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|Distance to city centre||0,7 km|
|Nearest airport||Zanzibar Kisauni|
|Distance to airport||7,5 km|
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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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
based on 205 reviews
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- Friendly atmosphere
- Great view
- Nice building
- Awesome terrace
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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
|Zanzibar Kisauni||7,5 km|
|Dar Es Salaam||79,3 km|