Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#11 of 38 hotels in Stone Town
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mizingani Seafront Hotel is located on the Forodhani water front next to the Sultan Palace Museum and Ferry Terminal. Being in the heart of Stone Town, we are a stone throw away from the main tourist attractions, the Palace Museum, House of Wonders, Old Fort and the famous Forodhani food market. The Mizingani building is a very unique historical building which was constructed for newly married Royal couples for their honeymoon in 1865. Later in 1928 the house was then turned into the Custom House but, due to poor maintenance it deteriorated and finally had to be evacuated. This former Palace is now restored to its former glory with unique pieces of antique furniture, four poster beds, clocks, cupboards and so on, marvelously decorated and designed to make you feel like a Sultan. Mizingani Seafront Hotel provides the best facilities to offer with access of a lift, free wi-fi, air conditioning, 24 hour help desk, safe deposits and a perfect place to relax and tan near the swimming pool in the courtyard. Mizingani now boasts of large individually styled rooms, with ocean front or swimming pool balconies equipped with all modern facilities such as flat screen TV, cable channels, tea/coffee making facilities, hamam bathrooms tiled with Mosaic, hair dryers, high water pressure and hot water. Enjoy the evening cup of tea at our Ocean Front Restaurant while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean and dine under the sky at night. With environment being in our thoughts and conscious, we are proud to announce that we are the only hotel in Stone Town using solar panels for "Hot Water" usage in the hotel including all of our rooms. Create your own memory for a lifetime at Mizingani Seafront Hotel by experiencing the true Zanzibari Hospitality
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English

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Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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Priya wrote a review Feb 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Zanzibar for a short stay of 2 nights (wish it'd been longer!) and we're so glad that we chose to stay at this hotel. It is the perfect location for your stay - right in the heart of the city, by the shore, across a beautiful park, next to historical landmarks and hardly a 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal. There are quite a number of eateries in and around the park where you can enjoy local cuisines. There's also one vegetarian restaurant 5-7 minutes walk from the hotel (shoutout to all vegetarians! :D). I mean what more could you ask?

The rates were reasonable considering all the above perks. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. We were given a warm welcome with friendly smiles and welcome drinks. The rooms were clean and nicely maintained. The hotel also has rooms named after historical figures with little posters hung outside each room with pictures and fascinating facts about these historical personalities. (Warning: You'd spend quite a while walking around the hotel reading the posters if you're a history buff like me!).

We only had breakfast here - which was amazing too!

By the end of our trip, we were already planning our next visit and stay at Mizingani Seafront!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Arat456, Guest Relations Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear esteemed guest on behalf of MIZINGANI SEAFRONT STAFF we look forward to seeing you soon and make MIZINGANI one of the best places you've ever visit surely compliments will be given to all the staff.
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James c wrote a review Sept 2021
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma374 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I this was my hotel in stone town,zanzibar for 4 nights. I'm so glad I stayed here instead of a beach resort. This hotel had so much chracter with Arabic influence and antiques decorated all over. This hotel lies right on the sea front with walking distance from the ferry and to old stone town , very safe at night to walk arounf.fyi. I only ate breakfast here , but was good every morning, especially the spiced tea, which one morning they didn't have it, I requested it and Amina made sure I received, hats off to her. The front desk provided me an escort without me even asking to go into stone town to look for tanzanite jewelry, bless them for this!! They can book tours all over the island as well. I recommend getting a room with a view of the sea front. You get to see local zanzibari life and palm trees, the balcony is amazing, ignore any bad reviews, stay here, it made for a great end stay for 15 days in east Africa.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Arat Issack, Other at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 18 Sept 2021
Dear 47a2019, We thank you for spending your time to write about us we are lucky you choosed us out of all in STONE TOWN SURELY MIZINGANI SEAFRONT ARE GLAD YOU ENJOYED ,MIZINGANI IS LOCATED IN HEART OF STONE TOWN CLOSE TO FORODHANI NIGHT MARKET 05 METERS AWAY,DARAJANI MARKET 10.METERS AWAY,SOUVENIRS MARKET 10 METERS AWAY,ANJELIC CATHEDRAL CHURCH 10 METERS AWAY,FERRY PORT15 METERS AWAY So we all wish you best of luck and hope to see you soon in the future. BEST REGARDS, MIZINGANI SEAFRONT TEAM
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Throughalense wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom28 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mizingani is conveniently located in Stone Town within walking distance to the main attractions.
The rooms are spacious and clean with air-conditioning and strong wi-fi and the restaurant is very affordable and has a beautiful view.

I love the Arabic architecture, specially the indoor garden and the swimming pool surrounded by arches.

I would recommend the rooms with sea view, there is a balcony with a sofa and chairs perfect to enjoy a beautiful sunset to the sound of the waves.

Next to the hotel there's a music academy and in some balconies it's possible to listen the students practicing, its really enjoyable if you appreciate music.
In the other hand don't worry, it's not possible to listen from the room.

The calls to pray start early in the morning, around 5a.m and it's possible to listen it from the room, but for us it wasn't a big problem because it doesn't last long and I actually liked it, it made me feel involved by the culture.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Arat Issack, Other at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Dear esteemed guest on behalf of MIZINGANI SEAFRONT STAFF we look forward to seeing you soon and make MIZINGANI one of the best places you've ever visit surely compliments will be given to all the staff.
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jadmi wrote a review Apr 2022
Phnom Penh, Cambodia385 contributions164 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mizingani Seafront Hotel is an old palace that was renovated a few years ago into a hotel. It has character with the old working elevators( need to close the door when leaving), walk up tiled bathtub, and a lobby and pool which blends into the atmosphere. Some people might find the hotel old while others will find it charming.

The location is a short walk from the pier where you can get the boat to Dar es Salaam and a 10 minute walk to Stone Town. Some rooms face the water while others are in the back facing a building. The rooms are decent size with a refrigerator (free water provided), TV, free fast internet but no safe as their is one next to the reception area. The room is "quaint" and there was the original shower in the bathroom. The bed was too soft and wasn't very comfortable. You can hear the ships" horn and call to prayer from the room but the worse was the thin walls where you can hear everything from the adjoining rooms.

The breakfast was good with a good selection of pastries, made to order eggs and seasonal fruit. They change their breakfast daily. It's a nice start of the day eating breakfast on the balcony and watching the boats go by.

Mizingani Seafront Hotel is a decent hotel with good location and views. It's either quaint and charming to you or dated. For me, the bed was too soft and the noise from adjacent rooms made it difficult sleep. By the way, the staff are really nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sydneygal007 wrote a review Sept 2022
Bronte, Australia61 contributions58 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very excited, having booked a "superior suite with sea view" in this historic hotel. The room was large, as was the bed, which was high too. There was also a good TV.
The sea view was sublime - but when we asked about having a beer on the balcony - nope, not allowed! This is a "dry hotel", which I hadn't realised when booking. And there is no latitude possible in this regard. But yeah, plenty of bars etc to have a drink nearby...just not on our lovely seafront balcony!
This balcony also adjoined the dining room's outside area impacting on privacy and security, especially as the doors to the balcony were old, rickety and only secured by a sliding lock, which could easily be dislodged.
So the "superior suite with sea view" wasn't worth the extra in my opinion.
Some reviewers complained about street noise keeping them awake at night on this side of the hotel. We had no issues with noise, sleeping well.
The bathroom looked great, but we quickly discovered that both showers in the bath sprayed water just about everywhere but on you! A handheld shower was attached to one shower, but both ran at the same time. So the bathroom was inevitably inundated after every shower. Hot water was also a bit unreliable.
The hotel is conveniently located, and really is a gem from an historic perspective. The pool in the courtyard is also beautiful. A few chairs to lie on would make it better!
The staff are very helpful and friendly, and laundry happened quickly and cheaply.
So yeah, pluses and minuses like most places. But I would probably try one of the other historic hotels in the old part of Stone Town next time.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: choose a high room or one facing the pool - andnot the superior sea view suite!
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Mateen N wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom160 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night before flying back home post our week in Zanzibar. The hotel is in a good location and has a quaint dated style to it that i found charming. We had a first floor sea-view room called 'Freddie Mercury' which had a large balcony. The room itself was very large and spacious, the bathroom was functional albeit dated. Although our room was street facing, we didn't find the noise a problem at night. The hotel staff were very polite and the morning breakfast was plentiful with lots of variety.

The location of the hotel is very good, right on the road for easy access. You are no more than 10mins walk from the spice market and other local sights. Although we weren't that impressed with Stone town itself, the hotel made for a good one night stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Arat Issack, Other at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 17 Mar 2021
Dear esteemed guest on behalf of MIZINGANI SEAFRONT STAFF we look forward to seeing you soon and make MIZINGANI one of the best places you've ever visit surely compliments will be given to all the staff.
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Mahmoud Awad wrote a review Jan 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia103 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great location hotel with a traditional design and great atmosphere. The staff are really helpful and friendly, rooms are very spacious and beds are comfortable. As we spent only one night and we left early morning the staff prepared a breakfast box and arranged a transport to the airport. The pool looks very nice but we didn't have the chance to try it. Recommend it for everyone :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Arat456, Guest Relations Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear MEEDO, We thank you for choosing MIZINGANI SEAFRONT out off all hotels in stone town and your experience will be shared to the staff,we look forward to host you again as one of us.
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Forever Young Travel wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa270 contributions44 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the location of the Mizingani Hotel, on the water front in Stone Town next to an old palace - now housing the Dhow Academy. What an elegant establishment, with authentic decor harking back to the eastern days of old Zanzibar … cool tiled floors, archways framing lovely views, palms and antique furniture and a stunning blue and white tiled pool in the secluded courtyard, the perfect spot to cool off in the heat of the afternoon.. many of the balconied rooms overlook this area.

The second floor restaurant with its view across the sea and harbor was a wonderful place to have breakfast from the extensive buffet, watching the coming and going of the water craft and the ferry from Dar es Salaam. Breakfast was included in the room tariff. The street level coffee shop serves delicious cakes, fruit juices, tea and coffee during the day.

I was upgraded to a sea facing suite - TippuTip - named after a Zanzibari Sultan. It had a huge carved four poster bed with mosquito net drapes, a tiled bathroom and shower, and a big balcony with a sea view and comfortable reclining chairs from which to watch the world go by. The room has a fridge and tea making facilities. The hotel is dry, but you can bring your own tipple to enjoy a sundowner on the balcony. A large cupboard affords ample storage space, with a safe.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and I enjoyed every minute of my stay.

In my opinion this is one of the finest places to stay in Zanzibar town and I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Book or ask for an upgrade to a sea facing room.
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DenLo wrote a review Aug 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria462 contributions189 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hotel overlooking the sea and the harbour. It is minutes walking to the historical buildings, souvenir shops, restaurants and night food market.

They preserved the old traditional style of the hotel with its wooden very beautiful furniture. The only problem is with the smell of moisture.

The room we were given was on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool, and had a huge terrace.

The breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking the sea, loved the fresh tropical fruits and fresh juices.

Good place to experience Stone Town.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Arat Issack, Other at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Dear esteemed guest we thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our company + the facilities, we look forward to seeing you soon and make you're stay more comfortable. SINCERELY THANKING YOU ON BEHALF OF MIZINGANI SEAFRONT STAFF.
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Cocospud wrote a review Mar 2020
66 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel during our two night stay in Zanzibar. It is a lovely traditionally designed hotel located right next to the sea (just a quick short walk to the Ferry terminal). The rooms were very big and we were lucky we had a sea view which is great for sunsets and even during stormy weather.
Just note the hotel doesn't serve alcohol as do a good few restaurants and hotels in the area. However there are some restaurants and bars that do but you just need to do your research if you do want some with dinner.
The pool area is lovely and we had a refreshing dip there.
Highly recommended staying here for your visit to Stonetown
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Arat Issack, Other at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Dear COCOSPUD, On behalf of MIZINGANI SEA FRONT HOTEL TEAM I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us most important YOU enjoyed staying here plus the hotel amenities, Surely credits will be given to our staff and we shall improve more when you visit us again. Hope to see you soo
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Shafiq - Vancouver - Canada wrote a tip Mar 2024
Richmond, Canada7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Staff were kind, and helpful, and did their best to assist us within their limitations."
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Mieliedriehoek wrote a tip Mar 2024
Benoni, South Africa16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't eat here"
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Kauser E wrote a tip Jan 2024
Seaford, United Kingdom173 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Should be able to climb stairs"
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poa97db wrote a tip Dec 2023
London27 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid if you cannot walk up a lot of stairs. It’s also dark and dated so good if you plan to be out for most of the day."
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Bennison wrote a tip Sept 2023
34 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room overlooking the pool or the ocean! "
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PRICE RANGE
₹6,503 - ₹9,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.4 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.4 km), and Stone Town (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant, and Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mizingani Seafront Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Mizingani Seafront Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Mizingani Seafront Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.5 km), Mkunazini, Urban West, Zanzibar (0.6 km), and David Livingstone's place of rest (0.2 km).
Does Mizingani Seafront Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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