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Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 25/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#20 of 66 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 cofffee
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
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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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 5 more
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Khafsa O wrote a review 1 Aug
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Madinatul Bahr wana huduma nzuri sana. Thank you Ali for the surprise birthday of mama everything was fantastic and beyond my expectations..Chakula kizuri na huduma nzuri sana. Madinatul Bahr is the place to be😊
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Khafsao, Receiving wonderful guest commendations always feel amazing :-) & team Madinat happy to receive perfect rating which gives immense pleasure. We are glad to learn that you were happy with the overall services of our hotel. Our colleagues are especially pleased to hear your kind words and all the more motivated cheered on by your wonderful compliments. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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adil.kassu@gmail.com wrote a review Jul 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania4 contributions1 helpful vote
We always come madnit hotel for our business and we be informed by mr aly about Saturday buffet and its very testy and delicious and big variety we really enjoy food @Madniat thanks aly and all the stuff they make feel more the welcome
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Adilk, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your thoughts. We are happy you have enjoyed your dining experience with the delightful food and beverage offerings. The team are thrilled to receive such positive recognition of their efforts. At Madinat Al Bahr, Zanzibar, guests’ safety and well-being are of utmost priority to us, especially at this time. We are glad you appreciate the same. We look forward to many more chances to be of service again. Kind regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Merghani wrote a review Jul 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hospitality alone is enough reason to come back again and again. You would feel welcomed, cared for and spoiled on every step you take within the premises. The staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort. Rooms, staff and facilities are over the top and the views are phenomenal. Highly recommend and definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Merghanih , Nothing rejoices us more than receiving such happy reviews from our patrons! Indeed, our team is always on their toes to assist our guests and make them feel comfortable. Your kind commendations have been shared with my Team and received with much gratitude. We greatly appreciate your staunch recommendation of us to others and hope to be of service to you again in the near future. Book your next stay-cation through our website or direct at hotel and avail exciting deals. Warm regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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Alsadig A wrote a review Jul 2021
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Great location.really pleasant and clean.but thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the TripAdvisor and all the staff are incredible helpful and generous with their time and advice this was the one of the nicest place we stayed in Zanzibar
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Sadiga, Receiving wonderful guest commendations always feel amazing :-) We are glad to learn that you were happy with the overall services of our hotel. Our colleagues are especially pleased to hear your kind words and all the more motivated cheered on by your wonderful compliments. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable experience. Best regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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katherine k wrote a review Jul 2021
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Thanks so much Ali for your genuine hospitality, it was such a pleasure being here in 2019 and now this year again. I love everything about your services, from the entrance, food, bedroom and definitely the cozy bar.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Yogesh Kumar, General Manager at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel & sharing a perfect starred rating, nothing rejoices us more than receiving such happy reviews from our patrons! I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and experience with us. It is indeed the team who make us, what we are. I shall cascade your lovely comments personally to Ally & team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next near future visit!! Best Regards, Yogesh Kumar General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$189 - US$282 (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 (5.0 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 Tea 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.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, and Swahili.