The Swahili House

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania  show map
 3 stars
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The Swahili House

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Overview

The traditional 3-star Swahili House is set in a market area minutes away from House of Wonders, The Zanzibar Curio shop and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. The hotel opened in 2008 and remains an example of international architecture in Zanzibar ever since.

Museums and a cathedral as well as a harbour are in a short distance from the property. It is set 2km from the center of Zanzibar renowned for Peace Memorial Museum, isola Nakupenda Beaches and Forodhani Park.

Guests can reach Swahili House by car from Kisauni airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel's air-conditioned rooms are appointed with a telephone, a ceiling fan and Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a beautiful view over the terrace. They provide bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy seafood dishes served at the tapas restaurant.

Services

The hotel offers laundry, housekeeping and 24-hour security together with a safe deposit box, a luggage storage and currency exchange for guests' comfort.

Relax

A Jacuzzi and a spa center are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace

Room facilities

  • Ceiling fan
  • Bottled water
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Daybed
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Telephone

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  9 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Swahili House Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.3km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.7km
  • International (DAR)
    79.7km
Restaurants
  • Cafe at Emerson Spice (cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion)
    110 m
  • Dockside Food Markets
    100 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    580 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    580 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed
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DOUBLE STANDARD

Standard Triple Room
Bed type: Triple
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TRIPLE STANDARD

How to reach hotel

hotel The Swahili House Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.3km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.7km
  • International (DAR)
    79.7km
Restaurants
  • Cafe at Emerson Spice (cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion)
    110 m
  • Dockside Food Markets
    100 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    580 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    580 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

The Swahili House Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center - 1.2km

Near the hotel

  • House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) - 380 m
    Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
  • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 580 m
  • Shakti Temple - 580 m
  • Forodhani Park - 580 m
    On the Waterfront, Stone Town
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches - 580 m
    al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
  • Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA) - 600 m
    Muungoni Village

Restaurants Nearby

  • Cafe at Emerson Spice - 110 m

    Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda
    Phone: 255 24 22 32 776

    85% likes this, based on 182 reviews
    Cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion
    Price Range: GBP 4 - GBP 26

  • House of Spices - 160 m

    Address: Kiponda street
    Phone: +255242231264

    83% likes this, based on 177 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 11

  • Tower Top Restaurant - 190 m

    Address: 236 Hurumzi Street
    Phone: 255 24 22 32 784

    Cuisine: Seafood
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 20

  • Dockside Food Markets - 100 m

  • Monsoon Restaurant - 190 m

    Address: Hurumzi St.

    63% likes this, based on 239 reviews
    Cuisine: African

Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22
Hotels nearby
Zanzibar Lodge
2 stars
0.3km
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3 stars
0.5km
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4 stars
0.5km
Cities nearby
  • Dar es Salaam hotels - 73km
  • Paje hotels - 38km
  • Jambiani (Zanzibar) hotels - 41km
  • Nungwi hotels - 50km
  • Tanga hotels - 122km
  • Selous Game Reserve hotels - 127km
  • Mafia Island hotels - 127km
  • Michamvi Kae hotels - 35km
  • Selem hotels - 7km

The Swahili House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Swahili House

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Excellent
Based on 6 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
9.0
Service
8.7
Value
7.0
Location
9.5

Individual guest reviews

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Swahili House Zanzibar location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Zanzibar
      1.3km
    Airports
    • Kisauni (ZNZ)
      7.7km
    • International (DAR)
      79.7km
    Restaurants
    • Cafe at Emerson Spice (cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic, Fusion)
      110 m
    • Dockside Food Markets
      100 m
    Parks
    • Forodhani Park
      580 m
    Beaches
    • isola Nakupenda Beaches
      580 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  9 am
    • Number of rooms:
      22