Al-Minar Hotel

Al-Minar Hotel


Plot 96 Shangani, Zanzibar, Tanzania

ExcellentBased on 837 reviews


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About Al-Minar Hotel

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Al-Minar Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Zanzibar Town. It offers free wireless internet in public areas, an all-hours reception and massages.

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Good to Know

To Downtown0.7 mi
Nearest airportZanzibar Kisauni
Distance to airport4.8 mi


Check-in time1:00 PM
Check-out time11:00 AM
InternetWi-Fi available in all areas
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+255 779 666 690

Amenities at Al-Minar Hotel

Top features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Computer use available
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Feather pillow
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Breakfast included
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • No smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Express check-out
  • Parking
  • Hairdryer
  • Lockers
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Mosquito net
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Air-conditioned
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Pants press
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Coffee shop
  • Private bathroom
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Storage available
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Increased accessibility
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Safety deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Shampoo
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shower
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Dining room
  • First-aid kit
  • Socket near the bed
  • Allergy-free room
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Body soap
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Clothes rack
  • Trash cans
  • Tumble dryer
  • Coffee machine
  • TV
  • Conditioner
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Valet parking
  • Desk
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage


  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Laundry service
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Beauty salon
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Ticket service

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Reviews for Al-Minar Hotel

Read firsthand reviews and testimonials from guests who have stayed at Al-Minar Hotel, providing insights into their experiences. Travelers have left 837 reviews of Al-Minar Hotel to date. Review data was last updated on October 2, 2023.
Very goodBased on 837 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. (in 223 reviews)
  • "Perfect location, perfect personal!" (in 154 reviews)
  • "Great location and breakfast, helpful staff!" (in 136 reviews)
Cons -
  • Hotel very near the beach. (in 26 reviews)
  • Have requested also a taxi from airport to the hotel which was OK. (in 7 reviews)
  • "Sheets, mosquito net and towel were all stained every day." (in 3 reviews)

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Photos of Al-Minar Hotel

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Where is Al-Minar Hotel?

Find the exact location and address of Al-Minar Hotel in Zanzibar, making it easy to plan your travel logistics. Landmark and ‘Getting Around’ data was last updated on October 2, 2023.

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FAQs when booking at Al-Minar Hotel

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding reservations, amenities, policies, and more when booking a stay at Al-Minar Hotel. FAQs were last updated on October 2, 2023.

Is pricing at Al-Minar Hotel comparable to 3 star hotels in Zanzibar?

Al-Minar Hotel is generally less than the average price of 3 stars hotels in Zanzibar. On average, you can expect to pay $76 per night in Zanzibar. Al-Minar Hotel will run you $71 per night, which is 7% cheaper than the Zanzibar average.

How close is Al-Minar Hotel to the nearest airport, Zanzibar Kisauni Airport?

With no traffic, the 4.8 mi drive between Al-Minar Hotel and Zanzibar Kisauni Airport (the nearest airport) will generally only take about 0h 09m. If you’re staying in a metropolitan area, you may see your drive time increase due to busy roads.

What is the best way for guests to get from Zanzibar Kisauni Airport to Al-Minar Hotel?

Getting from Zanzibar Kisauni Airport to Al-Minar Hotel can be as easy as renting a car at the airport’s rental desk for, on average, $60/day in Zanzibar. Luckily, Al-Minar Hotel has parking on site for guests who choose this method of transportation. Rideshare apps and taxis remain a very common solution for Al-Minar Hotel guests. This is often the most cost-effective method of transportation when visiting Zanzibar.

What is the Al-Minar Hotel phone number?

You can reach the front desk of Al-Minar Hotel at +255 779 666 690.

Does Al-Minar Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Al-Minar Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Al-Minar Hotel?

11:00 AM is the check-out time at Al-Minar Hotel. Late check-out may be available, but needs to be agreed with the hotel.

How much does it cost to stay at Al-Minar Hotel, Zanzibar?

A good deal at Al-Minar Hotel right now is between $47 and $71 per night. Prices change based on dates and room type, so enter your requirements in the form above to see the best deals currently available.

Is there a restaurant at Al-Minar Hotel?

Yes, there is a restaurant on-site at Al-Minar Hotel, Zanzibar.

Does Al-Minar Hotel have a laundry service?

Yes, there is a hotel laundry service for guests at Al-Minar Hotel. There is also an ironing board and iron in the accommodation.

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