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1 room, 2 adults

Zenji Hotel

3-star3 stars
Malawi Road, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Shangani Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Overall a pleasant stay. Room was clean, location is decent. Rates appropriate.…Nov 14, 2019
  • Zenji is an older hotel with great character and located within walking distance of the…Nov 3, 2019

Zenji Hotel

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$49
  • Double Room Ensuite
  • Double Room - shared bathroom
  • Double Room - Private Bathroom (Corridor)
  • Suite Balcony - Ensuite

What’s around Zenji Hotel


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 11 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 32 min walk
  • Prison Island - 5 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 6 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 10 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Old Fort - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Zenji Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Zenji Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Zenji Zanzibar Town
  • Zenji
  • Zenji Hotel Guesthouse
  • Zenji Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Zenji Hotel Guesthouse Zanzibar Town


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 13 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Zenji Hotel

  • Does Zenji Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Zenji Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Zenji Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Zenji Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Zenji Hotel?
    You can check in from noon to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Zenji Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include House of Spices (7-min walk), Tea House Restaurant (9-min walk), and Café Foro (10-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Zenji Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 13 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 37 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We stayed in a private bedroom with a shared bathroom, and both are kept very clean. Location is very convenient, night market and Anglican Church (ex slave market) is a walking distance. Stuff were very nice and welcoming.
Misaki, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good service, nice staffs, good location
SEW, my1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Location and staff - like Dislike - floor in our room was sandy
F, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stay here in znz
Great location, very friendly staff, very nice breakfast, hibiscus juice and passion fruit vanilla jam on offer, spacious and very comfy rooms, rooftop dining space with lovely views, very safe location, highly recommended
Sailesh, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The building is like Chinese style with wooden facilities inside the room. The roof top breakfast place is excellent to enjoy the breakfast. Room is a bit dark overall and with wood smell.
Venice, hk2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Adequate room in good location with helpful staff.
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The internet was very very weak. It was basically only available within 5 meters of the front desk.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
First impressions are a bit off putting because the hotels located on a Main Street however this hotel is in a great location within walking distance of stone town and all its high lights. We couldn’t have had a nicer welcome. The team here are top class. The rooms are individual. Ours was taste of culture on the second floor. It had an outside balcony and the bed was comfortable. The room was very clean. The bathroom was located across the corridor but was for our use only. Breakfast was on the rooftop restaurant. The cappuccino and the homemade bread were really good. Just 10 minutes walk away was the house of wonders and old stone town. Mercury’s bar named after the late great Freddie was a short walk from the hotel. You can get boat trips from the harbour next to the bar. The hotel were very helpful in providing directions and recommendations.
Sally, gb5 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very helpful staff, including arranging an excellent historic tour. Prompt and reasonably priced laundry service. AC worked well. We enjoyed the balcony but it does get noisy early being on the main road to the port. Choose a back room if that bothers you.
Karen, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We stayed one night at this cosy hotel before taking the ferry to Dar es Salaam the day after. The hotel has a perfect location if you’re planning to take the ferry as it’s only a short walking distance away. The rooms were nice and the food and service was excellent!
Karina Huldeborg Salte, gb1 night trip with friends

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