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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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Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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, dining areas and 24-hour room service
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Terrace Restaurant
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the helpful staff
  • Steps from Shangani Beach and a 1-minute drive from Nakupenda Beach
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

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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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 3 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 (dates subject to change).

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. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and concierge services 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
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • 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

Room Amenities

Al-Minar Hotel offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with fireplaces and a safe. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes 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. Guests can surf the web using 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
  • 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
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Terrace Restaurant – 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.

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • 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.

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

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 20.0 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

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.

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 20.0 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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