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The Swahili House, Zanzibar

2.5 stars
Stone TownZanzibar TownTanzania, ‏‎0203 027 9779
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Good3.6 / 5
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Location
Great location
Amenities
Ordinary amenities
Room
Room is all right
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The Swahili House, Zanzibar

Hotel Info: 020 3027 9803

from £106
  • 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

  • Rollaway beds available, charges may apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transport

Parking

  • No parking

Also known as

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

Mandatory fees

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.

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
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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

Mandatory fees

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.

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 3.6 /5 from 26 reviews

The Swahili House, Zanzibar
Good3.0 / 5
Quaint
Great staff, true to "felt like a sultan"
1 night trip with friends
The Swahili House, Zanzibar
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
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
The Swahili House, Zanzibar
Excellent4.0 / 5
A great Zanzibar stay!
The Swahili House is beautifully decorated and an interesting design. The rooms are amazing with massive beds and mosquito nets and a fan inside the mosquito nets. We didn't need the air con. The stained glass windows and wooden shutters add a beautiful touch and the views over Stone Town are fascinating. The bathroom is quaint but clean and the steep wooden stairs a good work out! Don't worry about carrying your cases though because there are awesome staff, who are extremely fit, to help you! The reception staff couldn't be more helpful and the free wifi in the courtyard is a great bonus. Highly recommend it!
2 night family trip
The Swahili House, Zanzibar
Good3.0 / 5
A bit overpriced for what it was. Don't take elderly people here or anyone with walking difficulty. It's around 100 stair steps to the restaurant. Wifi is not available in room, only by the reception -outside. Location itself is fairly convenient. Hotel itself is a unique old building, kept pretty clean. I have a feeling from what we saw elsewhere in Stone Town, that it doesn't get much better without maybe paying much more? Only spent one night here but really would have avoiding staying in Stone Town as a stop before Nungwi. A few hours in Stone Town was plenty.
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