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Garden Lodge

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Blackout drapes, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, free WiFi
Blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Garden Lodge

Garden Lodge

2.5 star property
No-frills Zanzibar Town hotel with restaurant

6.0/10 Good

5 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
Kaunda Road, Zanzibar Town

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Abyssinian Maritim - 3 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Pagoda - 5 min walk
  • Green Garden - 6 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 6 min walk

About this property

Garden Lodge

Garden Lodge is just 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. Other features include a rooftop terrace and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 10:30 AM
  • 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

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


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


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

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

  • Airport 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, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Garden Lodge Stone Town
Garden Lodge Hotel
Garden Lodge Zanzibar Town
Garden Lodge Hotel Zanzibar Town
Garden Lodge Zanzibar Town
Garden Zanzibar Town
Hotel Garden Lodge Zanzibar Town
Zanzibar Town Garden Lodge Hotel
Hotel Garden Lodge

Frequently asked questions

Does Garden Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Garden Lodge 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 Garden Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Garden Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Garden Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Garden Lodge?
You can check in from noon - 10:30 AM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Garden Lodge and nearby?
Garden Lodge has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Garden Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Abyssinian Maritim (3-min walk), Baboo Beach Cafe (5-min walk), and Pagoda (5-min walk).
What's the area around Garden Lodge like?
Garden Lodge 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



8/10 Very Good

The Garden Lodge is in a lovely building, the garden is in fact beautiful, there is a restaurant right in the hotel, the staff are very helpful, and the rooms are very pleasant. I would stay here again.
Adria, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Adria, 7-night trip
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4/10 Fair

jarle, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

It all started with me arriving there ans my room was given to another guest that happened to have the same first name as me.. And I ended up sleeping in a terrible triple room. Electricity switches are hanging of the wall. The towels we completely worn out, breakfast was fast and good.. It said that there is a 24/7 reception but in fact it was just a security guy, speaks 0 English and couldn't assist us at night, but rather getting angry.
Mmmg, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rasmus, 1-night romance trip
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