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The Swahili House
2 stars

The Swahili House

Kiponda St Stone Town N A 3705 Stown Town Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
+255 777 510 209

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based on 275 reviews

The Swahili House
Thu 20/6
Fri 21/6

About The Swahili House

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free
The Swahili House is located in the centre of Stone Town amongst the bustling market, shops and restaurants. The refurbished 5-storey Indian Merchant House is built around a courtyard. The rooms are decorated in traditional Swahili style. Each room comes equipped with a fan and the bed is draped with mosquito nets. The private bathroom has a bath or shower. The restaurant on the rooftop terrace at Swahili serves fresh seafood and Mediterranean Tapas. The bar offers a large variety of wines, international spirits and cocktails. A number of restaurants can be found within 1 km. Guests can relax in the hot tub on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Spice Tours, visits to the Jozani Forest and Tours of Stone Town can be arranged for guests on request. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. The Zanzibar airport is a 15-minute drive away

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Thu 20/6
Fri 21/6
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Swahili House

  • Snorkelling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Services and conveniences

  • Car hire
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Bottle of water
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Cooking classes


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Rooftop pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Plunge pool

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Family rooms
  • Storage available


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of The Swahili House

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Kiponda St Stone Town N A 3705 Stown Town Zanzibar, Zanzibar

What's nearby

  • Stone Town17 m
  • Christ Church74 m
  • Slave Chambers119 m
  • House of Wonders338 m
  • Old Fort370 m
  • Forodhani Gardens0.4 km
  • Stone Town Beach0.5 km
  • Livingstone's House1.2 km
  • Nakupenda Beach4.9 km
  • Changuu Island5.5 km
  • Cheetah's Rock11.3 km
  • Chumbe Island13 km



Check in anytime after 12:00, check out anytime before 09:30


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FAQs when booking at The Swahili House

  • Where is The Swahili House located?

    The Swahili House is located at Kiponda St Stone Town N A 3705 Stown Town Zanzibar, 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.

  • How far is The Swahili House from the airport?

    The Swahili House is 7.8 km from Zanzibar Kisauni. The Swahili House is 79.3 km from Dar Es Salaam.

  • Does The Swahili House have a pool?

    Yes, The Swahili House has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Swahili House hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Swahili House in Zanzibar and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Swahili House and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Swahili House.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.7 km

Nearest airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

7.5 km