We stayed here while part of an overlanding tour, so it wasnt our choice. Our double room was clean, and had what we needed (clean bedding, en suite, storage), with the exception of towels. however when we asked, they were quickly provided.
The ensuite, up two steps from inside the room, had a shower over a bath which would have been fine, except the bath had a HUGE crack in and so, we ciuld only use the shower, which then basically flooded the entire bathroom, down the steps, and started to enter the room. The steps into the bathroom were then slippy because not only were they wet, but they also had shampoo/shower gel on them - not great. We told reception staff, but they didn't seem that bothered.
We had breakfast on the roof, which was a choice of different style eggs or toast - and was suprisingly nicer than I'd expected. And the guy who served us was lovely :)
The hotel manager tried to help us book a flight while we were there, but in hindsight, he just ripped us off. We asked where we could book a flight and he said he would come with, as we wouldneed a taxi- he got a 'taxi' (who I believe was just his friend in a car), we drove literally 1/4 of a mile which we could have easily walked. When we asked what we owed, after a few minutes of them talking in Swahilli, and a few Erms, they asked for nearly £20!
Should I ever return to Zanzibar, I wouldnt stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Safari Lodge is situated a few meters from Zanzibar Harbour. Setup in an old traditional Zanzibar exteriors.Accommodation ranges from luxurious to supreme rooms with traditional hand crafted furniture to portray the great 18th Century Zanzibar craftsmanship.While in Zanzibar you can experience the clean beaches. the spice tour of the old town and many more interesting historical sites of your choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Safari Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town