Beyt al Salaam

Reviews of Beyt al Salaam

Good(82%) From 44 travellers
Excellent
14
Good
22
Average
7
Poor
0
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 44 of our travellers who have visited Beyt al Salaam, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The Kestrels - New York
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

Beyt al Chai review

Beyt was the one place we thought maybe wasn't worth the money. The building was very nice and beautifully restored. The room was not so comfortable. There was no shower - just a tub with hose. Also, there were many mosquitos in the room, particularly around the toilet.

Pretty friendly management but not as warm as the other places we visited.

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Mr and Mrs W - Letchworth Garden City
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Beyt al Chai review

We stayed 2 nights at Beyt al Chai. The room was very nice and comfortable. The lounge with the honesty bar was a lovely room and it was nice to sit there for a while in the evening and look at the excellent coffee table books.

We only had breakfast on one day as the second day we had to leave for our return flight home at 5.45 am (but we did get some fruit to take with us) - so it is not relly possible to comment on the food. The restaurant looked nice but we did not eat there in the evening as we would have been lone diners!! (We went across the road to the Serena Inn roof top restaurant for dinner - and that was gorgeous).

We were concerned about the lax security regarding the room key. We were asked to leave our room key at the front desk if we were going out - which usually meant leaving it on the desk with nobody there and a possibility of anyone being able to pick it up (the name of the room was on the key!). When we came back to the hotel after sightseeing on the first day we could not get into our room as the key had been taken by a member of staff to turn the beds down - and he had disappeared. When we returned on the second night the room key had completely disappeared and we had to use the master key!! The waiting for a key was rather annoying.

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Mr & Mrs S - Kent
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average

Beyt al Chai review

Beyt al Chai was completly adequate for our one night stay.

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Ms-C and Mr-T
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Traditional Zanzibar ambience with luxury

The managers Sylie and Pius are very helpful in providing local recommendations and personal service. Its a great location for sundowners at The Africa House and several good restaurants.

The rooms are simply but well decorated with traditional furniture and fabrics. However, they are showing signs of wear - loose ceiling fans and loo seats, lights and electric sockets not working. Hand towels weren't provided in the bathroom.

Breakfast was good.

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