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Forodhani Park Hotel

Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#23 of 38 hotels in Stone Town
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Forodhani Park Hotel boasts an array of 19 spacious rooms. There are combinations of single, double, twin and family available. All but a few rooms have private balconies. The rooms towards the front of Forodhani Park Hotel have balconies facing the Ngome Kongwe – the Old Fort and Beit El Ajaib – the house of Wonders.Hotel is within walking distance of Forodhani Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic
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Waqar55 wrote a review Dec 2023
Manukau, New Zealand65 contributions14 helpful votes
We slayed at this hotel for almost two weeks. It is next to water front and one can enjoy the beautiful evenings at water front without loss of time. Further, one can make frequent visits in the streets of Stone houses. The Manager Mr. Abdullah was very helpful. He was always out to help us in any matter from finding a taxi or any other assistance needed. As one is next to the coast, a boat could be easily find to visit Prison Island. All sort of restaurants are next to the hotel Hotel itself offers good breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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tbready68 wrote a review Nov 2023
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is across from Forodhani Gardens is in the centre of the action. The room is vintage in decor, very spacious, with a large comfortable and bed . The shower was also very vintage, but powerful, with lots of hot water. We enjoyed the hotel, room, and staff. Unfortunately, there was a marathon during our stay, so there was loud music in the gardens and Fort most of the night. But this was an exception and nothing against the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PranavNaithani wrote a review Mar 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates337 contributions63 helpful votes
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What a waste of money for a stay in stone town. The hotel is old, washroom pathetically dirty with rusted taps, room furniture old and not maintained. Our locker in the room didn’t work and even after repeated requests it was not repaired. We were given a choice to move to alternative room but they were of smaller size and with equally dirty washrooms. The breakfast is poor quality for the price paid and served in an open lobby without air conditioning. The hotel has not been renovated over the years and is now dirty. There was no hospitality professional and all issues were managed by a receptionist. Staff was not qualified, I’ll trained and definitely underpaid. Service was pathetically slow. Keep away as the online marketing and pictures of the hotel are misleading. We were a family with two kids and the kids were totally disgusted with the dirt in the room, washroom and over old furniture. Multiple complains were shamelessly ignored. The hotel is not even worth USD 50 a night. The worst experience in our post pandemic international travel.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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seemanauttamtz wrote a review Nov 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania37 contributions21 helpful votes
We totally enjoyed our two days stay at this hotel, the superviser was very supportive and understanding since i had requested to use kitchen to prepare my babys food. Over all cleaness was maintained well and even breaskfast options were very good. I would always love to cum n stay thr if i come to znz again. Hands up to you guys
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Speedbird Travels Goa wrote a review Nov 2022
Goa, India32 contributions48 helpful votes
Im a tour operator who fell for the star rating of this hotel - Forodhani Park is advertised on all platforms as a 4 * hotel , but its a 3 * in reality - with stained flooring , mildewed smelling rooms , fridges not maintained and smelly , and avery average breakfast . I booked 15 people at this hotel for 2 nights thinking it was a 4 * hotel . They were most unhappy and dissatisfied with the service and rooms . The receptionist said he could do nothing about the situation , and the hotel manager refused to show up at the hotel for the 2 full days that we were at the hotel . The location was not bad , but we were clearly short changed and fooled by this hotel management obviously only so that they could charge us a higher 4 * rate . Almost like thievery and dishonesty .
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Sladjana R wrote a review Aug 2022
14 contributions6 helpful votes
Rooms are spacious and well equipped - big and comfortable bed with mosquito net, closet, table, chair, fridge and water, towels, soap, shampoo, balcony (rarely used by us due to the view we disliked). There was a smell in our room that we were not sure where it was coming from and the shower sink did't remove water well. Nice roof terrace with the pool. Helpful staff. Located next to the fortress, close to the park and center. There is a noise from the street early in the morning. Restaurant is offering local dishes for breakfast, little suitable for us who are used to European cuisine.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aziza M wrote a review Jul 2022
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This is ideal in terms of location. Near to various attractions and opposite the old Fort. Walking distance from foordhani Gardens which hosts lots of market stalls each evening selling a huge selection of foods and drinks including sugar cane juice grilled sea food, pizzas and schwarmas. Mo and family
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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LENA7816 wrote a review Oct 2021
Auteuil-le-Roi, France37 contributions4 helpful votes
the best location at Stone Town, easy access to all near by attractions, very friendly and hepful staff, spacious bedroom with balcony, just behind the Old Fort and welcoming small swimming pool on the 1st rooftop....and even a 2nd one to see the sea! Nice arrival at Zanzibar. Thank you Forodhani team
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Date of stay: October 2021
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LucySh wrote a review Jan 2021
Odesa, Ukraine266 contributions58 helpful votes
This hotel is situated at the great place. Freddy Mercury's house is just around the corner and you can see old Fort sitting at the balcony of your room. Rooms are big and clean.Staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast is normal. You can choose what you like. But no normal coffee just instant. 100 m from hotel you can find night market with many cafes and different fast foods.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter Molnar wrote a review Jan 2021
Budapest, Hungary101 contributions39 helpful votes
Positive: Location cant be better, in the middle of Stone Town, just steps from everything. Room was quite spacious with balcony, well equipped, and quite clean. Staff is kind and helpful, view from the roof pool is so nice. Breakfast is good, with many type of food and drink. Good value for price! Negative: The pool is small, but it's not the main problem. There are just 4 sunbeds, one is broken, so just 3 usable. There is space for much more, so I don't understand, why can't be extended this facility. There are no umbrellas or any shadow on the rooftop, when the sun shines, you can't stay there more than 30 minutes. So, if you expect for a nice place, where you can relax after a sightseeing, you will be dissapointed. It's fine for refreshing and chill a bit, but not more. Breakfast is good, but the waitress asked me about the eggs, when I finished my breakfast. I don't understand, because I was the only one guest at this time in the restaurant, and she saw my arrival....
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Date of stay: January 2021
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PRICE RANGE
₹8,289 - ₹10,030 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forodhani Park Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Forodhani Park Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.1 km), Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km), and The Coins Shop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forodhani Park Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Forodhani Park Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Forodhani Park Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Forodhani Park Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forodhani Park Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Breadfruit Restaurant & Cafe, Puzzle Coffee Shop, and Taarab Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Forodhani Park Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Forodhani Park Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Forodhani Park Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km), Mkunazini, Urban West, Zanzibar (0.5 km), and David Livingstone's place of rest (0.4 km).