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Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel

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Mbweni Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4858 Tanzania
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#7 of 76 hotels in Zanzibar City
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Madinat al Bahr a “city on the sea” is a unique and only palatial hotel hugging the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and enhanced by a white sandy beach on the best of the Zanzibar’s coast. Purpose designed and built, the state of the art resort hotel exudes the grandeur of an Ottoman palace combining the rich culture, colors and warmth of an African heritage wrapped in captivating modernity. Lovingly decorated inch by inch regardless of cost to compliment the structure, the resort hotel depicts stunning ambience and surroundings to please any hard to please critic. Embraced by lush landscaped gardens and dancing palms, the resort hotel overlooks some of the finest sand banks and enchanting islands visible over the local fisherman canoes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Hiking
Snorkelling
Billiards
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Pool view
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The hotel building is very impressive with good facilities. Unfortunately, it is very badly let down by the level of service. It falls a long way short of the hotel’s image and its 5* rating. The WiFi keeps disconnecting. There were also several power cuts and people had to rely on the torches in their mobile phones. I would have expected a 5* hotel to have made provisions for this. Service in the restaurant is very poor. 1) It is all self-service and trying to find somebody to order drinks from is virtually impossible, even when you have ordered the drinks take a long time to arrive. On the first night I did not get my drink until I was on my dissert course. 2) Drinks have to be paid in the restaurant and cannot be put on your room bill which is an inconvenience. 3) DO NO ORDER A BOTTLE OF WINE: Their wine list is very restrictive and I tried two bottles from their list, both of which were off having been stored too long. 4) The quality of the food preparation / presentation is suspect. Hairs were found in one dish of fruit. The supervisor came and apologised. Room service: 1) The room was a double room, it only had one dressing gown and pair of slipper 2) When I arrived there was no soap in the bathroom. I had to use the shower gel 3) On the second night, there was soap but the shower gel had not been replaced Overall, the hotel is badly let down by its level of service
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Date of stay: February 2023
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wei w wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It is a nice hotel, and the food is yami, if we have next time, I will come to accommodate here again The sunshine is fine, the water is blue The staff is friendly The hotel can add more entertainment equipment, so we can enjoy more time in the hotel 新年快乐
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have noted your advise and will try to add more entertainment in future . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Nadir A wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
Good hotel but needs improvement in services especially the internet. The team were very friendly especially Mr. Syed Ali who was very welcoming and supportive in all aspects and contributed significantly in making my experience in the hotel much better.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nadir, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleague Ali & received recognition for my team members. We have noted your advise and will rectify the concern issue in no time . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Peter T wrote a review Jan 2023
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom360 contributions80 helpful votes
We had a flight cancelled by Qatar Airways so we were put up in this hotel overnight. We didn't get there until 11.50pm. The staff were excellent, check in was very quick - they bought our bags in for us from bus and had laid on a beautiful buffet for everyone. The room was large, with sea views and a very comfortable bed. Beautiful buffet breakfast in the morning - and staff couldn't do enough for us. Very impressed
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have one of the beautiful spa in Zanzibar . Hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Buffet with live entertainment & bar be que . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Kristian L wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very nice hotel with Nice food. Hotel is must to see the MIX of arabic and african arhitecture. Big swimingpool, rooms Very clean. Rooms and apartments are veeeeery big and clean. Stuf and the guest manager Sayed Aly Very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have one of the beautiful spa in Zanzibar . Hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Buffet with live entertainment & bar be que . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Patience C wrote a review Jan 2023
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The hotel is beautiful near the airport with sea view rooms and very clean. The reception we got was excellent all our needs were met. We tried all restaurants and the food was great. Special mention to Alok always available and Cecilia from housekeeping. We will definitely come back again
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Try all the restaurants different cuisine
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar for your conference venue and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have one of the beautiful spa in Zanzibar . Hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Buffet with live entertainment & bar be que . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Adele M wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Zanzibar was one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited, and this hotel specifically was great and near the airport which was easy to transfer,you will have the best service there and we had a nice guide from the hotel itself called Aly Sayed who helped us a lot for a whole.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: To book the sea view rooms and not the ordinary
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar for your conference venue and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have one of the beautiful spa in Zanzibar . Hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Buffet with live entertainment & bar be que . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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usama s wrote a review Jan 2023
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Thanks to madinat hotel team it was really fun to be there what nice and huge place sea view is very nice rooms are perfect, food is awesome specially indian food sooo yummy All staff are welcoming and well maintained properly hygienic.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Very good and nice place
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar for your conference venue and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have one of the beautiful spa in Zanzibar . Hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Buffet with live entertainment & bar be que . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Sisco Auala wrote a review Jan 2023
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay at Madinat Al Bahr was an exceptional experience from the sales and marketing manager to the guest service manager to the porters to the front office staff, housekeeping and restaurant staff. The facilities are spotless and very clean. We felt like loyalty. The staff are always helpful with smiles that makes you want to return. I had a spa experience on the rooftop overlooking the ocean this was very amazing. Thank you for making us feel at home and we will return soon. Keep up the good service.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Auala, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar for your conference venue and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We have one of the beautiful spa in Zanzibar . Hope you have enjoyed our Saturday Buffet with live entertainment & bar be que . We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Amisha230 wrote a review Jan 2023
Chandigarh, India6 contributions3 helpful votes
The best hotel in zanzibar & its close proximity to airport is the cherry on the cake. Hotel offers luxurious rooms with modern amenities. The sunset view from the hotel lobby is breathtaking. All the staff is very humble & polite. Would definitely come back .
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Amisha, Thank you for choosing Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar for your conference venue and for sharing your gracious feedback. It is our pleasure to look after our guests with such warmth and competence. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the overall facilities of the hotel and had a great staycation. Endorsements such as yours are highly motivating and encouraging for my colleagues & received recognition for my team members. We look forward to your continued patronage for another memorable stay. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$166 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
118
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (5.3 km), Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve (4.9 km), and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and The Beach House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.