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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything's just great. That's in one word description of this hotel. Located in the very heart of old Stone town, it is close to all attractions on foot. The beach is across a small square, just by the Serene hotel, 3-4 min walk, Forodhani park and House of wonders are 10 min walk in opposite direction, Darajani market around 15...

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Catania, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in the heart of Stone Town, this hotel has a traditional Zanzibari style. Mr. Santosh is a great manager, always attentive to customers' needs and very friendly. I had called him prior our arrival and he arranged a driver to pick us up at the ferry terminal. We were on full board and every day we tried different...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend stayed overnight on TripAdvisor reviewer's recommendations and was almost proven right of its good qualities but for one thing. Power went off at the middle of the night and the situation continued until morning without any back-up from a generator or at least individual emergency lights. Situated in the middle of the densely built up Stone Town inner...

Thank Mwalim M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Al Minar is a well run hotel in the heart of Stone Town. Santos was a great host as well as the staff. They offer a lovely rooftop breakfast in the morning. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a great place to stay in Stone Town.

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santosh g, General Manager at Al Minar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for taking your time to review your recent stay with us. we are very happy that your stay was pleasant and memorable. i will share this review with all our team which will for sure motivate all of us to put more effort in providing . we look forward to see you again. Regards

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very nice hotel that is conveniently located in Stone town. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Great morning breakfast on the rooftop with nice views. Would highly recommend if staying in Stone town.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Santos and his team were all very welcoming. The room was clean and well equipped. Breakfast was good and there were nice views of stone town from the rooftop terrace. Very good location near to everything.

Thank Oliver S
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The hotel has a good placement and nice rooms. The internet could be better but is was still better than most Zanzibar places. Cosy and rooftop breakfast but they could have told us that you also can order eggs.

Thank AJesting
santosh g, General Manager at Al Minar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for such a motivation, and your constructive feedback. we would also like to thank you for highlighting about our rooms and breakfast. we will certainly improve as you suggested. we look forward to welcome you again. Regards Santosh

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed here for four nights, very clean and central. Friendly staff and helpful. The hotel is walking distance to most places of interest. Breakfast on the terrace is good . Free Wifi was also very fast and reliable. All in all a very enjoyable stay

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stayed at this hotel for one night in aug ´16. Have stayed in different hotels in stone town, and I would rate this in the middle. Good value. Rooms are OK, staff is attentive and the included breakfast is good. All in all, you get what you pay for, and a little more.

Thank Sissel W
Pune, India
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Hi all The Al-Minar Hotel is friendly, clean, very central and a good option !! Room size for 2 is OK, and the little terrace is nice (brkfst is good!!) but no views. Arrival: After arrival you have to fill out 2 forms (keep pen and passport ready), then u have to pay 50 USD via credit card then go...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just a stone’s throw from Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, the Al-Minar hotel is located centrally amidst the tourist district of Forodhani Gardens along the beach. The hotel itself embodies the essence of Zanzibar offering hand-carved beds, local artwork and the best local cuisine with modern amenities including state of the art bathroom, hot water and electricity backed by a generator. The best nightlife on the island is located minutes away as are the best restaurants, shops and other tourist destinations. Our hotel concierge will be happy to assist you with any arrangements regarding recreational activities during your visit. The rooftop restaurant at Al-Minar serves up an array of mouthwatering delicacies including local, Asian and Continental cuisine and the restaurants atmosphere showcases the spirit of stone town. tastefully decorated using local workmanship with modern amenities, the Al-Minar Hotel offers the best that Zanzibar has to offer with international flair ... more   less 

Additional Information about Al Minar

Address: Plot 96, Shangani | P.O. Box 3231, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: ₹ 4,172 - ₹ 5,932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Al Minar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Al Minar Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
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“Upstairs rooms are best for wifi. Staff help with the luggage and do not expect a tip.”
 of 5 bubbles JudyBristol, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“upper floor rooms are quieter”
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“bottom floor - end of hall - 03 / quiet and roomy”
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