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Jafferji House & Spa
Ranked #12 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
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“Stunning hotel in the heart of Zanzibar”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

The restoration of this hotel is excellent, this is a truly beautiful boutique hotel of peace and tranquility set within the bustling streets of Stone town. Each room is designed differently but each as creative and lovely as the next, every detail even down to the dustbin compliments the room. We stayed in the Kamasutra Suite (breathtaking- two floored room with bath overlooking the ocean) and Adnan Suite. The staff are helpful, the location is great, the food we tasted (dinner and breakfast) was yummy, so in conclusion definitely the place to stay in Stone Town Zanzibar.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

I visited this new hotel during the annual music festival - Saute Za Busara - in February 2012. It is seriously tranquil place set in a bustling souk, and the coolest place to enter through a stunning door.......and a stunning interior. What a superb restoration. Apparently this is the childhood home of the owner who has obviously lavished serious money on turning this house into the MOST beautiful hotel. The bedroom suites are all individually named after explorers and any interiors magazine would have a field day on the furnishings and decor. Truly Zanzibarian and a credit to the owner. The smart brass plate immediately next to it: The Mistress of Spices Cafe - I assum belongs to Jafferji House as well. So.... this is a very cool hotel, with a spa on the roof withknockout views, and a lovely relaxing coffee house attached. ("Cafe" is not the right word). Its a lounging place. There are photographs on the walls eevrywhere taken by the owner who, when I googled, it seems is a famous photographer. His hotel befits him. His photos are superb. If you are in Stone Town, seek out this place: just to wander in there is a delight and take coffee (excellent) in the Mistress of Spices Cafe.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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JAFFERJI, Owner at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, 6 January 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the time you have taken to post this review following your recent stay at the Jafferji House and Spa, which will indeed help all travellers to know what to expect in our hotel!

I sincerely hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back sometime in the future.

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Reviewed 7 September 2011

This family run hotel is steeped in rich history and tradition. The building has been in their family for generations, but they've updated and restored every room with the latest amenities. The intricate woodworking is jaw dropping. Each suite is unique with Swahili, middle-eastern, and Pakistani influence. From the top floors you can see dhows sailing in the Indian Ocean, the Old Fort, and all of Stone Town. Some rooms even have private outside hot tubs- the height of luxury. I was lucky enough to get a tour before the hotel opened this summer, and I can't wait to go back. The owner/manager is passionate about customer service and providing an experience for his guests. You can see this reflected in the highest standards maintained throughout the hotel. It's just beautiful. There is nothing else like Jafferji House on the whole island.

Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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JAFFERJI, Owner at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for your most kind words of appreciation.

I look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Javed Jafferji
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Additional Information about Jafferji House & Spa

Property: Jafferji House & Spa
Address: 170 Gizenga Street | Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Jafferji House & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town, behind the Old Fort, which is just a stroll from the House of Wonders. It is conveniently located to Zanzibar's most vibrant shops and restaurants on the sea front. Close to the Forodhani gardens. Transfer time to and from the airport is about 20 minutes and 10 minutes from the Ferry port ... more   less 
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