Ratings based on 96 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Charming authentic town house

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Beautifully decorated great style, antique furniture, wonderful photographs and books throughout. Staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2017 by Mwana Mohammed, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service of Jafferji House. Our team strive to meet our guest’s expectations and they were very proud to read your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon & send you our best wishes from Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North Carolina

Unique. Gorgeous. Spacious. Convenient.

Posted Sep 21, 2017
My stay at Jafferji was incredible from the very beginning to the very end. The front desk staff were so friendly and helpful. My room was incredibly beautiful and extremely spacious, with A/C, many channels on the TV, gorgeous decorative details, and a bathtub and shower that were heavenly. The cleaning staff were excellent, checking in on my room twice a day. One day I wasn't feeling well and I slept late and missed breakfast by about 20 minutes, but the staff cooked for me anyway. The hotel is right in the center of town, making it easily accessible by foot to most anywhere in StoneTown. When it rains, you can hear the rain on the tin roof. I felt it was a great value for the rate I paid. I just cannot say enough positive things about this hotel. You will not be disappointed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2017 by Mwana Mohammed, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service of Jafferji House. Our team strive to meet our guest’s expectations and they were very proud to read your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon & send you our best wishes from Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle, WA, USA

Charming hotel in great Stone Town location

Posted Sep 17, 2017
Pros: Cleanliness, charm, historic appeal, location
Cons: One front desk employee, in particular, did not represent the hotel as well as the many others.
Location: Stone Town--much in the way of historic, cultural and scenic charm.
The Jefferji was a great choice for us for two nights. Unique and character-filled while being clean and comfortable, plus a great location. The only downsides: 1-2 of the front desk staff members weren't as forthcoming with offering good service as we usually experience, and the room has virtually no natural light. These didn't detract from an outstanding stay, however.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2017 by Mwana Mohammed, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service of Jafferji House. Our team strive to meet our guest’s expectations and they were very proud to read your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon & send you our best wishes from Zanzibar
2 out of 5
by PETER

A bit uncomfortable

Posted Sep 6, 2017 on Hotels
Don't expect much in terms of luxury or let the design deceive.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2017
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service of Jafferji House. Our team strive to meet our guest’s expectations and they were very proud to read your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon & send you our best wishes from Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cheyenne Wy

Great hotel in Stonetown

Posted Sep 3, 2017
The Jaffergi house is a luxurious one of a kind experience. The antiques and decor allow you to imagine some of the history of Zanzibar.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2017 by Mwana Mohammed, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service of Jafferji House. Our team strive to meet our guest’s expectations and they were very proud to read your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon & send you our best wishes from Zanzibar
4 out of 5
by Jeff

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 1, 2017 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice but a tad disappointing

Posted Aug 28, 2017
The hotel was well-located in central Stone Town and has a very interesting history plus beautiful decor. We enjoyed dinner one evening on the rooftop and the food was quite good. The reception and breakfast service though wasn't the most warm and welcoming, but it may just have been the day, and the hotel seemed a bit dark and drab in spots. Our room was large and overall spacious with good amenities but the bathroom was a little smelly and some of the sheets and bed drapery could use a refresh. It was a good price and totally fine for a few night stay but would hesitate to strongly recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2017 by mwana, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service of Jafferji House. Our team strive to meet our guest’s expectations and they were very proud to read your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon & send you our best wishes from Zanzibar
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Taste of Authentic Old World Zanzibar

Posted Aug 22, 2017
Pros: Decor and authenticity; helpful polite staff, location, size and decor of rooms, unique features
Cons: The rooms were a bit dark--the wall colors are beautiful but they absorb light. I'd add another table lamp or two. Also the towels were a bit rough
Location: Right in the heart of Stone Town. Only a block from the beach and close to key shops, banks, ATMs and restaurants.
The Jafferji House was a lovely and unique experience in the heart of Stone Town. It really gives you a sense of old World Zanzibar in the decor and vibe (and I do mean old!) but with modern conveniences and luxuries. The unique suites are situated on two upper levels with lots of open, decorative seating areas with beautiful art and decorations. The suites themselves are spacious and rich in decor and old world features but again with amenities and comforts. You definitely feel like you might be the guest of a wealthy sultan! Do note: the rooms also tend to be a bit dark and there is no room service but the restaurants on the ground floor and roof top serve simple but tasty fare and are open most hours (the latter with lovely views of the ocean and town). In the evening you can sit on the roof and listen to the sonorous sound of the muezzin calling people to prayer. This is not a Hilton, or Marriott or Sofitel, so if you want that vibe look elsewhere. This is a nod to authentic Zanzibar with a beguiling decor and friendly, helpful and attentive staff. It's in a very central location for exploring the UN Historic Site of Stone Town and in spite of the proliferation of tourist oriented dukas (shops) in the area, vendors are friendly and polite. You will hear a lot of Karibus (Welcome! in Swahili)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

A night in Stone Town

Posted Aug 12, 2017
We really enjoyed the facilities at the Jafferji hotel - beautiful rooms, fantastic courtyard, panoramic rooftop views and good breakfast included. The hotel staff, however, were largely unfriendly and unhelpful. I would recommend this hotel with that caveat.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 3, 2017 on Hotels