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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 9 January 2015

There are Hotels and Hotels, and Resorts and Resorts, and there we have Asmini Palace Hotel in Zanzibar. We entered as clients and we left as family. Besides the quality of the Hotel, besides how beautiful our room was, how amazing and relaxing our balcony was.. the kindness of all team (no exceptions) made us feel special and taken cared....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Good value for money and close walking distance to the ferry which is great for heavy bags! Very friendly and helpful staff. Credit card machine doesn't seem to work often so be prepared to pay in cash.

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Reviewed 16 September 2014

The hotel is good ,friendly and very clean. Good price . Almost near everything in Stone town. you can go walking to any landmark in stone town from this hotel. Very near to Forodhani gardens. Beautiful breakfast.But you cant reach the hotel door by taxi because it's located in a very narrow street. Few drivers know how to go there...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 September 2014

After a day of 4 flights, we were relieved to find Asmini Palace. On the northern edge of Stone Town, we had a very pleasant stay for just one night. The staff was very friendly but also casual (in a good way). We book transfer from the airport to Asmini and were pleased with the driver. Once we arrived, the...

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Had a very good experience staying at this hotel. The main advantage is that it is near to the seaport so as soon as you get down from the ferry you can staraight away walk to the hotel without having to book a cab. Rooms are good with average amenities. But so are the rates. The breakfast is good but...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The hotel is a short walk from the ferry terminal and some of the other major attractions in StoneTown. Rooms are comfortable and breakfast on the roof is decent. The decor mixes some Zanzibari style with modern features to give a slightly odd but reasonable ambiance.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Its difficult to compare hotels in the third world with those in the first world. By local standards the Asmini is good. By international standards it looses a star for me. But you go to Zanzibar to soak up the local culture not western style hotels. There are quaint quirks like the solid wooden doors which don't really fit and...

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Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed at Asmini Palace i December 2013. The staff was nice and the service was excellent. The location of the hotel is perfect; near Forodhani Gardens, Beit el Ajaib, the sea front etc. Roof top restaurant serves basic meals with a nice sea view.

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Richmond, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Centrally located,walking distance from the ferry landing.The staff met us at the ferry landing and led us to the Hotel which was very convenient,Room was a little small but the bed was large enough to accommodate both of us.In the evening we walked down to the Forzani where we could buy all kinds of snacks and fruit.Roof top breakfast was...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Juma, Mohamed, Casiem, Evelyn. Beautiful friendly memorable staff at Asmini Palace. Couldnt ask for a more welcome (karibu !) Stone Town experience. They arrange everything you need just a phone call away. Clean basic rooms with own balcony. Clean bathroom with fan, shower only have to hold on to the shower head otherwise it sprays all over - not sure...

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Address: Kiponda Street, Box 3292, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $109 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Asmini Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 174
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Asmini Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#14 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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