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The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town

2.5-star2.5 stars
Stone TownZanzibar TownTanzania

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Unguja
  • Free WiFi
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Great amenities
Great location
Great room
Delicious food
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From 237 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town

from $85
  • Deluxe Double Room

What’s around The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town


  • In Stone Town
  • Unguja - 1 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 1.3 mi / 2 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 0.2 mi / 0.3 km
  • Livingstone's House - 1 mi / 1.7 km
  • House of Wonders - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Rooftop Terrace - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Swahili House
  • Swahili House Hotel
  • Swahili House Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Swahili House Zanzibar Town


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2260 per person, per night

Optional extras

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 15 reviews

The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Nice Hotel
Swahili House is a great hotel in the Stone Town. It is within easy walking distance of anything in the Stone Town. The staff are friendly and the rooftop bar is a nice place to chill and have a drink.
James, gb1 night trip
The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Unique place to stay. The room was a little small. Other than that it was a comfortable stay. Love stonetown.
Brian, gb3 night romance trip
The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Check in was unpleasant. According to Swahili house they never received confirmation from Kept us waiting for over 3 hours
AISHA, gb6 night trip with friends

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The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town

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