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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hotel and I am so happy we stayed here. The location is perfect for walking around Stone Town. It was easy to find our way home because it is right on the road next to the water. There are a ton of expensive places to stay in Stone Town, but why? This place had a beautiful garden,... More 

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England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Stayed at Garden Lodge for 10 days and settled in so well. The staff were friendly and helpful. Location was perfect, being only a short walk from the centre of Stone Town. Rooms were very comfortable and the hotel grounds are v nice- bright flowers and great seating areas on every floor. Would definitely recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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434 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel not far from everything, had a few issues with wifi but did use it a few times and it was reasonably fast. Rooms are good size with bathroom alright water also was fairly warm. Breakfast was a little basic but not shocking so just gets a pass.

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Thank Jason S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Woke up to my friend raving over how great the rooftop spice rub was. She didn't mention that the man doing it also tried to touch her breasts. So when I went up for breakfast and he offered me a spice rub I accepted. I regret it. He touched my breasts after I'd asked him not to and pushed me... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Modest but clean hotel in the heart of stone town. The highlight is the rooftop breakfast service. A great base for exploring Zanzibar. Well ventilated room but no air-conditioning. Very reasonably priced.

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Belgium
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191 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

If there's one hotel which definitely deserves the history badge of honor in all of the hotels in Zanzibar's Stone Town, it really has to be the Garden Lodge. Situated next to the same coast line where handy fisherman boats are lying to guide you to Turtle-/Prison Island, one just dazzles in the historial artefacts and gadgets all piled up... More 

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The garden lodge offers rooms in a traditional swahili house. The house itself is beautiful and has a nice rooftop terrace for breakfast. The rooms are spacious, with nice furniture. They are clean but not impeccable (especially the bathrooms) and the hot water rarely works. The breakfast is included and is very good. Given the prices of Zanzibar, the hotel... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We stayed at Garden Lodge during Sauti za Busara festival, when all of Stone Town accommodation is booked up. We chose the place simply because they had a room available, but it was actually a nice choice. The hotel is cosy with light wood panelling and lots of potted plants inside. The room and breakfast were unremarkable. It's located on... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We were looking for a budget acco for just one night and Garden Lodge seemed to be a good economical choice. We were lucky to get a room facing the back so had a quiet and peaceful night. The room was small (but fit for the price paid) and was clean with an ensuite bathroom and hot water. The breakfast... More 

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Cairo
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Garden lodge is a charming place and the staff were all wonderful. My wife and I were backpacking for a month so we were always looking for budget places. Zanzibar isn't really the cheapest so $50 a night per room is pretty good. There were other cheaper places (not much cheaper though) in Stone town but they were just horrible.... More 

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Address: Kaunda Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Number of rooms: 204
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Also Known As:
Garden Hotel Stone Town
Garden Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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“choose a room that doesn't get afternoon sun”
 of 5 bubbles mmcclanahan, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the upper rooms usually are the best”
 of 5 bubbles theTimeTravellersBox, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter although the ones out front are not bad either since it does quieten down post 11pm.”
 of 5 bubbles Orangelons, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“we stayed at the back on the second floor (quieter than the front & the bottom floor)”
 of 5 bubbles LouSaltburn, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
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