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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Beyt al Salaam is easily one of the best hotels in Zanzibar. Period. For it's price, it is unbeatable. Where do I even start? First off, the location is phenomenal. You're located right near the Double Tree, Serena, and Hyatt, hotels that cost x3 or x4 the price. The rooms are authentic, have a lot of character and never lose...

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Cape Town, Sa
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Traditional old house turned into boutique hotel. Lovely rooms and beautiful old showers. All was comfortable. Each room is different in size and style. I recommend room 103, though I stayed in 104 which was lovely for myself..bit small for movement around bed for 2. Hot water though not strong pressure. Air conditioner worked well...there was just 1 window which...

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key west, florida
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is an old building, a former tea house. The character of the original building has been maintained as well as the signs of its age, but the owners (who also own the nearby Doubetree) make sure that the stay has all the comforts of an upscale hotel.The room was clean, linens are clean and fresh, towels large and ample,...

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London
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We were so impressed with this gem of a hotel in the nicest part of Stone Town. Beautiful rooms, absolutely lovely staff and the restaurant is excellent. The rooms all have are all mahogany and Morrocan influence and it really lives up to it's name of The House of Peace

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Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We had such a lovely stay at this hotel! We just stayed one night this time but had stayed for a weekend a few months ago. Everything is perfect - it's a boutique hotel with so much character and the staff are so friendly. There are lots of nice little small touches, like a drink on arrival and a fruit...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

It was a lovely weekend. Beds are cozy rooms are awesome furnished in swahili style. The breakfast one potion is enough for two and is fantastic. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Only downside was no pool.

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Philqueriaud, Directeur général at Beyt Al Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your friendly remark and recognition of our awesome property. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the rooms and the restaurant. We are constantly improving our quality so please feel free to be coming back soon as to discover some more of the StoneTown wonders. Best regards The Beyt El Salaam Team

Kenya
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I popped in here as I walked past and had a look at the rooms as the place I had just checked into was below expectations. As it was low season and they were empty, they offered me an excellent rate for the suite on the top floor and I decided I would move the following day. However, on getting...

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Philqueriaud, Directeur général at Beyt Al Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was so happy to read we could positively compete with the number one on the tripadvisor rank... This really as been perceived as a booster in our Team member's moral as we are all so proud of our cozy and friendly boutique hotel. We hope that we will have an other chance to be welcoming you in...

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is an excellent small boutique hotel. You can sense the history in the building, with heavy wooden furniture and doors, long sets of stairs, and interesting decor throughout. It is obvious that staff and owners take pride in the fine details of the hotel. All staff were smiling, professional, and knowledgeable. Wifi was good.The rooms are large, well-decorated, with...

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Philqueriaud, Directeur général at Beyt Al Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Many thanks on behalf of the Beyt El Salaam Team for your appreciation of the property and the service you have been given. We are indeed the only boutique hotel located on the most ideal part of StoneTown and all the Team takes great pride out of it. Our 10 rooms are all unique and each of your...

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Situated opposite the Serena Inn and near to the soon to be opened Hyatt hotel, this bijou hotel shares some illustrious neighbours and is sited in a quiet square near the beach front and within easy strolling distance of all Stone Town’s main attractions. There is no lift in this old building, but the staff willingly carried our (heavy) bags...

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Philqueriaud, General Manager at Beyt Al Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Many thanks for your detailed review of our Boutique Hotel. I am pleased to see that our Team contributed to make your stay a memorable one. We are keen to produce a unique service to our visitors and to be always on top of your expectations as to make you feel comfortable. You are welcome back anytime and...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

If you like small hotels with character, Beyt al Salaam ("House of Peace") is for you. It's in the Shangani district of Stone Town, just a couple of minutes from the sea. The hotel has recently been refurbished and rooms are decorated in "local" style, albeit with modern conveniences like electronic key, safe, mini-bar - and the large flat screen...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Beyt al Salaam Restaurant
Beyt al Salaam Restaurant
Cuisines: African, Seafood, Soups
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For those who want to experience the charm of a classic Zanzibar setting with a touch of ancient Arabian mystique, the place is Beyt Al Salaam, formerly known as Beyt Al Chai. This is an exquisite 10-room boutique hotel within a traditional Zanzibar house, built on 3 floors in what was once a tea house. Sitting only a few paces from the sea, the house is cool and breezy. On a typical day, guests relax in our beautifully appointed lounge and rooms overlooking a square filled with hibiscus and ancient tamarind trees - simultaneously feeling the pull of the mysterious Indian Ocean that lies just beyond the trees and soaking up the ambiance of this World Heritage Site only steps away from the shops, restaurants and attractions of contemporary Zanzibar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beyt Al Salaam

Address: | Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania (Formerly Beyt al Chai)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $99 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beyt Al Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Beyt Al Chai Hotel Stone Town
Beyt Al Salaam Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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“Have a drink at Serena, across the road. The views are amazing!”
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“Room 102 is a great spacious room.”
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“104. Just up the stairs.”
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