We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (443)
Filter reviews
443 results
Traveller rating
275
105
37
12
14
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
275
105
37
12
14
Show reviews that mention
All reviews kama sutra sultan suite mercury room africa room boutique hotel spice room princess salme rooftop restaurant outdoor shower sand bank beautiful hotel unique experience freddie mercury our honeymoon street noise breakfast was included zanzibar style
Filter
Updating list...
31 - 36 of 443 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2018

My boyfriend and I spent three days at Jafferji House and completely fell in love with its charm. This place is truly a hidden gem in stone town. The House has so much character and each of the rooms were artfully and uniquely designed. The staff was extremely attentive and every meal we had at the house was amazing (the rooftop restaurant was actually our favorite in all of town)! I’d highly recommend Jafferji House to anyone looking for a gorgeous and unique hotel in the heart of Stone Town.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank samisfierce
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I never knew about this place if it wasn't for The Entertainer, and I am glad I came across it.

Words cannot describe the feeling you get once you walk into this tucked away hotel in the middle of Stone Town. The building is around 150 years old, renovated, and is owned by renounded photographer Javed Jafferji, who created his personal touches to the place. They offer 10 rooms ranging from Signature, Superior, and Superior Deluxe Suites.

We were given the Jafferji's Sultan Suite, part of their Superior Deluxe Suite. And what a room!!!! Named after The Sultans of Zanzibar who traveled around the world, finally declaring Zanzibar as their home.

The suite has it's own private lounge filled with beautiful silver-plated antique Indian sofas, an opulent Moroccan brass bath overlooking the old, Portuguese Fort. There is also a unique outdoor shower in case you felt adventurous.

Inside the room you will find a huge carved bed, a dark bathroom, and a relatively dark bathroom with muddy colors. We honestly felt like royalty!

Breakfast is served at Spices Lounge, where you get to enjoy local Zanzibari eggs & coffee.

The hotel is only 3 minutes walk from the beach, and Old Fort and the House of Wonders care are 200m away, so it's literally in the heart of the historical Stone Town.

Want to experience a boutique hotel in the heart of the city, with have a taste for eccentric decoration and unique experience?? This is your place.

Room tip: Choose Jafferji's Sultan Suite, part of their Superior Deluxe Suite. You won't regret it!
Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jo S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

It may look pretty in pictures. But my experience was horrible. Bathroom had no door. Shower had cold water only. They promised that would have sent maintenance but it never happened, not even after 3 times I asked for it. The room is super noisy. Not clean (check out the color of towels!!) staff is not friendly (which NEVER happens in Tanzania). Wi-Fi is slow. No AC. Avoid this place!!!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank spennata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a beautiful, truly unique place to stay within Stone Town. However, given the price, it's hard to expect much less. The rooms are all quirky with unique features. We stayed there on our first two nights in Zanzibar, as we wanted a nice place to stay after our long flight. We moved around Unguja staying in different hotels, but this was definitely one of our favourite places to stay.

Room tip: Check out the Freddie Mercury room - for lots of relevant memorabilia, photos, and records!
Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank TomAndJosy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed our stay at Jafferji in the princess Salme suite . While everything in Zanzibar runs on “island time” we had such a luxurious stay :)

The food from the restaraunt is delicious but does take a little while .. again.. this is universally the case in Zanzibar .. don’t be expecting to do anything in a rush!

The view from the rooftop is just stunning , and being so centrally located in stone town markets means you can do so much shopping and quickly dump your bags in the hotel room and go out again!

Look forward to coming back!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Lakshmi S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews