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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, connected to a shopping centre, near Old Fort

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
£64

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Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town, 25524, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • The staff were very good and attentive. Over all I had a good stay on my birthday. Our…

    Jun 23, 2021

  • The location is good. Breakfast was ok but egg and pancake station was the winner.

    Mar 10, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Shopping
Dining options
Safe
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 65 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 37-min walk
  • Old Fort - 2-min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3-min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6-min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 8-min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Single Room
  • Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Partial Sea View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea Facing
  • Triple Room, Balcony
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, Partial Sea View
  • Freddie Mercury Apartment
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom, Annex Building
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Annex Building
  • Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom, Annex Building
  • Family Room

Location

Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town, 25524, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 37-min walk
  • Old Fort - 2-min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 37-min walk
  • Old Fort - 2-min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3-min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6-min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 8-min walk
  • Prison Island - 15-min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) 16-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 5 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 161
  • Conference space size (meters) - 15
  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 3
  • Year Built – 1992
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Bahari Restaurant – This beachfront restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required.

Small print

Also known as

  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments
  • Tembo House Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House
  • Tembo House & Apartments
  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 10 costs USD 15.00 (one-way)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge.

Beach shuttle and shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property on arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Bahari Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (3-min walk), Old Fort (3-min walk) and Maru Maru (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours and scuba-diving. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a nightclub and a picnic area. Tembo House Hotel & Apartments also has a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great place

    Great place wondeful breakfasts. Opens up right onto the beach. Only problem is that we had 3 flights of stairs but the room was worth it when you reached the top. Swimming pool was great enough towels. Very convenient to local eating places night market

    Heather, 5 night trip, Jan 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice position, friendly staff, exotic fell Loved it

    craig, 2 night trip, Jan 17, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    we were put in the annex which was OK but would have been better in main building breakfast was from 7am but not everything was out at 7am and more items came around 8am

    3 night trip, Jan 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A very good location, very helpful and friendly staff but unfortunately no beer!!

    1 night romance trip, Aug 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We stayed for one week. A lovely hotel. Very well situated and with excellent service and standards.

    David, 6 night family trip, Jul 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel on the beach front and super friendly staff. They were excellent in arranging a tour for us after our operator failed to show last minute as well as advising on ferry tickets and sorting taxis to the airport. Would definitely stay again

    Amy, 1 night romance trip, Jun 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Tembo house in bang in the middle of the action and also right on the beach. Great for access to local boats and ferry to Dar. Prison Island is just over the water. We stayed in Mercury House which is over the road but we had a two bed apartment which was great. If you want authentic, rustic and charm then this is for you.

    2 night romance trip, May 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We really liked this hotel - very authentic feel with everything there that we needed and at a much better price than it’s neighbours. Great location too.

    Paula, 2 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the staff- quirky lobby - mosquito netted beds

    5 night family trip, Feb 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay!

    Had a lovely stay here great service and the breakfast was very good.

    Naima, 3 night romance trip, Jan 5, 2019

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