Scent of Jasmine in Stone Town

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Jasmine is an exotic and aromatic smelling flower that grows in Zanzibar. It is used during traditional ceremonies such as marriage. Jasmine should be picked before sunset as the leaves will open after dusk, spreading their heady seductive perfume. The flower is usually worn by women in the hair, as a necklace or bracelet, or around the waist.

Room:

- 2nd Floor

- 1 Double Bed (sleeps maximum 3 in the room)

- Private Bathroom with toilet and shower (the bathroom is huge!)

- Air-Conditioning

- Ceiling Fan

- Safe-box

- Free Wi-Fi

- Breakfast included at Roof Top Cafe

In the middle of bustling Stone Town, within walking distance from the harbour, Zenji Hotel opened its doors to welcome guests from all over the world in October 2008.

Best of Both Worlds

The hotel is owned by a Zanzibarian-Dutch couple that tries to integrate the best of both cultures, with traditional Zanzibarian details but with Western comfort (such as traditional wooden carved Zanzibarian beds but Western size, friendly staff, real espresso coffee/cappuccino). The breakfast buffet is served on the Rooftop Cafe and includes fresh juices, brown and white bread, cake and jams (all homemade), egg of your choice, tropical fruits and (herbal) tea or espresso coffee/cappuccino.

The Name Zenji

Zenji refers to Zenjibar, the name the Arabic people gave to Zanzibar when they first visited the island. It means 'the land of the black people'. Trade and business brought a mixture of cultures to Zanzibar: people from India, Europe, China and mainland Tanzania. Together they represent the vibrant, cultural atmosphere of Zanzibar today. For us, Zenji refers to all the local residents of the island.

Zenji Hotel involves local community and stimulates local economy

We believe that tourism can help fighting poverty. That's why we involve local community where ever possible: the furniture and handicrafts in the rooms are created by Zanzibarian craftsmen. The food is bought from local people or homemade by our chef. All our staff are from Tanzania. They are enthusiastic to work, but not all are able to speak fluent English. We feel it is important to give these people a chance and we (and they!) work hard to improve their skills by training them on the job.

Zenji Cafe & Boutique

Underneath Zenji Hotel we opened a small cafe with terrace where we sell small bites, drinks and local gifts. In many shops in Stone Town, souvenirs are imported from Asia. By selling beautiful locally manufactured gifts these Tanzanian craftspeople are financially supported and motivated to continue making their crafts.

Features

In your room
  • City view
  • Breakfast
  • Tea & Coffee costs extra
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • WIFI internet
  • Balcony
  • Lockable safe
Around the place
  • Airport shuttle costs extra
  • Good access roads
  • Family friendly
  • Front desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service costs extra
  • Room service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Boat captain costs extra
  • Driver costs extra
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Tour guide costs extra
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Suitable for elderly
  • Hot water
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Mobile internet reception
  • Mobile phone reception

Reviews

Accuracy Value Cleanliness Location Service Check-in
Unrated
Sara Kenya
The house was good. Towels and linen were clean. However upon check in we were overcharged. Instead of USD 33 we were charged USD 50 per night. Someone stole from us USD 11 in the room, we forwarded the incident to the management and they didn't handle the issue well, they even went as far as accusing us of being troublemakers while were were just asking for justice to be done. The management never even apologized about the theft. We felt extremely disappointed. Spent 3 nights.
Stayed with host at Colours of Kanga Single Room as a couple in March 2015

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Location Zenji Hotel – Stone Town
Space offered Boutique hotel room
Includes Private room to yourselves
Sleeps 2 up to 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Check in 12:00
Check out 10:00
Meal plans Accommodation only
Conditions Cancellation

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