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Stonehouse
Ranked #13 of 34 Jambiani B&B and Inns
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“Great Staff, Calm waters, cold beer..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

We spent 3 nights at Stonehouse ($35 usd/night) and they were fantastic. In retrospect, we should have stayed longer. We arrived in Jambiana by the shared bus and initially planned on staying at another hotel listed in Lonely Planet but the driver suggested we "check out" Stonehouse first. We did - then went to the other hotel down the road which was charging more and the staff, upon our arrival, seemed less than enthusiastic. Seriously - if I'm coming to check out your complex and havent yet given over my money - you should TRY to summon some sort of enthusiasm to encourage me. Does being listed in a travel guide make these places complacent?
Anyway - we opted for Stonehouse. Zion - the manager - was so welcoming and was super friendly too us throughout the stay. When my husband was feeling a bit ill he made some really strong and delicious ginger tea for him which was very thoughtful.
The rooms are basic - but were bright and airy. Bathrooms are clean and shared. There is a large deck on the 2nd floor for reading, having a cup of coffee, and watching the ocean. The beach is clean and the beach bar is cute.
No wifi - but there is a really nice little cafe ( Sal and Pepe) with decent food about 5 mins walk from the hotel that has free WiFi. Order a beer or fruit juice and spend hours surfing too your content.. It was actually faster than most of the internet cafes we PAID for in Stonetown.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this review, 3 February 2013
Dear mrs/mr
Thank you very much for you help and time you took.Your feedback means a lot to us.
Our vision is to become even more comfortable then we are today.
We hope to have you back again.

Best regards/ Stonehouse management.
Peter F
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Stonehouse is a fantastic place to stay in gorgeous Jambiani. It's right on the beach and there is a bar and dining area outside with great views and the seafood is very nice.

There is also a balcony chill-out area upstairs that looks out over the Indian ocean. I stayed here for 3 nights and I had 3 of the best nights sleep I've ever had as the beds were extra comfortable. The staff were excellent and we stopped by one evening to book our room for the following day and when we arrived next day we were immediately top to go straight to our room without hesitation and to feel at home.

Jambiani itself is beautiful and the beach stretches for miles. Paje is within an hours walking distance too if you need a change of scenery for a day.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Peter F, Manager at Stonehouse, responded to this review, 3 February 2013
Dear Mrs/mr

We are very appreciate for your feedback and time. It means a lot to us.
We will work each and every day (24/7) to become even more comfortable. We are not sitisfiad yet,thats why your comments are very important to us.
We will listen them carefuly. Thank you very much!

Kind regards/Stonehouse management.

Peter F
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Additional Information about Stonehouse

Property: Stonehouse
Address: Jambiani:East Coast | Kichakanyuki, Jambiani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Stonehouse Zanzibar Island/Jambiani

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