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Frankfurt
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Garden Lodge is located on the edge of the old town. The location is great with restaurants and the seafront just a couple of hundred metres away. We always felt safe walking around here. The hotel itself has very basic rooms. It really just had a bed and funnily enough a refrigerator in it. It was clean but a bit...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Slept in this lodge for one night with friends. The rooms are decent for a budget lodge with air conditioning, mosquito net, free WiFi and a television set The breakfast wasn't what we were expecting. The service was terrible and took eternity to be ready They need to improve on the breakfast

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Thank Martin M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I love this hotel and I am so happy we stayed here. The location is perfect for walking around Stone Town. It was easy to find our way home because it is right on the road next to the water. There are a ton of expensive places to stay in Stone Town, but why? This place had a beautiful garden,...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Stayed at Garden Lodge for 10 days and settled in so well. The staff were friendly and helpful. Location was perfect, being only a short walk from the centre of Stone Town. Rooms were very comfortable and the hotel grounds are v nice- bright flowers and great seating areas on every floor. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank vas449
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel not far from everything, had a few issues with wifi but did use it a few times and it was reasonably fast. Rooms are good size with bathroom alright water also was fairly warm. Breakfast was a little basic but not shocking so just gets a pass.

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1Thank Jason S
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Woke up to my friend raving over how great the rooftop spice rub was. She didn't mention that the man doing it also tried to touch her breasts. So when I went up for breakfast and he offered me a spice rub I accepted. I regret it. He touched my breasts after I'd asked him not to and pushed me...

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3Thank Katy L
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Modest but clean hotel in the heart of stone town. The highlight is the rooftop breakfast service. A great base for exploring Zanzibar. Well ventilated room but no air-conditioning. Very reasonably priced.

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1Thank mmcclanahan
Belgium
Reviewed 14 January 2016

If there's one hotel which definitely deserves the history badge of honor in all of the hotels in Zanzibar's Stone Town, it really has to be the Garden Lodge. Situated next to the same coast line where handy fisherman boats are lying to guide you to Turtle-/Prison Island, one just dazzles in the historial artefacts and gadgets all piled up...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The garden lodge offers rooms in a traditional swahili house. The house itself is beautiful and has a nice rooftop terrace for breakfast. The rooms are spacious, with nice furniture. They are clean but not impeccable (especially the bathrooms) and the hot water rarely works. The breakfast is included and is very good. Given the prices of Zanzibar, the hotel...

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Dar es Salaam
Reviewed 5 November 2014

We stayed at Garden Lodge during Sauti za Busara festival, when all of Stone Town accommodation is booked up. We chose the place simply because they had a room available, but it was actually a nice choice. The hotel is cosy with light wood panelling and lots of potted plants inside. The room and breakfast were unremarkable. It's located on...

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Address: Kaunda Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Number of rooms: 204
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Also Known As:
Garden Hotel Stone Town
Garden Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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“choose a room that doesn't get afternoon sun”
 of 5 bubbles mmcclanahan, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the upper rooms usually are the best”
 of 5 bubbles theTimeTravellersBox, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter although the ones out front are not bad either since it does quieten down post 11pm.”
 of 5 bubbles Orangelons, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“we stayed at the back on the second floor (quieter than the front & the bottom floor)”
 of 5 bubbles LouSaltburn, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
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