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3.8 out of 5

"Nice hotel, very comfortable, the staff are amazing .very welcoming and caring .will stay again. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 28 Jan 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at Al-Minar Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Shangani Beach. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. This 3.5-star hotel has 22 rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi and fireplaces.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with fireplaces, sofa beds and separate dining areas
  • Free continental breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Dining options include a restaurant and a coffee shop
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes bicycles to rent
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the breakfast
  • Steps from Shangani Beach and a 4-minute drive from Nakupenda Beach
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Al-Minar Hotel ratings based on 4 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Al-Minar Hotel

Everyone (3)
4 out of 5
Nice hotel, very comfortable, the staff are amazing .very welcoming and caring .will stay again.

Posted by on 28 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5

1 night in Stonetown

Location: Centrally located so ideal for exploring the old town.
Used this hotel as a base when we had a very early flight from Zanzibar the next morning. We arrived quite early and the hotel was happy to store our luggage whilst we went exploring. Very helpful and friendly staff who went out of their way to help us get the most of our time there. Room was medium size and very clean with efficient if a little noisy air conditioning. Bathroom had adequate toiletries and good shower with plenty of hot water.

Posted by , from London on 15 Oct 2016

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3 out of 5
Das Personal ist nett und zuvorkommend. Das Frühstück war okey. Das Zimmer war leider nicht sauber. Bei der Dusche und beim Lavabo war der Ablauf nicht verschlossen und stank. Zwischen den Plättchen am Boden kam Wasser raus-> der Boden war immer nass. Die Lage ist jedoch super!

Posted by on 15 Oct 2019

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3 out of 5
Praktisch und freundlich. In der Nähe zu allem. Taperia am Abend als Bar in der Nähe. Strand in der nähe. Securitas bei Dunkelheit immer vor dem Eingangsbereich.

Posted by on 17 Dec 2017

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business centre on site. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. A terrace, a free kid's club, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Al-Minar Hotel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Zanzibar Town hotel.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Fridge

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) (7.6 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Al-Minar Hotel offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with fireplaces and a safe. This accommodation has separate dining areas and includes sofa beds and desks. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 15

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 7 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in all accommodation.

  • One child stays free
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 5 per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Al-Minar
  • Al-Minar Hotel
  • Al-Minar Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Al-Minar Zanzibar Town
  • Al Minar Hotel
  • Al-Minar Hotel Hotel
  • Al-Minar Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Al-Minar Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

You should know

  • Al-Minar Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • One child aged 7 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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