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Certificate of Excellence
Kiponda Bed and Breakfast is in a historical house dating back to the 18th century when it was built as part of the palace; simple and functional yet friendly and welcoming, nested in the charming Stone Town of Zanzibar. This beautiful old original Swahili house is just a walking distance from the harbor and a stone throw from Forodhani Garden and the House of Wonders. The small and simple B&B is an integral part of the neighborhood – meet our friendly neighbors and feel at home in the middle of this buzzing town rich in culture and full of stories. Peaceful, authentic, comfortable and furnished simple but with style, this place has it all if you are out for the true experience. Built in Arabic style – with one interior portico, thick walls and plenty of natural ventilation – sitting at the roof top seating area where we also serve breakfast makes it easy for you to dream up your own story of ancient times. Kiponda B&B is one of those special little hotels you‘ll want to return to again and again, and that’s what many of our guests do. We offer simple quality accommodation and services without fake luxury – a true Zanzibar experience.
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Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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I was only passing through and wanted a bed for the night. I got that and a good breakfast too. No complaints everything was clean and in good working order. The included breakfast was simple but good. Hungry? Check out the food at the night market after sundown across the
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Id booked a single room and was given a double room at check-in which was nice, good room & good shower. The location is great, few minutes walk from night market and close to all the sights in Stone Town. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and were really helpful
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Response from salmaznz, General Manager at Kiponda B&B
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Amber, Thank you so much for your stayed with us and for good review. Welcome back to Kiponda. All the best from Team Kiponda!
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Hosted by very friendly people in the heart of the historic center of Zanzibar's Stone Town. Extremely simple, basic even, but a fantastic place to have breakfast: on the roof top. 5 minutes walk from the beach. Good place to start dwelling: you will lose your way in the narrow
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Response from salmaznz, General Manager at Kiponda B&B
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much! Greetings from Zanzibar!
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Amazing small hotel right at the hearth of Stone Town. Rooms are clean and with ventilation. Everything is nearby - especially shops and the park. Good breakfast in the dining area on top of the building.
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Response from salma s, General Manager at Kiponda B&B
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Hi! Thanks for the review kiponda b&b Team are really appreciate. Welcome back to Kiponda which will be your home away from home. All the best Team kiponda!
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I just read several other reviews of this hotel and right on the money. We found the location perfect for exploring the old part of Stone Town, but also getting to the waterfront night market and the ferry. The breakfasts were good and filling. Our room was spacious and the kids
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Nice room
I'm not sure. They were very accommodating. I'd email them and ask. Salma was very helpful. Her phone number is +255 777431665
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"On the roof top!"
"Some rooms have AC."
"Choose rooms on the upper level"
"Double was better (particularly more spacious) than twin."
"If you want a low noise level, prefer the rooms not giving on the street below"
US$46 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Kiponda
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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