The location is really great; very close to Fordohani garden and other attractions (e.g. Bait Al-ajaib and old fort). The hotel style is amazing with glimpse of Stone town history. Staff are welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is good with adequate options. The hotel offers various paid excursions (I took spice and Stowe town tours) for reasonable prices. I got a spice candle for the new year as a gift from the hotel. I also liked the thank-you card which shows a high level of courtesy. The shower & toilet occupy half of the room space (stayed at Livingstone room) which makes the living & sleeping area a bit limited in space.
It was Dr Livingstone – pioneer, missionary and explorer, who bravely traversed the continent and whose inspirational speech ultimately led to the end of the global slave trade.
His legacy has a huge impact on the history of Zanzibar, and this suite, painted in the rich red of the African soil across which he travelled for over thirty years is dedicated to him.
In true Zanzibari style, the suite is decorated with an ornate carved Swahili door, traditional four poster bed and antique colonial furniture. It is a stunning tribute to a man who dedicated his life to “freeing Africa”.