Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Outstanding Historic Romantic Getaway HotelPosted Dec 4, 2014 on Hotels
Incredible place. Excellent location in old Stonetown. The rooftop restaurant serves a delicious breakfast as well as lunch and dinner, with a side of spectacular city views extending to the ocean. Friendly and helpful staff. Steep staircase, but worth the climb. It appears they are currently constructing an elevator, though we were never disturbed by any construction. Very clean, with the courteous staff opening and closing the massive curtain-size mosquito netting around the bed at morning and night. Complimentary drinking water and excellent breakfast was a nice touch. Highly recommended. Will stay here next time I'm in Zanzibar for certain!
for Couplesby Lana from Ontario, Canada
Historic oasis in Stone TownPosted Nov 29, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, and thought it was great! It's right in the middle of Stone Town and fits perfectly into this historically rich town. It's one of the tallest buildings so the views are fantastic for both our room balcony as well as the roof top restaurant and terrace. The roof top restaurant was definitely the highlight, it's a beautiful oasis with a phenomenal chef, so good we ate all our meals here. The room was large with 20 foot ceilings and suited the local cultural experience. It wasn't perfect in condition, but we weren't expecting perfect or we'd have stayed at a big commercial hotel. It's an excellent location for a tour of stone town. They are currently renovating and adding an elevator, but we welcomed the excersize of the stairs to the roof top personally, and it's completely worth it to see and eat on the roof top. The service was very good, and the grounds are private and we'd recommend to any one staying in Stone Town.
for Getaway With Friendsby Berit S. from Oslo
Ok hotell med personlig sjarmPosted Nov 25, 2014 on Hotels
Positivt: Stor og god seng. Koselig hotell med fine dekorasjon/kunst. Godt renhold og service. Minus: mange trapper for å komme til rommet. Ikke internett på rommet. Upraktisk med åpen toalettløsning og delvis innsyn til dusjen.
for Couplesby Piotr from Poland
just a visitPosted Nov 20, 2014 on Hotels
Nice view in the Restaurant at the top - don`t forget your camera. Money Exchange oposit the Hotel.
for Couplesby Hermann from Eglisau
Einfaches StadthotelPosted Nov 9, 2014 on Hotels
Zentrale Lage in der Stadt. Das Hotel und die Zimmer haben eine Auffrischung nötig. Schöne Dachterrasse mit Restaurantservice.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
A great Zanzibar stay!Posted Oct 4, 2014 on Hotels
The Swahili House is beautifully decorated and an interesting design. The rooms are amazing with massive beds and mosquito nets and a fan inside the mosquito nets. We didn't need the air con. The stained glass windows and wooden shutters add a beautiful touch and the views over Stone Town are fascinating. The bathroom is quaint but clean and the steep wooden stairs a good work out! Don't worry about carrying your cases though because there are awesome staff, who are extremely fit, to help you! The reception staff couldn't be more helpful and the free wifi in the courtyard is a great bonus. Highly recommend it!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 3, 2014 on Hotels
for Couplesby Christofer
Posted Feb 10, 2014 on Hotels
Recommendedby Morgan from California, USA
Posted Feb 5, 2014 on Hotels
A bit overpriced for what it was. Don't take elderly people here or anyone with walking difficulty. It's around 100 stair steps to the restaurant. Wifi is not available in room, only by the reception -outside. Location itself is fairly convenient. Hotel itself is a unique old building, kept pretty clean. I have a feeling from what we saw elsewhere in Stone Town, that it doesn't get much better without maybe paying much more? Only spent one night here but really would have avoiding staying in Stone Town as a stop before Nungwi. A few hours in Stone Town was plenty.
by A verified traveler
Prima locatie, hotel wat rommeligPosted Jan 30, 2014
1 probleem: we hebben via Expedia full board geboekt, bij aankomst zei het hotel dat er B&B geboekt was. Er gaat dus iets fout met het doorgeven daarvan, was een hoop gedoe! Geen leuke afsluiting van de vakantie. Locatie is leuk, eten te duur en niet bijzonder, uitzicht en ontbijt zijn top, service ok, kamers niet super. Uiteindelijk kregen we een luxere kamer, maar de airco bleek al wel 3 maanden kapot.