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“Your perfect haven in Stone Town”
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Warere Town House
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I spend six nights at Warere Town House, and it was all I hoped for. Perfectly situated right next to the harbour, and still a little off the beaten track. The staff was very welcoming and I felt safe and comfortable at once.
I very much enjoyed having a small balcony, facing the yard with palms, flowers, and people passing by. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice and affordable accommodation in Stone Town.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Harderpix
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Hi Harderpix, I am really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, our in room balcony, although it doesn't have a sea view, is a perfect place to chill and watch island life go by! Indeed we offer a single rate for our balcony rooms, but only on direct email bookings. Karibuni tena!

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Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

It was really the perfect choice to pick this hotel in Stone town.
I was there with the entire family (parents and my 2 brothers) .
We booked 3 rooms one close to the other.
The location is great (5 min walk from the ferry,10 min from town center). Ropm clean, service perfect, all so friendly. I strongly reccomand the place. Pick a room with balcony.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank aurdipas
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Hi Aurdipas, thank you for reviewing us! I am glad you enjoyed the balcony room. I am sure we will be seeing you again :)

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed here for 3 days at the start of our Zanzibar trip and another night at the end. We were very happy with the great value. We had a triple room with a balcony and the beds were very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful, arranging a city tour, spice tour and snorkeling excursion for us, as well as airport transfers at very reasonable prices. Breakfast was basic, but sufficient. We thought the location worked really well. Recommend this place if you want a comfortable and affordable option in Stone Town.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
3  Thank lovesmusic
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2013

Hi Lovemusic, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the Warere safe, clean and ideally located. We look forward to having you again!

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed at Warere Town House for one night and I gotta say you get a lot of value for little money compared to many other places we’ve been to. The staff is helpful and friendly; the rooms look really neat, are clean and have air conditioning which is a good thing to have in Stonetown. The breakfast is basic but tasty. They have an honour/self service bar and reasonable prices. Furthermore, you will find a “public” shower/ toilet within the Hotel, so if you check out, but want to stay in town for the afternoon and leave your luggage, you can do this and even take a shover before going to the airport.

100% recommendable

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Matthias R
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Hi Matthias, thank you for reviewing us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found we offered good value for money. Thank you for mentioning the public shower/toilet where guests who have checked out can freshen up before catching their onward evening flight. Karibu tena!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed at Warere for 3 nights whilst visiting Zanzibar. The rooms are clean, spacious and very charming. Compared to alot of the other hotels its exceptionally good value. The staff are friendly, accomodating and very helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Jimmy J
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Thank you for highly recommending us JimmyJ! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and karibu tena!

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

I stayed at Warere four night during my two weeks trip to Zanzibar at the beginning, in the middle and at The end o my travel.

I have only positive things to say about the place. Prices are great ($35 for single, $65 for a large double). Staff friendly and helpful eager to help with everything and make all the arrangements requested. There was an initial problem with AC in our room which was fixed immediately. The place is clean, the beds comfortable and the rooms spacious. Cute locally made clove-soaps in the bathroom. Nice breakfast served on the roof-top terrace.

There was no problem with us storing some of our luggage and winter clothes in their office for many days while we were travelling around the island. They accept credit cards which is not standard in Zanzibar. WiFi works great.

Only downside is the entrance (don’t be intimidated) as there is no gate nor pathway leading to the hotel and you have to squeeze between the other buildings fences to get in. Once you enter the hotel – everything is great.

The Malindi district of Stone Town where the place is located is only about 10 minutes walk to the very centre of Stone Town. It’s harbor area populated mostly by locals and can seem a bit shaggy in the beginning, but we felt safe and comfortable walking to the centre even at night. I will recommend the place to my friends and would definitely stay there again while traveling to Zanzibar.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Hi Redsnapper, I am so glad you had a perfect stay at the Warere! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Warere Town House was a wonderful place to stay for the three nights we were in Stonetown! The rooms are stylishly decorated with traditional finishes, especially the more spacious balcony rooms, and absolute value for money. I commend the friendly and organised staff, who arranged a Spice Tour and transfers for us at very good prices. The breakfast of bread, fruit and eggs was a great way to start the day, and the restaurant area on the top of the building was perfect to escape from the heat every now and again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2013

HI CourtneyB,

Thank you for writing such a lovely review for us! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Karibuni tena when you are next in Zanzibar!

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Additional Information about Warere Town House

Address: Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 00100, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range: £36 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Warere Town House is one of the oldest hotels in Stone Town providing authentic, affordable accommodation for over 30 years. We are a small, family run hotel that prides itself on making your stay on our spice island memorable. ... more   less 
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Warere Town House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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