Good to know
|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 location is superb and it has a fantastic rooftop where you have your breakfast and where you can watch the sunset. The rooms are a god size and very comfortable.
The water pressure was a bit poor.
Reception girls were great, very helpful and informative.
Breakfast was poor. Also service during the breakfast could be better.
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.
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 180 reviews
Things to know
- Nice building
- Great reception
- Great view
- Awesome terrace
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at The Swahili House
Where is The Swahili House located?
The Swahili House is located at 3705 Sultan Estate Road, 0.7 km from the centre of Zanzibar. Stone Town is the closest landmark to The Swahili House.
When is check-in time and check-out time at The Swahili House?
Check-in time is 12:00 and check-out time is 09:30 at The Swahili House.
Does The Swahili House offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, The Swahili House offers free Wi-Fi.
Does The Swahili House offer free parking?
No, The Swahili House does not offer free parking.
Does The Swahili House offer free airport shuttle service?
No, The Swahili House does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is The Swahili House from the airport?
The Swahili House is 7.5 km from Zanzibar Kisauni. The Swahili House is 79.3 km from Dar Es Salaam.
Can you bring pets to The Swahili House?
No, pets are not allowed at The Swahili House.
Does The Swahili House have a pool?
Yes, The Swahili House has a pool on-site.
Reviews about The Swahili House
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|