Jafferji House and Spa
Posted Feb 13, 2014
Beautiful hotel, very unique, richly decorated. Two negatives: 1. Location: hotel is located on tight alley with many vendors, but not much else i.e., restaurants. It's easy enough to walk towards waterfront for restaurants but not a walk you want to do at night, it is not safe; nor did I care to walk it even during the day solo - they vendors keep after you, which I normally don't mind but there was no way to just browse without being bothered by the next vendor. I ended up shopping for souvenirs at a large touristy store just to have some peace. 2. Restaurant: service is extremely slow - every meal is sit-down service off menu (doesn't change) - which is fine for lunch or dinner (but they do not serve alcohol) but breakfast took almost 50 minutes. Gallery Tours operates out of Jafferji - shop around, Lonely Planet and other guidebooks have recommendations for accredited tour operators. I used Gallery out of sheer convenience as I didn't have much time in Stone Town, but think they are over-priced.