Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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On the beach, white sand, beach shuttle, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach shuttle, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, sun loungers

Overview of Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town, 25524

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShangani Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationForodhani Gardens3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSlave Market9 min walk
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)16 min drive

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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located on the beach, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments is in Stone Town neighborhood and is connected to a shopping center. Old Fort and House of Wonders are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Forodhani Gardens and Nakupenda Beach. With scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Shangani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Slave Market - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bahari Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Stone Town Cafe — 2 min walk
  • Taarab Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • Café Foro — 3 min walk
  • Traveller's Cafe — 3 min walk

About this property

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4-star beach retreat just steps from Old Fort
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a children's pool and barbecue grills. All 65 rooms feature modern comforts like LED TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, minibars, and Egyptian cotton sheets.
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments offers 65 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 32-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space (161 square feet)
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from noon - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 5 children 1 year old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 15.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 15.00 (one-way), (from 5 to 10 years old)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Up to 5 children 1 year old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Tembo House Hotel Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo House Hotel Apartments
Tembo House Zanzibar Town
Tembo House
Tembo House & Apartments
Tembo House Hotel Apartments
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel Zanzibar Town

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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 154 out of 410 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 194 out of 410 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 39 out of 410 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 410 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 410 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Interesting architecture in this hotel, with lots of carved wood & painted glass panels. Huge tiled bathroom that looked like a “Turkish bath.” Nice pool & outdoor seating on the water. Hotel is walking distance to most shops & restaurants in Stonetown.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was an amazing hotel. Great location in the heart of stone town. The staff was amazing and helpful. The free breakfast was one of the best I have ever had. One of the best hotels I have ever stated at. There is also a roof top pool they don't promote for some reason, but was the best view of the sunset! A would stay there again in a heart beat!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pictures dony do this property justice. Beautiful beachfront hotel with two pools. One of them is a rooftop pool overlooking the ocean. If you like taking pictures then you must stay here. The breakfast is incredible. So many buffet opinions as well as a chef making eggs/omlets to your liking. It is located in the perfect stone town location near everything you might need to access by foot - restraunts (we really liled the Beach House), Forodhani park (go there for nutella banana pancakes and street food at night - TONS of vendors show up here at night - it's a party so make sure to go), Darajani street for the spice market, mama mia's for ice cream, etc. You can even see lrison island from the hotel. They have turn down service at night to put the mosquito nets over your bed. There is a tiny supermarket where you can vet bottled water and then put the water in the fridge in your room. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. Beautiful property.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Tembo is an idyllic hotel situated in the perfect location of Stonetown - right next to every landmark and main strip (Forodhani Park). The hotel also has it's own lovely beach and 2 pools. The outstanding and personable hospitality of the staff and management aside, the place retains a special charm reminiscent of Zanzibar's Sultanate era: be sure to check out the vintage artifacts all around the hotel. Loved every bit of my experience and will always be back here whenever I'm in Stonetown.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021