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The Swahili House

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

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8.6

Excellent
based on 180 reviews
The Swahili House - Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.7 km
Location rating 10.0
Nearest airport Zanzibar Kisauni
Distance to airport 7.5 km

Rooms

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Deluxe rooms

$127+

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Unknown
$127 per night

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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
  • Good
    Jan 2020
    8.0

    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.

  • Good
    Dec 2019
    7.0

    Reception girls were great, very helpful and informative.

    Breakfast was poor. Also service during the breakfast could be better.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    The rooms were very comfortable and the staff was delightful. Excellent location.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.1

    - 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

  • 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.

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About

Overview

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.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.6 Excellent

based on 180 reviews

10.0

Bar

10.0

Location

4.6

Breakfast

3.3

WiFi

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Great reception
  • Great view
  • Awesome terrace

Check in

12:00

Check out

09:30

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
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

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.

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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

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Dar Es Salaam 79.3 km

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