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The Swahili House

2.5-star2.5 stars
Stone TownZanzibar TownTanzania, 0203 027 9779Great location! See map

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

The Swahili House

from £65
  • 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

  • Rollaway 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 specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

The Swahili House’s small print

Also known as

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

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


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

Getting around

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

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 13 reviews

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

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The Swahili House

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