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Stonehouse
Ranked #14 of 38 Jambiani B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed at the Stone house for 3 nights when exploring Jambiani & reccommend it highly. It's a run by a group of local people who are really friendly. It's not your all inclusive place but that's not what i wanted - it's a cracking place to chill out out, relax and enjoy the beautiful environment. The house is in good condition and the rooms are clean and spacious. I had a great time chilling with the guys who run it, smoking the local 'erb' who are all really friendly and good guys. Recommended highly.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Dear customer!
Thanks very much and we are so much greatful to receive your feedback. we are going to listen yours and others voice.
Thanks ever so much and hope to se you again !

Stonehouse team.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Arrived on the open daladala from Zanzibar Town (took around 1.5 hours) and stayed 2 nights. Positioned a footstep away from the beautiful beach. Excellent service from staff - organised a great snorkeling trip for us in a dhou. Unique little bar out at the front of the building - I asked for a coconut with lime and the guy went and knocked one off the tree in front of me ... only cost 1000TSH (40p). Occasional power cuts in the village but the staff provide you with lanterns and candles.
We were late getting back to the bus stop to get the hourly daladala back so the manager drove us to the Paje stop to catch up with it. The best place I stayed in Zanzibar.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Dr ,Mrs/Mr.
We thank you very much,for your feedback and time. Hope to se you again in the future. Who knows!
Stonehouse team.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The staff were so welcoming and the Guesthouse was well-kept and modern. Our room had a bed with a canopy and a beautiful wardrobe with windows to allow the sea breeze flow in. I highly recommend this spot as it is not too close to other guesthouses and has a beautiful view (like most of Zanzibar... :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Dear mrs/mr

Thank you very much for your time and feedback .Your feedback means a lot to us . Our vision is to become even more comfortable then it is today. Thats why we are listen very serios and carefuly both yours and others comments.
Welcome back!

Kind regards/ Stonehouse management

Peter

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Stonehouse ($35 usd/night) and they were fantastic. In retrospect, we should have stayed longer. We arrived in Jambiana by the shared bus and initially planned on staying at another hotel listed in Lonely Planet but the driver suggested we "check out" Stonehouse first. We did - then went to the other hotel down the road which was charging more and the staff, upon our arrival, seemed less than enthusiastic. Seriously - if I'm coming to check out your complex and havent yet given over my money - you should TRY to summon some sort of enthusiasm to encourage me. Does being listed in a travel guide make these places complacent?
Anyway - we opted for Stonehouse. Zion - the manager - was so welcoming and was super friendly too us throughout the stay. When my husband was feeling a bit ill he made some really strong and delicious ginger tea for him which was very thoughtful.
The rooms are basic - but were bright and airy. Bathrooms are clean and shared. There is a large deck on the 2nd floor for reading, having a cup of coffee, and watching the ocean. The beach is clean and the beach bar is cute.
No wifi - but there is a really nice little cafe ( Sal and Pepe) with decent food about 5 mins walk from the hotel that has free WiFi. Order a beer or fruit juice and spend hours surfing too your content.. It was actually faster than most of the internet cafes we PAID for in Stonetown.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Dear mrs/mr
Thank you very much for you help and time you took.Your feedback means a lot to us.
Our vision is to become even more comfortable then we are today.
We hope to have you back again.

Best regards/ Stonehouse management.
Peter F

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stonehouse is a fantastic place to stay in gorgeous Jambiani. It's right on the beach and there is a bar and dining area outside with great views and the seafood is very nice.

There is also a balcony chill-out area upstairs that looks out over the Indian ocean. I stayed here for 3 nights and I had 3 of the best nights sleep I've ever had as the beds were extra comfortable. The staff were excellent and we stopped by one evening to book our room for the following day and when we arrived next day we were immediately top to go straight to our room without hesitation and to feel at home.

Jambiani itself is beautiful and the beach stretches for miles. Paje is within an hours walking distance too if you need a change of scenery for a day.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are best so that those walking around outside do not bother you as much as they might...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Dear Mrs/mr

We are very appreciate for your feedback and time. It means a lot to us.
We will work each and every day (24/7) to become even more comfortable. We are not sitisfiad yet,thats why your comments are very important to us.
We will listen them carefuly. Thank you very much!

Kind regards/Stonehouse management.

Peter F

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Reviewed February 11, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Stonehouse

Address: Jambiani:East Coast | Kichakanyuki, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Jambiani
Price Range: $40 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Stonehouse Zanzibar Island/Jambiani

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