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Beyt al Salaam

A quiet location and oasis of calm in the turmoil of Stone Town...

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Along with the Seyyida and Mashariki Palace, Beyt al Salaam is probably our pick of the options in and around Stone Town. Located away from the main bustle of the alleyways (but within a 5 minute walk), the location of Beyt al Salaam is probably its biggest selling point as far as we are concerned. The hotel itself is fairly simple in its design and feel, and is not somewhere that you could stay for an extended period but, as most will only stay for a night or two, it is a great choice.

The style and feel of Beyt al Salaam is more of a guesthouse than a hotel as such (as with many of the properties in Stone Town) and there is a relaxed and informal feel to the way it is managed (they have an honour bar system for the drinks in the main sitting area). This makes it feel like a home from home and so it is a relaxing place to be able to get away from the bustle and dance of Stone Town itself.

Located just over a small square to the Serena Hotel, it is, therefore, also possible to bypass the alleys and just relax in front of the Indian Ocean with a cold drink which, considering the heat can really be a lifeline!

Great location, very good service, good restaurant, good value

Simple interiors

Our rating: 
4
User rating: 
4
Price: 
3

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