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Shangani Hotel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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at sea
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Across from the Shangani post office in old downtown Stonetown sits the somewhat dowdy facade of the Shangani hotel. Walking into the lobby, you realize that you need to go deeper into the building to find the real front desk. This hotel is low on the cost factor but provides good clean accomodation coupled with AC and TV as well...

3Thank Footsac
Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

Clean biggish rooms but there are bugs of all kind. No bed bugs but roaches, mozzies & lord knows what not riddled with them but theyre there! Bed was comfortable, great location near shopping area & night market. Breakfast on the roof was lovely but slow service with a smile though.

Thank joancollins69
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the shangani hotel as part of an organised tour around Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. This was our first night in a hotel after 10 nights camping on the trip, so it was nice to have a mattress. The location is pretty good, right in the centre of Stone Town. The rooms were adequate at best. There are...

Thank nickpotter1979
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 July 2012

My friends and I had originally reserved two nights at Shangani, but had to check out after one night. Our rooms were located on the 2nd floor and there was no running water in the bathroom/toilet. The front desk person informed us that the water had already been used up by the guests staying on the 1st floor and consequently,...

Thank alkenya
New York
Reviewed 6 January 2012

The only thing Shangani has going for it is its location. even that though isn't enough to overcome its general shortcomings. The staff is kind enough until they rip you off. The rooms are filled with bugs and bloody sheets and the showers were without running water. I checked out two days early to move locations and they charged me...

1Thank CassidyNYC
Reviewed 3 November 2011

We had been here on our last night on Zansibar and paid 75 US Dollar, as we had to leave by plane to the aiport at around midnight we just wanted a cheap alternative place. It turned out to be a very dirty room, with mold in the bathroom and an very old, stinky air-conditioning. Best story: they wanted from...

3Thank TravelFuchs84
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 6 October 2011

Zanzibar has some excellent hotels. But few in stone town. Usually I stay in stone town cafe rooms, but that place is so good it is so busy. So I often find myself in the Shangani. This place is absolutely fine. The rooms are tiled, clean and air con. The beds are fine, the sheets a bit worn but super...

1Thank turkbalikadam
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Shanghani is in a very good location, and the hotel has alot of character to it - some lovely decor in Zanzibari style, the only problem is that it has not been maintained well. Overall the place needs some freshening up with paint. the bedrooms were reasonably comfortable however the bathrooms need updating; faucets were dripping or not working, and...

Thank Roshposh
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 29 June 2011

The Shangani Hotel has the unmistakable air of a hotel that's sinking into disrepair. It clearly used to be a pretty nice place, and it's still OK, but the place needs some work and attention. As soon as I checked in, I tried to take a shower, and the faucet handle came off in my hand -- it was so...

1Thank dumpendebat
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 January 2011

This place was fine-not great, but fine. We stayed for two nights and have been to Stone Town multiple times. I was bummed by the lack of character and simplicity of the rooms. Our bed was so squeaky my daughter was woken up if we breathed. The location is good-just mind the cars when you step out, but I'd rather...

1Thank Worldtravelor2010

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Address: Kenyatta Road | Opposite the historic Old Post Office Building, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $89 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shangani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Shangani Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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“En suite rooms have nicer bathrooms than the shared bathroom options, but still fine for the price regardless”
drkn0w, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Upper floors for better security, and at the back for quiet.”
JerryHoiAn, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with terrace on third floor. For transport ask for Mr Simba - he will take you anywhere for a good price.”
SussexCrystal, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing west and your balcony will have a private view of the sunset....spectacular”
Footsac, 19 Oct 2012 | Read review
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