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Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

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Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

I will be spending one night in Stone Town in August, arriving from a few nights on the beach sometime in the morning. I need to be at the airport around 3 am the following morning. I'm looking for a respectable hotel to spend my last night in Tanzania that could reliably get me to the airport in time. I'm hoping to spend the day before seeing Stone Town, perhaps a spice tour. Will be on my own. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

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1. Re: Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

ZC, ZC, ZC....see my email...

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>>I need to be at the airport around 3 am the following morning. I'm looking for a respectable hotel to spend my last night in Tanzania that could reliably get me to the airport in time.<<

a 3am flight from Zanzibar or from Dar-es-Salaam? Believe it might be from DAR and if so you'll have to take a flight from ZNZ to DAR and believe the last flight is about 7 or 8pm*, meaning a long layover in DAR for your onward flight?

*I don't recommend taking last flight as it might be cancelled.

If departing from ZNZ for onward to another country, there are many hotels in Stone Town at reasonable prices who can arrange for a taxi to get you to the ZNZ airport which is a short drive - 10=15/min.

Remember though you have to allow about 1/hr prior flight ZNZ to DAR, but if it's int'l to another country direct from ZNZ, checkin is minimum 2/hrs prior departure.

And there's a departure fee to be paid, smaller amount if only ZNZ/DAR, higher if it's international. Be sure to have USD for this.

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3. Re: Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

4sandi, her flight is from Zanzibar not Dar.

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4. Re: Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

And the question was regarding a good/reliable hotel and transfer ;-)

I definitely recommend Emerson Spice hotel!

Very reliable and trustworthy.

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5. Re: Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

I realize OP indicated 3am flight from ZNZ, but not certain there are int'l flights (certainly not local) at that hour. Why I asked whether flight might actually be from ZNZ to DAR from where most int'l flights depart.

Granted I may be off base, but we know how often some posters give us little info and we have to figure out what is really required as a proper reply. And, of course, never to return in reply or to clarify.

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I believe the flight is homebound but goes from Zanzibar to Nairobi, then overseas if I recall correctly. ZC is on the same trip with me and some other friends. Unfortunately right after the safari I have a day in Arusha then have to head home whereas all the others are heading to Zanzibar or Mafia. :(

I did giver her some links to a few hotels but obviously never having been to Zanzibar myself, all I can do is share a few links I found here on TA. It's obviously better to get feedback from people who have been there personally if possible.

Thanks

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Still no reply from OP, but again doubt there's a flight from ZNZ to NBO/JKIA after dark. But do know there is an early morning Turkish Air flight (about 3am) from NBO via IST for connection to US or Canada. Even an early morning Turkish Air flight from DAR The reason I commented.

For a hotel, there's Tembo House, Dhow Palace... both at reasonable rates. Emerson Spice is lovely though might be higher cost than the others. Taxi though should only cost about $10-15.

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8. Re: Stone Town Hotel with Airport Transfer

Thanks for you assistance 4Sandi. I am quite a regular contributor on TA and had only not yet responded as DanielBMe was jumping in for me. My flight leaves at 5 something am from ZNZ via Nariobi, as Daniel stated. That seems to be a standard international flight from Zanzibar as another fellow traveler has a similar flight on a later date. I am mostly concerned about getting to the airport reliably at that time (as I have been in other countries where airport transfers in the middle of the night do not show up). I'm assuming from your posts that whatever hotel can call a taxi for me at that hour without a problem? I will look into your recommendations. Thanks again.

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