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About this listing

Kiponda B&B is one of those special small boutique hotels you'll want to return to again and again. Located in the heart of Stone Town, five minute walk from the Ferry / Harbor and the famous Forodhani Garden and House of Wonders. Budget meets Style

The space

Kiponda Bed & Breakfast (B&B) is a 18th-century palace, simple and traditional, yet friendly and relaxing, right in the heart of the old Stone Town.
Peaceful, welcoming, comfortable and furnished with grace and style, this once part of a Sultan’s harem has it all. Built in the mid of 18th century in Arabic style with one interior portico, thick walls and colonnade roof.
The charm of the past prevails at Kiponda B&B, a traditional house and a simple classic hotel, adapted to modern standards of comfort, making this hotel a unique and pleasant place to stay: Budget meets Style.

Guest access

The breakfast area is located on the roof top features simple but detailed decorations. The breakfast is consisting of fresh seasonal fruits, bread, local pastries (chapati & mandazi) eggs, homemade jam, yoghurt and fresh squeezed juice. Enjoy the fresh Tanzanian coffee on our French pressed coffee jugs.
For other drinks (water & soft drinks), kindly ask the staff on the rooftop or at the reception.
If you need further assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Free WiFi internet connection available on the rooftop.
The safe is available in the office, please ask the receptionist.
Laundry service is available at request. Please ask at the reception.

Interaction with guests

Kiponda team has been with the place for more than a decade. This proves the commitment and love the team has for this place.
Our team is uniquely composed of Zanzibaris residents with charming and attentive manners that will ensure that you are truly well looked after during your stay.
The team is striving to offer the budget traveler high quality pure Zanzibar experience to make your stay as enjoyable as possible/memorable

Other things to note

Most historical sites in Stone Town can be reached on foot.
Do you like food? Experiment with new tastes? Interested in a unique cuisine influenced by India, Arabia, Europe and of course Africa?
Then you should visit the Stone Town Food Festival from Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Many restaurants in town will feature special dishes from 5000 to 38000 Tsh (2.50 to 19US$). Also there will be special events at the open air market in Forodhani Garden. Eat your way through town! Check out the offers on (URL HIDDEN)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Smoking allowed in public areas like roof top. Not in the rooms though, sorry.
If you travel with small children. Let us know in advance so we can prepare, if necessary.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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74 Reviews

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Evert User Profile
April 2017
Nice guys, Take care of our pick up. Where really friendly Nice stay!

Maria User Profile
April 2017
We had a really nice stay at Kiponda B&B. We especially loved the location, rooftop, breakfast, AC, and staff. Would love to stay here again!
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Response from Kiponda:
Thank you so much Maria!
April 2017

Blake User Profile
March 2017
Amazing place just down by the main attractions in Stone Town, very easy to get to just walking behind the House of Wonders. Amazing place, loved the room, AC worked wonders (was cold in the morning!) and breakfast was amazing!!! Will definitely stay here again!
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Response from Kiponda:
Welcome back!
March 2017

Simon User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommended. We were met at the ferry port and escorted the short distance to the hotel. Our room was spacious and full of character. Quiet A/C and nice facilities. The whole place was very clean with a lovely large rooftop balcony for breakfast or just relaxing. Very friendly and an excellent position for old Stone Town. Thank you Heike and staff.
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Response from Kiponda:
Thank you so much!
March 2017

Anne Hygum User Profile
February 2017
Very nice stay. A greate place, greate rooms and nice staff. The location was really central.

Parker User Profile
February 2017
We had a great stay at Kiponda B&B. It is conveniently located near many of the main sights in Stonetown, and an easy walk to Forodhani Gardens, a nightly street-food feast. Our room was one of the most comfortable places we stayed in Tanzania, with reliable hot water and AC (which was a treat). The staff were very friendly. Heike, the manager, was very helpful with everything from cultural sensitivity tips, to navigating the street food safely, to where to buy tanzanite without being ripped off. The rooftop breakfast was lovely, and they even arranged an early breakfast the day we left for the airport. We really enjoyed our stay at Kiponda, and I would happily recommend it to other travelers.

William User Profile
February 2017
Great stay! Fully in line with my expectations. You are really at the nerve center of Stone Town! Thanks Heike! Thanks Kiponda!

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Zanzibar Urban/West Region, TanzaniaJoined in January 2014
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Kiponda is a small budget B&B located in the heart of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. The building is a traditional Swahili house with friendly and authentic character. This Bed & Breakfast offers 15 guest rooms, a rooftop breakfast and seating area and free Wi-Fi.

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