Al Johari Hotel & Spa

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

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Al Johari Hotel & Spa

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Rooftop terrace
Property entrance
Shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Overview of Al Johari Hotel & Spa



Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
116 Shangani (Stone Town), Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Room

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Single Room

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

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


  • Cape Town Fish Market - 5 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 6 min walk
  • Abyssinian Maritim - 3 min walk
  • Beach House Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • House Of Karafuu - 3 min walk

About this property

Al Johari Hotel & Spa

Located only 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport, Al Johari Hotel & Spa 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.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows the 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 until 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 on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for 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
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community and sustainability
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • No plastic soft drinks bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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 4.00 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)

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).


This property does not have lifts.
This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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
Al Johari Hotel Spa
Al Johari Hotel & Spa Hotel
Al Johari Hotel & Spa Zanzibar Town
Al Johari Hotel & Spa Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Al Johari Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Al Johari Hotel & Spa 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Al Johari Hotel & Spa?
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 Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Al Johari Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Al Johari Hotel & Spa.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Al Johari Hotel & Spa?
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 Hotel & Spa?
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 Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba-diving.
Are there restaurants at or near Al Johari Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Al Johari Hotel & Spa like?
Al Johari Hotel & Spa is located near Nakupenda Beach in Stone Town, a short 4-minute walk from House of Wonders and 4 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Shadia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Courtney, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Building obviously has interesting history. AC was very nice. No hot water, but we didn't ask them to check so maybe we missed something
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2/10 Poor

Don’t stay here
Alistair, 3-night trip
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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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