Zanzibar Coffee House

Reviews of Zanzibar Coffee House

Good(83%) From 55 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 55 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.
Williams family
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Zanzibar Coffee House review

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Williams family
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Zanzibar Coffee House review

The coffee house has an excellent central position in town. It is not swanky but homely, welcoming and full of character with a wonderful roof terrace which hotel guests can use until 11 am and after 3 pm. There is a great atmosphere and the cafe itself serves excellent food and drinks and is always busy and buzzy. We had the arabica room which was nicer than our kids room, which was the cappucino room. Would highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in town rather than paying a lot extra for one of the bigger, smarter hotels.

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TC & K from London
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hidden gem in Stone Town

We stayed one night in Zanzibar, before heading off on safari. Arriving in the afternoon, and leaving very early the next morning, this was always going to be little more than somewhere to rest our heads, and a base to wander rounds the streets of Stone Town. Zanzibar Coffee House was recommended to us as a simple option along those lines, and it served it's purpose perfectly. However, it's also somewhere we would happily have spent more time.

Above everything else the staff at the hotel were incredibly welcoming and helpful. We were on honeymoon and to our surprise a couple of lovely chocolate muffins appeared in our room. They also fixed us up breakfast to take with us the next morning, before the kitchen had opened up.

All in all, this is a hidden gem in the heart of Stone Town.

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Mr & Mrs E from Croydon
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A welcoming refuge in Stone Town

The Coffee House is a beautiful old building in the midst of busy and bustling Stone Town.

We were made extremely welcome by the manager, Salome, and her staff made us very comfortable. Our room was comfortable, large - and quiet. We only had one night there, before moving on to our next destination but we returned there a few days later for lunch. Food was excellent and the coffee is good too.

We enjoyed our breakfast with excellent views from the tower top terrace.

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Mr & Mrs R from Philadelphia
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great little gem in Stonetown

Such a cute little place. It reminded me of a hostel for grownups probably because the first floor is literally a coffee shop. The manager here was extremely helpful and super sweet. She was very proactive in asking us what our dinner plans were ( which at that point we had none) she made a few recommendations which led to her making a reservation for us.

We were leaving the next day to head home and she was had no problem offering a late check out which was amazing and very helpful to us.

One word of advise if you stay here, don't bring a lot of luggage as there is no car access to this hotel. You will need to walk a short distance with your luggage.

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Mr & Mrs M, from BC Canada.
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Food:
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Lovely room with personality

While the hallways aren't air conditioned, our room was and it was absolutely necessary in February! The room was very large and there was a rainshower in the bathroom. The lounge/breakfast area on the roof top has a nice breeze and is a nice area to relax in. Also - best coffee in Tanzania!!

There is no elevator in the Coffee House, so if you're totally out of shape, this may not be the place to stay. A member of the staff will carry your bags to and from the room, however.

There is a small honour fridge on one of the floors which is convenient for when you don't want to go out for a drink.

The narrow streets outside the hotel and where all the small shops are were kept quite clean.

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Dr C from Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hotel with character and cool roof terrace

Lovely quirky place in the heart of Stowntown just round the corner from Emerson & Green Hotel.
Staff are super friendly and there is an excellent, relaxed coffee shop on the ground floor. Quite a haven.
Rooms are good with interesting decor; the place feels like a proper heritage Omani influenced house.

Best part is the rooftop terrace: you can have a sundowner beer (honesty fridge) looking out over the rooftops.
Breakfast is served there too - a perfect boiled egg and toasted muffin was just the job. Oh and a good coffee of course.

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Mrs & Mr H - Ontario
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zanzibar Coffee House review

A 1 star hotel in the middle of a slum (garbage in the streets, run down buildings). Wifi mostly wasn't working.

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The M-W family - London
Arrived on: 4-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A beautifully historic place!

We loved our stay at the Zanzibar Coffee House! It oozed style and atmosphere - great rooms (our connecting rooms were perfect for our family) - great cafe at the bottom - and an amazing roof top veranda to enjoy breakfast and take a rest from the hustle and bustle of Stone Town.

The coffee served was top notch - "The best!" according to Anne, who is a coffee aficionado.

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Mr & Mrs T - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Interesting place

Most people i suspect choose a hotel on the waterfront whereas Zanzibar Coffee House is about 200m inland amongst the maze of laneways in Old Stone Town.

We had a suite which was nice as that meant we had aircon which was nice given how muggy Stone Town got the minute you walked away from the seafront

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