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Plot 96, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had two nights here to end our 3 week African holiday and it was the perfect choice. The hotel, situated just behind The Doubletree By Hilton, is in the perfect location to explore Stone Town from. Restaurants and cafes - and the Gelato shop!...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The Al Minar hotel is tucked into a sleepy street corner near the Hyatt. Don’t let the unassuming entrance fool you, this hotel is the best deal you’ll get in Stone Town. The hotel staff are courteous, very attentive and incredibly welcoming - they make...More

2  Thank Katy K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed here recently for two nights. It’s well sign posted and just behind the Double Tree Hotel. Location is great as so easy to walk everywhere and right near the water The highlight of our stay are the staff and management. They are delightful...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We spent two nights at Al Minar at the end of our Zanzibar trip and felt incredibly at home from the welcoming cold drink on arrival to unexpected personal attention from the manager. We arrived a little sceptical as the hotel is down an alley...More

1  Thank KarenLCT
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

It is the worst experience ever. We arrived late at the airport, the hotel driver was supposed to be waiting for us but he arrived 30 min later and charged us 20$ for 9 km of drive. When we arrived to the hotel the smell...More

Thank LinaT81
Response from Santosh G, General Manager at Al MinarResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Lina, Greetings of the day !! first of all We would like to express our extreme apologies for the series of inconvenience you had to go through. We are always committed to make all our guests' stay comfortable. Next morning after the complain was...More

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Located just a stone’s throw from Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, the Al-Minar hotel is located centrally amidst the tourist district of Forodhani Gardens along the beach. The hotel itself embodies the essence of ...More Zanzibar offering hand-carved beds, local artwork and the best local cuisine with modern amenities including state of the art bathroom, hot water and electricity backed by a generator. The best nightlife on the island is located minutes away as are the best restaurants, shops and other tourist destinations. Our hotel concierge will be happy to assist you with any arrangements regarding recreational activities during your visit. The rooftop restaurant at Al-Minar serves up an array of mouthwatering delicacies including local, Asian and Continental cuisine and the restaurants atmosphere showcases the spirit of stone town. tastefully decorated using local workmanship with modern amenities, the Al-Minar Hotel offers the best that Zanzibar has to offer with international flair Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
US$63 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
US$63 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Traveller (104)
Room & Suite (83)
Dining (24)
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Ian W
6 February 2018|
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Response from Santosh G | Property representative |
Dear Ian, Greetings from Alminar, please check your inbox, i have responded to all your queries. Best Regards Santosh Giri
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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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"There is no life so if stairs are a problem book on the lower floors"
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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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