Al-Minar Hotel

Self Rated: 3.5 out of 5
Plot 96 Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
4.5 out of 5 rating 376 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Al-Minar Hotel in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), you'll be a 3-minute walk from Shangani Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Nakupenda Beach. This family-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Old Fort and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Forodhani Gardens.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 22 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a terrace. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Dining

For lunch or dinner, stop by Terrace Restaurant, a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

Attractions

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Shangani Beach - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Old Fort - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Forodhani Gardens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
House of Wonders - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Christ Church Cathedral - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Prison Island - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Livingstone's House - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Nakupenda Beach - 3.3 km / 2 mi
Chapwani Island - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
Kidichi Spice Farm - 17 km / 10.6 mi
Fumba Beach - 24.1 km / 15 mi

The preferred airport for Al-Minar Hotel is Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi

Check-in time starts at 12pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property 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.


  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.


  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 7 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

You'll 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Features
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Concierge services
  • -Business center
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Computer station
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • -Children's club (free)
  • -Restaurant
  • -Express check-in
  • -Express check-out
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • -Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • -Upper floors accessible by stairs only