Al-Minar Hotel

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1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Overview of Al-Minar Hotel

Al-Minar Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Plot 96 Shangani, Zanzibar Town

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShangani Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationOld Fort3 min walk
  • Popular LocationForodhani Gardens4 min walk
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)7 min drive

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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Al-Minar Hotel is located in Stone Town, a neighborhood in Zanzibar Town, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Old Fort and House of Wonders are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Nakupenda Beach and Shangani Beach. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 4 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 7 min drive

Restaurants

  • Terrace Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Silk Route — 2 min walk
  • Puzzle Coffee Shop — 2 min walk
  • Taarab Restaurant — 2 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South — 3 min walk

About this property

Al-Minar Hotel

Family-friendly Zanzibar Town hotel in Stone Town with free breakfast
This hotel features a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 22 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include dining areas, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs.
Al-Minar Hotel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and safes. Accommodations offer separate dining areas and include desks. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Offsite parking available (USD 5 per night)
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in

Check-in from noon - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 7 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 5 per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

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 credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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 accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 7 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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Al-Minar Hotel
Al-Minar Hotel Zanzibar Town
Al-Minar Zanzibar Town
Al Minar Hotel
Al-Minar Hotel Hotel
Al-Minar Hotel Zanzibar Town
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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 118 out of 260 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 103 out of 260 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 26 out of 260 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 260 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 260 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice & helpful staff, great breakfast, clean room. Very pleasant stay overall!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location, friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. Good budget choice for Stone town.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020