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The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town

2.5 stars2.5 stars
Stone TownZanzibar TownTanzania
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Good3.7 / 5
Room
Room is all right
Location
Great location
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Amenities
Great amenities
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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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking

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 US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

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 US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the 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.

Recent reviews

Good 3.7 /5 from 15 reviews

The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Good3.0 / 5
Quaint
Great staff, true to "felt like a sultan"
Trip with friends
The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Outstanding Historic Romantic Getaway Hotel
Incredible place. Excellent location in old Stonetown. The rooftop restaurant serves a delicious breakfast as well as lunch and dinner, with a side of spectacular city views extending to the ocean. Friendly and helpful staff. Steep staircase, but worth the climb. It appears they are currently constructing an elevator, though we were never disturbed by any construction. Very clean, with the courteous staff opening and closing the massive curtain-size mosquito netting around the bed at morning and night. Complimentary drinking water and excellent breakfast was a nice touch. Highly recommended. Will stay here next time I'm in Zanzibar for certain!
2 night trip with friends
The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Good3.0 / 5
Unique
Unique place to stay. The room was a little small. Other than that it was a comfortable stay. Love stonetown.
3 night romance trip
The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Good3.0 / 5
Check in was unpleasant. According to Swahili house they never received confirmation from hotels.com. Kept us waiting for over 3 hours
6 night trip with friends
The Swahili House, Zanzibar Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
Historic oasis in Stone Town
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, and thought it was great! It's right in the middle of Stone Town and fits perfectly into this historically rich town. It's one of the tallest buildings so the views are fantastic for both our room balcony as well as the roof top restaurant and terrace. The roof top restaurant was definitely the highlight, it's a beautiful oasis with a phenomenal chef, so good we ate all our meals here. The room was large with 20 foot ceilings and suited the local cultural experience. It wasn't perfect in condition, but we weren't expecting perfect or we'd have stayed at a big commercial hotel. It's an excellent location for a tour of stone town. They are currently renovating and adding an elevator, but we welcomed the excersize of the stairs to the roof top personally, and it's completely worth it to see and eat on the roof top. The service was very good, and the grounds are private and we'd recommend to any one staying in Stone Town.
2 night romance trip

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