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Zanzibar Coffee House
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 March 2014

What a beautiful place, great coffee upon arrival, incredible view over Stone Town, charming and tasteful rooms, and a delicious breakfast up on the rooftop. A treat of a place at the end of our trip. Wish I was back there now.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Dear kimberlycwalker,

We thank you a lot for receiving this great review from you. Our mission is to make your stay as comfortable and accommodation as possible. It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that we are hearing how much you were enjoying our breakfast in the morning on the lovely rooftop.

We hope that you can make it back to Stone Town soon; you are most welcome at Zanzibar Coffee House - Karibu tena!

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Tucked away, in central Stonetown, a haven of peace and recuperation, with the best coffee in Zanzibar, and fascinating bedrooms which were very clean and comfortable. The facilities included nets and room safes and the bathroom was very modern and a delight to use. The staff were extraordinarily welcoming and helpful. The roof top terrace for breakfast or those moments when you need to chill was exceptional. If ever in Stonetown again this is the place we would head for.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mary N
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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear MaryN,

Many thanks for your great review. It is our mission to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible and hearing that we have succeeded is a great confirmation for us. It is always with great pleasure that we are hearing how much many guests are enjoying our breakfast in the morning.
Many thanks also for mentioning our staff; after all they are filling the house with their spirit and their friendliness is also what makes our place so welcoming.

We would be very happy to hosting you again very soon - Karibu tena!

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

The women who run this hotel are wonderful. Rooms are pleasant and the coffee is fantastic. Most hotels in Zanzibar are quite expensive for what you get but this is good value for money and very clean. Breakfast on the roof is a highlight of the day

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NorthumberlandDan
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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear NorthumberlandDan,

Many thanks for your great review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I will definitely pass on your compliments regarding the service of our lovely ladies. It is their spirit and friendliness that has allowed us to create this place and run it the way we do.

We are welcoming you back anytime - Karibu tena!

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We loved this place, because it was so charmingly decorated. The rooms were large and comfortable with mosquito nets on the beds. As everyone else has said, breakfast on the rooftop is a highlight. You could spend hours up there. We also ate downstairs at their restaurant, and of course, the coffee is excellent! The nightguard is always on the lookout for you, and keeps the light on outside if you're out. He also recommended places for us to eat dinner which were nearby. One drawback is that they accept cash only, and carrying around cash (additionally with all bills later than 2006!) can be a pain in Tanzania.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank travel-hawthorne
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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear travel-hawthorne,

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us to the fullest! We are always looking for opportunities in order to improve our services. Regarding the cash payment, we are currently looking into extending our form of payments and should be accepting credit cards in the near future.

We are welcoming you back anytime - Karibu tena!

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

In the middle old city the Taxi cannot reach this hotel don't have a lot of luggages we must to carry own luggages just to Zanzibar Coffee House about 150 meters by foot. This hotel zanzibarite style with friendly enjoyed staff we meet Philipina very helpful us, our room Excelsa with twin beds is clean comfortable with separate bathroom but private clean and biggest. Good taste and smell of coffee, good breakfast (included in the cost of room) served on the roof top, we can take a lunch too. Quiet place to stay for the night. I loved to relaxe on the roof terrace to watch the sunset, hear the city sound and the chant of the muezzin is very special memories for me. This old city Stonetown is a labyrinth of walkways for explore slowly and meet the zanzibarite people every day when you go home to Zanzibar Coffee House. We enjoyed so much to stay there I will recommended this hotel and if i come back in Tanzania i will stay there again Oh yes.

Room Tip: Excelsa if you want twin beds.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank herou
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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Dear herou,

We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review. Furthermore, we will gladly let Philipina know about your friendly comment.

In advance we already thank you for recommending us further and we would be very happy to accommodate you again at Zanzibar Coffee House. Karibu tena - welcome back!

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I stayed two nights at the Zanzibar Coffee House and thought it was adorable, authentic and affordable! My room (Cappuccino) was clean and decorated in the traditional Arabian/Swahili style and my bathroom was located upstairs in an attached suite - amazing. I loved having their delicious breakfast on the roof terrace. The roof terrace was also an enjoyable spot to drink a beer at night - the perfect place to watch the sun go down behind the rooftops. The coffee shop (great coffee!) on the first floor closed at a reasonable hour so it was quiet during the night. The Zanzibar Coffee House is located inside Stone Town's labyrinth of walkways so it's in a great location. During my two day stay I did a spice tour and a walking city tour which I arranged through the Zanzibar Coffee House. Both were very enjoyable and I learned a lot about Zanzibar's history. I would definitely stay here again! Thank You! Birgit

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I was recommended this B&B by friends. Really enjoyed my 2 night stay. Bathroom was separate but private and nice and clean. The view from the rooftop, where a very good breakfast is served, is amazing. The staff exttremely helpful and welcoming.
Location is perfect for exploring Stone Town. Free wifi Works well.
The coffee, cakes and sandwiches served in the Coffee House in the ground floor are all very good.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Business Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range: £70 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel offers a touch of magic and romance in an authentic Arabic house deep in the heart of Stone Town. Transformed into a stylish hotel with harmonious interiors, antiques and rich fabrics, it is one of the oldest buildings in Zanzibar constructed by the Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash in 1885. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel Stone Town
Zanzibar Coffee Hotel
Hotel Zanzibar Coffee
Zanzibar Coffee House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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