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Al Johari Zanzibar

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Rooftop terrace
Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, blackout drapes

Overview of Al Johari Zanzibar

Al Johari Zanzibar

3.0 star property
Central Zanzibar Town hotel with restaurant, connected to the convention center

7,6/10 Good

129 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bar
The price is R1 607
Price available on 2023/03/04
116 Shangani (Stone Town), Zanzibar Town

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • 6 Degrees South - 2 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Silk Route - 3 min walk
  • Traveller's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 4 min walk

About this property

Al Johari Zanzibar

Located just 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the airport, Al Johari Zanzibar offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

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 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per vehicle
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Al Johari Hotel
Al Johari Hotel Zanzibar Town
Al Johari Zanzibar Town
Al Johari Zanzibar Hotel
Johari Hotel
Al Johari Zanzibar
Al Johari Zanzibar Hotel
Al Johari Zanzibar Zanzibar Town
Al Johari Zanzibar Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Al Johari Zanzibar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Al Johari Zanzibar 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Al Johari Zanzibar?
As of 07 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Al Johari Zanzibar on 04 March 2023 start from R1 607, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Al Johari Zanzibar?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Al Johari Zanzibar?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Al Johari Zanzibar?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Al Johari Zanzibar.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Al Johari Zanzibar?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20.00 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Al Johari Zanzibar?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Al Johari Zanzibar and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving.
Are there restaurants at or near Al Johari Zanzibar?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (3-min walk), Mistress of Spices (4-min walk), and Abyssinian Maritim (4-min walk).
What's the area around Al Johari Zanzibar like?
Al Johari Zanzibar is located near Shangani Beach in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 8 minutes' walk from Slave Market. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Despite paying for the booking well in advance, upon arrival I was told that there was no vacancy and that the hotel was fully booked. The manager was not on site and the front desk was unmanned for extended periods. Eventually spoke with the manager who expressed her regret for the situation but everywhere in Stonetown was fully booked so I ended paying for a room at another property that was 5X's the price.
Nuru, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Day receptionist is rude, arrogant, and a liar.
Broken door.. as in there was no metal piece and the entire wood for the lock for chipped off and tried to glue back in type of broken. Bad customer service from the day receptionist. Blamed us and lied to us about 3 different things. THREE!!! ...and wifi never works inside the room.
Murtaza, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean. Lovely staff. One minor point WiFi didn’t work in our room, but overall a great stay and central location.
Holly, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good place to cool off but lacking some details
We really enjoyed the hot shower and air conditioning. The room was very small for the price. Decent but lacking in details.
J Dallas, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great rooftop
Comfortable, charming, great rooftop restaurant with views of the Indian Ocean
linda, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Great location in Stone Town, with decent breakfast included (juice, pancakes, fruit, potatoes, eggs, etc.) and good AC. But it is in desperate need of an update: the white towels have gone grey/brown, the sink leaked so the bathroom floor was always wet, and the shower head had fallen down so it pointed back into the wall. The first night they gave my room to someone else, and then required me to move rooms between 10-12 the following day, which impacted my plans. When I complained, they were apologetic but refused to provide any compensation. We checked out early.
5-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

The entrance copper lions were the only thing i liked. Gave us a horrible room with filthy old towels.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I loved the atmosphere of the hotel. It goes well with historical town of Zanzibar. The staff is wonderful, friendly, kind and accommodating. The only suggestion is to update mattresses and pillows. Our mattress felt worn out, and pillows were hard to sleep on. Other than that the stay was very pleasant.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The owners wife was a delight, I had a nice stay and the food was great
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for money
For the price this is great accommodation. Clean and comfortable with friendly staff. We chose to stay here due to proximity to the dive school we were diving with. Otherwise we would have chosen a different location. There isn't much in the area other than being close to the Grand Mosque and the Chedi. Easy enough to get taxis from the main road (3 minute walk). On the first day reception organised taxis for us but we quickly realised this was a far more expensive option.
3-night romance trip
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