Zanzibar Coffee House

Reviews of Zanzibar Coffee House

Good(83%) From 47 travellers
Excellent
16
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Zanzibar Coffee House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The giraffes from Kent
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Zanzibar Coffee House review

This is a really nice hotel but what lets it down is its location. It is hard enough to find in the day but almost impossible at night with no street lights or street names to guide you.

However, they do offer to pick you up from your restaurant and escort you home, which would help.

We stayed for one night and that was enough for our purposes, which was mainly bargain-hunting.

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H family from Hampshire
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
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Zanzibar Coffee House review

If you want to be in the thick of the action in Stone Town this is perfect - minutes from the market and only a little further from the waterfront.

You may have to watch where you step in the narrow alleyway outside but inside it's a beautiful oasis and the views from the rooftop terrace are fantastic.

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The Nightjar Family - Chepstow
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Zanzibar Coffee House

Good location for our only day in Stone Town.

Fantastic coffee shop and deceptively good hotel, slightly shabby on the outside but with excellent, tradtionally furnished rooms inside.

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Mr. & Mrs. Dolphin - Bucks
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Zanzibar coffee house

Lovely hotel with great rooms and service. We were given a specailly made welcome honeymoon cake which was a lovely touch! We only stayed one night and had a very early morning start but they organised sandwiches and cake for us. Transfer to and from the hotel was very good and punctual.

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Mr & Ms Lion cub - Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Zanzibar Coffee House review

We were only at this hotel for a few hours. The location was probably not the prettiest or easiest to find- set in a back street next to the main market. When we arrived, they were not ready for us and we had to wait about an hour and half for our room to be ready.

We hired a guide through the hotel who spent the afternoon with us and he showed us around and was great - if a little expensive! The room at the hotel was really nicely decorated - very authentic and quite quirky being a coffee house downstairs. Sadly, our toilet did not flush which was not very good.

The staff were friendly if not a bit chaotic! Overall, for an overnight stay, it was quite pleasant. However, having seen various other hotels during our tour throughout the day, I think I would choose a more picturesque setting next time overlooking the sea?

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Mr. & Mrs. Flying Fish - London
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Zanzibar Coffee House review

A really sweet place. Great rooms, lovely service and brilliantly located to explore Stone Town.

Not much I can really say here apart from try the chocolate milkshake if you ever stay here!

Just far enough away from the ouazzine to not bother us.

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The Serval family from Essex
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Zanzibar Coffee House review

We only had one night in Stonetown which was a real shame and we would have liked to have stayed longer.

The Zanzibar Coffee House is an excellent budget hotel with a fairly central location. The rooms are basic but full of character. The top floor "gallery" is a great place to enjoy a coffee and snack in a cooling breeze while taking in a panoramic view.

The staff were all very helpful, even the nightwatchman who made us fresh coffee at 5am on the day we left.

One point to note : there is no direct vehicle access to the hotel (unless you are on a scooter!) - taxis need to park about 50 yards away.

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