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|Distance to city centre||0.7 km|
|Nearest airport||Zanzibar Kisauni|
|Distance to airport||7.5 km|
|"Actually this hotel has great history."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"Clean sheets and friendly staff."||(in 17 reviews)|
|"Best choice in Stone Town!"||(in 4 reviews)|
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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|
The rooms were very comfortable and the staff was delightful. Excellent location.
- Unique style of the hotel - Roof top terrace overlooking the city - Friendly receptionist
- Bland and somewhat tasteless food at the restaurant, being on the spice island one would expect very tasty food. - bad WiFi connection - towels not rinsed properly and still full of soap - room without windows - service at the restaurant somewhat not very friendly
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.
A stay at The Swahili House places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, within a 10-minute walk of Shangani Beach and Christ Church Cathedral. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
based on 205 reviews
Things to know
- Stylish hotel
- 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|