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Jafferji House and Spa

Upscale guesthouse in Stone Town

  • Free WiFi
From
P6,496

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170 Gizenga Street, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
7.6.Good.
  • Nice hotel friendly stay and perfect location for exploring stone town

    Oct 19, 2021

  • Lovely place with old decor. Looks lovely for those who kovev

    May 20, 2021

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Signature Suite
  • Superior Suite
  • Premier Suite

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 10 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 20 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Chapwani Island - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Masingini Forest - 4.4 mi / 7.2 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 9 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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170 Gizenga Street, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

At a glance

Size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Alchemy Rooftop - This restaurant serves dinner only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 50000 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Jafferji
  • Jafferji House and Spa Zanzibar Town
  • Jafferji House and Spa Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • Jafferji House
  • Jafferji House Zanzibar Town
  • Jafferji Zanzibar Town
  • Jafferji House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • Jafferji House Guesthouse
  • Jafferji House Spa
  • Jafferji House Zanzibar Town
  • Jafferji House and Spa Guesthouse

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Jafferji House and Spa 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.
  • 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.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Jafferji House and Spa.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Stone Town Cafe (3-min walk), Café Foro (3-min walk), and Tea House Restaurant (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 50000 per vehicle one-way.
  • Jafferji House and Spa has a garden.
7.6.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay in the heart of Stonetown

    We had an amazing stay at the Jafferji house. The service was attentive and they gave us some advice for restaurants and to buy our ferry tickets. Location just around the fort is excellent (we were really close to everything we wanted to see), and the building is beautiful ! If I go again in Zanzibar one day, I would definitely choose to stay there. Asante sana !

    Rachel, 3 night trip, Jan 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A very unique hotel! There are lots of antiques and interesting items throughout the hotel. The rooftop view at breakfast was very nice. We stayed in the Mercury Suite which was nice except that there was no phone and reception was a bit of a walk (no elevator). Also the only mirrors were in the upstairs loft (with no outlets nearby). The water in the shower never got very warm no matter how long we let it run, but it was fine in the sinks. Very centrally located hotel and close to a taxi stand.

    1 night romance trip, Oct 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Jafferji House sits on a quiet back street surrounded by small shops on the entry side and backs up to the Old Fort. You are right in the middle of all of the action, yet secluded from the hustle and bustle. I stayed in the Stanely Suite and it was perfect for me as a solo traveler--it could work for a cozy couple as well. The decor is authentic Swahili mix and was the reason I chose the hotel, I was not disappointed! There are several common areas to sit, relax, read and there is no shortage of books to borrow! The rooftop restaurant was my favorite spot in Stone Town as from there you have a birds-eye view of the Old Fort, Forodhani Park, the House of Wonders and the Zanzibar Channel Islands. The food is fresh, made to order and affordable--the best I had on my trip! The staff is welcoming, helpful and I enjoyed chatting with them. I stayed 4 nights and would have stayed longer but they were booked. Keep in mind this is an old family home and has that "lived-in" feel. I absolutely loved it!

    4 night trip, Dec 20, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Unique decor. Manager Mwana was extremely nice and attentive. Lady at check was not very friendly. Man at door and man at check in counter were very welcoming. Unfortunately, our room smelled of sewer the entire visit. We woke up to a dead rat that my husband almost stepped on while he was taking photos. Room only had 25% left toilet paper roll left, no extras toilet paper provided in room. Would not ever stay there again.

    1 night romance trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Traditional and antique and preserved the original structure

    1 night romance trip, Jul 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautifully appointed rooms Staff friendly and HelpfulLots of interesting nooks and crannies for relaxing. On the minus side hotel arranged tours are expensive and a5% surcharge is added for credit card purchases

    anne, 2 night trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We had one night at here staying in the Kama Sutra we were able to eventbrite open the safe before the manager arrived. Despite these small things we would stay here again. room. It’s quite the unique room to say the least. The staff was excellent and the food at the rooftop restaurant was delicious. The bed was a bit firm and the pillows a little too big and firm for our liking but overall we thought our room was great. We had one hiccup when our safe wouldn’t open early in the morning. The staff was quick to contact the manager who was off site. Fortunately

    1 night trip, Jan 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very friendly staff, helpful, even to take breakfast and check-out much later than normal.

    Christian, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 30, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    La atención del staff muy buena. Sin embargo, la manager me quería cobrar 25 € por un late check-out, en un hotel vacío y 15 € por dejar las maletas. Por ese motivo, cambié de hotel.

    2 night trip, May 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    hôtel décevant

    chambre assez propre dans l 'ensemble, nous étions 3 avec notre fils de 16 ans, il y avait un lit supplémentaire pour lui, mais trop petit et pas très confortable. La climatisation est trop bruyante donc compliqué la nuit. La salle de bain et les toilettes sont ouverts dans la chambre donc côté intimité c est même pas la peine d en parler et pour finir le négatif, nous avions demandé des serviettes pour notre fils, nous les attendons toujours!!!! le + de cet hôtel est la vue sur le roof top et le petit déjeuner;

    michel, 2 night family trip, Feb 15, 2020

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