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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I stayed at the Market Lodge on my way to Nungwi. The reason behind choosing the Market Lodge was informed by the great reviews about the place, that I read from tripadvisor. Impressed by all that i read about Market Lodge, I decided to give it a try. Boy, i was never disappointed.The manager/owner organised transport, his own private car,...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed there for 1 night, and the place is simple, but has everything you need. Its in a busy trading street, so during the day it is in the middle of the action (quite impressive), but at night its quiet, so no problems to sleep. The breakfast was very simple, but ok. The staff is very friendly and from...

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Haltern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Reviewed 13 February 2014

... to choose this place. Five minutes to walk from the central Creek Road with Daladala and bus station, markets and the entrance to old Stonetown. In the middle of a local market centre with better prices than in more touristic areas. Quiet at night, and upstairs you have a great view over the whole town. The friendly staff is...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Klaus H, Thank you very much for choosing The Market Lodge for your stay. We are really grateful for your kind words and your satisfaction with our services. We are looking forward to host you again in future with even more better service and facilities.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Certainly this is not a luxury hotel. But, if you are looking for a budget accommodation, this is certainly is a good choice that of good value for your money. The lodge is well located. It is within walking distance to Stone Town and the Fruit Market. Most taxi drivers know the place. All the staff were friendly and helpful....

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Raymond C, We are grateful for your appreciating comments for our services and staff. Your comments are highly valuable for us which enable us to enhance the quality of our services. It was very pleasant to serve you and we look forward to host you again in future.

Montreal
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Overview: We chose Market Lodge (ML) based on Tripadvisor Reviews and price. While the accommodations were simple, it was clean, had A/C, and the staff were absolutely amazing. Accommodations: When I first stepped in, the place really wasn't much. The double room (2 beds) was very small, and there wasn't much space to even put our luggage. But everything was...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Wayne C, Thank you very much for your very nice and full description of our hotel. We really appreciate your kind words for our staff and services. It was indeed our pleasure to serve you as our valued guest. We always try to follow guest demands and their comments are highly important for us to enhance our level...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Market Lodge is a great place. Its in town and close to everything! Great food and great rooms! Most of all the staff is so good to you, the manager is very helpful and relaxed person, I missed tv in the room and not outside and restaurant (but u can order indian take away which is bonus!). In total I...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valleida, we thank you for your kind words regarding our service and staff. we are working on our own restaurant and soon it will be available for our valued guest with same great food. Furthermore, I thank you for choosing Market Lodge. We will try our best to give personalized service to our guests and maintain our standards &...

Zomba, Zomba, Malawi
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We had a great stay in Stone Town at Market Lodge. The only reason I couldn't rate it Excellent was for the lack of restaurant, however, this is in the pipeline and my husband and I look forward to returning to sample it. The hotel organised us a delicious Indian meal from their sister hotel across town which was a...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CarolineBeaton, Thank you very much for your valuable comments about our staff and services. We are seriously working on our restaurant and soon it will be available for guests with great food. we would like to give you even more better service including our own restaurant food on your next visit to Zanzibar.

Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We chosed the Market Lodge because of the good value. At first we were a bit confused to find the hotel situated in the middle of a very bussy street surrounded by local shops, but it is safe and we had nothing to complain.The room was very clean an nice arranged, the mattress was quite good and the room service...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BuSi2014, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and review. We were pleased to have you as our valued guest and really appreciate your kind words for our service and staff. We are happy that you liked our services and breakfast along with the location of the hotel. We look forward to serve you even better on your...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed at the MARKET LODGE for one night at the end of our time in Zanzibar and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. We picked it based on the combination of price and great reviews on trip adviser. A very highly recommended choice!!! for me is the best place to live in zanzibar with family and friends.i...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 2manu, We are very much delighted that you liked out hotel and services. Thank you very much for choosing Market Lodge. We would like to serve you again as our valued guest.

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 2 January 2014

-I am very happy to have discovered the market Lodge on internet. Situated in the middle of the city in the shopping area and near to everything. The best with the hotel is the staff with the manager Mr.Salem Ud Din. I felt like being home surrounded by my family helping me with all kinds of services from to the...

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Saleem_Market_Lodge, Manager at Market Lodge, responded to this review

Dear IbnBatouta2013, We are very happy that you liked our services and staff. It was our pleasure to arrange all services including tour, tickets and transfers, and we are delighted that you were completely satisfied and happy. We want to welcome you again and promise you that we will continue the same standard for our services and even better.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Zanzibar’s residential area, the Market Lodge Hotel is located minutes from the Darajani Market, business district and main bus stop making it easy to see the real Zanzibar and get around while you are visiting. All of the bedrooms feature authentic local wooden carved furnishings and modern features such as state of the art bathrooms, hot showers and electricity backed by a generator. Market Lodge Hotel offers a range of delicious local cuisine in a sanitary environment cooked to your individual preferences. Our affordable rates and central location allow you to experience everything that Zanzibar has to offer and our concierge/tour services allow you to arrange any excursions right from the comfort of your room. Affordable rates and great quality – for Comfort, Value and Convenience in the heart of Zanzibar, meet us at the Market Lodge ... more   less 

Additional Information about Market Lodge

Address: Plot 2572, Mtendeni, Stone Town | Mchangani, Buyuni, P.O. Box 4858, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: £32 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Market Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Corner suites are large and sunny”
 of 5 bubbles brianm757, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for top floor room for 360o views of stone town!”
 of 5 bubbles CarolineBeaton, 1 Feb 2014 | Read review
“every thing is perfect”
  • room no.404
 of 5 bubbles manojp236, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All the room are very good but i recommend room 201 which has a big bed”
 of 5 bubbles IbnBatouta2013, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“You can easily roam around anywhere from the hotel location.”
 of 5 bubbles iqbalmk, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
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