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Best Western Plus Zanzibar

Kinu Cha Taa, Malindi, Stone Town, Zanzibar City . Tanzania
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#28 of 38 hotels in Stone Town

BEST WESTERN PLUS Zanzibar is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Stone Town, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Stone Town, BEST WESTERN PLUS Zanzibar is located a short distance from Old Dispensary (0.0 mi) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.1 mi).

BEST WESTERN PLUS Zanzibar offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Stone Town be sure to experience local shrimp favourites at Lukmaan Restaurant, House of Spices, or Forodhani Gardens.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular ancient ruins, such as Hamamni Persian Baths and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

Enjoy your stay in Stone Town!

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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Mohamed Yousif wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
It's one of the worst hotels you can attend. Small rooms, bad room service and the food can't be worst. The hotel stink. Every day the same dishes, and the taste,🤢, yet not enough for all Simply don't put it even as last option
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dan0001 wrote a review Nov 2020
Scarborough, Maine474 contributions101 helpful votes
I have enjoyed this hotel several times now two years apart. The hotel is very close to the ferry terminal so if you are traveling this way it is very convenient. What I like best about this hotel is a very comfortable bed, well equipped bathroom with hot water and powerful air conditioner all at a reasonable price. These things are very helpful in Zanzibar which tends to be a very hot and sticky place. The hotel has lost some energy during the Covid crisis. The restaurant is not functioning though it still operates as a bar (something not easy to find in Zanzibar) the elevator does not always read the right floor and the breakfast had fewer options. Still I liked this spot as a Western style hotel in an exotic place if that is what you are looking for.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Venture797489 wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
Hi i stayed at the best western plus in zanzibar upon arriving i was checked in to a room on the ground floor had no view at all and my request was that all my rooms were to be next to each other but the hotel has not done that, secondly the breakfast was really awful we were just given omelets there was no sugar for the tea or coffee as well as no cereal basically all there was, was eggs. and thirdly upon check out i was charged extra 1 dollar a per person a night addition to what i initially paid which came out to quite a lot since i was a family of 6 staying for 4 nights, i would not recommend this hotel to anybody. please stay away.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: all the rooms are awful would not recommend anything here
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Jessica s wrote a review Jan 2020
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I originally booked to stay at the Golden Tulip, which is across the street from the best western. However, there was some sort of power outage at the tulip so they put me in a room at the best western. I was bummed at first since I booked the golden tulip for the outdoor pool and good reviews; however they let still be able to use the pool even though I was placed in a different hotel. The best western ended up being a great hotel. The staff is super friendly. They coordinated tours for me. Even last minute at a good price. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was on the rooftop which was really nice. I watched the sunset a few times. The hotel is also a short 2 min walk from the ferry port and you can see and hear when the ferries arrive. The beds were super comfortable, the shower had really good pressure and got hot! I also had a small balcony with a view to the golden tulip. Only complaint is there is a mosque nearby so when its prayer time, its disturbing, especially at 5 am! Other than that, I have no complaints. The hotel is very clean and rooms are spacious and comfy. The food at the restaurant is also really good. But all of the food in zanzibar is amazing. Didn't have one bad meal while there. I ventured around the island during a week stay in zanzibar and this was by far my favorite hotel! So glad that I was placed here. I will definitely return here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Achilina S wrote a review Jan 2020
204 contributions67 helpful votes
Room was ok, a little bit too small and no balcony, but the bathroom was more than fine. I didn’t like breakfast and the fact that it was served outside (only 4/5 tables). I’ve read that it used to be served on the rooftop. In my opinion if you can choise go to golden tulip.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$62 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Dhow Countries Music Academy (0.2 km), Old Dispensary (0.07 km), and Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant, and Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.6 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.5 km).