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Ela11
Tirana

Very nice people but too old.

2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 Jul 2023via mobile
We only spent one night at this hotel as a station for our next destination in Zanzibar. We arrived late at night and the check in was very fast and the guy assisted us with luggage. We were also allowed late check out till 12, as the normal check out was 10 in the morning, so very early especially for us that could only have a few hours of sleep.
Although the hotel is decorated nicely, everything in it is so old. Very far from the photos. The room is so small you can barely pass at the edge of the bed to go to the other part of the room. There were lots of mosquitos in the room. The bed is big but looked like the sheets weren't so clean. There is an aroma dispenser in the room (probably to cover the smell of an old building) which makes a terrible sound frequently.
As a result I could not sleep for even a minute. Just happy to see kids sleeping.
Breakfast served was tasty but very tiny portions, even for my low appetite kids.
But the girls serving were so polite and nice.
Considering this is a third county and the hotel condition, the price of 95$ a night is so very overpriced. It didn't even deserve 35$.
Looks like in Zanzibar they work with the philosophy "let us rip you off this time because probably you will not come ever again".
Even the visa fee upon arrival tells the same, and for a family of 4 it's quite expensive to pay 200$ only for visa, especially in a country where government does no investment ( leaving bad roads, bad electricity, bad tap water supply ).

Date of stay: June 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 March 2023

The restaurant at the top floor is the winner. Excellent hospitality, very friendly staff and great food. The rooms have a typical zanzibari ambience.
Had a chat with the owner who happens to be very friendly. He said he is planning for further renovations to make a few rooms more comfortable
The washrooms have both a morden and a vintage safari kind of look
Over all a pleasant experience

Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Saikat D
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Reviewed 3 March 2023

The new manager's (Mr. Sushanta) empathetic treatment is exceptional to a point of creating a home feeling...He is really friendly & generous. A person who makes a guest feel great desire to over stay...

Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank Emmanuel L
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Reviewed 10 December 2022

Small welcoming hotel. Spacious room with good air con, comfortable bed. Helpful staff with directions and info. Good breakfast and evening meal.
Very near a late bar with loud music to midnight - this is a problem for all the hotels in this area.

Room tip: No elevator.
Date of stay: December 2022
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Thank disincentive
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

An excellent atmosphere and a feel of Zanzibar Stone Town coming from the Stuff and service that was provided. The rooms were clean and worth it. Thank you very much Johari Team for taking care of us. We will definitely see you all soon. We are in love with Zanzibar and you are the reason.

Room tip: Don't bother renting a car or a bike...please rely on taxis..make sure you ask Johari management for fare prices before your trip
Date of stay: September 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Eddie A
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Friendly and accommodating manager and staff! Nice room with comfortable bed.Traditional decorations all over the place.Lovely view from the from the rooftop which can be used anytime of the day and night.Walking distance from many cafes and restaurants and some other interest places!

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank babyancababy
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