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Located in Zanzibar City, 450 yards from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Al-Minar Hotel has a terrace and a shared lounge. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. Peace Memorial Museum is 750 yards from the hotel.

Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. At the hotel, rooms include a seating area.

The daily breakfast offers continental and buffet options.

Old Fort of Zanzibar is 350 yards from Al-Minar Hotel Zanzibar, while House of Wonders is a 5-minute walk away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Zanzibar City, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Al-Minar Hotel has been welcoming guests since 26 Aug 2013.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, Asian, American, Buffet, Breakfast to go


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Room type
2 single beds
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beach
  • Stone Town Beach

    7.1 Good beach
    150 yards from property
Property questions and answers
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  • HI I see the room description say "tumble dryer" - does this mean its also a washing machine that we could use to do our laundry? Thanks Ray
    Dear Guest Thank you for asking, We Afraid to say that our rooms are out of washing machine , we will be able to provide the hair dryer and also is a..
    Answered on 4 December 2019
  • I arrive 4 am is there a shuttle available?
    Yes we do, please provide us your full flight details.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Hi, do you have Wi-Fi and fridges in the room? Planning a honeymoon with my wife and thought it’d be good to get that info. Thanks
    Dear Guest, Yes we do have those facilities in all of our rooms together with an air-con, TV, mosquito net, complimentary amenities like tea,coffee e..
    Answered on 19 February 2022
  • Is there a lift please ??
    Greetings of the day from Alminar Hotel. unfortunately we do not have any lift in the premise
    Answered on 21 August 2019
  • Dear Team Greetings of the day May I know if it’s possible to check in at 7 am in the morning.
    Dear Guest, certainly yes, if we have the room available. Regards Team Alminar
    Answered on 7 August 2022
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Facilities of Al-Minar Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Snorkelling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Valet parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

House rules

Al-Minar Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 13:00 hours


10:30 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 9 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
US$20 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no cots available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Al-Minar Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note the property charges an additional surcharge of 5% for card payments and also the bank transfers.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

FAQs about Al-Minar Hotel

  • Check-in at Al-Minar Hotel is from 13:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Al-Minar Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet
    • Breakfast to go

  • Al-Minar Hotel is 1.5 miles from the centre of Zanzibar City.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Al-Minar Hotel.

  • Al-Minar Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Bike tours
    • Head massage
    • Cooking class
    • Beauty Services
    • Walking tours
    • Full body massage
    • Live music/performance
    • Facial treatments
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Hand massage
    • Bicycle rental
    • Waxing services
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples massage

  • Room options at Al-Minar Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family

  • The prices at Al-Minar Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.