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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Concierge
3 Star Hotel
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...
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Location and contact
Plot 96, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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7.4 km to Kisauni Airport
51 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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29 Jul.30 Jul.
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A pleasant one night stop before leaving to go home. A lovely well appointed hotel. Well situated for exploring the labyrinth and history of Stone Town, albiet a hidden gem quite literally. Friendly Swahili staff,and Santosh the Manager is delightful and extremely helpful. Great breakfast...More

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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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent choice for a traveler on a budget. Great welcoming management and staff, rooms have AC, cable, strong wifi, hot shower with good pressure, clean sheets, comfortable bed. It’s in the middle of a block of buildings so there isn’t much of...More

Thank Carina O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed four nights in Al Minar hotel. Location is excellent - just off the lovely square with the very high-end hotels and 1 minute walk from the beach. Staff were friendly, with a special mention to Santosh (manager) and Cecilia who really made our...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice boutique hotel placed in the heart of Stone Town with confortable rooms and AC (a must in the evening).The hotel provided free transfer from the airport so this is a plus. Breakfast was good and tasty (a lot of fresh fruits). The hotel...More

1  Thank Gaina Nicolae A
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Concierge
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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USD 71 - USD 99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Ian W
7 February 2018|
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Dear Ian, Greetings from Alminar, please check your inbox, i have responded to all your queries. Best Regards Santosh Giri
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Fatma K
12 October 2017|
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Dear Fatma, kindly advise us the time of the year you would like to visit. and accordingly we can offer you the best possible rates. should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us at ( santosh... More
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"Corner Room 104 wifi is weak."
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"Talk to the manager. He is accessible and goes out of his way to help."
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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..."
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"The front desk staff and been very helpful arranging tours and with recommendations."
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