We're Half-Convinced On The Fairmont Zanzibar
We've had a sudden and inexplicable fascination with the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar which led us to the Fairmont Zanzibar in Unguja City. We quite like Fairmont, we're fascinated by Zanzibar, what could be better?
Well, according to the TripAdvisor reviews, nothing. But then again, no hotel is worse either, because the Fairmont is basically the only place to stay in Unguja City.
It all comes down to who you believe more: the recent guest who reckons they were "spoiled rotten" (they had the Asali Suite with private chefs) or others who complain of an unmanned pool bar and unfriendly service in the restaurant.
To give Fairmont Zanzibar the benefit of the doubt, they have just done $10 million worth of renovations, so perhaps even those who complained might find it better now. If we do get there we'll be signing up for their Breakfast & Dinner Package (we love our food) which includes accommodation and, as you'd expect, breakfast and dinner daily, starting at $489 a night.