Princess Salme Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrincess Salme Inn Stone Town
This quaint hotel can be hard to locate as it is tucked in behind another building, but it is centrally located and is only 5 min from the ferry terminal. Rooms were clean, a/c worked, and staff were very friendly and accommodating! A good spot to stay if you are traveling on a budget.
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The trip from Mafia to Zanzibar was as smooth as a baby's bottom, despite a bit of wet and cloudy weather while flying. We quickly flagged down a friendly driver (who serenaded us from the airport to the hotel), found a decent place to stay and set off to explore Stonetown. The city itself is rugged, the buildings weathered, the cobblestone streets …
Morning spent walking on the beach in Matemwe. Taxi collected us and after some negotiation the driver, Yahir, agreed to take us to The Rock restaurant near Paje on the east coast, which another traveller had recommended to us. After what seemed like hours and a very bumpy drive along a road that hadn't yet been finished, we arrived and took the …
... inevitable beach boys.
In the evening we walk along a sort of internal walkway which connects the restaurants and resorts. Look at a few possibilities for dinner, but settle for pizza with our group, and drinks, more Tusker and a surprisingly low, or no alcohol Virgin Colada, just sneaking it into the 7000 shilling happy hour. After a rÓre day where we actually felt we were on holidays, we managed to sleep through to 6.45am, which is pretty late for us ...
... island. The seafront has wider streets and larger, more regularly placed buildings. Stone Town's architecture has a number of distinctive features, as a result of Arab, Persian, Indian, European, and African traditions mixing together. The name "Stone Town" comes from the use of coral stone as the main construction material, giving the town a reddish colour. I stayed in a single room, shared bathroom ...