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Al Minar

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Located just a stone’s throw from Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, the Al-Minar hotel is located centrally amidst the tourist district of Forodhani Gardens along the beach. The hotel itself embodies the essence of Zanzibar offering hand-carved beds, local artwork and the best local cuisine with modern amenities including state of the art bathroom, hot water and electricity backed by a generator. The best nightlife on the island is located minutes away as are the best restaurants, shops and other tourist destinations. Our hotel concierge will be happy to assist you with any arrangements regarding recreational activities during your visit. The rooftop restaurant at Al-Minar serves up an array of mouthwatering delicacies including local, Asian and Continental cuisine and the restaurants atmosphere showcases the spirit of stone town. tastefully decorated using local workmanship with modern amenities, the Al-Minar Hotel offers the best that Zanzibar has to offer with international flair
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Dry Cleaning
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a bit disappointed. The room was ok for a night though the walls were very dirty. The low season rate was a good value for money. The staff at the reception was helpful. But the breakfast was very low quality and the staff...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank MyriamZanzibar
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The Al Minar hotel is tucked into a sleepy street corner near the Hyatt. Don’t let the unassuming entrance fool you, this hotel is the best deal you’ll get in Stone Town. The hotel staff are courteous, very attentive and incredibly welcoming - they make...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading these reviews I felt that I stayed in a different hotel than others. I based my choice solely on the reviews here, and this is the first time when I felt let down by tripadvisor. We came here after a long and dusty...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank JulsVern
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The service at Al Minar is excellent. Santosh the manager goes beyond his duties as hotel manager - he not only assisted us with booking a room but also with booking all our tours including transfers (airport and nungwi). He and this team ensured everything...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Theelo
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

이 호텔은 일단 위치가 좋다. 맛집들과 가까우며 쇼핑할수 있는곳들과 가깝다. 시설은 가격대비 좋습니다. 이 호텔의 최고 장점은 산토스 입니다. 그는 매우 친절하며 유머러스 하고 젠틀합니다. 그래서 저는 이 호텔을 추천합니다. This hotel is well located for now. It is close to restaurants and places where...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jaehyon
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Response from Santosh G | Property representative |
Dear Ian, Greetings from Alminar, please check your inbox, i have responded to all your queries. Best Regards Santosh Giri
Room Tips
"There is no life so if stairs are a problem book on the lower floors"
12 Aug. 2018
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"Corner Room 104 wifi is weak."
9 Dec. 2017
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"Talk to the manager. He is accessible and goes out of his way to help."
25 Oct. 2017
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"If mobility is a problem, choose a room on the first floor. The area is not noisy at night, so your sleep..."
21 Oct. 2017
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USD 63 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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