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Victoria St, Vuga Vuga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 152 Tanzania
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#4 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Hiliki house is a colonial architectural style house with 6 bedrooms, a spacious, open and airy living room overlooking the famous Victoria Gardens, where guests can relish Swahili Continental style breakfast, relax and enjoy FREE WIFI. The house is idealy located, in a quiet residential part of the Stone Town but yet 5 minutes walk from all the important land marks. There are a total of 6 tastefully furnished bedrooms, all fully air-conditioned (split unit), swahili style bathrooms, comfortable mattresses and pillows and essential amenities. A small kitchen for guests is located on the first floor equipped with a refrigerators, hot water kettle, and crockery and cutlery, with an "Honest Bar" for a fresh beer, wine or sodas. Hiliki house offers tranquillity, comfortable, and hospitable service in the backdrop of swahili deco, the ONLY accommodation of such setup, standard, location and size in the stone town.
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Free parking
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Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Centrally Located
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English, French, Italian, Swahili
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migratingApple wrote a review Mar. 2021
Chuini, Tanzania26 contributions52 helpful votes
I,ve been in Zanzibar 7 months now. The first 2.5 months stayed at Hiliki House. The rooms are spacious, very clean, wifi excellent as is the breakfasts. Khalfan, the manager is a great chap and always willing to help with just about anything you may need. Willeven escort you to the nearby local market. Very caring chap. I count Hiliki House as my second home. when in Stone town always stay there. The great thing is it is minutes walking to restaurants or the bar scene and minutes away from the center of town and the local markets.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: get one in the main building as there are two. The other is just as good, but breakfast is on the...
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MickJ_1967 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom80 contributions24 helpful votes
Great place to stay - the rooms are clean and cool. The AC works, there is WiFi in the upstairs lounge. Bathrooms are outside the room but are private for each room and it’s not a problem. This is a great, budget place to stay and you should give the owners a call to get a better price - let’s face it no one likes paying booking fees. Friendly staff and an OK communal breakfast which gives a good opportunity to meet a few new people.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Hannah M wrote a review Dec. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t stay here! Showed up to find they were fully booked despite booking months in advance. Had to spend my first night elsewhere. When I checked out I was overcharged and told ‘they would refuse to let me leave’ if I didn’t pay.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kate471 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Hua Hin, Thailand45 contributions23 helpful votes
This accommodation corresponded to the price range. Excellent location near everything we wanted to see. However, there were couple of issues. We booked on booking.com two double rooms. When we came, we got one single and one triple. The manager did not even know the price and I had to show it to him in the booking app. Half of the price should have been charged to the credit card and the rest paid in cash. Nothing was charged on the card and the full price was paid in cash in USD. I did not have the exact amount (55) so I gave 60. It took three requests for the change which did not come in USD but in schillings. So all in all we did not have the rooms we booked and the money matters were not handled correctly which is just bad form. Another thing - when I wrote a review on booking, 15 minutes after it was posted, I got an email saying that we the reservations was cancelled! They wanted to avoid the review despite the fact that we stayed there. Also, it is a system how to avoid paying commission to booking. If you want to stay there and book on booking, choose the option pay now, if possible, to avoid any hassle.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Emmarudy wrote a review Nov. 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was the best. You are in the middle of everything. 2 minute walk to stone street, quiet street, few minutes walking distance to ocean. The manager there is so welcoming, always with a big smile on his face willing to help with anything. Rooms are not expensive, and a deliciously huge breakfast is Included!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
US$41 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hiliki House
Which popular attractions are close to Hiliki House?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.4 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.5 km), and The Coins Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hiliki House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hiliki House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hiliki House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hiliki House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and The Beach House Restaurant.
Does Hiliki House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hiliki House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hiliki House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Hiliki House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.6 km).