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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived after dark, through a still fish market, men lounging on doorsteps discussing events of the day, sounds of soccer games and dinner echoing in the winding streets. Two knocks of the brass ring on the massive wooden doors and we were in for a warm greeting. The location is simply amazing and so was the service. Breakfast on...

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Munich
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel offers great breakfast on the rooftop. Room was okay. It is not luxury but everything you need for a comfortable stay. It can be noisy at night because it is in the middle of stonetown but we slept very well.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderfull old hotel with nice rooms above the coffee bar. Not very many modern but high atmosphere. Especially the roof terrace is great offering a fridge with drinks/write down yourself. Sunset on the roof. Rooms are great with aircon. Location is perfect with everything on walking distance. Only cash payments accepted.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice decorated and clean hotel with comfortable rooms and beds and with tasty coffee,snacks and sweets. Its location is very convenient for shopping and walks in the heart of Stone Town. The hotel stuff was also friendly. I would gladly recommend it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here. Used gps to find the place. It was clean and the food was okay, but a bit expensive - to be expected. Coffee very good. Staff could be more inviting and friendly. Still worth the visit.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too expensive for the service provided. Pleasant staff. Food was ok, yet could be improved. Overpriced XMas meal. Pretty place in a good place in Stone Town yet too expensive. Over-rated tripadvisor qualification I believe.

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ZanzibarCoffeeHouse, Manager at Zanzibar Coffee House, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciated your stay very much but are a bit surprised about your comments, given that we had the impression you enjoyed your time at the coffee house. Pricing is indeed a challenge and maybe a bit on the upper side but we are faced with exorbitant government taxes and raising cost, which makes it difficult to do...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfekt place to stat for a couple of nights in Stone Town. Lovely rooms an great breakfast on the roof terras overlooking the roof tops. Friendly staff and over all a great experience! Happy to recommend this gem.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful staff (all women), excellent food and, of course, coffee. Exotic rooms but variable bathrooms and rather hard beds - better for the younger traveller! I never quite mastered the air conditioning (either freezing or boiling). Everything was, on reflection, just a little over-priced: trading on reputation and the fact that only white tourists seemed to use the place.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always, Zanzibar Coffee House was wonderful. The rooms are great, working ACs, good wifi and very charming decorations. The staff were also very helpful and nice. The breakfast is wonderful. Really no complaints.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Coffee House just before Christmas, and we absolutely loved it! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean, the staff excellent, and the breakfast was the highlight of our day - delicious food served at the wonderful roof top with a 360 view of the surroundings. Centrally located, but still a bit out of the most...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel offers a touch of magic and romance in an authentic Arabic house deep in the heart of Stone Town. Transformed into a stylish hotel with harmonious interiors, antiques and rich fabrics, it is one of the oldest buildings in Zanzibar constructed by the Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash in 1885. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Coffee House

Address: Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: ₹ 6,343 - ₹ 12,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel Stone Town
Zanzibar Coffee Hotel
Hotel Zanzibar Coffee
Zanzibar Coffee House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Business Hotel in Stone Town
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“Spring for a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles chadh588, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“its in the middle of stone town, so all rooms will have some noise”
 of 5 bubbles Little_Beret, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“there are stairs, so you need to be ok with that...not too many floors also your luggage gets carried up for you,”
 of 5 bubbles mtidswell, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“espresso room was delightful, caturra room is perfect for solo travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles 246galv, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Arabica Suite is perfection! No ATM's at Jambiani beach so get money out here!”
 of 5 bubbles jessjadebarron, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
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