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Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town

3-star3 stars
116 Shangani (Stone Town)Zanzibar TownTanzania

Bayfront hotel in Stone Town with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Great location
Fantastic service
Rather comfortable
Complaints about WiFi
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From 104 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town

from $57
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Standard Single Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Al Johari Hotel
  • Al Johari Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Al Johari Zanzibar Town
  • Al Johari Zanzibar Hotel
  • Johari Hotel
  • Al Johari Zanzibar


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per vehicle

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

What’s around Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town


  • In Stone Town
  • Mbweni Ruins - 0 min walk
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 0 min walk
  • Marahubi Palace - 0 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 0 min walk
  • Palace Museum - 0 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 34 reviews

Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town
I had an enjoyable time, and appreciate the many efforts of the staff to make everything just right. This hotel is well situated and within walking distance of some beautiful cafes and shops. Its design and decor offer a glimpse of another time and left me with some strong memories and impressions.
Barry, us2 night trip
Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town
Great Hotel and Service in Stone Town
Was such a great find! The service was excellent, the included breakfast was huge and good, and the staff was willing to go out of their way to help us with any problem. Try out the restaurant, it has only recently re-opened under new ownership and hasn't completely picked up steam. Loved the room, the bathroom was very nice for the area. The location was prime if your goal is to walk out the door and get lost in the maze of Stone Town. We organized two tours - city tour and prison island tour- through the hotel and got wonderful private tours by amazing tour guides, paying less than the typical prices found online for tourists. Wi-fi is only really strong enough to use in hallways, common areas, and not your room, which is typical for hotels in Stone Town. Would recommend this hotel to ever the most discerning of my friends!
Sophie, us2 night romance trip
Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town
Great value and great location!
This was a last-minute find, but much to our surprise, this was one of the most conveniently located hotels on the island. It is right around the corner from shopping, 2 popular clubs, and great dining. You can walk to the ocean, get street food, and see historic sites very easily. Not sure what some of the negative reviews are about--this is a wonderful Stonetown spot!
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town
Great hotel
Staff was extremely helpful
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town
Good location and friendly staff
Cozy hotel with a good location in Stone Town. We booked a room for 3 adults, but when we arrived we got a room with a doublebed. They wanted to charge us 20 US dollars extra for a extra bed in the room, but eventually decided that we could get the extra bed for free.
A Traveler, 1 night trip with friends

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Al Johari Zanzibar, Zanzibar Town

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