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|Distance to city centre||1.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Zanzibar Kisauni|
|Distance to airport||7.8 km|
|"Liked it all, especially great staff"||(in 145 reviews)|
|"Perfect location and nice view."||(in 211 reviews)|
|"Great breakfast plenty of variety"||(in 121 reviews)|
|"Alcohol is prohibited throughout the hotel."||(in 21 reviews)|
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|alcohol served||in 49 reviews|
|colonial style||in 33 reviews|
|croissant yogurt||in 2 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 225 reviews|
|great breakfast||in 174 reviews|
|great location||in 306 reviews|
|main hotel||in 43 reviews|
|ocean view||in 119 reviews|
|prison island||in 8 reviews|
|right on the beach||in 185 reviews|
|slices of fruit||in 11 reviews|
|steep flights of stairs||in 5 reviews|
|stone town||in 98 reviews|
|swimming pool||in 129 reviews|
Perfect location by the beach, and easy access to old Stone Town. Nice quiet location, wonderful rooms with balcony overlooking the pool and ocean.
Room was excellent, well arranged, neat and tidy. Breakfast was excellent. Good variety. The preparation was fresh, quick and taste oriented. Waiters were very friendly, even the reception staff were willingly helpful and polite. Pool was quite clean and very tempting to dive. It was well lit even during the night. The apartment area felt isolated, but was safe. The apartment building across the main hotel area, being slightly cheaper, is maintained well too.
We stayed for one night, despite being very good. I checked in late and checked out early. I needed a quick room cleaning in between, which I did not get. Pillows were slightly smelly and old. May need some changing. Lighting may need to be improved. It was quite dimly lit. The pool area may need an area away from public viewing and needs to remain open 24 hours. The apartment area requires an elevator. The 2nd floor was quite difficult for us to keep moving up and down constantly. (And bear in mind I went there with my mum and my toddler).
Great location, nice pool, decent breakfast
Didn’t like being in one of the ‘extra’ buildings rather than the main hotel. Constantly had to walk through a sketchy alley - getting offered marijuana, being bugged to buy stuff or give them cigarettes. The room in the extra building was large and comfortable but being a single woman travelling alone I didn’t enjoy the alley at all.
Building architecture, Indian ocean view by the balcony, historic vibe, breakfast selection (the omelette and pancakes are particularly great, thanks to the Chef!)
Noisy ceiling fan
Good location. Spacious rooms.
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments is in the heart of Zanzibar Town, within a 5-minute walk of Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Zanzibar Town? This hotel has facilities measuring 161 square feet (15 square meters), including a meeting room. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
based on 2,055 reviews
Things to know
- Friendly service
- Great view
- Beach nearby
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Most popular landmarks
- Stone Town Beach 81 m
- Old Fort 204 m
- Forodhani Gardens 211 m
- House of Wonders 275 m
- Stone Town 0.5 km
- Christ Church 0.6 km
|Zanzibar Kisauni||7.8 km|
|Dar Es Salaam||79.4 km|