in the hot sunshine.

Room Tip: Rooms are all identical and are laid out over 3 floors. I had one on the reception floor which was c...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BamBamDublin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Good clean rooms, tasteful decorations and a wonderful roof terrace made this a place great stop-over in Stone Town on the way to the East Coast. The hosts are kind, friendly and really helpful, and little touches such as the library and the drinks fridge with its honesty system were appreciated. There is a lovely spice shop just below by the way - run by a kind lady anyway - and you are a walk away from most good things in Stone Town.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a bit of a breeze running through - facing the front of the hotel?
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Clemente B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Clove is a very nice place for vivsts to Stonetown, it is placed en the heart of Stonetown and the staff is very nice and helpfull.
The rooftop terrasse is a small oasis in a hectic town.
We plan to come back again!

Room Tip: if possible ask for the rooms facing the scuare.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Eigil S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Clove Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town, allowing for short walks to shops, restaurants, and ferries. The staff is extremely accomodating and willing to make helpful recommendations, as well as arrangements, in regard to your travel. The rooftop is a nice place to relax. Breakfast is standard, with eggs, toast, and fruit. The only downside was that our room was pretty hot, but the air circulation may have been improved if we would have opened our window at night.

Room Tip: I would suggest requesting a room with a balcony.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TWH9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Stone Town hotels
0.2 mi away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
0.0 mi away
Maru Maru Hotel
Maru Maru Hotel
#12 of 34 in Stone Town
4.0 of 5 stars 462 reviews
0.1 mi away
Zanzibar Coffee House
Zanzibar Coffee House
#4 of 34 in Stone Town
4.5 of 5 stars 415 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Al Minar
Al Minar
#13 of 34 in Stone Town
4.5 of 5 stars 177 reviews
0.5 mi away
Warere Town House
Warere Town House
#15 of 34 in Stone Town
4.5 of 5 stars 355 reviews
0.2 mi away
Zanzibar Hotel
Zanzibar Hotel
#24 of 34 in Stone Town
3.5 of 5 stars 84 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Clove Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Clove Hotel

Property: Clove Hotel
Address: Hurumzistreet | P.O. Box 1117, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Clove Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing