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We booked this hotel at the last minute and were very pleasantly surprised. The rooms are large and spacious, nicely traditionally decorated, the staff are friendly and helpful and it was excellent value for money

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Fremantle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 9 nights in February, partly for the excellent Sauti za Busara music festival, and were very happy. Our room was large and comfortable , the breakfasts were fine and the staff were all friendly, helpful and keen to please. The building is old and interesting, and far more fun than some anonymous modern set up.

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GGM_DeepuN, High Class Hotels Ltd at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are glade you enjoyed our hospitality & services. It was our pleasure hosting you. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Happy Travels. Your Host, Team Zanzibar Hotel.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our room was so large that the small air conditioner struggled to keep it cool but it was comfortable enough for us. My favorite part was the beautiful balcony. The location in Stone Town is very good and the staff was friendly and helpful in setting up tours.

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GGM_DeepuN, High Class Hotels Ltd at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, We are glade you had a wonderful stay with us, We have taken note of your feedback , Rest Assured corrective action will be taken to get the AC rectified. We look forward to welcoming you back. Your Host, Team Zanzibar Hotel.

Mumbai
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

When I checked in , I could feel something very different about this place as I read about this hotel being the first of its kind in the island , I was pretty surprised to see it is still well kept in spite of its wear and tare. Good breakfast. Very good accommodating staff , right in middle of stone...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for such a delightful review, we are so happy to receive your acknowledgment. We are glade we could create a good experience for you during your stay with us. We hope to host you soon. Your Host, Hussain

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Nice hotel with a garden area, the staff are very friendly, and the manager was great. I had good correspondence with him before we arrived via email. The rooms are a bit tired, but are adequate and our room was cleaned every day, breakfast was satisfactory, consisting of toast, beans, eggs, potato usually. The hotel was in the ideal location...

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Dear Curly, Thank you for such a lovely review and recommending us , We are glade you enjoyed our hospitality and services. We look forward to host you again soon Happy Travels. Your Host, Hussain

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Where do I start? On arrival I was served a welcome drink with a fly in it. We were taken to our room which was not ready, so we were given a smaller room with no seating area as indicated in our booking. The next morning, the only available food at breakfast was bread and butter, fruits, pancakes and jem....

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Liyaket H, Manager at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback , It was very unfortunate that you had to deal with sequence of events during your stay , We had address all your concerns during your stay and hence compensated accordingly . We deeply regret for the inconvenience caused to you and also have taken necessary steps for improvement. Hope you will...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to expensive hotels in town, Zanzibar Hotel is a good one. Conveniently located, with nice, clean, comfortable rooms, furnished in Zanzibar style. Bathrooms would need renovations (I saw three rooms) but still fully functional. Breakfast food not amazing but ok. Staff very nice and friendly.

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Liyaket H, Manager at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a encouraging review, we are glade you enjoyed our hospitality. We occasionally cater to guest previous on breakfast on request however we have taken note of your concerns raised on breakfast and will upgrade our services. We looking forward to welcome to our hotel soon. Best Regards, Hussain Liyaket

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Location is great; hotel very quaint; room huge; breakfast good; restaurant food not bad either; very nice, friendly, helpful staff who can organise tours/taxis/tell you where to find certain places. One tip: consider paying the bit extra for a quiet room which doesn't front the bar nearby unless you are very tired and/or full of beer and sleep through the...

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Liyaket H, Manager at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a lovely review, We are glade you had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to host you soon. Best Regards, Hussain Liyaket

Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was in very good location. It is really good hotel with beautiful design.good breakfast and clean rooms .The staff was very friendly. hot water was perfect. it has very nice garden.l prefer to stay there again.

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Liyaket H, Manager at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, our team was so excited to read your review. We look forward to welcome you again soon. Best Regards, Liyaket Hussain.

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This charming hotel in the southern part of Stone Town was the perfect start of our Zanzibar holiday. We stayed two nights in a spacious and cosy room with two beautiful traditional Zanzibari beds (mind you, the mattress can be a bit hard, perfect for me personally though). The biggest plus for this hotel are very good rates for the...

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Liyaket H, Manager at Zanzibar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review, your review has encouraged us even more, we are honored to be recognized by you for the style of hotel we have. We try our best to ensure we make every guest comfortable and do our best to cater there personal request. We are looking forward to host you again...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A haven of peace and tranquility nestled in the heart of bustling stone town. This impressive landmark, dating back to the 1800’s, and boasting a private garden of lush tropical vegetation, was the first ever hotel on the island. A rich 19th-century air of elegance greets you as you walk through the original Zanzibari door. Beautiful beamed ceilings, marble floors, Persian carpets and magnificent crystal chandeliers recreate the glamour of yesteryear. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed and the ambiance embraces the uniqueness of the local culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Hotel

Address: Off Bhangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3246, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $85 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zanzibar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Zanzibar Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#13 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“The rooms on the top floor have excellent balconies”
 of 5 bubbles FreoBob, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 34”
 of 5 bubbles valerija_kam, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“consider paying the bit extra for a quiet room which doesn't front the bar nearby”
 of 5 bubbles JFH_11, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High(unless inform or elderly) and away from the alley. Inspect ALL rooms before taking them.”
  • Sitting area in Room 39.
  • One of the rooms.
  • The balcony which 5(?) rooms have access to.
 of 5 bubbles MasafiOne, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Double check to ensure that the AC is working!”
 of 5 bubbles AJWheel, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
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