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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 1 night at Zenji hotel and had a pleasant stay. We chose it because it's so close to the ferries to mainland. Clean, aesthetic, fan and air con and hot water. Staff are incredible friendly and helpful.

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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very happy with Zenji Hotel. The staff are all very nice and accommodating. The room had good air conditioning, was clean and comfortable. The restaurant had really good food for a good price. The location was very central and we walked everywhere. We were in Colours of Zanga room with a shared bathroom that was VERY clean. The... More 

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Leeds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a busy street, but that wasn't any problem for us. It's conveniently located for the ferry and buses. Helpful staff. We left for the ferry, too early for breakfast so the hotel supplied a take away of fruit and bread.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Staff were all super friendly. They didn't all speak great English but they really tried and were always ready to help. Room was big, clean and well equipped. Breakfast was very good. The in-room safe was too small to put an iPad in - but we weren't too worried about leaving it out. Definitely recommend.

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Margaret River, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I spent our two nights of our honeymoon here. This was the perfect hotel for us. The location is easy to find and it is easy to walk to the market, colonial alleys, night market, ferry, and dala-dala station. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, we never felt pressured by them to book activities through them... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you arrive in stone town by the ferry from Dar just go left and write and in 5 min you are there. Rooms are clean and the owners think to every little detail: from a warm welcome with ibiscus juice to providing extra towel or earlier breakfast if you need. It is not the less expensive hotel but it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed at Zenji for 4 nights in the beginning if our honeymoon, and it was really good! I had read reviews about the noisiness of staying in the front rooms, and so when I arrived I asked to be in the back for the more quiet rooms and they told me they had put windows in to reduce the... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely time staying at Zenji Hotel. It's very well located at Stone Town, the heart of Zanzibar, at a walking distance from the ferry that comes from Dar es Salaam. The hostel has 9 rooms that are just amazing, very comfortable, with a big area and a lovely decoration. Most of them have balconies, and they have... More 

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38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place came recommended for 2 nights in Stone Town. We asked for the 'quiet' room in the back. The room was clean but a little cramped and extremely noisy! The bathroom is spacious and clean and had lots of hot water! Good central location but loud and crowded during the day. Much better at night. Breakfast is very basic.... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I visited Stone Town and stayed at Zenji hotel. For the plus...the hotel is conveniently located, almost close to all amenities. The reception staff is very friendly, bathroom walls are sparkling clean. For the minus...We stayed in the Spirits of Nature room. When we got there our mattress was torn and covered with a small sheet such that we woke... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the middle of bustling Stone Town, Zenji Hotel welcomes guests for a relaxing stay on the rooftop or in one of the 9 authentic rooms. The rooms have a ceiling fan and air conditioning, some rooms have balcony. All rooms have a different atmosphere referring to the rich Zanzibar heritage and culture. The breakfast, including homemade bread and jams, fruit juice, fresh fruit, different types of tea and real espresso coffee, is served on the rooftop from which you have a beautiful view over Stone Town and the harbor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zenji Hotel

Address: Malawi St, opp Cine Afrique | P.O. Box 661, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $65 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“A balcony is nice if you want to check out out the busy streets and alleyways.”
 of 5 bubbles DaddyShirt, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the Spice Corner, it was a great room with a personal bathroom.”
  • They made up the room everyday with a swan.
 of 5 bubbles Maggie9414AD, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the main street are quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Klarusskka, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not worry about the activities, the staff will help you arrange them”
 of 5 bubbles nilsenpeter20, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a deck so you can view the many people of different faiths.”
 of 5 bubbles travlkar1, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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