Malindi Boutique

3.0 star property
3-star Zanzibar Town hotel with restaurant

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Malindi Boutique

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Exterior detail
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shared kitchen
Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, slippers

Overview of Malindi Boutique

Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
Funguni Road, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Single Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Quadruple Room

  • 60 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Triple Room

  • 45 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cape Town Fish Market - 11 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 13 min walk
  • Abyssinian Maritim - 17 min walk
  • House Of Karafuu - 13 min walk
  • Tatu - 18 min walk

About this property

Malindi Boutique

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Malindi Boutique features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20 per vehicle. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking.



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

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: USD 40.0 per night

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per person, per night
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per vehicle (one-way)

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.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

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.

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

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.

Also known as

Malindi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Town
Malindi Boutique Hotel
Malindi Boutique Zanzibar Town
Malindi Zanzibar Town
Malindi Boutique Hotel
Malindi Boutique Zanzibar Town
Malindi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Malindi Boutique offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Malindi Boutique 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Malindi Boutique?
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 Malindi Boutique?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Malindi Boutique?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Malindi Boutique?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Malindi Boutique?
You can check in from noon - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Malindi Boutique and nearby?
Malindi Boutique has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Malindi Boutique?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers African cuisine.
What's the area around Malindi Boutique like?
Malindi Boutique is a short 8-minute walk from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and 10 minutes' walk from House of Wonders.






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Probably the worst place I’ve been.
Place is utterly dirty. Extremely humid, only with fans in room. Prebooked private triple room, clearly got a dorm with 4 beds instead. 2 friends got sick during the stay, because of the extre humidity in the room, no way of cleaning the air. Big holes in all the mosquito nets. I will never recommend this place to any one, nor visit it again. Stay away.
Ulrik, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Sexual Harrasment and Gross Misconduct.
I stayed at this place twice. The first time (April 8, 2021), I was with a group of other tourists - 4 guys and 2 girls - and nothing happened. The second time (April 12, 2021) I was alone because I had to do my covid test in Stone Town. That's when the harrasment occurred. The man at the front desk (with one fake eye), touched me inappropriately, putting his hands on my legs and waist. He was making sexual remarks like drinking beer and spending the night together. At one point, I was talking to another guest and he just stood there staring at us for a very long time. 30 min later, a mouse is in my room which I believe he put there since my room was on the 3 floor, and no food was there. He made me so uncomfortable that I didn't leave my room for the rest of the day and checked out in the morning. I mentioned this to my tour guide afterwards and was advised that he has a very bad reputation here in Stone Town and has done this before. And my taxi driver said "he is a very bad man". I wish someone would have told me that sooner. If you are a woman, especially if you have children do not book there. There is a reason why this place is so cheap. It's better to pay for your peace. He took advantage of the fact that I was alone because he did not behave in this manner when I was with 4 other guys. hope that he sees this message and learn how to treat people with respect.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Unusual oneee!!!
SERGHEI, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible. Cheating. Disaster. Changed my holiday into a nightmare
Mehmet, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great service
Great rooftop
Monty, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice and very affordable stay, friendly and helpful staff, helped us with booking the prison island tour for a great price, also delicious breakfast! And we were were upgraded for free. Totally recommend, perfect location in stone town for a good price!
Mitja, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Cheap as chips, does the job.
Cheap as chips, don't expect a palace for b&b money... No city tax is a huge bonus. Easy walk to the excellent Mercury's restaurant. Friendly staff, tasty breakfast. Rooms don't get cleaned each day, bathroom flooded, but at the price cannot complain! Mozzie nets on all beds. Slightly creepy Bashar Assad portraits everywhere in various poses, but I've stayed in crazier!
Philip, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

First of all there is no free WiFi. Also I accidently left my phone in the rooms after checking out, when I went back to get it no one had apparently seen it. When I checked the location on Google it was on a week after I left the hotel in the same area. The phone was very obviously stolen. My bad feedback is relating to the dishonesty of the staff working there. Make sure you keep all valuables with you.
Jenna, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible Service/Lost Reservation/Arguements
I checking after arriving from Kenya at 1am. The only had one room left and I showed them my reservation but they insisted I show how much I paid for my room. All I had was a confirmation number on my App. I argued with the owner for a half hour, "I have a reservation, you have a room, why can't I check in?" I guess they wanted to charge me more if they thought I paid too little online. I showed the owner my Expedia App with all the confirmations but he still argued with me and would NOT let me check in. Finally, after 30 min he said he would sort it tomorrow I just needed to write down my name and the company I booked through. I wrote my name and Expedia and he said, "Expedia, I know them!'" Apparently, you don't. I would NOT recommend this place because of the treatment I went through!
Jeff, 1-night trip
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