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Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974 Tanzania
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#13 of 42 hotels in Stone Town
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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danne wrote a review 26 Jan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions1 helpful vote
Ok. Not bad. Just as the previous reviews have stated many times before. It has an old feel and look to it. Colonial like. Except maybe the bathroom. Would I stay again? yes. 1- location, location, location to shops, tours, easy to find, and only 20m in traffic to the airport. 2- breakfast spread with many options including made to order omelettes is great value. 3- great views of pool and/or the Indian Ocean. 4- cost is reasonable. I paid $151 including taxes for 2 nights in January 2023.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: No need to prearranged a walking tour before your stay. They a a dime a dozen for only $25. I...
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samma3805 wrote a review 10 Jan
Chicago, Illinois58 contributions57 helpful votes
This hotel stay was very interesting . It’s very hot in Stone town and the AC wasn’t working. We asked them to look at it and the maintenance man said it was fine . Yet, it never got cool in my room. The safes were broken and not working . The bedsheets given to us were dirty . We asked for new ones and the new ones given to us were also dirty . We wanted to like this hotel, but it was very hard to digest . If you’re coming from America this would be a 2 star hotel at best .
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want something modern and clean , go elsewhere .
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Mizingani Sea Front!!! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Mizingani Sea Front. It is our sincere endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience. Please do accept our sincere apologies for the same. We assure you that the same is not the usual Mizingani experience we aim to deliver to our guests. We have taken note of the areas of improvement that you have highlighted and the same will be addressed in all earnest. We greatly value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Mizingani Sea Front. With best regards, Mizingani Sea Front Team
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Dennis Keya wrote a review Dec 2022
Nairobi, Kenya141 contributions79 helpful votes
Nice old town hotel designed to its old town feel. Full experience of Stone Town. The hotel has a good view of the ocean and the service is great! Great location for business or pleasure and good access for exploring the city. Only downside is the noise of the old ACs.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Lower floor is better since the lift is very antique so slow to use.
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Mizingani Sea Front!!! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Mizingani Sea Front. It is our sincere endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience. Please do accept our sincere apologies for the same. We assure you that the same is not the usual Mizingani experience we aim to deliver to our guests. We have taken note of the areas of improvement that you have highlighted and the same will be addressed in all earnest. We greatly value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to Mizingani Sea Front. With best regards, Mizingani Sea Front Team
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Jenny L wrote a review Dec 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa75 contributions58 helpful votes
What a amazing little gem of a hotel ..Cannot believe you can see more history of stone town just in this hotel and its furnishings ...wonderful refreshing pool after hustle and bustle of people outside breakfast very good ...just beautiful....very sorry to leave this beautiful place
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Warmest greetings from Mizingani Sea Front Hotel. Thank you for your detailed review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time here. Your comments have been shared with management for better guest experience We look forward to welcoming you back at Mizingani Sea Front Hotel. With best regards, Mizingani Sea Front Team
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Andy B wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom175 contributions75 helpful votes
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Located near the port and on the edge of the stone town. Easy to get around on foot. The hotel is right next to a mosque and you will hear a loud azaan every morning (call to pray). The room was OK, but the view was bad. They provided two bottles of drinking water every day. The breakfast was OK. The swimming pool is small but OK. There was no safe in the room. I was disappointed with rude staff and would not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We understand your disappointment. It’s important to us that our customers are more than satisfied and we would like the opportunity to resolve this issue immediately. If you give us a chance, we are intent on making this right, With best regards, Mizingani Team
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skidude wrote a review Nov 2022
Ottawa, Canada28 contributions7 helpful votes
The mizingani is a nice hotel in a convenient location overlooking the ocean in stone town. The building is kind of quirky with multiple Escher like staircases and carved wooden doors. Our room was large with a lovely terrace overlooking the pool, a fridge and a TV with the world Cup! The restaurant was good and breakfast was included with lots of vegetarian choices.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Mizingani Sea Front hotel, we always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We hope to see you at Mizingani Sea Front hotel again soon! Kind regards, Mizingani Sea Front team
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Hanan H wrote a review Nov 2022
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A lovely boutique hotel only a stone's throw from everything in Stonetown. Delicious breakfast that can be enjoyed while overlooking the sea. Cozy rooms with mosquito nets and beautifully tiled bathtubs. I enjoyed their antique elevator and felt safe in it. Reception and other staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel and rooms are very clean with basic toiletries and even a blow-dryer. All in all I had a great stay there and will not stay anywhere else if I return to Stonetown
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: If you dislike noise at night make sure to have reception book you a convenient room. Also,...
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 24 Nov 2022
Dear Valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Mizingani Sea Front hotel, we always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We hope to see you at Mizingani Sea Front hotel again soon! Kind regards, Mizingani Sea Front team
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customer123456 wrote a review Nov 2022
10 contributions4 helpful votes
I never went on a solo trip before, so this was a big deal for me. From the minute I arrived, I was taken in as family. I felt so loved, and protected and happy at this hotel. My heart is there even though I am back home. I spent 5 weeks in Zanzibar and most of it was at Mizingani Seafront Hotel. It is beautiful and really affordable. The breakfasts are beyond amazing too. I can't wait to go back again. I miss my favorite room, I miss everyone working there with all my heart. This place is my heart in Zanzibar.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: This is the best first destination. The amazing people at the front desk became my family right...
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 26 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Mizingani Sea Front hotel, we always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We hope to see you at Mizingani Sea Front hotel again soon! Kind regards, Mizingani Sea Front team
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vikas s wrote a review Nov 2022
83 contributions14 helpful votes
Stay wise good . location excellent . Staff excellent , they try to assist as much as they can. Nice view from balcony . Morning breakfast very good but food not for Indian vegetarians . Good place to stay in stone town . Looks like an heritage building with all type of lift . Except vegetarian food , everything is okay
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Not good for vegetarian
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Response from muzammil siddique, General Manager at Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Responded 21 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Warmest greetings from Mizingani Sea Front Hotel. Thank you for your detailed review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time here. Your comments have been shared with management for better guest experience We look forward to welcoming you back at Mizingani Sea Front Hotel. With best regards, Mizingani Sea Front Team
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Kevin S wrote a review Oct 2022
Pontypridd, United Kingdom5875 contributions999 helpful votes
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Perfectly situated on the sea front road, our room with a lovely beach view. The ferry port from Dar-es-Salaam is only 400m away so walkable. Finished in period style the hotel is like a living museum. Stunning period furniture everywhere, very comfortable nice ambience with helpful efficient staff. We did have the Presidential suite, Salame, there are several in this category, hence the beach view.. Ours was very large, seats at the two open windows and another separate seating area with period four poster bed. All the bedroom furniture was in keeping with the age of the building, beautiful antique pieces. Equipped with fridge, tv, good a/c and WiFi, tea and coffee facilities. Immaculately clean. Breakfast was the best buffet choice we've had in Tanzania, admittedly others were remote safari lodges though. Choice of cereals, yogurt, eggs to order, hot beans, sausage, potatoes etc, an array of fruits and an extensive cakes and biscuits selection.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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$83 - $132 (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 (0.5 km), and The Coins Shop (0.4 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 Ma Shaa Allah 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 House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.3 km).
Does Mizingani Seafront Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.