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Ingolstadt, Germany

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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 Mar 2024
Really helpful staff!! Big beds, clean and delicate bathroom. Housekeeping was doing a good job!
They helped us with different activities/booking guides for us.
The breakfast was tasty but took some time, but the view from the table made it worth it.

A bit noise from the streets and you can hear some noise from your neighbours.

Would recommend! Really zentrale.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

We arrive at night so could not really see the view until the next day we went to the rooftop restaurant for breakfast and it was an amazing view of the water. The room was nice with mosquito nets. It had a small balcony which was over the little square the first day we was there. There was a wedding and could hear the music from our balcony it was quite interesting. We hired a guide Abdala to take us around in Stone Town and learn about the history of the city. We went to Slave Quarters too.

Room tip: Zanzibar is very hot so an air conditioned hotel with a pool is the only way to go.
Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

Although there seem to be some critical reviews, we had a great experience at this hotel. Staff were extremely friendly (especially to our 7 month old daughter), and did a great job keeping our room clean. The hotel was very nice and well maintained. I loved sitting on the rooftop patio and enjoying the ocean view! We didn’t eat any food at the restaurant but enjoyed a few evening drinks. We also enjoyed the pool and inner courtyard.

As other guests have said, the street is noisy and the alley way to access the hotel may be uncomfortable for some guests. We didn’t mind and never felt unsafe. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony and people watching on the street below. There are no TVs in the room which was unusual. In our room the Air Conditioner thermostat wasn’t working properly so it kept the room at 16 degrees Celsius which was refreshing when first entering the room, but too cold for sleeping.

I thought this was a great hotel, and we would stay again.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

The room we stayed in is an architectural nightmare. It has two floors. The lower floor has the bathroom and a small living room. In the living room, there was only one electrical outlet, and it didn't work. The bed is on the upper floor, connected to the lower part by stairs with extremely high steps. Clearly, it was poorly designed. Good luck climbing and descending stairs with steps that must be over 30 centimeters high just to go to the bathroom. When we booked the room, we were told it had a private balcony. In fact, what it has is direct access to the hotel's balcony, where the restaurant is located. So, it's anything but "private."

The room had other problems. It doesn't have a refrigerator (which I find inconceivable, especially considering it's a warm place) and the shower drain was clogged, leaking water all over the bathroom floor. I requested numerous times that they look into the drain issue, until a staff member told me there was "no solution" and that the problem was the narrow plumbing (!!!)

Another thing I found bizarre and senseless (and that I only discovered upon arrival) is that the room does not include breakfast. I had to pay extra. So, a room that is offered as "premium" is, in fact, a letdown... With an extremely inconvenient layout and, inexplicably, no breakfast included.

Another problem with the hotel (which, in this case, I won't blame on the hotel but on Stone Town) is that it's in an area with no car access. So, you have to carry your own luggage on arrival and departure.

Except for these issues, it's an average and reasonable hotel, nothing more. Just avoid the duplex rooms, as they're a trap (no matter how much they try to convince you that they are superior rooms).

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Was warmly received and ushured to comfortable, neat and cool room. Was a hot day. Had fine dinner at the roof top restaurant overlooking the sea port and the famous forozani food market. Had a dip in the pool. Was home away from home for me. The service is excellent generally. Very good hotel to stay if you are in stone town for some time.

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Social Media Manager, Marketing at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Dear Guest
Thank you for reviewing your stay. We are glad to read you enjoyed our services and our delicious meals cooked by our amazing chef!
We hope to see you again soon!
S.Carusi
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Our whole experience in Zanzibar was rather disappointing as the island is littered with pollution and plastic bottles almost everywhere. The hotel is nice but was not what we were expecting. There are no lifts in the hotel and instead have to use a flight of stairs. The area where the hotel is situated is not good and not very well lit in the evenings.

We only had breakfast at hotel which was sufficient and the normal breakfast items nothing to write home about!

We have come to realize that the majority hotels in Zanzibar are privately owned properties with no Big Brand affiliation which was disappointing as the standards are not there, yet the prices charged are that of a luxury destination if not more expensive!

Staff were friendly and the rooms immaculate.

This is an Island that we will not be visiting again!

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Social Media Manager, Marketing at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and choosing us as your destination. Zanzibar is an idyllic island and loved by many, pollution is a problem here just as it is a problem in most places in 2024.
Our hotel does not have elevators but they aren't advertised anywhere, we are always sincere regarding our services.
We assure you that our prices are up to the standard of the services we provide and a good comparison to those of our competitors, Zanzibar is a gorgeous island that many people do consider a luxury getaway and we are sorry if you found the island to be any less than that.
We are glad our breakfast and our rooms were to your liking as well as our team's company. We will share your kind comments with them.
We hope to have you back again soon
Regards
S.Carusi
Guest Relations Manager

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