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Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown

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Property entrance
Beach nearby, white sand
Free minibar items, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown

Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown

3.5 star property
3.5-star Zanzibar Town hotel with restaurant

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
Vuga Road, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 6 Degrees South - 3 min walk
  • The Silk Route - 3 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Traveller's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 4 min walk

About this property

Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown

Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown is just 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Dafu, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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 at least 24 hours before arrival 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


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Children's slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Dafu - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dafu Stonetown Zanzibar Town
Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown Hotel
Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown Zanzibar Town
Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown 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 Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown and nearby?
Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown?
Yes, Dafu offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (3-min walk), Mistress of Spices (4-min walk), and Old Fort (4-min walk).
What's the area around Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown like?
Dafu Boutique Hotel Stonetown is located near Nakupenda Beach in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 4 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

False advertising stay away
Dafu House couldn’t be further from its online description. Upon arrival in the room, we noticed that there were missing panes of glass in both the bedroom and the bathroom windows. After 17 hours of travel, we were unable to shower, brush our teeth or even flush a toilet, because THERE WAS NO WATER in the hotel’s tanks. The air conditioner didn’t work and was never fixed. Our mosquito nets had holes in them and the “bedding” consisted of nothing more than a unfitted sheet and a pillow. To have your room cleaned, you needed to return your keys to the reception desk and hope for the best. The safe didn’t work. The entire building was a construction site, with loud banging throughout the day (perfect for my business calls). We also had to climb over piles of rubble in the reception area to get into the building. The “continental breakfast” is served from “8 until 9”, but it took the entire hour to be served one dry pancake, a slice of melon, over ripe papaya, instant coffee and some super crispy-fried eggs. The hotel advertises 24 hour reception, yet we were locked out of the hotel at 10pm on Sunday night and unable to enter until we’d phoned multiple numbers written on a piece of paper, glued on the door. The entrance to the hotel was through a burger joint which was also the “restaurant” and “business centre” the WiFi wasn’t usable. When we asked for a refund, we were told we were unable to claim one. Total false advertising and images they use are fake
Bathroom with no water
Missing glass in the bathroom
The safe that never worked and wasn’t fixed in 21 days stay
The “blackout curtains”
23-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Actually you have everything what you need, Ac, fan, internet acces is better than other places. It is fine.
Iztok, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

DAFU-Good VALU) Simple but Hyper central.
Overall good stay for the price paid for standard room (5 Nights stay). + Aircon & ventilator in room + Good storage and decent size mini fridge + Good matress + ok cleaning. + Friendly staff, good communication + Ok Breakfast supreme burger downstairs - VERY noisy. standard rooms on roadside (Vuga Rd VERY busy and loud at night). Superior rooms slightly better option - Mosquito Net can't close correctly due to construction of the bed headrest. - No Free drinking water,sleepers provided when asked for as advertised on Overall} Would book when on a budget, very central and safe, Dafu is a good choice for youngsters.
Yijia, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

They had overbooked and didnt have a room for me and sent me to another hotel without my permission. They didnt explain this to me and as there was a music festival on stone Town was booked out so this was very stressful for me as a woman traveling alone
Krishna, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Le petit déjeuner est servi dans un endroit où il vendent des hamburgers en journée, Vraiment pas très propre les vitres on voit tout juste à travers
Sylvia, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

horror very ugly place
horrible and ugly hotel, unfriendly and not helpfull staff, aircon not working , nobody helped, tv not working, kettle missing, we escaped from there.
Marek, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Personnel au top, propreté parfait, emplacement super...
3-night family trip
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