Stone Town Lodging in the city?

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Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Stone Town Lodging in the city?

Are there any safe hotels actually in Stone Town that you'd recommend that are safe and not super expensive? I'm there one night and want to walk around and see it so I want to be right in the city. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Oct 23rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
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My favorite is Tembo House on the waterfront. It's easy to walk everywhere from this location, including Forodhani Gardens or down Kenyatta St. where there are a lot of shops (my favorite: Memories of Zanzibar for just about anything.) Right around the corner is Monsoon Restaurant, another favorite of mine. It's on the outside of the tunnel on the way to Forodhani Gardens. In the evenings, the locals come out to the Gardens to eat or shop.
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Oct 24th, 2012, 03:03 AM
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http://www.kingsafrica.com/jafferji_house_and_spa.html

my favorite. Are you heading to the beach after ?
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Oct 27th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Another good cheaper hotel is the Dhow Palace, right within walking distance of everything.
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Nov 15th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Thanks you guys, this is helpful. Going to the beach after. Twisted Palms. : )
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Nov 15th, 2012, 12:03 PM
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My list is:

1 Serena Hotel

2. Tembo Hotel

3. Dhow Palace Hotel

these are all within 2-3 blocks of each other

Serena is right on the main beach corner ( I stayed here)

The others are nice also.
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Nov 17th, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Tembo and Dhow both good and priced right. They're sister hotels, the former on the beach, the latter a few blocks further in. Note though, following Muslim tradition they do not serve liquor but will provide set-ups if you provide your own. There are shops nearby where you can purchase.
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Nov 17th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Or you can walk down to the Serena for sundowners. They have a nice terrace and great views of the sunset. Dhows are usually sailing by... great photo ops.
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Nov 17th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Hi Lenlu,

Stay in the heart of Old Stone Town in the Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel, safe, convenient, fun, inexspensive and with perfect location for your purposes, and the terrace with a great view of the town. I have recommended to many of my clients and they loved the location, the friendly staff and the views!!

http://www.riftvalley-zanzibar.com/zch_index.html
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Nov 18th, 2012, 12:58 PM
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I have booked at the Jaffer house in Stowtown
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Nov 19th, 2012, 02:27 AM
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Any suggestion of what to in Stow Town
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