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Overview of Al-Minar Hotel

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4.2 / 5Very Good
250 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

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What's nearby

AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)7 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

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  • Standard Double Room

    Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Executive Room

    Executive Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Twin Room

    Standard Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Standard Single Room

    Standard Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighborhood, Al-Minar Hotel is in the entertainment district and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mbweni Ruins - 1 min walk
  • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 1 min walk
  • Marahubi Palace - 1 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Terrace Restaurant – Alfresco dining restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner.

About this property

Al-Minar Hotel

Family-friendly Zanzibar Town hotel in Stone Town, walk to Shangani Beach
A restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a complimentary children's club are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, 24-hour room service, a business center, and concierge services are onsite. All 22 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and sofa beds. Dining areas and sitting areas are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
Al-Minar Hotel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and safes. Accommodations have separate dining areas and include sofa beds and desks. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries.
This Zanzibar Town hotel provides 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.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

No onsite parking available
Parking nearby: USD 5 per night
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
24-hour room service

Things to do

Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry cleaning service
Free children's club
Laundry facilities
Refrigerator
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Separate dining area
Sofa bed

Conveniences

Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe

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

Business center
Computer station

Outdoors

Terrace

Accessibility

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

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Designated smoking areas
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Sofa bed

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hair dryer (on request)
Rainfall showerhead
Shower

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
Separate sitting area

Policies

Check-in

Check-in available 24 hours
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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 per night.

Payment types accepted at this property

Mastercard
Visa

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

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 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 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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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Guest reviews

4.2

Very Good

5 - Excellent
116
4 - Good
95
3 - Okay
26
2 - Mediocre
8
1 - Poor
5
4.4
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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

Staff was EXTREMELY friendly and super helpful!! My original tour to Prison Island was abruptly cancelled without notice one day. So I asked the front desk if they knew of any tour guides. They immediately hooked me up with a great guide and matched the price of my original tour. Facilities were good. My only issue was that the hot water only lasted for a few minutes (didn’t go straight to cold though), but it was already so hot outside that lukewarm water actually felt pretty nice.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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

Nice, clean comfortable place to stay in Stone Town for business.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

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

Great Place near everything at Stone Town

Amazing...just need to replace worn out towels

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019