The Library and Veranda, Shangani St, Zanzibar 4255, Tanzania
Wonderful hotel to stay at while visiting Stone Town. Easy to get to the markets and enjoy local fare. Safe and comfortable. Beautiful views! Most friendly staff I’ve ever met! Fauzi the Guest Coordinator was outstanding. He was a tremendous help during our stay. Will go back!
We stayed here on our honeymoon and it did not disappoint. We considered a resort, but wanted to be able to visit the shops and Restaurants easily. The hotel is gorgeous. Every single detail was amazing, from the pool, to the courtyards, to the sitting areas, to the art in the wall. I can see why it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed in. The room itself was amazing. We stayed in an ocean view King room which was amazing. Soaker tub, stand up shower, comfortable bed, and all of the lights worked off of master panels, with one next to the bed. It was one of the nicer rooms I’ve stayed in anywhere. The food was great. Continental European breakfast, with baked good, an omelet station, fresh fruit, and cereal options. The meals were also great. Amazing butter chicken. We did not care for the burger, which was more of a meatball/meatloaf than what you think of a burger. Wouldn’t recommend that one. All of the staff was AMAZING. They would stop by the room multiple times a day asking if we needed anything. The front desk staff were also great and helped with just about anything we needed. The hotel amenities were also great. The pool was great (but somewhat small), the spa was great(we got massages), and they always made sure to have the World Cup on for guests. Only two real drawbacks. The beach in front of the hotel is very very busy with people, and can get a little loud. We could here either the restaurant music or people on the beach from our room with the doors closed (not bad at all but noticeable). It does make the pool a bit off putting because everyone on the beach stares at you. And the hot water was a little spotty. All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone and we’ll be back!
The sophisticated yet relaxed ambience, combining eclectic art and a wide selection of books on Zanzibar's history and heritage, features a residential style and an inviting lounge area, with plush sofas, intimate corners and elegant lighting. The Library extends out to the Veranda, an elegant yet informal space, ideal for relaxing and absorbing the stunning views of the Dhow harbour and Indian Ocean beyond.