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Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge Reviews

Shangani St, Opposite to Al Johari Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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12 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Good location, but the rest is all very average. Bathroom was very much in need of a renovation and all the light switches looked so dirty I didn't really want to touch them. Room itself was small but ok, with AC, fan and mosquito net.


Very friendly staff, perfect location with market, restaurants and bars nearby, nice roof top. I was very happy with my stay there!

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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The room initially seemed lovely, but the hot water didn't work, nor did the bathroom light bulb stay in its fitting, and the shower flooded the whole bathroom, so it was a cold, wet, dark shower situation! The bed and mozzie nets were good. When we arrived for breakfast there was no space on the one table, nor any chairs to sit on. We stood around waiting for 10 minutes to be acknowledged before we gave up and went out to eat elsewhere! The staff spoke minimal English. Good location.


Just a small hotel, less than 9 rooms, real basic, with basic breakfast. Security seemed a bit lax (Front door left unlocked, front desk unmanned). Really only OK for an overnight.


Great location, but can be a little hard to find at first in the winding streets of Stone Town. Staff are very helpful and friendly, facilities pretty good with free WiFi and 24 hour access. Would highly recommend this place.

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