We stayed in Kisiwa house 20th of May to 25th of May. The hotel is located in stone town old resident area. Here you can see the daily life of people. The hotel room is reasonable big, the ceiling is around 4 meters high, this gives you a very spacious feeling. The house keepers came 2 times a day to tidy up the room, spray mosquito, turn on the air conditioner for the guests. I never experienced such a good service in any other hotel.
The hotel staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and always greet you with smile. They don't take tips which are left in the room, only if you put the tip in the tip box at reception, which is for all the hotel staff to share.
The day we left, almost all the hotel staff came out to say good bye to us. We will never forget this place and will definitely come back!
I received an email within a day of bookjng that the hotel was closed for renovation and offered a room at the Mizingani Seafront. After confirming via prompt email responses that the Mizingani was easy walking distance to everything in Stone Town I agreed to the switch.
Staff were excellent. Super friendly, welcoming and efficient. The room was spacious, clean and the bed was comfy with a good mosquito net.
Breakfast was just ok, bordering on disappointing. The hotel restaraunt was convenient but average.
The seafront view was nice at night.
I still would have prefered the Dhow for location, with much better proximity to restaraunts and shops.
The hotel is situated in the old town very close to the beach (2 minutes by foot) and the touristic areas (5 to 10 minutes by foot) but in a quiet and safe location. The hotel is really nice (traditional Zanzibar building) with pleasant staff and spacious room.
Arrived early due to the fastjet flight times but were accomodated immediately, they gave us breakfast and organised a room, very kind as 8.30 was a pretty early check in!!! Beautiful hotel, stunning rooms and ideal location for exploring stone town.
A pleasant efficient functional hotel on the edge of Stone Town and right beside the ferry port from Dar Es Alaam.
The staff were helpful at breakfast and lunch and the food was decent but basic, not haute cuisine but that would be hard to find in Zanzibar during Ramadam.
Good location to explore the local markets and explore the main town.
Easy to get taxis and the local little buses called Dali dal to go out to the beach Or see local fishermen in their dhows.
Staff helped me hire a bicycle which they thought was amusing and the security guard very kindly put it safely in their workshop for me overnight.
Their English was good and they appreciate you speaking some Swahili.
Just a ten minute walk to the sea front and the main part of Stone Town.
Large. Comfortable hotel to suit those who don't want too much personal contact from their hosts.
Carved wooden doors punctuate the narrow alleys that interlace the coral stone houses, shops, bazaars, and mosques of this ancient city on the Indian Ocean. Along the seafront, the Palace of Wonders and Sultan's Palace have been dedicated as museums to Swahili and Zanzibar culture. Visitors can also tour the Hamani Persian Baths or visit the Old Fort for daily performances in its stone arena.
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