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Victoria St, Vuga Vuga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 152 Tanzania
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#4 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Hiliki house is a colonial architectural style house with 6 bedrooms, a spacious, open and airy living room overlooking the famous Victoria Gardens, where guests can relish Swahili Continental style breakfast, relax and enjoy FREE WIFI. The house is idealy located, in a quiet residential part of the Stone Town but yet 5 minutes walk from all the important land marks. There are a total of 6 tastefully furnished bedrooms, all fully air-conditioned (split unit), swahili style bathrooms, comfortable mattresses and pillows and essential amenities. A small kitchen for guests is located on the first floor equipped with a refrigerators, hot water kettle, and crockery and cutlery, with an "Honest Bar" for a fresh beer, wine or sodas. Hiliki house offers tranquillity, comfortable, and hospitable service in the backdrop of swahili deco, the ONLY accommodation of such setup, standard, location and size in the stone town.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian, Swahili
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Teresa C wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
NO CLEAR AND HONEST INFO ON THEIR BOOKING HOTEL SITE. We booked a double bed and we were given a pair of single beds. Then we were asked to pay an extra 3% fee to pay by credit card (was not mentioned on site). They informed us, the wifi was not available in the bedrooms, only in public areas. We tried to politely negotiate as we were mis-sold and after an hour long conversation, the owner said there was no longer room available... When we have already put card details in booking.com to reserve the booking, and the confirmation was done. I DO NOT RECCOMEND TO ANYONE. DISRESPECTFUL, DISHONEST. SCAM.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Do not book there
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Kalmarsenal wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
The guys were amazing. They helped us a lot, were so kind, funny and so helpful! We had good breakfast and everything else we needed for the whole stay in Zanzibar. All the crew were so friendly, we could not imagine better options to have, Khalfan is the man who helpes anything you need. Even the price was cheaper than other companies. I can advise them to anyone who is thinking about going to Zanzibar. And Khalfan helped me a lot even we did not have any business together, so if you want just to get some information about what and how to do in Zanzibar Hiliki and Khalfan is still perfect to ask. Asanté sana for the awesome experience. <3 The location is perfect. The rooms are always clean and you can absolutely feel like home. And it's so cheap. Everyone should be connected to Hiliki who is in Stonetown.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: The one with private bathroom is bigger. I would choose that one.
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migratingApple wrote a review Mar 2021
Chuini, Tanzania25 contributions69 helpful votes
I,ve been in Zanzibar 7 months now. The first 2.5 months stayed at Hiliki House. The rooms are spacious, very clean, wifi excellent as is the breakfasts. Khalfan, the manager is a great chap and always willing to help with just about anything you may need. Willeven escort you to the nearby local market. Very caring chap. I count Hiliki House as my second home. when in Stone town always stay there. The great thing is it is minutes walking to restaurants or the bar scene and minutes away from the center of town and the local markets.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: get one in the main building as there are two. The other is just as good, but breakfast is on the...
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MickJ_1967 wrote a review Feb 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom80 contributions44 helpful votes
Great place to stay - the rooms are clean and cool. The AC works, there is WiFi in the upstairs lounge. Bathrooms are outside the room but are private for each room and it’s not a problem. This is a great, budget place to stay and you should give the owners a call to get a better price - let’s face it no one likes paying booking fees. Friendly staff and an OK communal breakfast which gives a good opportunity to meet a few new people.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hannah M wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t stay here! Showed up to find they were fully booked despite booking months in advance. Had to spend my first night elsewhere. When I checked out I was overcharged and told ‘they would refuse to let me leave’ if I didn’t pay.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$41 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hiliki House
Which popular attractions are close to Hiliki House?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.4 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.5 km), and The Coins Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hiliki House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hiliki House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hiliki House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hiliki House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and The Beach House Restaurant.
Does Hiliki House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hiliki House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hiliki House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Hiliki House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.6 km).