We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Jafferji House & Spa

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Jafferji House & Spa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 271: English reviews
Start your review of Jafferji House & Spa
 Click to rate
Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

Jafferji House is situated on one of the narrow roads in the centre of Stone Town (the old part of Zanzibar city). It is an extremely interesting Omani/Indian house with antiques, photos and very interesting objects all around the place. We had the Jafferji Sultan's suite, with a large bedroom, a small dark bathroom, and a large semi-outside living area...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CarS27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am staying here 2 nights and must say that I am very happy with my choice. Top class hotel with very nice staff. Cool room filled with beautiful African art. Thumbs up on all instances as far as I am concerned :) 👍👌

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AGullberg
Donna D, General Manager at Jafferji House & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guliberg firstly, I would like to thank you for posting your excellent review of our Hotel. I am glad to learn that you loved Jafferji House and particularly the staff. Each member of our staff is eager to be of assistance in order to make our guests stay unforgettable and they will be very happy to read this review....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and it was a cozy place to visit. The scent in the air was aromatic only making my stay more romantic. Princess Salme room was so tidy during my two day visit. A must come back!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gulliverisland
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice rooms, great location. The service looks tailor-made. The hotel is situated in the heart of the stone town and close to all major attraction. You are given a map of the town and no need to be accompanied by a guide. I would recomment to any traveller to Zanzibar, 9/10!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank supermwinyi
London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jafferji is in a brilliant location in the heart of Stone Town, just a few minutes' walk from all the major sites. My room (the Spice Room) was stunning, fully air conditioned with a lovely four poster bed and plenty of space. Breakfast was included and had a good range of options. The staff were all excellent. The only small...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Liv-LaVidaLoca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is really great; very close to Fordohani garden and other attractions (e.g. Bait Al-ajaib and old fort). The hotel style is amazing with glimpse of Stonetown history. Staff are welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is good with adequate options. The hotel offers various paid excursions (I took spice and Stowntown tours) for reasonable prices. I got a spice candle...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wail A
Rogers, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a room at Jafferji based on a recommendation from a colleague. Was not disappointed. Great rooms with Persian/Arab inspired decor. Rooms make you feel like royalty with large, canopy beds and cultural decor. Cozy and quaint balconies and sitting areas throughout. Stone's throw for major sites. One drawback was that Internet was spotty for 2 out of 3 nights...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nikki D
Pattani City, Thailand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel has an amazing position, in the old streets of Stone Town, and a beautiful design. It is exotic, Zanzibar atmosphere is everywhere and the view from the roof top is beautiful. However, breakfast was not great. What is more, this place is not cheap at all, and it is not acceptable that they have major water problems. Water...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank paola0979
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a great location with views over the rooftops of Stone Town and also to the harbour. Good for a sunset dinner.. Service was friendly but a bit slow as is the custom in Zanzibar we found. Food was good and my wife's kingfish meal was very tasty. Only complain was a very restrictive drinks menu. they had no...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Peter C
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017

What a beautiful Zanzibar building. and a great roof top bar/restaurant and serving alcohol! We didn't stay in the hotel, just the rooftop restaurant. We all had great food, but the steak was very tough, so we asked for a new steak, but they just brought back the old steak.... booh. On our instructions, they didn't charge us for the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wim_Nairobi_Kenya

266 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (176)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (41)
Viewed
Room/Suite (57)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (90)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (33)
Viewed
Room/Suite (25)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (21)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Stone Town
0.2 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
0.5 km away
Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Mizingani Seafront Hotel
#7 of 33 in Stone Town
249 reviews
30.5 km away
Melia Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
#1 of 13 in Kiwengwa
1,432 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Al Minar
Al Minar
#9 of 33 in Stone Town
223 reviews
0.2 km away
Dhow Palace Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel
#13 of 33 in Stone Town
609 reviews
50.2 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town, behind the Old Fort, which is just a stroll from the House of Wonders. It is conveniently located to Zanzibar's most vibrant shops and restaurants on the sea front. Close to the Forodhani gardens. Transfer time to and from the airport is about 20 minutes and 10 minutes from the Ferry port ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jafferji House & Spa

Address: 170 Gizenga Street | Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $122 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jafferji House & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda, Travelocity and Jovago.com so you can book your Jafferji House & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Jafferji House & Spa Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Jafferji House & Spa staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Jafferji House & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room with an internal window, far from the little streets early morning noise”
 of 5 bubbles paola0979, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When eating at the rooftop have a look at the drinks menu first as it is restrictive.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterC184, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Karma sutra room, it has stairs up to the bed and outdoor bath, May be difficult for people who struggle with stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 532jenniferd, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are different in size, decor and level of opulance.”
 of 5 bubbles 819emiler, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sultan's Suite - you won't regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles N4898MRrachelb, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5