The Swahili House

3705 Sultan Estate Road, Zanzibar, Tanzania
+255 777 510 209

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8,4

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based on 205 reviews
The Swahili House - Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,7 km
Location rating 9,3
Nearest airport Zanzibar Kisauni
Distance to airport 7,5 km

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Deluxe rooms

R1 241+

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beautifully restored in 2 reviews
big bed in 7 reviews
central location in 21 reviews
cold showers in 3 reviews
compared to other options in 6 reviews
food was good in 14 reviews
historic building in 11 reviews
hot water in 8 reviews
nice hotel in 21 reviews
perfect location in 23 reviews
restaurant to the food in 20 reviews
roof terrace in 6 reviews
rooftop restaurant in 23 reviews
staff were friendly and helpful in 43 reviews
stone town in 10 reviews
value for money in 8 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    10,0

    It was an interesting historic building centrally located. It was very clean, well staffed and managed. All of the staff including the very helpful Maria were most accommodating and actually made you feel truly welcome and sincere. They all went out of their way to please, educate and help us. A safe haven in a bustling city.

    We were surprised that cars/ taxis could not drive right up to the hotel but if a place is well located in Old Stone City only bikes and motor bikes can make it thru the streets.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2019
    10,0

    Beautiful historical hotel with unique guest rooms. Loved the architecture of the building and the details of the room. Added bonus of a rooftop bar/restaurant with a panoramic view of the town and even a jacuzzi up there. We were one of the few guests in the hotel since it's low season but all of the staff were still very accommodating.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2019
    8,8

    Nice location, Stone Town is the perfect location to get to every You need to go, great restaurant above the hotel with a beautiful view. Very helpful and nice staff in the restaurant and reception area.

    The bed is an not comfortable.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2019
    10,0

    Great staff, food, ambiance

    Very difficult to find in the labyrinth of Stontown, even with map. I did not have a GPS, which might solve the problem. Only issue I had was a laundered pair of shorts of synthetic fabric that had the imprint of an iron on it, which burned a small hole and blackened a small area. Not a big deal but would have appreciated a heads-up on that.

  • Good
    Feb 2019
    7,5

    Nice room, views.

    The power kept going off and their generator also didn’t work. Water pressure not great and pump to the toilet didn’t work most days. No hot water so be prepared for cold showers all the time. Wasn’t until breakfast on the third morning we were offered cooked eggs. Other days the breakfast offerings got less and less but seems they worked it out in the end.

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Overview

A stay at The Swahili House places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, steps from Christ Church Cathedral and 6 minutes by foot from House of Wonders. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,4 Excellent

based on 205 reviews

10,0

Bar

9,6

Vibe

4,6

Breakfast

2,4

WiFi

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Great view
  • Nice building
  • Awesome terrace

Check in

12:00

Check out

9:30

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Babysitting or child care
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry service
Room service
Hot tub
Scuba diving
Snorkelling
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Disabled access
Lift
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
24-hour front desk
Pets not allowed

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Stone Town 17 m
  • Christ Church 74 m
  • Slave Chambers 119 m
  • House of Wonders 338 m
  • Old Fort 370 m
  • Forodhani Gardens 0,4 km

Getting around

Zanzibar Kisauni 7,5 km
Dar Es Salaam 79,3 km

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