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Shangani Hotel

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Superior Room | Terrace/patio
Front of property
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Shangani Hotel

Shangani Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star Zanzibar Town hotel with restaurant
7,6 out of 10 Good
7,6/10 Good

25 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, West Coast, 25524
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 14 min drive


  • Lukmaan - 6 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 3 min walk
  • Cape Town Fish Market - 5 min walk
  • Stone Town Cafe - 1 min walk
  • Mercury's Zanzibar - 11 min walk

About this property

Shangani Hotel

When visiting Zanzibar Town, Shangani Hotel is a great choice to consider. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and central location.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Swahili

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

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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 pets or service animals allowed


  • Free offsite parking within 3.1 mi

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (late night)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


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


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • 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 9.00 per person, per night
  • Cleaning fee: USD 2.0 per accommodation, per stay
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 20.0

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 and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Shangani Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Shangani Hotel
Shangani Hotel Zanzibar Town
Shangani Zanzibar Town
Shangani Hotel Hotel
Shangani Hotel Zanzibar Town
Shangani Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Shangani Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shangani Hotel 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 Shangani Hotel?
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 Shangani Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shangani Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shangani Hotel?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Shangani Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Shangani Hotel like?
Shangani Hotel is located near Nakupenda Beach in Stone Town, a short 4-minute walk from Old Fort and 4 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

The property is in a good location however the bathroom was disappointing. The power point for the hot water system was hanging out of the wall with the wires exposed in the shower cubicle, this system did not heat the water up either even after being on for 2 hours. The shower head was damaged so that the water came out of the pipe and not the shower head. Staff seemed uninterested whenever approached and often not helpful.
Jess, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Nothing it was not pleasant at all. Complained to the management but nothing was done
Nyahsa, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

The property is quaint, but decent enough. It has air conditioning, which is nice.
Mario, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, price right, friendly staff, close to shore, walking distance to many attractions
Maggie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location was very central and safe. The staff was very courteous and helpful.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The room was just fine, it was very small and the light in the bathroom didn't work. However, everything else worked and the room was clean with cute decorations when I got there. The check in process was slow and confusing, people did not seem to know what to do with me. However, I eventually got in. Breakfast is on a beautiful rooftop patio overlooking all sides of stonetown with very nice people cooking you custom ordered food (from a few options for the day). They also have hot milk and hot water with tea and coffee available. The decorations were a bit eclectic, which was kind of fun. The location is right on a main walking street and there is a tourist shop in the lobby.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heart of town
Room was great. Did not end up with a shared bathroom. Had hot water heater and large attached restroom. Air conditioner was very cold. Staff was friendly and even helped with laundry for a fee. Location right downtown and building was one of the tallest in town which makes for excellent view from the rooftop for breakfast. Breakfast was also quite nice.
3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Location for the price cannot be beat. Rooms well cleaned. Breakfast very good. Nice shop on main floor. Helpful staff butCould have been more helpful in giving details about excursions.
Betty, 3-night trip
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