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The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town

2.5-star2.5 stars
Stone TownZanzibar TownTanzaniaGreat location! See map

Zanzibar Town hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Awesome vibe
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great amenities
Great location
13See all 13 reviews
From 222 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town

from $76
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Suite

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

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • 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

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

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

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

What’s around The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town


  • In Stone Town
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Darajani Market - 2 min walk
  • Peace Memorial Museum - 3 min walk
  • Malindi Mosque - 5 min walk
  • Beit el-Sahel - 5 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 7 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 13 reviews

The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Great staff, true to "felt like a sultan"
Janine, usTrip with friends
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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