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Beyt al Salaam

Reviews of Beyt al Salaam

Wildlife sightings and reviews

44 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Beyt al Salaam and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Arrival date
Mr G & Ms M
USA

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 7 Jul 2011
"Hotel was fine, although perhaps has seen better days. Restaurant was excellent!" See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs F
York

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 7 Dec 2010
"Visited again on way home, same comments apply [Ed: These travellers stayed here for 2 nights earlier in their trip; see below.]" See all these reviews: 10n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs F
York

"Beyt al Chai review"

2 nights Arrived 28 Nov 2010
"Lovely hotel, food and service excellent, very obliging staff." See all these reviews: 10n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Ms C & Mr S
London

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 27 Oct 2010
"The location is lovely opposite the Serena Inn. The rooms give you a sense of what it must have been like to stay in Zanzibar 80 years ago with the shutters and the ambience.

Russell the manager could not have been more helpful and the rest of the staff were very nice.

The retaurant is wonderful, the air con welcome and the food absolutely lovely.

The big downside is the shower in the room. It is completely out of keeping with a high quality hotel. The bathroom looked lovely but the shower was awful. It was the sort of shower I would expect in a bad B&B in Wales! I dont know when the hotel is due for refurbishment but the showers really cannot wait." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
PA

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 12 Oct 2010
"This was a funky, unique and lovely building. However, it did not work for our last night in Tanzania.

Given that we had to go to the airport at 5 a.m., we were not able to partake in the breakfast part of this B&B. They said they would leave some fruit for us, but they must have forgotten as it was not in the fridge.

Maybe it was that we were in "go home mode", but we were not impressed." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 8n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Mr & Mrs S
Cheshire

"One night at Beyt al Chai"

1 night Arrived 9 Oct 2010
"Should have stayed at the Serena Inn!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zanzibar; 6n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Mr & Mrs B
W Yorks

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 9 Oct 2010
"Excellent location overlooking a shady square near to the sea, charming old Zanzibari guesthouse, more a restraunt with rooms, than hotel. The honesty bar in a lovely lounge is a nice touch.

Russell walked through Stonetown with us pointing out places of interest, which was very helpful.

Our room was on the top floor and was nice and airy with the windows open, at night the air con and fan kept the room very cool. The tea and coffee in the room was good.

We enjoyed dinner at Beyt al Chai after a day's sigtseeing unaccompanied, it seemed much better to wander and get lost in the maze of narrow streets than be shepherded along by a guide, a useful map was provided when we checked in. We would recommend a sundowner at the Africa House which is nearby, followed by dinner at Beyt al Chai which was exceptionally good." See all these reviews: 11n in Zanzibar; 5n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Mr F & Ms L
London

"Beyt al Chai review"

1 night Arrived 26 Jun 2010
"Lovely restored home converted into a boutique hotel - and a v nice welcome from the staff upon check in.

However the rooms were not "comfortable" especially the bed and the bathroom was oddly part of the same room - just in a corner." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs SA
Norfolk

"A nice place to stay is Beyt al Chai"

2 nights Arrived 19 Mar 2010
"Noted for its food which is very good and not highly priced..........excellent value.

The hotel is really a B & B grown into a small hotel and thus has a nice warm feeling to it.

Again the staff could not do enough for us." See all these reviews: 10n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs H
UK

"Beyt al Chai was a trip into history"

1 night Arrived 23 Jan 2010
"We only stayed one night and the island had no electricity and we had to rely on hotel generator when it was switched on. Room was airconditioned, which was essential and pleasant, but bathroom bit basic with cracked loo seat.

Superb restaurant on ground floor, specialising in seafood." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Rooms:
Good
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