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“Charming, tasteful, welcoming”
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Al Johari
Ranked #29 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Reviewed 9 April 2016

African aesthetics are integrated throughout the decor making this charming boutique hotel authentic to its historic surroundings. A minute from the sea and a convenient five-minute walk to pulse center Forodhani Park, the calm of the morning also gives onto a commanding view of the sea from the rooftop breakfast room. The hotel staff is attentive and eager to assist. Highly recommended. JR (USA)

Room Tip: Round-the-clock wifi only available at reception area.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Didn't sleep due to noise from neighboring disco till 2am. Frequently no water or no hot water. Despite the menu and the nice pictures of rooftop dining on their website the restaurant didn't exist anymore (for quite some time). Staf availability was very poor. It felt more like a pension than a boutique hotel.

Stayed: December 2015
3  Thank Thea V
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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Few weeks ago we stayed at this cute hotel and I can say we were very satisfied about everything here. The room was very clean and the bed was really comfortable. The owners were really helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable! Recommend!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing hotel in an amazing building.
The position is perfect,
The room was nice and very clean, the rooftop terrace, with its beautiful view, is really charming, perfect to rest yourself reading a book, or having a tea.
Mr. Alberto , the hotel manager , is very kind and helpful.
Really recommended for every traveller!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

fantastic experience, outstanding service across the board, rooms extremely cosy. I would suggest to anyone interested in travelling in the area, in particular the quality of the food was unexpectedly awesome.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I went to Al johari in november with my girlfriend and i loved this hotel. It's located right in the center of Stone Town in a quiet and safe location. The rooms are nice and well ventilated. The ac is working properly and the toilet is nice. The interior of the small palace is beautiful and the breakfast on the top terrace with the beautiful seaview is sooo nice.. Overall a very nice experience and the perfect place to stay in Stonetown for a very good price..i will go back!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

Clean hotel, quiet place. Great rooms, Courteous staff. Good breakfast. All was good.
Added benefit was good location- walk able to Africa House and 6 degrees. Like 1 minute walk. Barely 5-10 min to Fomodhani Gardens. Staff was good and arranged my prison Island tour. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Al Johari

Address: 116 Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range: $96 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Al Johari 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Johari means the Jewel in certain translations of Kiswahili and Arabic, and we invite you to experience the Jewel of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Al Johari is a small 15 room Boutique Hotel in the Stone Town area of Zanzibar, and was the result of a careful refurbishment combining two ancient buildings in Stone Town to produce an exceptional hotel property while keeping within the Architecture and dimensions of Stone Town history with an emphasis on modern state of the art amenities as well as the opulent luxuries of the Omani, Persian, Indian and Swahili influences. ... more   less 
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Al Johari Stone Town
Al Johari Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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