Located only 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the airport, James House offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Fellow travellers say good things about the WiFi.
At a glance
Check-in time from noon until midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age – 18
Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Restrictions related to your trip
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Special check-in instructions
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Required at check-in
Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
Government-issued photo ID may be required
Minimum check-in age is 18
Pets not allowed
Free WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi in rooms
Free on-site self-parking
Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
Food and drink
Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
What to do
Television in common areas
Bed sheets provided
Food and drink
Shared kitchen access
Fees & policies
You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 per cent will be charged
Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 (one-way)
Children & extra beds
Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 15 (one-way)
This property accepts credit cards.
Also known as
James House Guesthouse
James House Zanzibar Town
James House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
Frequently asked questions
Does James House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, James House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at James House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at James House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by James House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at James House?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near James House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Baboo Beach Cafe (4-min walk), Pagoda (4-min walk) and Green Garden (4-min walk).
What's the area around James House like?
James House is a short 7-minute walk from Slave Market and 9 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travellers recommend the guest house for its quiet location.
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Staff & service
Property conditions & facilities
8/10 Very good
9 December 2019
James made a very good breakfast with the best cafe I had in Zanzibar!
Gabriele, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review
8/10 Very good
21 June 2019
Friendly and nice
Extremely friendly and helpful owner. Simple rooms, clean and good. Good for the price. We had one night and it was perfect. No noise from the street. Very good WIFI.