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Al Minar

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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
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3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed today via mobile

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Willing to help where ever we needed it. The location was great. We walked every where. You HAVE to go to the forodhandi markets and try the 'Zanzibar pizza' - a 5min walk from the hotel. Was so...More

Thank MatnLauren
Reviewed yesterday

The best thing about Al Minar is its location. It is located pretty much in the heart of Stone Town and one can easily walk to major tourist attractions e.g. Mecury house, Harbour, House of Wonders, Darajani Bazar, Forodhani Gardens, Old Dispensary and many interesting...More

Thank Fareen_Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights at the Al-Minar hotel, which is very close to the harbor. We were very warmly welcomed by the stuff, who always were friendly and helpful. The breakfast on the rooftop restaurant was also really good. 100% recommendable.

Thank Jacob I
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'v stayed in this hotel on another occasion and it does not disappoint. It offers everything you would need at a very reasonable price.Friendly staff, good food and comfortable accommodation.Its in a good location in range of everything Stone Town offers.

Thank Vivienne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is special from the moment you are greeted at reception. Our family of four (double and a twin room) had four nights and we're delighted with the central location and charm of the hotel. The staff are so warm and friendly and the...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Concierge
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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US$66 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$66 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#3 Best Value Hotel in Stone Town
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Fatma K
11 October 2017|
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Response from Santosh G | Property representative |
Dear Fatma, kindly advise us the time of the year you would like to visit. and accordingly we can offer you the best possible rates. should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us at ( santosh... More
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000alta
14 June 2017|
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Dear Guest, you will not have to pay any tourist tax and no pre- deposit for the stay will be collected. Regards santosh
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Arnold A
28 October 2016|
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Response from Santosh G | Property representative |
Dear Guest, we are approximately 10mins of walking distance from ferry terminal. if you wish to take a taxi from the ferry terminal to our hotel, it should not cost more then 5000 shillings. and we are in 2-5 mins of... More
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"Corner Room 104 wifi is weak."
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"Talk to the manager. He is accessible and goes out of his way to help."
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"If mobility is a problem, choose a room on the first floor. The area is not noisy at night, so your sleep..."
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"The front desk staff and been very helpful arranging tours and with recommendations."
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