Finest staff there is
Posted Sep 14, 2013
We arrived at the Zanzibar airport at midnight, called the hotel 90 minutes before arriving, and were greeted at the airport by who we thought was the hired taxi driver to take us to the hotel - but after 20 minutes of conversation, we realized that it was actually the owner who had come out of his way to make sure that we arrived at the hotel safely. He only charged us half of the quoted cost of the ride, and was so pleasant the whole way.
Upon arriving at the hotel at approximately 1am, Said greeted us, and broke into the kitchen to find us some food (as we had missed dinner). He was so gracious and accommodating.
In the morning, Nasser not only allowed us to stay 6 hours after check-out (free of charge), but also gave us a great discount on snorkeling trip that was just lovely. He was great.
The facilities are wonderful, the food was good and inexpensive, and the scenery just doesn't get much better. Approaching the hotel you pass all of the five-star facilities on the island, and so you really have a five-star experience in a much more authentic setting.
Highly recommend this establishment.