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Tembo Palace Hotel

Upmarket beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Old Fort

  • Free WiFi

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Kenyatta Road, Zanzibar Town, 3974, Zanzibar, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • The accommodation was not as described. I stead of the advertised property we were…

    Jan 21, 2021

  • Xmas in Zanzibar was fabulous, the Hotel provided a great service throughout our time…

    Dec 22, 2019

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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
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • 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

Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3-min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3-min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6-min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7-min walk
  • Prison Island - 15-min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Room


Kenyatta Road, Zanzibar Town, 3974, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3-min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3-min walk

What’s around


  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3-min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3-min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6-min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7-min walk
  • Prison Island - 15-min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) 21-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

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. Dining and recreation facilities are located across the street at Tembo Hotel.

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby

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

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool sunloungers


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

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

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 41-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tembo – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Annex Tembo
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one way)

Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have lifts.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before 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.


  • Yes, Tembo Palace Hotel 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 personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Tembo offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Old Fort (3-min walk), Café Foro (3-min walk) and 6 Degrees South (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one way.
  • Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great hotel right on beach.

    john, 3 night trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We spent one night in Stone Town and we chose this hotel. The hotel is well placed on the beach. The food was amazing. Staff were well trained and always ready to help. I loved the hot sauce the hotel used at the restaurant. The manager got someone to go out and buy me a couple of bottles. Real service!

    1 night family trip, Sep 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Absolutely amazing location beautiful amenities only thing was that we were at the apartments very nice and spacious lacked a lift that is the only fault I can give them. I’d still go there again

    3 night family trip, Jun 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Huge airy room massive comfy bed and separate lounging area very cool tiled bathroom Great breakfast right on the beach nice big pool with endless swimming towels Very typical Zanzibar deco made our visit to Stonetown very memorable Staff were very helpful

    Susie, 2 night family trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay

    It’s been lovely staying here the staff are amazing and the service is great. Would recommend this hotel highly.

    Naima, 1 night romance trip, Jan 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very good hotel,location, staff were very kind and helpful

    4 night trip, Dec 9, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Tembo house hotel and annex.

    Tembo house hotel is really 3 buildings. You have tembo house hotel, tembo apartments across the small street and annex of tembo behind the apartments. The rooms are massive, quite Tunisian in their decor. We stayed in the annex and the rooms were really nice. Your own water heater, fridge, large bathroom and amazingly comfortable beds. Best nights sleep I’ve had for ages whilst staying at Tembo. The staff are very nice, the food is excellent and the views are stunning. Would definitely recommend staying here

    Craig, 6 night romance trip, Aug 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location could not be better -- right on the ocean with great beach, super people-watching, awesome sunsets

    4 night trip, Mar 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One of the better hotels that is Convenient and reasonably priced.

    25 night trip, Nov 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We brought our kids, and they enjoyed the wonderful pool and beach access. We highly recommend Tembo!

    2 night family trip, Mar 15, 2020

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