Bed and Breakfast Balcony House
Kenyatta Road 23, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 415 reviews)
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Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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Queen Room with Shared Bathroom
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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About Balcony House
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Welcome to Balcony House! - 5 unique private bedrooms with keys - 1 big kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, gas cooker, blender, plates etc. (you can cook yourself and/or be served breakfast in the morning) - 2 shared bathrooms with toilet, sink, towel for hands and shower (1 bathroom has hot shower) - 1 huge living/diningroom with seaview - big dining table and a couch - 1 balcony in continuation of another livingroom with armchairs, table and a couch - Free WIFI You can enjoy all the common areas at any time, but just please keep the volume down after 10PM in respect to other guests and neighbours. Also, please don't wear your outside-shoes inside - you can leave them at the main entrance or bring to your room. Smoking only allowed on the outside terrace and the balcony - thanks and please use an ashtray! :-) Cleaning: All common areas are cleaned everyday by a cleaning lady. However, it would be much appreciated if you leave the common areas clear after use (e.g. after cooking, eating, showering etc.) The bedrooms can be cleaned (incl. changed bedsheets) for free during your stay upon request. Washing machine is also available for free use.
We are Laurine & Said, a Danish/Zanzibari couple who has been together since 2014. We have lived for some years in Copenhagen, Denmark and since we got this amazing apartment in Stone Town in 2018, we are spending more time in Zanzibar. Whenever we are not in Zanzibar, our manager Mudy will be here in Balcony House to take care of you and help you with everything you need.
The apartment is located in the very heart of charming Stone Town on Kenyatta Road next to number 23 just across the street from an Indian restaurant. The best location you could wish for and only 2 minutes walk to the incredible beach perfect for swimming, a walk, sunset-watching and just hangout-spots! You are also only a few minutes walk from the coolest sea-view cocktail bars in town, great restaurants, cosy cafés for hanging out and watch sunsets, the must-visit Forodhani streetfood market and lots of shops. You can take a beautiful walk around Stone Town's narrow and ancient streets. You can also take a look in the guidebooks (Zanzibar and Tanzania) that we have in the living room for our guests. We furthermore arrange tours around Stone Town and Zanzibar at cheap prices (e.g. spice tour, dolphin tour, boat trip to paradise-like sandbank, Prison Island tour etc.)
Languages spoken: Danish, English, Swahili
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral0.2 miles
Hamamni Persian Baths0.3 miles
Old Fort of Zanzibar0.3 miles
The Zanzibar Curio shop0.3 miles
House of Wonders0.3 miles
Peace Memorial Museum0.3 miles
Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar0.4 miles
Old Dispensary0.6 miles
Cinema Afrique0.7 miles
Maruhubi Historical Sites2 miles
Cafe/Bar Baboo Beach Café0.1 miles
Cafe/Bar 6 Degrees South0.1 miles
Cafe/Bar Stone Town Café0.1 miles
Restaurant Taperia0.2 miles
Restaurant Lukmaan0.3 miles
Restaurant Forodhani Food Market0.4 miles
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island3.3 miles
Cheetah's Rock7.3 miles
Chumbe Island Coral Park CHICOP7.8 miles
Ocean/Sea Ocean0.1 miles
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport4.1 miles
Julius Nyerere International Airport49.7 miles
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4 reasons to choose Balcony House
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
- Shared toilet
- Shared bathroom
- Wardrobe or closet
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- Shared kitchen
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Street parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs $1 per day.
- Airport drop-off Additional charge
- Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
- Baggage storage
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service Additional charge
Safety & security
- CCTV outside property
- Smoke alarms
- 24-hour security
- Shuttle service
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Mosquito net
- Family rooms
- Airport shuttle
- Non-smoking rooms
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Option to reuse towels
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 1 are welcome.
Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Extra bed by request
|$10 per person, per night|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
This property only accepts cash payments.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about Balcony House
Check-in at Balcony House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Balcony House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Walking tours
- Tour or class about local culture
The nearest beach is 350 feet from Balcony House.
Balcony House is 1.4 miles from the center of Zanzibar City.
From the nearest airport, you can get to Balcony House by:
- Taxi 15min
- Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 15min
Room options at Balcony House include:
The prices at Balcony House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Balcony House (subject to availability):
- Street parking