I loved the Garden Lodge hotel in
Zanzibar. It was like staying in a large old style house. The room was
reasonably priced and each one different. There was even hot water which can be
a bit of a luxury!! The lodge had lovely balconies to sit and chill on and a
nice rooftop terrace to sit and read a book in the sun or shade.
The staff were ok, miserable sometimes but
helpful enough and I wasn't there for customer service anyway. The lodge is on
a lovely quiet and safe street, surrounded by a lovely garden away from the
hustle and bustle but still within 5 minutes walking distance to the action.
Large bottles of cold water can be bought at reception and they have fridges on each floor so you keep it cool if needed. There is also a telly on each floor.
As far as budget accommodation goes it was lovely, clean and I just felt really relaxed there.