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Athens Greece
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very good location but the rooms need some improvement. The bathroom was not so clean and we had some issues with the water. We also had problems with the cooler in the room, very noisy and not working properly. The staff was very friendly and helpul, especially in the breakfast room. Breakfast was good, fresh fruits, eggs, pancakes, bread.Staff in...

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MAZSONS, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

Receive warm greetings from Mazsons Hotel, Thank a lot for taking your time out to post your precious feedback about your recent stay with us, we have taken note on your recommendation and will work on it accordingly. We thank you once again for your feedback and look forward to having you stay with us in near future. Hamadi Kh...

Nagpur, India
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Mazsons Hotel in Stone town perfect location and a decent hotel, budget option Location is perfect in the heart of stone town, everything is easily approachable. Staff is very helpful. Rooms are big and Clean. Value for money

Thank WandererKC
MAZSONS, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wanderer KC, Receive warmly greetings from Mazsons Hotel. Thank you for taking your time and write a valuable comment about Mazsons Hotel services, we are all very delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us, and we are happy that you took home some memorable feelings about our wonderful services. Thank you once again for everything and hope...

Reviewed 3 November 2016

location : located in heart of stone town.. everything is located at walking distance .. but this hotel is not sea facing rooms : huge .. it is some old classical structure converted into a hotel.. it has that classical feeling with huge rooms and modern amenities .. washroom had a bath, a shower area and was huge.. room had...

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petarjohn, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shoeb, Receive warmly greetings from Mazsons Hotel. Thanks a lot for taking your time and write a valuable feedback about Mazsons Hotel services, we are all very delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us, and we are happy that you took home some memorable feelings about our services. Thank you once again for everything and hope to...

Reviewed 1 August 2016

The location is unbeatable. It's a 3 star but the staff made it feel like it was more. It was nice to walk in to people who greeted you by name everyday and not be a nameless guest. Spacious room, bathroom needs to be updated. Overall a good budget hotel.

Thank Nomadic K
MAZSONS, Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for such kind of review, hope you had a wonderful stay with us , I would like to thanks once again for highlight about our staff, I will convey your message to our staff About our bathroom I have taken note and will work on it. Hope to welcome you once again in near future. HAMADI KH...

Granada, Spain
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Really confusing layout, and I mean really confusing. The quality of the rooms really varied. The staff was not all that friendly nor were they too helpful. Prime location in Stone Town. One of the best breakfasts I had in Africa, so there is that. WiFi worked ok (but not very fast) in the lobby. Fine for one night, which...

Thank KarenInSF
hamadi h, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

Hamadi Kh Hamadi, General Manager of Mazsons Hotel. Dear KarenlnSF, Thanks for your valuable comments , we have taken note and will work on it. On other hand we apologize for what happen and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in near future and you will experience yourself the improvement made. Best Regards Mazsons Hotel Team...

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here as our safari tour moved to Zanzibar! We had spent a week camping so any hotel would have been luxury but this was lovely. Our room was massive and the bed so comfortable. It is right in the centre of stone town so very conveniently located.

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hamadi h, Manager at Mazsons Hotel, responded to this review

GM, General Manager at Mazsons Hotel,responded to this review. Thanks a lot for your valuable comments,On behalf of my staff I would like to express my gratitude for your stay at our hotel ,being our guest is pleasure for us.Waiting to welcome you once again in near future.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Hotel is in a great position in Stonetown right in the heart of the shopping/food street. Stayed here for two different nights with G Adventures. The first room I had was huge and appeared to be a suite with a little balcony and views. Large bathroom, fridge, TV and a comfortable double bed. Super happy with this. The furniture and...

Thank groovychickMelbourne
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Started a 7 week tour through Africa and this was the best hotel we had come across 2 weeks into the trip. Excellent location right in the heart of stone town. ATM just next door, and currency exchanges minutes away. Cafes, restaurants, shops, markets just down the street. The waterfront and night markets a short walk away. Stayed here twice,...

Thank emmagt5
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

It's a good hotel I stayed on my own was little bit expensive for room what I paid. My room was basic small and enough nothing fancy. Wifi is working only in the hall or reception. Breakfast was really good I really enjoyed it. It's really closed to down town and right beside is atm what is handy. Only 2...

Thank Romča Š
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on a tour with G adventures, had a lovely experience. Must have been upgraded to a suite because our room was huge! After camping for two weeks, it was incredible! The staff were friendly and happy to help, the breakfast was good and there was an ATM next door with only a 2 minute...

Thank mattwilby, essex

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mazsons Hotel is a three star classified hotel situated in the most attractive and strategic area of Old Stonetown, Shangani area along Kenyatta Road. This Hotel was developed from renovation of an old historic building built on lime, Stone and sand, without changes on architectural design& features. The Hotel is surrounded by the famous historical and monumental buildings i.e. Zanzibar Hotel Post Office, Africa house, St, Joseph's cathedral, Mambo Msige, Tippu Tip house and his grave, are among the famous site surrounding the hotel. The history of Mazsons Hotel goes back to year 1800 when the main building (Front House) of the hotel was constructed by unknown wealthy businessman and upon completion the house was administered by Msellem Bin Mohammed by virtue of inheritance. This house was later sold to Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salim Barwany in 1894. In the year 1914, a Greek businessman known as Sendis took over the building, renovated and operated as Hotel under the famous name of'' Africa Hotel. In 1980 Mr Ahmed Nassor Mazrui the founder of Mazsons Hotel bought this dilapidates building from the Ministry of Water Construction and Energy and carried out major rehabilitation that turned into tourist class Hotel as it looks today. Mazsons Hotel opened its doors to the first customers on March 1993, and commenced accommodation service ten bed rooms. As to date the hotel has total 36 rooms, made of three deluxe rooms, two premier rooms, three suites, one triple room, three single rooms, 23 double rooms., main restaurant and three conference rooms. At the roof there is Marashi roof terrace overlooking the Harbour. It is our duty and pride to serve you best, always to your satisfaction Welcome home away from home. " AT MAZSONS HOTEL WE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mazsons Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Road | Shangani Area, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3367, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $91 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mazsons Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Ask for one facing the main street with balcony. I think the rooms numbered 200's were the better ones.”
groovychickMelbourne, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Third floor are the suites but can't remember the exact number!”
mattwilby, essex, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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