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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had a great stay here! Very central location to travel in and around stone town. The transfers to and from the airport were well organized and timely. The rooms were clean and spacious. Every request was well taken care of. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank jjambo3801
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gtzboutique, Manager at Golden Tulip Stonetown Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your amazing review!
We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you enjoyed our services we provided. Thank you also for your nice comments on our staff . We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon for another memorable holiday.

With regards,
Alifya Nizar & Team GTSTB.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We stayed there for 2 nights and it was amazing, everyone was very friendly and always willing to help and make feel at home. We enjoyed our time by the pool,and the food especially the pizza is was delicious. The hotel location is a the best place as you in the middle of everything A big thank you who made our stay a memorable one (Ruth,Purity, Esther and Jumaa from the restaurant.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kwanele m
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gtzboutique, Manager at Golden Tulip Stonetown Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Kwanele,

It was a pleasure having you at Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique,Thank you for your very kind review which I will share with the rest of the team especial with Ruth, Purity, Ester and Juma. We are always happy when our guest's enjoy our services :)
Looking forward to stay with you again in near future.

Alifya Nizar and Team Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Our first room (2nd floor) had a bad smell in the bathroom. We brought this up with reception staff who acted surprised by this (although other reviews on TripAdvisor have also noted the odours). To their credit they did give us a new room on the 3rd floor which was better in terms of the smell but the shower drain leaked and wet the bathroom floor every time it was used. The rooms are in need of an update but are ok for the price. Air conditioning worked well. We ate dinner at the rooftop restaurant which was quite nice.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank NZKV
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The Golden Tulip is an older hotel building in the congested heart of Stone Town. Our driver paid a shake down fee to even pull into the parking lot.
One positive was the hibiscus juice refreshment offered at check in at Reception. Delicious!
Unfortunately, the older building and dated rooms felt tired. Rather than reflecting the multi-cultural heritage of Zanzibar, the manager (or owner?) chooses to operate the Golden Tulip as a “dry” hotel. One cannot get a beer or cocktail at the hotel, restaurant or at the pool.
As we lounged at the pool our first afternoon, a number of children yelled at us from an adjoining building. Then, at the call to prayer, three children appeared at the pool and completed their ablutions IN THE POOL! while we sat there. It became apparent to us that there was no security on the hotel grounds. No idea if this is a regular occurrence or not.
We inquired of our tour company if we could leave the Golden Tulip and move to the next hotel on our tour, which we did (with much more enjoyable results).
An unsettling and unfortunate experience at the Golden Tulip.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank TheWorldSoFar
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Good hotel close to ferry to Dar es Salaam and walking distance to all city attractions. We stood here 2 nights and we found it for very good spot for your activities in the city. Hotel itself does not look perfect from outside but after you get in, there was no doubt about we are at the good place. Very friendly and helpful staff everywhere, room clean with everything you need, restaurant on roof top was very good and tasty with normal price. We eaten there breakfast and dinner and really can't say anything wrong, very tasty with good service. We been there again after we finished our holiday in Zanzibar for last dinner. Good internet connection everywhere! There is a swimming pool as well but we didn't use it. Very good experience and I highly recommend for stay in Stone Town. Thank you!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Ottosyd
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