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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Stayed in this hotel for one night. I didn't have any advance booking but luckily got a room upon arrival. The hotel is conveniently located in a nice and safe tourist area called Shangani. A famous Forodhani park where you can enjoy a variety of seafood barbecue dinner is just within a short walking distance from the hotel. The hotel...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Don't know where other reviewers went but I stayed here for 10 days while working and learning Kiswahili in Stonetown. Had a lovely room with a terrace on the third floor. Room cleaned every day with a change of sheets and towels. Air con is noisy but effective and there is a fridge in the room. Piping hot water for...

Thank SussexCrystal
Bargara, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Shangani. It was a very simple hotel but clean, safe, excellently located and with mosquito nets over the beds. It was also quite cheap. I didn't have a bathroom in my room but this didn't bother me. I stayed two nights which was more than enough. Breakfast on the roof top is a...

3Thank Emily G
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Went here and stayed for 1 night. The location is good, but totally not worth supporting such rude & agressive people. This is by far the worst place I have ever been or stayed in all of East Africa. The location is good, but tere are loads of hotels in Stone Town! Go to The Haven, The Clove, or anywhere...

2Thank grantwill
Dar es Salaam
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The Hotel is located almost to all accessible location from the Ferry, Shops and Restaurants... The Hotel is average and would recommend for a Day or Two no longer. The staff are friendly and Roof Top the view is amazing of the Stone Town + point for that..... Rooms are infested with insects, I doubt they bother to clean the...

1Thank Kilirav2011
Mangawhai, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We came back to Stone Town a day early from our resort as we didn't think we'd seen much on our way in to Zanzibar, and our taxi driver helped us find this place, which is reasonably priced compared to other places we checked out. Staff were friendly and helpful with our bags, and put us in a nice room...

2Thank Keasrule
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The hotel is very well located being in the centre of Stonetown within easy walking distance of the markets, alleys, shops and restaurants. The room we had was reasonable, but why there is a TV I don't know as it's useless; the rooms are upstairs and it's quite a steep climb to get to them; breakfast is basic but not...

Thank Deefadog10
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I stayed in Shangani Hotel for 2 nights and was quiet happy. The rooms are simple, but very clean and have aircon, hot water and a fridge. It is very good located in the middle of stonetown and only minutes away from all the attractions and the port. Breakfast is in the price included and you will have it upstairs...

Thank vollie
Reviewed 3 March 2013

We were meant to stay at Hotel Shangani just for one night during our visit to Stonetown. But things turned out quite different and disappointing.. At first we were being "welcomed" by a woman, presumably the boss, with a fierce expression in her face and not talking very much with us; not a warm welcome at all. Then she told...

5Thank Cmariak
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2013

The Shangani Hotel is located a short walk from the markets, shops and restaurants and bars of Stone Town. We stayed here for 2 nights after doing an overland camping tour of East Africa so a hotel bed and en-suite toilet / shower was quite a luxury! Our room was on the third floor and breakfast is served on the...

1Thank Eve S

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Address: Kenyatta Road | Opposite the historic Old Post Office Building, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: ₹ 4,706 - ₹ 5,556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shangani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Shangani Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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“En suite rooms have nicer bathrooms than the shared bathroom options, but still fine for the price regardless”
 of 5 bubbles drkn0w, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Upper floors for better security, and at the back for quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JerryHoiAn, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with terrace on third floor. For transport ask for Mr Simba - he will take you anywhere for a good price.”
 of 5 bubbles SussexCrystal, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing west and your balcony will have a private view of the sunset....spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles Footsac, 19 Oct 2012 | Read review
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