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Princess Salme Inn

Mizingani Road, Malindi P.O Box 2310, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 255 Tanzania
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#23 of 38 hotels in Stone Town
Princess Salme Inn is a bed and breakfast hotel perfect for travellers looking to see Zanzibar for less. When you're out and about all day, a comfy bed and hearty breakfast are all you need! So book Princess Salme Inn, a bed and breakfast in Stone Town Zanzibar where you pay less and sleep well. Princess Salme Inn is a simple but comfortable bed and breakfast hotel in Stone Town growing incorporating its customer needs. It is in an old Arabic mansion with traditional touches. The hotel has remained one of the cleanest in the area and still maintains the lowest rates in town. Our team will assist planning and recommending tours, transfers and even safaris ... .. Our rooms are simple with the highest level of cleanness. We have variety of rooms to suite your needs and budget, and leaving you satisfied at the end. From Backpackers to Honeymooners, from cheap / budget customers to mid-range customers. The rooms are naturally decorated in Zanzibarian style with traditional Zanzibar beds. We are working hard to bridge the gap between client satisfaction and management perception of good service. Your honest reviews even if they are bad and good ones, all help us grow better.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Rooftop bar
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Chris V wrote a review Oct 2020
19 contributions6 helpful votes
Princess Salme Inn is located conveniently near the ferry and is a short and pleasant walk to the Forodhani Night Market, Museum, and all the shops and restaurants of Stone Town. The architecture and furniture are filled with wonderful details from Zanzibari history and culture, and we appreciated the air conditioning after hot days exploring. The charming rooftop nook was a great place to have tea and breakfast in the morning and beer and softdrinks in the evening while catching a breeze. The receptionist, Juma, was very helpful and assisted us with any questions we had and even helped us bring our bags to the ferry when we were leaving. We felt very welcome. It was a fantastic home base for exploring stone town and the price was incredibly reasonable. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Stone Town!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Tam S wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
I recently spent just over two weeks at the Princess Salme Inn after last visiting there for three weeks in 2017. It was just like coming home. The staff are wonderfully warm and welcoming - they have become our friends, actually - and nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfasts are still excellent, and the rooms immaculately clean. A TV has been added to the rooftop terrace since my last visit - whether you watch it is up to you. Mostly the ever-changing view of the port from the roof is entertainment enough. This is a wonderful place to stay, and I can't wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Good views from upper floor rooms
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Della L wrote a review Dec 2019
Golden, Canada187 contributions3 helpful votes
3 minutes from ferry. 7 minutes from night food market. 7 minutes from coastwalk way. Night food market over priced. Rediculous rip off. Eat at small businesses and always ask what will be on the plate. They add more and don't say.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kristine wrote a review Jan 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia8 contributions
We have had an amazing stay here at this hotel. The place is so nice, the breakfast is tasty, and the staff is lovely people. We really enjoyed the rooftop and, the cosy and relaxing atmosphere here. It was very nice to stay here for some days: close to the city, the WiFi is good and the employees took really good care of us. This is a trip that we will never forget. Thank you so much!.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
SOMNATH TEWARI wrote a review Jan 2019
New Delhi, India13 contributions3 helpful votes
It seems this place has lost its glory with time. Now in very bad state. The Reception area is covered with dusts and a bygone era look. If you are looking for a cheap place and not bothering about other consideration, then only come here. Located in a byline and even the Board is not visible from Main Street (it took me quite a time to locate this place). Better to book hotel in Changing area or other side of the city.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
US$28 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Princess Salme Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Princess Salme Inn?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.8 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.8 km), and The Coins Shop (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Princess Salme Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Princess Salme Inn?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar and free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Princess Salme Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and Tea House Restaurant.
Does Princess Salme Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Princess Salme Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Princess Salme Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.8 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.7 km).