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Our apartment is in the old centre of lively Stonetown; the house is Indian style, spacious with two balconies; fits a family of 2 -4 persons, situated near sea, shops, musea & restaurants. Staying here will be a real cultural experience, karibuni
Our luxury apartment in Stonetown can be rented for a minimum of 2 nights. The apartment is suitable for one person, a couple or a couple with a child.Three to four persons, family or close friends is also possible , we have three Zanzibar beds with mosquito nets. The apartment, 1st floor, is situated in lively Stone Town, it is nicely decorated and furnished. All doors and windows have mosquito netting. It has a kitchen/living room with a gas cooker and oven, boiler, fridge and microwave. Two balconies, one inside and one looking out over lively Gizenga street. The apartment has a large bedroom 555 sq with three Zanzibar beds, mosquito nets and a 4 m high decorated ceiling.There is a bathroom with shower, toilet and washing machine and another separate guest toilet near the apartment door. Fresh water, cold and hot, is available. The place is safe and private, we will help you if you need assistance.The cleaning lady will come twice a week a morning. Price: including electricity, water and a good cleaning lady The apartment has lots of shops around, the Forodahni gardens and sea are around the corner. We have wifi and a telephone which you can use. The apartment is near public transport , ferry , airport and taxi's. The apartment is an unique Indian building , neighbors are friendly. It is a real private place if we don't rent it out we live in it ourselves, so enough books and a homely atmosphere. Ire will take you around to show you the neighbourhood so you will find your way easy in the "souk" of Zanzibar Stonetown. He also can help you with trips and other activities on Zanzibar. As we have a travel organization we can organise safaris for you in any place in East Africa. Please feel welcome in our apartment. Brenda and Ire Apewe
It is in the centre of lively Stonetown, you meet easily people,the apartment is next to shops and restaurants with the sea and the park around the corner, close to the market, an ideal place to relax and have fun.
  • This apartment literally epitomizes what one expects to find in the old Stone Town of Zanzibar. What a little gem it is! One does need to understand though that houses in Stone Town do not have garden space thus the first floor (entry-level) of these houses is where all the utilities are. In this case, this level houses the water tanks etc. I had been in these houses before so knew what to expect but for someone who does not know it may be a point to bear in mind. Once you reach the first floor though it is like stepping back in time. This house is one of the very few really original Indian buildings left. All the iron stair railings are still original and Brenda has painted them in true to period turqoise blue. The floor tiles are still the original handmade variety. You will find these even outside in the street on the Baraza (stone bench). The ceilings are almost 2-storeys high with the bedroom ceiling still sporting is original paintwork - WOW!! The kitchen has been beautifully restored with teak cupboards and turqoise wall tiles. We found everything we needed for self-catering there. Some very lovely antique Zanzibari furniture everywhere in the flat. The bedroom is huge with 3 Zanzibari beds, rush matting, antique cupboards and of course, the amazing ceiling. The front balcony looks down onto the street and the mosque almost within touching distance. Again all the original wood carving and ironwork still 100% intact. This balcony is so nice and cool and gets you a real flavour of Stone Town. The back balcony is where you spend your life, so to speak, with 2 big Zanzibari benches, tables, mats etc. Every now and then the upstairs neighbours come down the stair-well. Very friendly and helpful people with always a pleasant conversation at hand. The bathroom is absolutely beautiful, once again with the turqoise tiles, a huge shower, beautiful Zanzibar mirror and wooden fretwork window shutters. Very modern and everything working perfectly well. The hot water can be switched on manually although we never used it as the cold water is warm enough and on a hot day very cooling. All in all this is a real home-from-home with lots of good reading material, fans everywhere that work very well and an inviting atmosphere. It is also very close to the beachfront and almost everything you may want to visit within walking distance. Ire met us at the ferry (10 minute walk away) and from then on became our special guardian angel. So very helpful and eager to be of service. He walked with us all over town and found some unusual shopping list items for me too. Called in daily to see if we were OK or needed anything. A real gentlemen! What a great pleasure it was to be spend time with him. Brenda is absolutely fantastic about quick email responses and incredibly helpful as well. You will not be sorry you...

    Angora2015-07-04T00:00:00Z
  • We immediately felt at home in your lovely decorated apartment in the lively Gizenga street. A wonderful spot of ease and comfort which offered everything we needed. In the huge bedroom there are three beds (two queensize and one single bed). Restaurants, bars, shops and sightseeing spots are just around the corner. We highly recommend this place and hope to come back one day!

    Regina2015-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • This beautiful, authentic and spacious apartment displays the real feeling of the old Stone Town with its well decorated and homely setup. The location is perfect and immediately we felt at home. Salum, the driver and friend of Brenda and Ire, was very welcoming and friendly and always available. He picked us up from the airport right on time, he completely organized a spice tour for us and drove us anywhere we wanted to go. Brenda and Ire are very service minded and were fast to attend to a little problem with the water coming through. We highly recommend this place for everyone who would like an authentic and charming stone town experience.

    Kareem & Marie2015-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place in a beautiful town, well located and really surpassed our expectations! The appartement was big and well kept, centrally located. The hosts were very helpful at our arrival and offered support to have us get to know the town à bit, help in alot for the rest of the stay. I truly recommend!

    JA2014-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • If I had one in me this is where I would write my book!! We had a fantastic stay in Brenda and Ire's apartment in stone town. Truly wonderful to stay in a flat in the centre of things and it transformed our experience. From relaxing on the internal and external balconies watching the world go by, to relaxing in the wonderful high-ceiling rooms, to venturing out to explore the back streets of stone town; it was a perfect end to our time in Zanzibar. We will never stay anywhere else in stone town again!

    Pete2014-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • We couldn't have asked for a better Stone Town experience! Brenda and Ire's home is truly a gem in Zanzibar. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long day out in the town, and a wonderful place to wake up in. We really loved every minute of it; the lovely furniture and exquisite decorations, the call to prayer heard through the open windows, and the chatter and bustle of a busy street during the day. If I ever come back to Stone Town (and I hope I do!), I would feel lucky to be able to stay here again. We were so pleased with the thoughtfulness of Brenda and Ire, as well as their friends, (Salum the taxi driver, whose services were invaluable, and Mbarouk, who showed us an amazing time on the spice tour), made our Zanzibar vacation that much more unforgettable. Thank you both for opening your home to us! We are truly grateful.

    Quinn2015-05-01T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment in Stone Town is an amazing place to stay. Not only is it like staying in an old, beautiful, colonial style apartment (with modern facilities) it is also situated in a great street in the old town with both the obligatory tourist shops, but also the charming local businesses. The streets of Stone Town can be really confusing to find your way around but the apartment is situated right by a mosque with a tall minaret, which makes it easy to find back to. Ire was really helpful to show us around, and when he didn't have more time, his equally helpful son Osman took over - both are excellent guides and sweet people. The yoghurt parlor next door is really worth a try - it is the best yoghurt I've had in a long time and the business is run by a sweet Indian woman. We had a fantastic stay in Stonetown and can definitely recommend the apartment to anyone who is going to Zanzibar. We hope to come back.

    Marie and René 2013-10-17T00:00:00Z
  • Brenda & Ire's home was a beautiful safe space. Ire was very kind and informative with regards to Stone town. Thank you both for a wonderful experience.

    Suad2016-01-27T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    Centrally located in the heart of Stone Town, next to the Anglican Church with the old slave market site and just a few steps away from the local market, this cozy and simple room is your home away from home! The apartment has 2 bedrooms that i rent out independently, a mini-kitchen and common seating area. I have tried to make it as comfortable as possible – Keep in mind that due to the location of my apartment in Stone town, Zanzibarian life begins right at your doorstep!
    The apartment is composed of two lockable double rooms (with a double bed each) that I rent out individually and comes with en-suite bathrooms with water heaters, western toilets and a sink. There is a well-equipped mini-kitchen shared by the guests of both rooms, and the common seating area has a wooden table, chairs and a Zanzibarian couch. The apartment is decorated in a simple way with an inspiration of a Zanzibar home and is furnished with all the basic facilities we believe will make your stay enjoyable! Checkout the other room listing here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15765963?guests=1&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&s=A9y9H5dr
    The apartment is centrally located in Stone Town, next to the Anglican Church (Former Slave Market Site) with the old slave market site and just a few steps away from the local Darajani market, our apartment is your home away from home!
  • Thank you Albert for a perfect stay in Stonetown. Especially for your help to get the right daladala!

    Valentin2017-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Simple room with air con, good for this price. Contact with the owner very good. We also rent a car from Albert, everything was ok.

    Karina2017-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great host and really close to everything in Stone Town.

    Anna2017-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • This place was fantastic! Great hosts that helped us navigate the city and answered all of our questions! Very close to a fabulous restaurant called Lukemans. Would definitely stay here again! The only thing I would say is that there is a short set of steep stairs to get to the room, so if you are disabled or unable to walk up stairs this may not be the room for you. Otherwise, it is fantastic!

    Anna2017-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location and room! No reason to look anywhere else

    Tyler2017-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room was comfortable and nicely decorated consistent with the ambience of Stone Town

    Fred2017-05-16T00:00:00Z
  • Albert's accommodation is superb. I was happy that he sent somebody to pick me up from the ferry port. The room was very clean and air conditioned. Everything was fantastic! I would want to stay at this place again when I am in Zanzibar. I felt so much at home. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!

    Connie2017-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Alberts Place is very nice. It is next to the market and some good restaurants. I can definitly recommend his place snd would stay there again.

    Dave2017-08-18T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Charming house on quiet square in Vuga. 5 minutes by foot from the beach and the touristic area. Room with air condition and private bathroom. Access the large sitting room and Terrace
  • Adonis is super friendly, generous and helpful in every situation. We felt at home and would like to come back every time. Best host ever! The Appartement is in a very good location to visit stonetown. You can reach every attraction by food. But it is quiet too. Very clean and a nice, comfortable big bed! Highly recommended!

    Eva2017-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Adonis' place! Exactly as described, and in particular a wonderful host. He took us along to explore the Forodhani food market with his friends and we had a fabulous time. We hope his Airbnb business continues to flourish:)

    Julia2017-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Adonis is so helpful and proactive to assist with any glitches in your stay. He goes above and beyond. Room was clean and quiet. Location is central.

    Mattie2017-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Good place near the beach. Adonis was helpful.

    Galo2017-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Nice room in a great location!

    Samuel2017-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Adonis place. He organized us a trip to the spice farm. His place is very good located you can reach all highlights of stone town by a short walk. He was very friendly and helpful. We can recommend his place!

    Solveig2017-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed a night on our way to Jambiani. It was as advertised. Adonis was a friendly and knowledgeable host.

    Addis and Christiaan2017-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Adonis was a very lovely and helpful host. He picked us up from the airport and borrowed his umbrella when it was pouring down. Overall a good (one night) stay, even though the kitchen is not something I would be using.

    Gabriela2017-10-26T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Beyt Al Salaam is a century house with its own reputable restaurant, located in the heart of the old town, on a peaceful and quiet square with multi centuries flame trees, walking distance from the beach, the shopping district and the main historical attractions. All rooms reflect the soul of zanzibar with modern comfort and technology. The restaurant offers breakfast from 7am till 11am and open for lunch and dinner where you can enjoy the legendary signature "coconut crab soup"
    the house consists of 11 rooms all equipped with their own bathrooms, amenities, hairdyer, safe, 1 king size bed. the reputable restaurant at the entrance of the house is one of the oldest fine dining place of the town and is proudly displaying the unique coconut crab soup
    in the most quiet and safe district of the old town, walking distance to discover the city and benefit from the beach.
  • Beyt Al Salaam was nice and close to many many hotels. Definitely worth the money and the room was huge. Breakfast was okay and the staff were super friendly.

    Sarah2017-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • My room was beautiful and comfortable. The staff is amazing and the service great. The restaurant is a plus at this location - delicious breakfast and dinner (recommend coconut ice cream for dessert!). Location is ideal within short distance to several good restaurants, other hotels, and shops. One of the staff (Peter) actually became my guide and gave me a walking tour of Stone town/Zanzibar town, as well as came with me and friends to the Spice Farm tour. Will definitely stay here again!

    Angha2017-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great staff, excellent location very good value.

    Iain2017-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect location. The room was clean and cozy. The staff was helpful and friendly. Communication was the best.

    Seth2017-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay. This hotel is directly across the street from the Serena, which offers lovely terraces from which you can enjoy the ocean and beach scene across the street from your hotel without the added costs of staying at such an overpriced place like the Serena. Beyat is an affordable option surrounded by many other much more pricey places. It is in the best location in town and everything in the hotel is of excellent quality. The linens and beds are very soft and comfortable and the hospitality is great. Highly recommend staying here!

    Will and Louise 2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay. Great value next to 5 star hotels. Very comfortable rooms and great hosts

    Steve2017-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend! Lux space with excellent, personable service.

    Julie2017-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Beyt Alsalaam. Laddy greeted us at reception and immediately remembered us and our booking. He was very courteous and attentive, even taking the time to help us plan a beach outing--complete with printed maps and written directions. The entire staff at the hotel was extremely polite, gracious and lovely--especially Yermanah. The room itself was also magnificent. The hotel is a charming and well maintained boutique with only 10 rooms. The furnishings are all antique and so gorgeous. Our room had a wonderful view of the water and the huge trees surrounding the hotel. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

    Eman2017-01-22T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    This property is situated in Stone Town,Zanzibar,just 1 minute walk from the beach.2kms from Zanzibar city and 7kms from Amani Abeid Karume International airportThe property has free WiFi access and 24-hour front desk.
    It is a property that is managed as a guest house. Hot showers and air conditioning are provided. It is a bunk bed. One minute walk to the sea. 20 seconds to the nearest bar and 30 seconds to the nearest restaurant. 1 minute to supermarket.
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  • I was thinking about where to stay when I came to Zanzibar. Because the Japanese are owners, we stayed. The guest house was clean. The smile of the staff was healed. It was a wonderful journey to stay here. Thank you very much! I will come again!

    智久2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Jun was an amazing host and the hostel is in a perfect spot next to shops and the famous square. The ac and ability to make the beds private makes it feel like you have your own room! I will be coming back.

    Omron2017-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is the highly recommended place for everything like location, cleanness, hospitality. First of all, this is nice for location. You can find beach, good cafes, bars, a night market just in few minutes by walking. If you can't find, just ask host. Jun is a really kind and open minded guy. He will tell you whatever you want about Zanzibar. About cleanness, it's excellent!!! I think you will be surprised because it's so much cleaner than your expectation and the price. Anyway, if you need to stay at the cheap place, just book here. I'm sure you're gonna be satisfied.

    Taro2017-10-23T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Ten to Ten Stone Town
    4 reviews
    The specious flat is located in the heart of Stone Town. Just 1-3 min away from major attractions like the Old Fort, Mercury House, Shangani Post Office and more. Great location for an even better stay.
    Feel comfi in the King Size bed and your very own room which has a direct connection to the terrace from which you can see the St. Josephs Cathedral and listen to the beautyful chorus sing.
    It is rather quiet here. Espacially in Stone Town it can get quite noisy. The neighborhood is safe and close to restaurants and other coffee places.
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    Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    House is located 50 meters from the city beach. Two comfortable rooms in a beautiful Zanzibar house with big balcony, specious living room and kitchen. Five minutes walking distance to all attractions. WiFi, washing machine available for free to our guests.
    UNESCO heritage site
  • Great location, great house, great hosting, great coffee (next door).

    Liesl2017-05-15T00:00:00Z
  • The best place to be in stone town.

    Moses2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful place! Milosz' wife is a visual artist and the aesthetic and style of the place were inspired and delightful. The rooms and beds were large and comfortable with box mosquito nets and two full baths and plenty of hot water. The room with the veranda is best for heavy sleepers as it gets some party noise at night from the nearby club. Milosz was a thoughtful and accommodating host in a very laid back way. He helped us with transfers, food suggestions, and laundry service. The only real quibble we had is that the wifi wasn't always reliable. Would definitely stay again!

    Amber2017-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Milo was the most helpful host although we never got a chance to meet in person. Beautiful house in an ideal location, can warmly recommend!

    Tiina2016-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • What a find! Front room is very noisy BUT the whole point if booking in a place like this is to be "in the old town", noise and all! Brilliant location, great check in staff, lovely outside balcony, perfect little kitchen for cooking. We were family of 4 with 2 kids under 7 and we had a blast!

    Ryan2017-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • The flat is lovely - better than the pictures convey. And it is in a excellent central location for exploring Stone Town. We did though have a problem with the noise - there is a roof top night club very nearby that plays loud music until as late as 4am on several nights. And life starts early so the sound of early morning mopeds in the front room is quite loud too. The washing machine is a lady that comes to clean.

    Marcus2017-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • great for those who don't mind partying all night

    Monique2017-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • The house had an amazing location, right in the middle of Stone Town with close access to the sights, restaurants, and shops. The bedrooms were both incredibly comfortable, and the apartment had a wonderful balcony for enjoying the sights and sounds of the surrounding area. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in the area!

    Doug2017-04-13T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

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    Independent apartment in central Stone Town with Air Conditioning, 1 big King size bed 2x2 meters up to 2 persons, bathroom, a small kitchen & living room; and FREE WIFI Located in central Stone Town, in a quiet area in one of main commercial streets, Kiponda St. just steps from Darajari Market. 1 minute walking to Jaws Corner, Persian Baths or Darajani market. Old Slaves Market, ATM, Taxi stop, Beachfront & Forodhani Gardens are just 3 min. walking from your apartment!
    Bienvenido a casa! El apartamento se encuentra en el interior del casco antiguo de Stone Town, una zona tranquila y totalmente segura donde podrás experimentar una auténtica aventura en Zanzíbar, haciendo vida junto a los habitantes de la hermosa Ciudad de Piedra. Este es un apartamento privado, sólo para ti! El apartamento está decorado con artesanías tradicionales de Zanzíbar; tiene acceso directo desde la calle y dispone de una habitación con una cama de 2x2 metros, con Aire Acondicionado, ventilador de techo y armario; un pequeño salón-comedor con mesa y sillas; TV internacional; tienes un baño privado con ducha y agua caliente; lavadora; Cocina con frigorífico, licuadora y dispensador de agua mineral fría/caliente. Todas las ventanas de la casa dan a la calle y están dotadas de mosquitera. Podrás disfrutar de un magnífico WIFI GRATIS y televisión por cable.
    The house is at at Kiponda Street, in the heart of old Stone Town city center, World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The neighborhood is absolutely safe and you will quickly notice that people here are very friendly and respectful. Quiet house, just 3 minutes walking to Indian Sea beachfront, Sultan's Palace, Old Fort and House of Wonders. The busy Stone Town mall is full of craft shops and small restaurants with authentic Zanzibar local cuisine. Amazing local Darajani Market, Beachfront or Old Slaves Market are just 3 minutes walking, as well as hundreds of small shops where it will be easy you to provide. In 10 minutes walking from home you can get to anyplace in Stone Town.
  • The place is super cute for single travelers or a couple looking for privacy. Close to shops, market, bank, restaurants, beach, historical sites etc. its clean and the bed is comfortable with air conditioning.

    Rebecca2017-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Hassan's place was exactly as described - it was a small self contained flat close to everything in stone town. The Internet was decent and sufficient for what I needed to do, emails, some updating etc. Hassan was a great host, he made sure I was comfortable at all times and both picked me up from a central location and walked me to my pickup point on checkout. (The apartment is hard to find) I'd highly recommend this place, especiallyif you are a first time traveller to stone town.

    Jess2017-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Hassan is a very nice young man. He is very responsible and was very much on time and helpful showing us around. He is easy going and not too pushy. I would recommend to stay there. It is a basic apartment but got all you need. Thanks again.

    Claudia2017-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Hassan is a sweetheart! Super accessible and helpful! He was in constant contact with me making sure I had everything I needed and even arranged airport pick up for me! He walked me where I wanted to go at night to ensure my safety as I was alone. The apartment is perfect for 1 or 2 people and couldn't be anymore centrally located! Really enjoyed my stay. Thanks Hassan!

    Alexis2017-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • Hassan was incredibly helpful and friendly, he picked us up from the airport and showed us to the apartment. He proceeded to help us get sim cards and offered to help us organise tours/walks. The apartment was very central and had everything we needed for a night's stay including good wifi and A/C in the bedroom! Hassan also arranged a very reasonable transfer to Paje the next day for us!

    Emma2016-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely host - knowledgeable and very helpful. Great location for the apartment which was perfect, neat simple and very clean. I recommend this apartment for all Stonetown visits :)

    Sonja2017-06-04T00:00:00Z
  • Hasan was a very friendly host and helped us a lot with booking tours and taxis etc. He made us a delicious mango smoothie on arrival! The apartment was central, safe, had good air conditioning, and comfortable bed. The bathroom was very basic, but did the trick. Would highly recommend Hasan to others.

    Rachael2017-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Hassan's place was great, it had a local vibe in stone town and it's perfect if you're staying for a few days and you have the chance to explore on your own. Hassan was also extremely accommodating. He knows all the best people to do the stone town activities and he gets good prices for them too. Overall great spot in stone town.

    Alex2017-04-19T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Kisiwa house is conveniently located on Kenyatta Street, a quiet side street of Baghani, only 0.6km from the Port and 1.5km from the Kisauni Airport. It is within walking distance to Stone Town beach where you can board a Dhow boat for one of the many tours around the island or simply sit on the sand and indulge in the bright red and purple African Sunsets for which the west coast is so well known.
    Welcome to Kisiwa House A luxurious hotel in Stone Town, Kisiwa House is noted for its blend of boutique sophistication and gracious Swahili hospitality. In the hustle and bustle of the legendary historical Stone Town, Kisiwa House is superbly located on a quiet street in the heart of Stone Town, a UNESCO world heritage site within easy walking distance to significant landmarks, museums, antique shops and restaurants. Our hotel provides every modern convenience to our guests. Promising an unforgettable experience of professional service, comfort and unmatched elegance within a decidedly romantic and enchanting Swahili feel through out our 11 rooms and suites
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Beautiful penthouse studio apartment 10 minutes walk from Forodhani Park (Stone Town) where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets by the water. The apartment offers beautiful 180 degree views and a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a few sun-downers or star gaze at night. The apartment is very close to Darajani market, Mnazi Moja grounds, bus stops, taxi stands, and Stone Town. I am close enough to Stone Town to not miss out on any fun activities while also being able to step away from the hustle.
    It's my little piece of paradise. Please treat it as though it were yours. Please, no sex workers or wild parties. I know of several people who have had incredibly bad experiences with this in the past. The landlord offers breakfast between 7 and 10 am daily for a fee of 4 USD per person. They also offer delicious traditional Swahili food; Please notify them a bit in advance for this. The landlord can be found on the main floor.
    Amazing neighbours, lovely landlord, several shops nearby for water and other essential supplies, and a lovely park to enjoy. All around nice and safe neighbourhood.
  • Petra's penthouse studio is really nice and comfortable. Very well located in a safe area, you can reach the heart of stone town in 5 minutes by feet. Petra was very helpful booking taxi with good prices and giving us some advises. On the ground floor of the building, you can have very good dinners and breakfast at a good price. All the building is like a nice family house were you can meet people and share time, experience or dinner with them. I warmly recommend this place. Thanks again Petra.

    Jennifer2017-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Petra greeted us with a warm welcome and gave us lots of advice on where to go and what to see. She helped us with transport to Nungwe and even had dinner with her while in Nungwe. The place was super clean and we loved the penthouse. Would highly recommend to any of our friends traveling to Stone Town!!!

    Patty2017-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • The appartment is very central and offers everything you need. The communication was perfect - Petra helped us with everything upfront and welcomed us herself. She also showed us how to walk to the city center and have us tips and insights. It's very hot because the appartment is on the upper floor but almost everything else was just fine. The only thing I missed was a mosquito web - unfortunately there were some.. I can recommend this place!

    Sina2017-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • The host canceled this reservation 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    Refilwe 2017-07-10T00:00:00Z
  • Jason's place is the ideal place to base yourself on a trip to Stone Town. It is a few minutes walk from Stone Town's famous alleyways, and you come home at the end of a day of discovering Stone Town's secrets to an apartment fully equipped to let you lead a comfortable Zanzibari lifestyle. The place is also a few short steps away from Darajani market, where you can buy anything you need, from hair bands to fresh meats and spices. We loved every minute of our stay here, from the hospitality of the residents and housekeepers, to watching the sun setting over Stone Town from their rooftop patio. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and connecting with our hostess, Petra, who was always available to guide us through any questions we had and even shared some locals tips, like how to take the dalla dallas to the northern beach to avoid the hefty taxi fees. This place helped make our trip one for the books. Asanti sana Jason, Petra and Zanzibar!

    Rue2017-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice apartment. Great location too only a 5-10 minute walk into centre of stonetown, 15 minutes is the longest you'll have to walk anywhere. Petra is really helpful and definitely made our stay more enjoyable. Cooker, fridge, wifi and hot water all stopped working at some point, however Zanzibar is still a part of Africa so stuff like that is to be expected. Overall a great stay!

    Tomos2017-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • It's a cliche, but this really felt like a home away from home. The apartment is located in a building in the district of Kisiwandui in short walking distance of Stone Town as well as the Bus station where you can grab Dalladallas across the island. Its impeccably clean, rather spacious and on top of that the house serves as a residence for pretty fascinating other long-term residents from PhDs to architects. And Petras service was wonderful, picking me up from the ferry herself, showing me the ropes in Stone Town. Hopefully stay there again soon!

    Kalle2017-08-07T00:00:00Z
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    Nice place an a lot of history my house is 200 years is very amazing house I hope you like very much.
  • Mohammed was a great host. He was easy to communicate with prior to my arrival and picked me up from the airport for a reasonable fee. The house was solid. The room was spacious and the facilities were sufficient and in good working condition. Mohammed (and Zakia) were great hosts and provided me with useful information about Stone Town in particular and Unguja in general.

    Donald2016-07-20T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Zakia house was good. Unfortunately our room didn't look like the pictures at all... Still, everything worked, there was a fan in our room and the location is very good. Mohammed and Zakia are friendly and helpful.

    Aline2016-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Mohammeds place is in quiet area of Stone Town right next to restaurants and slave market. It is a perfect location to explore by foot. They were very friendly and helpfull and I enjoyed my stay in this traditional house. For tall people its good to note that the beds are Zanzibar style which means that if you are over 6ft/180 cm you wont fit there sleep straight.

    Jenni2016-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Mohammed's place is a pretty ancient Zanzibar style house located in the center of old stonetown. You would enjoy your time in it if you love ancient buildings. His family have lived in it for generations.

    Hsiao-pu2016-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Mohammed was extremely kind and very helpful with directions! I recommend his house to anyone passing through stonetown!

    Elizabeth2017-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Mohammed and Zakia were wonderful hosts! The central location was also perfect for our short stay. Thank you for the wonderful stay in Zanzibar!

    Christy2016-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay with Zakia and Mohammed was a great start to our vacation in Zanzibar. They have a really nice house in the heart of stone town, gave us a lot of tips for our stay, organized a trip to prison island and helped us to plan the next leg of our trip. They have a cute cat, a couple of parrots, funny birds in the really comfortable living room as well as mini sharks. A lot to see. And you can hear the muezzin from the nearby mosque. We can really recommend staying with them.

    Jana 2017-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Welcoming and great location. Very good at organising our stay and he was there to meet us and explain everything. However it's advertised as a whole house but Mohammed and his family do live there with you. They were lovely but we felt like we may be encroaching slightly. Also had a slight incident with the electric shower but this was sorted immediately. Had a lovely stay and wish him all the best

    George2017-08-17T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    Zakia house
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    Situated in centrally in a busy local setting, walking distance from all the sights of Stone Town, our home provide a friendly base for exploring the social and cultural life of Zanzibar from a personal perspective and off the beaten track.
    The house is defined by a cosy, rustic and traditional decor. The blues walls, the concrete floors, the wooden doors and the traditional, handmade furniture makes a simple yet confortable, relaxed and authentic space.
    The uniqueness of our place is it's local authenticity formed by a friendly Zanzibarian neighbourhood bustling with life from the small food vendors, the local school, the nearby maskani (swahili word for dwelling and market place), the bus stop, the mosque and the daily activities of neighbouring residents. Located a few minutes walk from the local market (seeling anything from fresh fish to Chinese plastic products), historical and cultural sights, and the main bus station my house is a great starting point for guests to easily, safely, and conviniently explore Stone Town and the rest of the Island.
  • We stayed for two nights and it was great. The place is really cozy and super close to the city center. The communication with Kheir worked out very well. He arranged a taxi for us which picked us up from the ferry. He welcomed us to his home and showed us aroud and he was always available for questions. We would definitely come back!!

    Alena2017-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Host was very welcoming and nice. Place has a very Tanzanian charm. Right out of stone Town, 5 min walk. Thanks

    Ashley2016-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Kheir's place is very well located and perfect for strolling into Stonetown central to explore. Basic but very good value for the location and everything else.

    Steve2016-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Kheir is an amazing host! He takes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable in his home and well informed about Zanzibar. Definitely stay there!!

    Bernd2017-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Kheir is a great host. He helped us since we arrived, by picking us up at the airport and arranging transportation back to the AirPort at the end of Our staying. Is house is exactly how described and pictures - a typical Zanzibar home, 2 minutes walking from stone town. Price was very friendly and I would recommend it for people interested in having a real scent of Stone Town. Thank you for your hospitality! A great way to end Our trip! Asante sana

    Catarina2017-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Kheir's place is situated in a very lively and noisy neighbourhood very close to Stone Town. Communication with him was great, he even offered to keep some stuff at his place while we travel to Safari. Although there was a fan in our room, it was still quite hot in the night.

    İva2017-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • The blue house is a really nice guesthouse near stone town. We loved the location, well... if your not to much of a light sleeper though, the mosque is really really close. Stone town with its lovely shops and restaurants is in walking distance. Sadly we didn't see Kheir much, but we still really enjoyed the place.

    Arlette2017-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Really a nice place in Zanzibar Town with enough space. Kheir is a nice cool guy with good conversations and give tips to the city. Short walks to the market and Stone Town make the place perfect. Only Mosquito nets would have been nice. Thanks Kheir for your Home. If we are in Zanzibar again, we come back. Cheers

    Susanne2017-07-20T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    On top of Africa: Beautiful, spacious, 5th floor penthouse with terrace overlooking Stone Town, the ancient capital of Zanzibar. 2 bedrooms, very big main en-suite (desk, sofa area to relax). Host lives in separate wing. Shared space: lounge, dining area, kitchen - all large and spacious. Apartment usually on long-term stay but now available for a limited time during high season month for overnight & shorter stays. Enquiries welcome.
    A traditional gem with modern amenities and a magical view of Stone Town. Kitchen fully equipped for entertaining in the spacious open-air dining area and lounge. This guest wing has king-size bed with en suite bathroom/shower. There's an additional bedroom/office and visitors' restroom. Ceiling fans, floor fans and A/C throughout. Plus the most charming roof terrace in town. Indulge in comfort and serenity in the privacy of these ancient surroundings.
    UNESCO-protected, ancient Stone Town lies at your doorstep. From the roof terrace you enjoy see sunrise and sunset, the sea and the quaint alleys, palaces and local houses of the historic town.
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    The apartment is located in the heart on beautiful Stone Town. It was built over 100 years ago in a traditional swahili style and recently renovated and freshly furbished! You can gain an authentic insight in swahili architecture, while stile enjoying western features such as wifi, washing machine, a nicely equipped kitchen, hot water etc. You will love the area (which is called Hurumzi) because it offers everything: restaurants, coffeeshops, a cinema, views and great neighbors.
    The apartment consists of a bedroom with a double bed, a living room, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. You will love the central location, friendly and welcoming environment and nice decoration.
  • Dorid was out of town so his cousin Zac hosted me for the two nights I was there. The apartment is basic and has everything you can need, with hot water and fan in the room which was nice. I was alone so Zac was super helpful in showing me around, and helping me plan any touristy things I wanted,

    Amanda2017-07-11T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Giuliano2017-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a lovely stay at this apartment! Unfortunately we were not able to meet Dorid and Lisa because they were gone to Switzerland but his cousin Zac took care of us. He was very sweet and showed us his city. I would definitely recommend this place since it is a very very clean, central and authentic. Thanks again for everything :)!!

    Ann-Christin2017-04-11T00:00:00Z
  • Dorids place for myself was central, well equipped with necessities and he made himself available personally or made sure someone was there to assist if needed. I had my own shower, toilet and kitchen plus sitting area. His movie cafe was actually one of the favorite things to do. It was a good Stonetown/Zanzibar experience.

    Gary2016-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Dorid is a wonderful host, and his apartment is in the center of town. All of the best restaurants in Stone Town are a quick walk away. Dorid helped us find local places to hang out as well as tourist spots. It was great seeing him around town as we meandered through Stone Town. On our last night, he opened up his movie cafe for us and made us smoothies. It's a fantastic place to hang out. I definitely recommend staying here.

    Faye2016-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment in the heart of Stone Town! The location is perfect! The apartment have everything you need. Dorid is a great host!

    Annelin2016-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • A great experience. You're quite literally in the center of Stone Town. Get lost, explore, and interact with Zanzibars incredibly warm and gracious people. Don't stay in the stupid tourist hotels please! Dorid and Lisa could not be any more helpful and accessible (right downstairs). I also recommend Dorids movie cafe for a pre or post dinner chill and really good drinks and snacks.

    JRocks2017-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Dorid's house was in the center of Stone Town, in a perfect place to reach the beach, shops and restaurants! The room was huge and hot water worked well. No mosquitos at home and his cousin was very helpful. I cannot say it was high values in general but comparing to African accommodations, it was high valued!

    Sunhee2017-08-07T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    This beautiful, recently been remodeled "1920's" apartment has been updated to meet today's modern standards of comfort while still maintaining its vintage aesthetic. Within 5 min walking distance to restaurants around stone town, and of course, the beach!
    The apartment is a situated within a 5 minute walk from Stone Town. It is nicely decorated and furnished. It is spacious and has great day light and a breeze coming through the large windows; all windows have mosquito netting. The bathroom has a bathtub and telephone shower and toilet together with hot and cold water available. They are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and a closet; lots of nice natural light and shutters available for when one needs total darkness for an afternoon nap. The second room has a Zanzibari style single bed with office space for the working nomads or those who just want to keep in touch with those that are far. The Kitchen is fully equipped with a 6 plate gas stove oven and grill, a microwave, fridge and kettle. There is also a washing machine available for your use. The Living and dining area is spacious and perfect for a chill out. Price includes: Wifi, electricity, water and a good cleaning lady
    The neighborhood is friendly and safe. We have the Vice President of Zanzibar offices adjacent to the flat, a spacious parking lot across from the apartment should you wish to rent a car and Global Hospital just round the corner (3 mins walk). Shops, restaurants, the Forodhani Gardens are all within a 10 min walking distance.
  • Spacious, clean and very well maintained. Great location, only a few minutes away from restaurants and shops. Julia was quick in responding and all information provided was accurate and relative. I am strongly recommending this place.

    Oksana2017-10-24T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    My place is close to the Persian Baths and the Old Fort in the city center. Good location for Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) and Busara Festival lovers. You’ll love my place because of the coziness. My place is good for honeymooners, couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
  • The house is in a great location in the heart of stone town. Room was spacious, clean and housekeeper was friendly.

    Aster2016-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really charming airbnb with a great ambience. The rooms are spacious and well equipped (wifi, mosquito net, ceiling fans). Ali, the housekeeper, is very welcoming and is on hand to help you at all hours of the day. On my first day he took me round the market to help me get my bearings. He also provides tea and coffee in the morning! Furthermore, Mr. Nassor, the taxi driver, is a very reliable driver and offers very competitive and reasonable prices. Noise at night (cats fighting and noisy people) can sometimes be an issue but you get used to it. I would recommend to all travellers (it is very family friendly as well).

    Alexander2017-06-20T00:00:00Z
  • Very convenient place to stay in Stone Town. Almost everything is in walking distance and you'll get a feel of life in Stone Town. We didn't meet Michelangela in person but her housekeeper Mr. Ali picked us from the airport and supported us throughout our stay. Unfortunately our swaheli want good enough for long conversations with Mr. Ali but he always tried his best to answer our questions. I loved the interior of the house too.

    Maike2017-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • As Michelangela was not there, Ali, her housekeeper came to pick up my fiends at the harbour and showed us the house. He was very kind but spoke very little English. Michelangela called to welcome us by phone. The traditionnal Zanzibari beds were beautiful and comfortable, huge bathroom. The apartment is bright and spacious and there is a small patio with plants; an oasis of plants in this "stone" town. Very conviently located but a bit noisy during Ramadan.

    Chloé2016-06-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and perfect communication. Center of stone town can be noisy in the evening and early morning :)

    David2017-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderfull time at Michelangela's place. Her flat has an amazing charm. Big rooms, nice interior design and always a slight wind breezing through the windows. It's perfectly located and has a great value for money. Ali the housekeeper is a wonderful guy. Super helpful and friendly, was cool to chat with him and learn some skills of Swuaheli.

    Mario2017-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • I had an amazing first experience in Stone Town! Michelangela's space was beautiful and RIGHT IN THE HEART OF STONETOWN, she was quick to respond, my taxi driver from the airport was arranged in advance, he was on time, friendly, and hospitable. Coffee was ready for me in the morning... Absolutely loved it. Thank you for everything!!

    Kayla2017-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • The room matched the description. The room/apartment was very comfortable and clean and it was in a very convenient location. The neighborhood was very lively, in the heart of Stonetown, which contributes to the appeal, but may be troublesome for those very sensitive to noise. Michelangela and those supporting her were all responsive and available to help with our arrival.

    Kaila2016-08-01T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    For those who want to experience the charm of a classic Zanzibari setting with a touch of ancient Arabian mystique in the heart of the enchanting old city, the place is Zanzibar Stone town hotel, formerly known as 5 Tanzanite house. The exquisite 10-rooms are individually unique in their interior design with all of them reflecting the essence of Zanzibari Omani culture.
    The place is surrounded by the most famous restaurant in town, Luckman restaurant and the coffee house. we are in the center of every historical place.
  • The accommodation is very good. The host was very responsive. The place is not far from Forodhani, just next door to the Anglican cathedral ( former slave market). I'd recommend this place, and I would stay here if possible.

    Rweye2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Karibuni nyumbani – Welcome Home! Our appartment is ideally located in the heart of Stone Town between Jaws Corner and the former Slave Market and at less than 5 minutes walking distance from the Darajani spices market or Forodhani Garden.
    The apartment looks over the neighborhood, it is bright and naturally ventilated. It has 2 bedrooms, a small kitchen and a cozy living room that we will be happy to share with you. Your room has 2 beds (one zanzibari bed 4x6 and one single bed 3x6) a bed side table, a closet and a ceiling fan. The bathroom has a water heater, western toilets, a shower, a sink and a mirror. The kitchen is very well equipped: fridge, freezer, freezer, gas stove/oven, microwave, kettle, toaster...
    The neighborhood is lively, friendly and very appreciated by both Stone Town residents and visitors with many restaurants, shops, ATM.
  • We stayed only 2 nights but stayed very good thanks to the kindness of Ali and Valerie. The house is very clean and in a stunning location in the center of town it is a 5 minute walk to everything. Thank you

    Gianpiero2017-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location on the edge of Stonetown Valerie sat down and gave me excellent insight into the island and tips of places and people to visit.

    Sarah2017-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location, Valerie and Ali are awesome hosts - very friendful, helpful and kind. Room is nice, close to everything. Fully recommend.

    Mikołaj2017-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Valerie and Ali are wonderful people, who assisted us with plenty of little things during our stay, making it so much more enjoyable. Their apartment is very centrally located, in a very lively neighborbood nearby plenty of little shops & resto's and walking distance from almost everything in Stonetown. We highly recommend staying with them and would be happy to come back :)

    Laureen2017-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing experience with Valerie and Ali. The location on Mkunazini Street is ideal as it's not right next to the port so you have to walk through the beautiful stone town streets to get there... And the experience of trying to navigate, then getting lost, then finding my way again was one of the highlights of my trip. Valerie was on hand to offer tips and directions on where to go and what to do... Suggestions which were almost always spot on. She even had this handy set of maps and guide books ready for me when I arrived... Marked with all the landmarks and places of interest I might want to visit. The apartment was immaculate and very warm and homely. All in all... A memorable experience with Valerie and Ali.

    Charles2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment located right in the heart of Stone Town. Super clean as well. Valerie and Ali were fantastic hosts who went out of their way to make sure I felt right at home. Would highly recommend!

    Dagan2017-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Valérie and Ali were really nice and helpful, when we arrived to Stone Town we met Ali and he showed us the neighbourhood. Then we met Valérie and she had a map of stone town and showed us what is interesting to see and where the safest way is to walk at night. Great hosters

    Guðný Hulda2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Valérie and Ali were amiable, and welcoming. Their home is very cosy, and centrally located in Stone Town, with good local restaurants and beaches a walkable distance from the house. Valérie was keen to suggest us places to visit in other parts of the island, like Kendwa Rocks in Nungwi, which is in the North. My friend and I had a lovely stay!

    Faith2017-08-03T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Centrally located in the heart of Stone Town, next to the Anglican Church with the old slave market site and just a few steps away from the local market, our cozy and simple room is your home away from home! The apartment has 2 bedrooms that i rent out independently, a mini-kitchen and a common seating area. I have tried to make it as comfortable as possible – Keep in mind that Zanzibarian life begins right at your doorstep! Check out my other Listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16594271
    The apartment is composed of two lockable double rooms (with a double bed each) and comes with en-suite bathrooms with water heaters, western toilets and a sink. There is a well-equipped mini-kitchen shared by the guests of both rooms, and the common seating area has a wooden table, chairs and a Zanzibarian couch. The apartment is decorated in a simple way with an inspiration of a Zanzibar home and is furnished with all the basic facilities we believe will make your stay enjoyable!
    Our apartment is centrally located in Stone Town, next to the Anglican Church with the old slave market site and just a few steps away from the local Darajani market, our apartment is your home away from home! Interesting Sites like Jaw’s Corner, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens and of course the ocean can be reached within a few minutes walk through Stone Town’s enchanting alleys.
  • Albert is a great host. Helpful, friendly and great communication. My friend and I stayed for one night and the room was clean and homely. There are many food places nearby which is very convenient. I would stay again!

    Sarah2017-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Central location. Quick walk to the water. There were food stands and a live band the evening I was there. Never met Albert. Check-out was a bit confusing, but worked out in the end. Air conditioner in room that slightly cools room. Small kitchen with supplies for cooking or tea.

    Nik2017-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • No reason to look for another place when visiting Zanzibar. The location, accommodations, and the world-class quality of care genuinely exercised by Albert in order to make your visit unforgettable and worry-free are all exceptional! Albert is highly experienced in the tourism sector and has passion for near perfection when it comes to tailoring his guests' experience to bring the maximum amount of happiness possible. His many connections and built reputation make it easy to accommodate versatile interests. No need to look further! Hakuna matata!

    Neda2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Albert was an outstanding host! super friendlz, he explained us many things about Tanzania and showed us local food and great recommendations on what to eat and where to go, Zanzibar was a great trip thanks to him!

    Cio2017-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • The room is clean, has airconditioning, wifi, located very close to shops and the Lukmaans restaurant. Communication with Albert was perfect. He was on time to pick us up from the airport with a big smile. In the evening he showed us around. He was always there for any questions. Very friendly and reliable host!

    Galle2017-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place right next to Stone Town with local transport just around the corner if you want to explore more of the island. The flat is lovely, very clean and you fell home right away. Albert is most welcoming and helpful in all matters. We would love to stay again at his place. Highly recommend!

    Acelya2017-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place, clean, close to the center, Albert is was very helpful. Thanks

    Victoria2017-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Albert was very friendly and helpfull host. And he will help us what ever we needed during our visit (trips, transport, pick-up from airport). Albert was one of the best what we met at Zanzibar. The room was clean and quite quiet.

    Jari2017-02-07T00:00:00Z
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    Charming house on quiet square in Vuga. 5 min by foot from the beach and the touristique area. Room with aircon and private bath. Access to large sitting room and terrace
  • Great host. Great location. Great price. Adonis is truly an ambassador of Zanzibar. Living room and balcony created a natural environment of sharing culture and experiences. High marks and praises! I would definitely stay here again.

    George2017-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay with Adonis in Stone town. We even came back a second time on our way out of Zanzibar. He was a great host. The apartment is clean and comfortable and very close to the beach and center of town. Adonis showed us around town and arranged a snorkeling trip to Prison Island. I would highly recommend staying here on your next trip to Stone town.

    Ellen2017-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you Adonis for hosting us! You are a great host, who helped us in every situation (even organizing toilet paper at night, haha). He gave us some tips for restaurants and places to visit and showed us where to go for spice tour and prison island. He also picked me up from the airport when I arrived early in the morning. His place was nice and close to everything. We would recommend to stay at Adonis place! Asante sana, Anja and Sarah

    Sarah2017-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in the room for two nights. Adonis helped us to find the place which is at walking distance from the ferry terminal and the centre of Stonetown. The room was very clean and quiet and Adonis and his brother are very helpful and friendly. So we had a great stay in Zanzibar.

    Maren2017-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • The appartment has a great location close to the main street and the markets, hosts are willing to help you with tips about what to do and when! Kitchen not so equipped and quite dirty but ok for simple cooking

    Alexander2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • After great deliberation trying to find a within budget hotel or airbnb host on our first visit to Zanzibar, we ultimately settled on airbnbing with Adonis mainly because of his reasonable pricing. His house is located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance from anything that defines fun in stone town - Lukmaan restaurant, slave market museum, stone town market, foordhani gardens, Tatu club etc. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and a relaxing place that you easily settle in and call a home away from home. Adonis is a hospitable host who goes out of his way to makes sure you are comfortable. For instance, he picked us from the airport at three in the morning, and later showed us around the town. He also offered to drive us to kizimkazi to swim with dolphins and later to nungwi beach to dive. Besides maintaining his apartment, Adonis' abilities to listen to his guests and meet their needs make him a great host! We will definitely stay with him when we come back to Zanzibar!

    Steve2017-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Its quite and clean Very safe and easy access to the main city centre The host is friendly and well manners trustworthy willing to Go extra mile to help. I will definitely stay at Adonis' place next time when I visit.

    Ali2017-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Adonis is awesome & made our honeymoon in Zanzibar even more enjoyable. The apartment matches the description and is very tidy. Every night he walked with us to the local food market where we ate our hearts out. The Zanzibar mix & sugar cane juice is a must-have. He also arranged a prison island tour and snorkeling for us where he joined in. The only downside is WiFi only works in the living room but it creates opportunity to interact with other guests from around the world. His level of hospitality and customer service is impeccable. We will return to Zanzibar in the near future & hope his unit is available to accommodate us.

    Kord2017-10-13T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    A light and breezy apartment in a quiet neighbourhood, in the heart of Stone town. As you are on the third floor, there is a natural wind flow through the apartment and a view of the sea from the entrance. In addition to this, some of the major sights are visible, such as Tippu Tipp's house and the House of Wonders. The main shopping road is approx 70m distance away. The best ice-cream shop in town only about 100m.
  • We spend 3 nights in this place : perfect Perfect spot in the middle of the old Stone town. Absolutely gorgeous. Better to go there instead of going in big hotels around. Place with roof top, view, beautiful and big rooms, comfortable bed. Welcome was easy and perfect.

    Yoh2017-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Very well located and yet a quiet little enclave. Very spacious apartment. Two different outdoor patios. Lots of options for doing yoga. Tasteful minimalist furnishing.

    Patrick2017-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a beautiful, open space with rustic charm and a pleasant (actually, essential, for us colder climate dwellers) afternoon breeze. The hosts were quick to respond, arranged a car to get us from the airport, and were kind enough to let us check in a little early. In my opinion, it's a little pricey for 2 people, but if you used all of the beds and slept 4 friends/fellow travelers here, it would be a good deal. We had a great time exploring Stone Town and loved the location of this place. Right in the heart of things without being on a main street. A short walk to the ocean, sites, food, shops, etc.

    Jane2017-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed this apartment--great location and space. It worked very well for me as a solo traveler. I would stay there again.

    Quinn2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks a lot for having us. We really enjoyed our staying in the heart of Stone town, we would love to come and stay at your place when we are back on Zanzibar.

    Leonie2017-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful apartment at the top of an old building. Gorgeous deep-red floors, spacious sleeping area, terra cotta tiles on the bathroom floor, dark wood furniture and beautiful doors all combine to make this an idyllic Zanzibar location. There is lots of space and security, it feels safe. Very centrally located in stone town, so everything is walkable. We slept very well here, the mattresses are comfortable and it’s quiet, we heard the call to prayer sometimes but that was a bonus in its beauty. Andrew is attentive and knowledgable. He’s very helpful and can give you information about anything; where to go, what to do, and how to get there,plus he’s able to make arrangements for tours and transfers. He is a quick responder. There are a lot of stairs to access this stately building and no wifi but we saw both of these as adding to the appeal of our stay.

    Nehama2017-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • This little place in Stone Town was exactly what we needed. It was incredibly clean, spacious, hot showers and the location was amazing. The hosts were wonderful and I would stay there again. Definite value for money x

    Alisha2017-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place is excellently located, and indeed light and breezy. We had a great time here. We didn’t meet Andrew, but briefly met Klaartjie, and their son was a super star, welcoming us, showing us to the place and going out of his way to sort out getting us the key. He was really amazing, especially considering he was only 10 years old! Only gripe was poorly draining shower in a “wet” style bathroom, which meant everything stayed wet for a while. And the kitchen isn’t very well equipped.

    Emma2017-10-07T00:00:00Z
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    My place is close to This is a modern apartment in the heart of Stone Town. This is great for a group of friends or a family visiting Zanzibar. All three bedrooms come with airconditioning, there's a new washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen.. You’ll love my place because of the comfy bed, the neighborhood, and the light. My place is good for couples, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
  • Said, thank you very much! The apartment was very cozy and clean, very convenient location of the apartment, all the main attractions within 10 minutes walk. special thanks to your brother for a shuttle to the airport. We recommend you as a great host!

    Maryna2017-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay with Said. The place is in a fantastic location, the value is amazing. The rooms are all extremely clean, the air conditioning works well. We used the washing machine which was an added bonus. I would definitely stay here again. In fact, we stayed here on two different occasions during our trip to Zanzibar. Only points: water pressure a bit weak but manageable, and wifi did not work at all during our first stay but it was rectified by the time we returned. Juma (Said's brother) provided affordable transfers across the island.

    Siew-Veena2017-05-11T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location close to all that Stone Town has to offer. Apartment is spacious and comfortable. Said organised airport pick up and offered tours for us too, great host.

    Shahrina 2017-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • This apartment is ideally situated in Stone Town! It has three full, spacious bed rooms, a washroom and shower that are very nice for Stone Town. It also has a washing machine! Which was perfect for our post Kilimanjaro climb. The apartment is very near jaws corner and easy walking distance to many UNESCO World Heratage sites. It's great! Said went above and beyond for us! Meeting me in Dar before our Kili climb and storing a few things I didn't want to schlep up the mountain and arranged for his brother to pick us up from the Zanzibar airport! His brother became our tour guide and is very knowledgeable and puts a personal touch in the history of Stone Town! Also, don't miss happy hour! This place is great for a few adult travelers! I highly recommend it! Asante sana!

    Kate2017-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • The place was cool but is in TOTALLY WRING LOCATION than what is pinned on the airbnb map, which really threw us off as I traverse through stone town all the time and was lost for about an hour trying to find it

    Blake2017-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • 5 star! Great location, close to the ferry and Forodhani Gardens. Clean, safe and spacious. Said's brother was super helpful! He showed us around and organized a trip to Prison island for us. I would recommend this place :)

    Averi2017-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is perfect; it's clean, spacious, very well-kept, air-conditioner and wifi provided, safe, good location, the friend of Said who helped us check-in was nice, he reserved a taxi for us the next day. Thanks for everything. I definitely recommend this house to everyone who visits Stone Town, Nairobi.

    minyoung2017-05-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great place right in Stone Town proper. Everything you need is within walking distance. Plus you get the local flavor getting lost as you navigate to the best spice coffee next to the post office;) Be sure to check out the food concessions in the evening at the park on the boardwalk (Saturday for us). Said was a great communicator, very accommodating. The house was clean with access to the washing machine bein a huge plus. Enjoy Zanzi!

    Stefan2016-11-20T00:00:00Z
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    Kiponda B&B is one of those special small boutique hotels you'll want to return to again and again. Located in the heart of Stone Town, five minute walk from the Ferry / Harbor and the famous Forodhani Garden and House of Wonders. Budget meets Style
    Kiponda Bed & Breakfast (B&B) is a 18th-century palace, simple and traditional, yet friendly and relaxing, right in the heart of the old Stone Town. Peaceful, welcoming, comfortable and furnished with grace and style, this once part of a Sultan’s harem has it all. Built in the mid of 18th century in Arabic style with one interior portico, thick walls and colonnade roof. The charm of the past prevails at Kiponda B&B, a traditional house and a simple classic hotel, adapted to modern standards of comfort, making this hotel a unique and pleasant place to stay: Budget meets Style.
    Guests will experience the real Swahili culture through neighbors.
  • Very nice to have a quiet room with a fan and air conditioning while exploring stone town. Rooftop breakfast was great. Very nicely located near great restaurants and cafés. Would recommend for anyone on a budget.

    Mike2015-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • We arrived at the location and were told that they had run out of rooms. We had to argue with the workers that they need to rectify this situation. They booked a hotel for us down the street, and while we were walking to the said hotel, they told us that they made a clerical error in their system and our room was in the next building over. The room itself (once situated) were great, and the breakfast is probably the best part. Wifi does not work in rooms.

    Anand2015-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • I loved Kiponda so much I extended my stay there. The staff are lovely and friendly, also incredibly helpful. The breakfasts were delicious, the selection of fruit was fantastic and the juice was great!!! The mandaazi were the BEST I had on the island! The rooms were comfortable and had everything we needed. Seriously can't recommend it enough! Location was also great. the lounge area on the top was very relaxing. Can't wait to go back!!!!!!!!!!

    Zaahida 2015-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place just down by the main attractions in Stone Town, very easy to get to just walking behind the House of Wonders. Amazing place, loved the room, AC worked wonders (was cold in the morning!) and breakfast was amazing!!! Will definitely stay here again!

    Blake2017-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Kiponda is close to the ferry and nice located for a town trip. The room was clean and fancy, but the air con didn't work at that time. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was better than in many other places on the island. There is a rooftop but the view is not that spectacular! For sure there are cheaper options in town!

    Emanuel2016-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location right in the middle of stonetown so very easy to walk everywhere. A bit tricky to find so get directions before. They were easily able to arrange taxis for us and were very helpful. Good wifi up on the roof terrace but couldn't pick it up in the rooms. Nicely decorated rooms and clean - good value for what it was.

    selena2016-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Kiponda BnB is excellently situated near the sea front, only a few minutes of strolling takes you there. Our double room was very clean and so was the adjacent toilet and shower facilities. The air-conditioning and ceiling fan in the room was a god sent, given the humidity of the island. The breakfast was well portioned, with good variety of fruits each morning. You should try the peanut butter on serve, truly crunchy and yummy. I would definitely return.

    suchitra2016-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • We agreed on an airport pick up, which made things much easier for us. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the place is super well located (2 min walk to the main square, fort etc). I would definitely recommend this place to my friends!

    Cecilia2016-07-25T00:00:00Z
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    I'm renting our historical Stone Town house in Zanzibar. The house has a rooftop terrace, 4 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining. Hot water in showers and AC in all rooms! Great option if you are traveling with friends or family.
    This house is approximately 150 years old and has been renovated to save the old time charm. The plan of the house makes it easy to share with many people. Central location, air conditioning and fans in all rooms, hot water, Smart TV, internet, security cameras. We have 1 king size bed and 6 beds that are 130 cm wide, enough to share between a couple or kids, they are marked as double beds. If you are a big group please contact me and we can see if it's possible to accommodate all of you! This house is child friendly, but has steep stairs. The stairs have gates in the second and third floor to make the house safer. Always keep an eye on the kids in the stairs!
    This is a very lively neighborhood in Stone Town. Easy and safe to walk everywhere in town. There are restaurants, minimarkets and shops nearby, the best being right in front of the house! The touristic center and Forodhani Gardens are very near-by, and to the other direction the market place is just a 5 minutes walk away.
  • The place was so good to stay in, if you want to be a part of the old Stone Town. Just in the middle og the town.

    Astrid Munck2016-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • We knew we were coming to an old house but... - We were met with a smell of moist/humidity when we entered the house. - We felt the things were dirty - The fridge and stove WERE dirty - left uncleaned and the plates and forks etc were covered with rust as they were standing in the "dryer". Proably due to the moist - the table in the kitchen is constantly filled with small grains from the ceiling. - hats and other stuff from spice tour were left on the kitchen table by the earlier visitors and not removed - in the the babychair was a used towel - We wanted to make breakfast the first morning and spent one hour to clean plates pans and casseroles before we could start preparing eggs and pancakes. So all in all not a very good experience and We felt that the pictures on the website and description didn't quite live up to the 'real thing'. Maybe we have different opinions on what to expect ?! But ours wasn't met. Regards Michael

    Michael2014-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Last minute decision to move to Zanzibar, from Pangani, looking for a place to stay. Airbnb? Very quick reply from Aino, a perfect description how to get there (usefull in this complected city center), very good information about all the equipment in the house. Could not be better! The house is amazing, right in the middle of the old center. Spacious, 4 bedrooms, a perfect rooftop. Aino's husband, all the way Zanzibarees, welcomed us and gave a lot of information. We enjoyed. Ok, there are a lot of stairs, but this gives you a good work out. There was only one big disadvantage! That we already had to leave after 2 nights. Thanks for a great place to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar.

    Willem2015-07-28T00:00:00Z
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    Lenny2014-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time in the house. Thank you so much.

    Line2014-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in a convenient location. The home is large, with beautiful decorations. It is across the street from a convenience store and in the center of the tourist shopping hub. Some noise at night but it didn't bother us. Nuru met us near the place and set up a spice tour for us, as Aino was out of the country.

    Amy2017-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent house for a big family, comfortable with everything that you need! Nuru came and pick us up from ferry terminal on time. Good central location, easy to find. Wifi and AC worked well. Supermarket is opposite of the house. It is very noisy at night, but we were so tired that we fell asleep quickly despite the noise. Thank you for your hospitality and allowing us to stay in your home!

    Veronika2017-06-13T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great for us. Aino provided a lot of flexibility for our check-in and check-outs. Also building is in a central location. But the neighbors are a bit noisy.

    Cemil2017-01-21T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania

    SLEEP ON A BOAT/PRIVATE SANDBANK ALONE UNDER THE STARS! SET UP CAMP AT PRIVATE SAND BANK FOR DINNER AND SLEEP UNDER THE STARS! NO MOSQUITOS! BBQ DINNER INCLUDED IN PRICE. EXTRA "TOURS" AROUND OTHER ISLANDS AND SAND BANKS SUCH AS PRISON ISLAND ETC CAN BE ADDED. FOR MORE INFO SEND US A MESSAGE.
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    The apartment is newly renovated and is placed in the center of Stone town. The apartment is close to local shops, fine art and culture, the Ferry port, the beach, the forodhani food-market, restaurants, Darajani market and other tourist attractions. The apartment has its own kitchen and bathroom, which are newly renovated. The apartment is suitable for couples, backpackers, business travelers, family etc.
    The apartment has free wifi and there is AC installed in the whole apartment.
    Stone town is a city full of history! Over the years there has been many travellers coming to Stone town, which has formed the city into a multicultural capital of Zanzibar. You will find traces of Indian, Arabic and even British culture. Stone town is a vibrant and charming city, and offers you both relaxation and adventures.
  • Seif is so helpful and the apartment was as described. It's really spacious and a great location. Thanks so much!

    Helen2017-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Seif, Is very personable and knowledgeable on the area. We originally had some miscommunication but once that was clear I found Seif to be very kind and hospitable.

    E2017-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Seif was a very gentle and nice guy. The appartment was clean and comfortable. No complaints! Only problem was the wifi. There was no Internet as promised. The rest was good and this is a perfect appartment for a family, travellers or couple.

    Alessandro2017-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Reallt appreciate to Seif. He was so friendly and kind. The location is perfect to visit all we want to visit. However the light of main room was not that bright except that we have used hot water freely and kitchen as well. Highly recommend this place and the best host. Thank you.

    Eunjoo2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
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    Seppe2017-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Seif was the BEST host I have ever had with Airbnb! He was welcoming, showed us around town, helped us get to and from places, gave us tips on places to eat and visit! Highly recommend staying with Seif!!

    Dorota2017-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Seif was the best host we have stayed with in years of using Airbnb. It was more like having a local friend to show you around and spend time with than a host. While he is often on Zanzibar time, his advice was such a great introduction to the island life. We will definitely call Seif next time we are in Zanzibar, Inshallah

    Josh & Jenn2017-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • Seif is an amazing host. He took us on a small tour of Stone Town and made arrangements for us to go on a spice tour for a cheaper price. He is very friendly and knows so much about the culture and history. The location is great, it is nice to be in a small apartment instead of a hotel. And almost all of Stone Town is walkable from this location, plus it's only 5 minutes from the ferry. The only negative is that the beds are a little hard, but I'm not sure you would find better without paying more money for a hotel.

    Jennifer2017-08-09T00:00:00Z
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    2 bedroom house located in the heart of stone town, the house has 2 rooms one with king bed,the other with 2 double beds,1 full washroom and a brand new renovated kitchen. A spacious living room and a wonderful dining room, everything you may need is walking distance from the house.you will feel right at home great for group of friends who want affordable private and modern place to stay.
    Located rite across from the ferry, 2 minutes walk to forodhani gardens and the old fort.nothing is more then a walk away when your staying here. Close to the golden tulip and best western hotel
    Close to the port as mentioned also key hotels near by are best western and golden tulip.
  • This is a great place. It's a five-minute walk from the ferry, and Mohammed (or his brother) will pick you up. Several small stores and a range of restaurants are within a short walk. The accommodations are basic but a good value. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the full kitchen and nice living room. One note, the bunk beds have been swapped out for one large double bed. There are no mosquito nets over the beds. The high-powered fans were adequate for keeping the apartment cool outside of a few black-outs. We had a few minor issues (one morning we saw a cockroach, the toilet was a bit leaky, the kitchen had quite a few beer bottles left over from the previous guests) but overall this is a great value for less-picky travelers. We'd definitely stay here again.

    Christina2017-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Mohammeds place is GREAT value. Awesome to be in Stone Town. Mohammed was super helpful, as were his friends and neighbour. Would definitely come again!

    Joshua2017-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great apartment, really spacious, big living room and dining room. It stays nice and cool in the day, there are fans in all the rooms. Mohammed was a great host, he speaks excellent English and was very helpful and easy going. The apartment is in a really great location near Mercury's Bar, so it is just a couple of minutes from the beach, we went swimming every day after work which was great, in the other direction there is a local shop and restaurant quite close, lots of local shops to buy fresh bread, chapatis etc or you can just get lost trying to navigate through Stonetown to Darajani Market. We will definitely go back there next time

    Mike2017-10-10T00:00:00Z
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    My place is in the heart of Stone Town! It has great views, especially of a beautiful sunset. It's close to art and culture, the coast, the food market, restaurants and dining, and family-friendly activities. The rooftop room and terrace are private and are in a Zanzibar style home. On the same street you'll find local shops and traveler's choice restaurants such as Lukemaan and La Taverna. There is also a bank across the street. Good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. There is a safe, kitchen, AC, hot water and extra toiletries in case you need them.
  • It's good to stay in stontown. From 1 to 3 persons are suit for this house. It's on top, so if U have many stuff it makes U little bit hard. But rooftop is really nice to enjoy your trip.

    선민2017-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay, close to the centre of town with a wonderful view over the rooftops. Everything you need is in the apartment, with a well equiped kitchen and nice bathroom. Just over the road is Lukmann's, a brilliant restaurant for local food, and then the harbour is only a few minutes walk away with many other restaurants and bars. Would also recommend the Green Garden for really nice fruit drinks and wraps, a great place for lunch 1 mins walk from the front door. Without doubt the best bit of all however is Arsheen and her uncle Mushtaaq who were incredibly kind and helpful to us during our short stay. They arranged a very good value pickup from the airport and Arsheen provided us with so many excellent tips of where to stay. She was always available for contact and kindly helped us sort out transport for our ongoing travels in Zanzibar. They are the best Airbnb hosts I've experienced in a long time! Thank you Arsheen and Mushtaaq!

    Donald2017-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Me and my girlfriend staied for four nights at Arsheens place. The confirmation for the booking came quick and the contact with Arsheen was nice, straight and uncomplicated. On the day of our arrival she picked us up on time and described us the flat in detail. Also she answered all our questions and gave us some tips for the City. During our whole stay Arsheen was accessable to answer questions or recommend shops and places to go to. The flat itself was great, espacially the part outside was simply amazing. I spent hours in the hammock. After two weeks in hotels and lodges the stay also gave another impression of the local life. The flat is perfectly located, close to shops, restaurants, the old town and all the intresting sights. But you should keep in mind if you are sensitive to noise, it could be stressful during the day with all the traffic noise. Sleeping in the evening is no problem. I really liked the time at Arsheens place and would stay there every time again. I absolutly recommend the flat and Arsheen as host.

    Andreas2017-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is super! It's in the begining of Stone town and if you want to reach the beach you will have to get lost in the small streets, it's super beautiful. Also the room is really big, and you can enjoy the terrasse for yourself. Good air-conditioning ;-) Tanks

    Aurore2017-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Arsheen's home is just gorgeous. We loved our little rooftop nook and just wish we were staying there longer. I mean, it lead to a pretty serious convo about moving to Stone town. Arsheen's communication was great at all times, she was helpful with transport and tips on where to eat nearby. If you are looking for a place in Zanzibar, this is it. Asante Arshewn, tunashukuru sana!

    Hannah2017-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is amazing house. In the rooftop has good view in stonetown. It's very near CRDB and market. The house owner is a beautiful girl and very enthusiastic. I really want back .

    Han Tao2016-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We had a blast. Enjoyed the minimalism and he slight few. This place is well located and easy to get around stonestown from. Host is wonderful too. Enjoy

    Anwar2017-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Central but laid-back rooftop apartment in walking distance to all stone-town hotspots. Nice view across the old town, pleasant breeze in the evening on the deck. We were here for 3 days after 2 weeks of exploring Zanzibar and relaxing at the beautiful beaches and islands, to get a feel for the city and check out the Stone-Town restaurants. Perfect spot to do this. The landlady was very nice, helpful and down to earth. We even found a parking-spot right below in the street which the security-people from the bank across the street helped us to acquire. And after 2 weeks in very different locations we surely appreciated a working AC, shower with stable pressure and even warm water. Bottom line: Great value for money. Highly recommendable!

    Torsten2017-01-07T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Large private room with a coconut trees double bed. Place is located in heart of Stonetown near Zanzibar harbor, local restaurants, ZIFF venue, Sea food market, walking distance to the oldest market in Zanzibar. Near Prison Island, Old Slave market, Sultan Palaces, Near public transport stations. Free accessible local beaches are within walking distance. 10 minutes drive from/to the airport. Shared bathroom with only one roommate.
    Place is located within a quite neighborhood. Close to major brands hotels.
  • This was an ideal place to stay in the heart of Stone Town. The others staying in the airbnb with me were wonderful company and we all became good friends, so this is a great place to meet people since there are 3 rooms in total that are rented out. I could walk everywhere from here, to Forodhani Gardens, Darajani Market, museums and historical sites, the ferry, many cafes and restaurants, and the beach. The house had basic amenities and we were all able to use the kitchen for cooking. Abdul was very communicative and responded to whatever questions I had right away over text. I would highly recommend Abdul and Hashim's place for anyone looking to stay for a short or longer period of time, like I did.

    Katie2017-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was at a very good location, everything is within walking distance. The guys were nice and helpful, the apartment was spacious and comfortable. My boyfriend found the mattress very hard but otherwise there were no major flaws. We spent four nights here and we had a great time.

    Orsolya2017-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Abdul house is really nice. Beautiful Arabic style, clean, and fully furnished (towels, plates, coffee, tea...). I recommend for those who want the hotel experience at a lower price but not for those who want to share the local life with Zanzibari people as you won't stay with Abdul an his family.

    Naïda2017-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • I've been to 2 other Airbnbs in Stonetown and this was absolutly the best. The hosts are very friendly, the rooms are big and the flat makes you feel home in short time. We could use a fridge and a kitchen and a big living room. I would highly recommend this room, if you want to enjoy Stonetown.

    Lisa2017-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Abdul is a really nice host. He met us at the ferry and spent a bit of time with us at the appartment. The room was wonderful and I'm glad we stayed there. The location is convenient and you'll be able to walk Stonestone.

    Camille2017-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Abdul and Hashim's house. They are both great people. The house is very cosy and clean and the Wi-Fi was very good. I would recommend anybody to board the house for their stay in Zanzibar.

    Deogratias2017-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment is just like it is described! It has an awesome location being close to all the main attractions, but still in a quiet neighborhood! The kitchen, bathroom and rooms were very clean and the wifi worked very well! The hosts are very nice and if you have questions they are quick to answer! All in all it is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a comfy and clean budget place :) I would definitely go again!

    Karen2017-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • This place has very good location, 5 min walk from the ferry and 10 min walk to the center (food market etc.). The apartment is very nice with functional kitchen and cosy living room. Shower with hot water. The room was cool and quiet. Tea, coffee and cakes always available.

    Kristiina2017-07-13T00:00:00Z
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    IKALA ZANZIBAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL is located in the historic city of Stonetown; only 3 minutes-walk from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and ideally located to explore the city. The historic Old Fort of Zanzibar and Forodhani Gardens are just 5 minutes-walk away offering you the easy chance to immerse yourself in the local culture.
    Book our stylish bedrooms at a very affordable daily rate. Our rooms feature a private en-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, towels, shower- and bodywash amenities, Air-conditioning, Fan, Mosquito Net, Cotton Bedlinen, Flat-screen TV, Tea- and Coffee station, daily cleaning and evening turn-down service. Our Frontdesk is available 24-hour a day. Free mobile hotspot.
    We are set within historic Stone Town close to the exciting sights of this unique cultural heritage city and within walking distance to the ferry terminal and working harbor which makes our location an absolute plus. Easy access to all historic sites within few minutes walking distance.
  • This house is exactly right, when you are looking for a new renovated room with a fresh and clean bathroom. You get all you need, aircondition, fan, safe for your money ... . It is in the center of stonetown, so you can make everything by foot. The breakfast is good and the Owner is always developing his house. Now you get a special dinner, too. The house has wifi and if you need anything the staff is friendly. We know wordwide many guesthouses, but this is one of the best in the relation of price and what you get back. We recommend this house. Thanks to Dr. Hans for your managing. Klaus and Silvia, Germany

    klaus 2017-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Convenient place to explore stone town and its environs. 5 min walk to the Ferry.

    Mercy2016-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Hans immediately made me feel like a welcome guest when I arrived at his place. It was easy to find and is very accessible as a starting point when you want to explore Stone Town. He was always willing to lend a helping hand when I needed to ask for directions, and always asked how I was every time we chanced upon each other. The room was lovely, and I loved the stained glass windows. It was perfect in the afternoon when the sun slowly sets. I would definitely stay here again, and I'll be recommending his place to friends who plan to visit Zanzibar.

    Vien2016-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • The hotel was is a great location, only about a 10 minute walk from the night market. We also got a pretty good deal through Airbnb, but I don't think I would have stayed here for the full price when there are more renown hotels and and b and bs closer to town for about the same price. A couple of misleading things... - the listing says it includes breakfast. By that it means there's a restaurant next door where you can purchase breakfast. The restaurant in the pictures wasn't completed when we were there. - the listing also says there's wifi. That's technically true, but it only (barely) works if you're downstairs in the lobby. If you want to browse or make calls in your room, I suggest getting a local sim card. -the shampoo that's included is a bar of soap, so bring your own toiletries. If the hotel fixes these things, it would be better. Also, the staff is very friendly and helpful, but they're kind of pushy about arranging tourist excursions for you. You can get them at a much better price elsewhere. There are plenty of people in the gardens who will walk up to you offering these excursions.

    Robyn2016-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • It was an excellent place to stay in Zanzibar. I could hardly imagine such a luxurious and comfortable place in Zanzibar at such a reasonable charge. We enjoyed our stay to our hearts. The listing was ideally located on Malawi Road, surrounded by many restaurants of oriental and continental foods. It was very close to Ferry Terminal and so near to all important historical landmarks in Stone Town. The staff, particularly Omer was very attentive, caring and cooperative. He picked us from the Ferry and took to the listing which was just 3 minutes on foot. He also dropped us at the Ferry on completion of the tour. He arranged a tourist guide for us at very reasonable charge who showed us all important places which we wanted to visit. It was a wonderful stay, made memorable because of personal interest and attention of Mr. Hans. He was very particular about our comfort and convenience. The listing has a cultural touch, specific to Zanzibar.

    Bukhari2016-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • The hotel is central located near ferry terminal. Hans was a very attentive host. What I liked most was the breakfast (not included) on the roof terrace.

    Sarah2017-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic little hotel in Stone Town. All the amenities were spot on and very centrally located (perfect if you are staying 1 or 2 nights in Stone Town). The only drawback is that it is on a busy street so it gets a bit noisy at night so try avoid any street facing rooms if you can - otherwise it had everything we needed!

    Scott2017-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great centrally located accommodation very close to the Zanzibar ferry terminal. If you're looking for a low-budget accommodation with no-frills, this is it. Some of the rooms are on a very busy noisy street, so you might want to mention that you want a quieter room if that is something that is problematic for you. Other than that, I would definitely recommend.

    Stephanie2016-12-13T00:00:00Z
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    Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Urban/West Region, Tanzania

    Reviews from guests who stayed in Zanzibar City

    A. Patricia
    A. Patricia
    2015-10-07
    Brenda's apartment is a real gem. It is tastefully decorated in Zanzibari style and has a lot of really nice touches and spaces such as the balcony. The location was also great as it was centrally loc…
    Tapiwa
    Tapiwa
    2017-07-22
    Albert is a great host and his local knowledge of Stone Town is impeccable. I would highly recommend staying at his place. Wifi in Zanzibar tends to be slow but that's no fault of his own.
    Alex
    Alex
    2017-09-29
    Staying at Adonis' place was an amazing experience. The place is exactly as it looks on the listing online. However, what the online listing doesn't say is that Adonis is such a great host! He came to…
    jenifer
    jenifer
    2016-08-31
    My 20 year old daughter stayed here while traveling solo for a few nights while in Zanzibar. She loved the location (in a very authentic part if town), the house and Zanzibar. Mohammed was very accomm…
    Christopher
    Christopher
    2017-10-11
    This apartment is really worth the money. It is walking distance to main stone town drag and waterfront. ATM is just around the corner and stumbling distance to the best nightlife spot (Tatu). A lov…
    Susanne
    Susanne
    2017-07-20
    Really a nice place in Zanzibar Town with enough space. Kheir is a nice cool guy with good conversations and give tips to the city. Short walks to the market and Stone Town make the place perfect. Onl…
    Taro
    Taro
    2017-10-23
    This is the highly recommended place for everything like location, cleanness, hospitality. First of all, this is nice for location. You can find beach, good cafes, bars, a night market just in few min…
    Yudha
    Yudha
    2017-08-12
    It's a good place. It's located near the beach. The service was amazing

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