Ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Giles and Paul from Blackpool uk

Very central and accessible

Posted Feb 20, 2014
Pros: Breakfast and some of the Decor
Location: A lot of good restaurants and souvenir shops ,near by !
We booked a room for 2 adults with twin bed but on arrival there was not such facility,only a room with a double bed ,so not confortable or practical for 2 Adults!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Don't trust the cleaning staff

Posted Jan 6, 2014
Pros: Watch your stuff.
Cons: New staff.
Location: Good location.
All around, the place is nice, but at the. End of our stay, over $1000 in three different currencies was taken from two different hard to find places in our baggage. One wad locked with a small lock, so hard to believe, but true. We would recommend not leaving any valuables in the rooms, this has happened many times at this place we have learned. Good luck!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Andrew from Brisbane

Traditional Setting

Posted Dec 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel has great ambience with traditional stone town feel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from brighton

Posted Sep 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
Toilet not working properly, bathroom poor/shabby repair work, shower head holder broken, noisy but good location and bed room menu did not match restaraunt menu.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
The price was right and the location was great. The building and room were nice and I had no problem walking from here to all of the places in stone town I wanted to go.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

beautiful place with great people

Posted Jan 1, 2013
I highly recommend this beautiful, boutique, and affordable hotel located in a centre of Stone Town. I stayed there for 3 days in Dec 2012 in a Deluxe Single room. The room was small but very nice and clean, with beautiful bathroom, stylish furniture, hot water, TV (which I didn't have a chance to watch#, and perfectly working AC. The hotel itself is very beautiful with oriental interior, gorgeous paintings, and awesome rooftop restaurant which can easily compete with famous Hurumzi place.The waiters were very polite, smiling and very attentive, food is delicious #really mean it#. The staff at the front desk, especially Ali Salum, went out of their way to accomodate my every need. At one point, I complained about the noise from the street and I was immediately relocated to a different room. Moreover, my flight was in the evening #check out time is 12 noon) and, when I asked about any place to refresh myself, the let me use the massage room. Everthing was done with a smile and great attitude. It's an awesome place with great people. I thank you, guys, again, for making my stay in Zanzibar so pleasant!!! Thanks, Ali!!! Warm regards, Izabela
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Stephen

Run down but close to sights

Posted Dec 30, 2012 on Hotels.com
When it first opened in 2008 this must have been a very nice hotel but is now rather run down. Dead plants in bar. No air con in dining room. Food OK but found 'catch of the day' was in fact frozen. My room was supposed to be overlooking courtyard but all rooms face street. Shame. Could be nice again with little effort.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mohamed from Cairo, Egypt

Great Budget Hotel

Posted Oct 4, 2012
Pros: Staff & Restaurant/Bar
Cons: Some fixes with the shower curtain.
Location: Not absolutely romantic but fits for a budget traveller.
The hotel is located in the stone city, although it's not the best location but probably this would fit for a budget trip. The hotel lies in an area you feel the mystery of the city and the history of it. The room is acceptable although it needed some fix like the shower curtains. The roof restaurant serves excellent food and the staff are extremely friendly and can assist in planning your vacation. Taxis are way too expensive but this is mainly due to fuel prices, a liter is 1.6$ roughly !!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Carmen from Peru

Great location

Posted Oct 2, 2012
Pros: Great location and breakfast
Location: Nice view
Great location, good service and excelent english breakfast. We staied one week in the Johari and we found it a good selection, it was as living in the past time in Zanzibar. Zafari blue, tour of spices, slaves caves and prison island, museums, a lot of place to visite and enjoy the peaceful spirit of this island.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great location, weird hotel

Posted Sep 3, 2012
This hotel is in a great location (near Forodhani and lots of the highlights of Stone Town), but the hotel itself leaves a bit to be desired. We checked into our room (for 3) to find that the air conditioner was frozen and spit out ice (on the roll-away bed) whenever we tried to turn it on. We asked the technical staff to take a look, but they recommended we just leave for several hours to give it a chance to thaw. Also, the bathroom had been set up for one guest instead of three. So we had to ask for extra towels and bathroom items. The staff were generally awkward and hard to approach. They seemed like they preferred not to be bothered.