As part of our Zanzibar honeymoon we spent three nights at Chavda Hotel.
From the outside the hotel looks great. It's very pretty and both the outside, the hallways, and the courtyard are kept in the old Stone Town style.
Besides, everything was bad at the hotel. The rooms are dark and smelly with rusty bath rooms. The view from the rooftop restaurant was beautiful but the food was terrible.
Our first problem occured soon after arrival. We had booked a honey moon suite via Expedia but were giving a small room. We asked whether this really was a suite and they told us that it was indeed a suite. Later when asking to see a regular double room we realized that we had been given a regular and not a suite. Getting a refund for the two nights we spent in the regular room took hours that we could had spent in the city.
Besides the hotel had a terrible staff policy. When we returned a dish we hadn't ordered we saw our waiter getting yelled at by a superior until he began crying. Other staff told us any returns would be taking from their salaries.
- Also Known As:
- Chavda Hotel Stone Town
- Chavda Hotel Ltd Zanzibar Island/Stone Town