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Forodhani Park Hotel
Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel, great location”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Very nice, pleasant hotel. Rooms are spacious, staff are very nice and helpful, location is excellent - across the road from the beach. Forodhani is sister hotel with Tembo, a very excellent hotel across the road and on the beach, and guests of Forodhani have access to the Tembo's beach, chairs, pool.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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ForodhaniHotel, Manager at Forodhani Park Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Dear Blissedlc

Thank you for your kind words, and rating us.
It is through these reviews we are able to better ourselves, and hopefully serve other travelers the same or better than before.

Thank you for taking your time.
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is an excellent value. This was our first time to Stonetown and it was such a treat to have the trustworthy managers help you book trips and rides with reliable people. If you are looking for a super luxury hotel, this isn't your place. But if you are looking for a very nice, clean, we'll run establishment that is a major step up from basic then book here!

Pros:
Friendly staff
Excellent managers
Great location
Air conditioned
Strong wifi connection
Beautiful decor- beautiful antiques!
Rooftop pool
Security lockers
In room fridge

Cons:
A bit of a 'new' smell that you quickly adjusted to
City noise on lower floors



Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MegReno
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ForodhaniHotel, Manager at Forodhani Park Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
dear MegReno,

Thank you for taking your time to leave your comments and review Forodhani Park Hotel.
We are a small modest hotel, so your encouraging words to the world mean a lot for us, especially the staff members whom you praise.

Thank you, we hope to see you again with us in the future.
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My wife and I stayed 6 nights at Forodhani Park Hotel and we experienced an exceptional stay at the hotel. The Hotel encompassed all the elements in experiencing a feel of Stone Towns culture as the decor and set up of the hotel was all in line with making one feel apart of tradional zanzibar. I loved all the furniture and architecture of the Hotel which was tastefully done.

The Hotel room was very comfortable with a spacious bathroom and king poster bed. Mosquitoes were not a problem in the room as there was a net, airconditioning and each room was sprayed with a lovely fragrant each evening that kept mosquitoes at bay.

The staff at the Hotel were all very friendly and accommodating and I enjoyed chatting with them.
The staff members went out of there way in lending us money when the money exchanges were closed,

There is a beautiful rooftop which over looks stone town with wooden benches where you can sit and relax. The rooftop pool is perfect for a cool down in the Zanzibar heat and I enjoyed swimming after a days worth of stone town touring.

I recommend a stay at Forodhani Park hotel for couples and family vacations to Zanzibar.

Imtiaz Mahomedy
South Africa

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ForodhaniHotel, Manager at Forodhani Park Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Dear ImtiazMahomedy,

Thank you for taking your precious time to review us.
It is with the help of these encouraging words that we are able to continue to become better, and hopefully please and make other holiday makers happy.

Thank you
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I stayed a few nights in the Forodhani Park Hotel and we had a private balcony room. I really loved the showers, they are unlike anything I have seen; and I have stayed at many Hotels in Stone Town. You can really appreciate the subtle attention to detail in all the rooms; this is a very modern looking Hotel yet retains alot of the authentic Zanzibari look and feel.

The Dining and Swimming Pool on the rooftop literally put the cherry on the cake for me and I would like to thank all the Staff for being especially welcoming and hospitable. I will most definitely be staying at the Forodhani Park Hotel for some time to come ! - considering the price and location, this is unbeatable !

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stone Town, Tanzania
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

I stayed two nights at forodhani park hotel. Our room was so beautiful with private balcony.
We had breakfast at roof top and was so romantic with beautiful view of the old stonetown.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Free high speed Internet.
swimming pool at rooftop was soo beautiful and clean.
I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank charmingprincess
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Akhiss, Manager at Forodhani Park Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Charmingprincess,

Thank you for taking your precious time to review Forodhani Park Hotel. It is much appreciated.

Thank you
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I had originally booked at a sister hotel in town which after i arrived was told they over booked the hotel and would send me to this brand new hotel (had been open just 1 week when i checked in). At first i was very unhappy about the lack of room but in good faith went across to see Foorodani Park Hotel. The location is great, right next to the fort but that presents its own problems being that it can be very very noisy there and if there is an event on at the fort (as happened on our first night), forget about sleep. however, that is not really the fault of the hotel. Being newly opened the property was very clean and tidy.

Now its important to judge a place on what it is trying to be. Foorodani Park Hotel is about a 2 star class hotel and for what it is, I think they succeeded with getting the basics right. The room I stayed in was quite large though not allot of furniture however there is a mini bar fridge, a working A/C, clean linen and enough clean towels. Perhaps a few more cushions on the bed would be helpful. A large mosquito net hangs over the bed and was clean and in good condition. There was a small balcony over looking the car park and the old fort. The bathroom had a large Hammam style shower and enough space to put ones toiletries.

The hotel itself is quite small (about 19 rooms or so if i recall) with a small roof top cafe with some views of the town. they were still busy installing a small plunge pool on the roof top which i think will go along way to help improve on the hotel facilities. A handful of tables and chairs are set up on the roof top where light meals and drinks can be enjoyed. i did not partake however as there are plenty of other food and beverage options around town to choose from.

(A better than expected breakfast) is served down stairs in the lobby though they need to keep an eye on the attention to details on this aspect of their service. Breakfast is simple but provides what one needs to get the day going. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

Overall, for what the property is, I though it was not too bad and you get more or less what you pay for. I would be willing to try this property again.

Room Tip: I think due to the noise factor, the higher up the room, the better.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Akhiss, Manager at Forodhani Park Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Samir,

Thank you for taking your time to review us. It is well appreciated, and we have taken your points to improve the hotel experience. We hope to see you soon again.
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Additional Information about Forodhani Park Hotel

Property: Forodhani Park Hotel
Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Forodhani Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forodhani Park Hotel boasts an array of 19 spacious rooms. There are combinations of single, double, twin and family available. All but a few rooms have private balconies. The rooms towards the front of Forodhani Park Hotel have balconies facing the Ngome Kongwe – the Old Fort and Beit El Ajaib – the house of Wonders.Hotel is within walking distance of Forodhani Park. ... more   less 
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