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Individually decorated, individually furnished, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, bed sheets

Overview of Retro


3.0 star property
3-star Zanzibar Town B&B with restaurant

3 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is P 2,042
Price available on 1/3/23
Victoria Street, Vuga Road, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 14 min drive


  • Abyssinian Maritim - 3 min walk
  • Green Garden - 4 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Pagoda - 5 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 5 min walk

About this property


A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Retro is just 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the airport. Free perks include self parking and continental breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.


Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Swahili, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 6:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 6:30 PM and 5:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Retro Zanzibar Town
Retro Bed & breakfast
Retro Bed & breakfast Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Retro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Retro does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Retro?
As of December 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Retro on January 3, 2023 start from P 2,042, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Retro?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Retro?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Retro?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Retro?
You can check in from noon - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Retro and nearby?
Retro has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Retro?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Green Garden (4-min walk), Baboo Beach Cafe (5-min walk), and Pagoda (5-min walk).
What's the area around Retro like?
Retro is a short 10-minute walk from Shangani Beach and 10 minutes' walk from Forodhani Gardens.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

On nous a refusé l'accès à l'établissement car nous étions des clients Expedia .
Gribouille, 2-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

honte.. passer votre chemin
A l'arrivée, pas de chambre famille disponible !!?? La honte.. Obliger de voir dans un autre hotel... 10 min après l installation, le responsable de l hotel passe nous voir pour dire que la nouvelle chambre est réservé pour qlq un d autre aussi.. et là c'est le volcan.... A éviter
Ismail, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Guy, 3-night trip
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