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4.4 / 5Excellent
11 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Shangani Beach
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mbweni Ruins
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    15 min drive

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  • Traditional Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Traditional Single Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Traditional Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Beds
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  • Traditional Twin Room, Multiple Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located near the beach, Abuso Inn is in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighborhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Mbweni Ruins - 3 min walk
  • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 3 min walk
  • Marahubi Palace - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 15 min drive

About this property

Abuso Inn

3-star Zanzibar Town bed & breakfast in Stone Town, walk to Shangani Beach
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a rooftop terrace and spa services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All 15 rooms offer ceiling fans, hair dryers, and showers. Other amenities available to guests include ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries. Limited housekeeping is available.
Abuso Inn offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations with irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the bed & breakfast's full-service spa.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: USD 7 per person

Things to do

Full-service spa

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning service
Housekeeping (limited)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area
Rooftop terrace


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries
Hair dryer


Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 7 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments.

Property is also known as

  • Abuso Inn Zanzibar Town
  • Abuso Zanzibar Town
  • Abuso Inn Zanzibar Town
  • Abuso Inn Bed & breakfast
  • Abuso Inn Bed & breakfast Zanzibar Town

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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

I was generally very pleased. A couple of concerns: 1. the aircon was not up to the challenge of March weather; 2. It would have been nice, especially with the poor air conditioning, to have bottled water in the room; 3. the mattress was a bit firm for my preference; 4. The wifi was too slow to be of any value. I had to use phone data exclusively. The hotel and rooms were spotlessly clean, the staff friendly and helpful.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Abuso Inn is in a great location, near the beach (pretty polluted for swimming, though lots of locals do), walking distance to anywhere you want to go, and to many places to eat. Nice and clean, a bit of mold in the shower, but in humid, tropical places that's really hard to keep ahead of. As far as toiletries, soap only. You may need to ask at the desk if you need a hairdryer or iron, there was none in the room. A/C was great! Staff was helpful and friendly.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great staff

I really enjoyed the Abuso Inn. It's convenient to walk to anything you want to do, the price is good, and the service is exceptional. I arrived after midnight, and they were still expecting me, quickly showing me to my room and telling me I could complete the check-in process after some rest. The breakfast was good, the staff were very friendly, and they offered to let me store my suitcase at the front desk/go on an excursion/then let me use the shower before going to the airport at night on the day I left. Great service.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Location plus the view especially view from rooftop breakfast area

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Excellent family-run hotel in Stone Town

We had a wonderful stay at Abuso Inn. It is reasonably priced, roomy, and very well located--right on the edge of Stone Town which allows for easy access to both transportation and to the winding lanes of the old city. Our room was large with comfortable beds. The hotel also has lots of shared lounge space outside the rooms and a beautiful rooftop breakfast area with an impressive sea view. The hotel serves a full breakfast of eggs, western-style bread, and fresh fruits as well as local hot dishes (beans, stews, vegetables, etc.) and freshly made local breads--chapatis, etc. The hotel is family run, and service is excellent. The owner and his son were friendly and attentive to all our needs. We always felt they truly wanted our stay to be comfortable and hassle free. While other, more expensive hotels may have more amenities (we stayed in four different hotels during our time in Dar and Zanzibar), we were most comfortable in Abuso Inn because of the generosity and care exhibited by the family.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

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