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The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town

1 stars1 stars
Mtendeni, Mchangani, BuyuniPlot # 2572, Zanzibar Town4858Tanzania, 866-209-9122
Good3.5 / 5
  • We booked a room with a private bathroom. Unfortunately it had a bathroom shared with…Feb 18, 2015
  • The hotel is very central, right on the textile part of the old market and with walking…May 20, 2014
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The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town

Hotel Info: 866-209-9122

  • Family Room
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room

The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Market Lodge Zanzibar town
  • Market Zanzibar town

Mandatory fees

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

A city tax of US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

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

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 3.5 /5 from 24 reviews

The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
A pleasant suprise
The hotel was as described by previous travellers. It is in a bit of a strange place - not easy to get to by car unless very early in the morning or late at night. The rooms were very clean and we were able to check in at 11:00 - the staff quickly finished cleaning them so we could check in which was appreciated. They have *real* mattresses! Like Sealy postur-pedic mattresses which was a lovely change from the usual foam! The breakfast was very basic but consistent with comparable hotels. Staff were kind and accommodating - only thing was they tried to charge $10 more than the posted internet rates but I was able to pay the posted rate and suggested they upgrade the website. Overall, I would rate it highly for the price and would stay there again.
2 night trip
The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
The location and surrounding neighbourhood
the hotel is excellent value for money with comfortable rooms, high standard of cleanliness and a superb breakfast. I was thrilled with the location , it is as the name suggests in the very centre of the market in an alley hardly wide enough for a taxi to pass. This is not everyone's cup of tea, but for genuine travellers wanting to be part of Stone Town Zanzibar it's lively, colourful, friendly and a real find. There is no elevator and breakfast is served in the rooftop restaurant , but the view makes it all worthwhile.
1 night trip
The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Aptly named
Clean hotel in the middle of a busy but safe market street, with nicer rooms than you would expect from the outside. About a 5 min walk from Stone town proper. There's free wifi in your room which is always nice. Be sure to have your booking confirmation - we almost paid twice because we had forgotten we'd already paid on and the receptionist did not have the confirmation on hand, and tried to charge us double the rate we paid here until we found the info on our phone.
3 night trip
The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Good value for money
We arrived in the middle of the night to a rubbish filled alleyway and we were thinking- where are we! However, the next morning this alleyway turned into a hustle and bustle of a market street. Only a short walk into the town and all the tourist attractions. The rooms were very clean, spacious and without mosquitos. Breakfast and free wifi was included and for $50 a night there was absolutely nothing to complain about. The staff were very friendly. We left our luggage for the day by the front desk while we explored the town and had no problems. The hotel arranged an airport pick up for us at midnight from the airport which was great for $10. We only stayed one night before carrying on to the east coast but we would happily stay here again. Highly recommended.
1 night trip
The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Fantastic Stay
The owner and staff were amazingly very good.
1 night romance trip

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The Market Lodge, Zanzibar Town

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