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Overview of Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
359 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

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Highlights

Popular LocationShangani Beach2 min walk
Popular LocationMbweni Ruins2 min walk
Popular LocationMarahubi Palace2 min walk
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea Facing

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Triple Room, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Beds
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  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Balcony, Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Freddie Mercury Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Large Twin Beds
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  • Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom, Annex Building

    Room amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 376 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 King Beds
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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. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shangani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Mbweni Ruins - 2 min walk
  • Marahubi Palace - 2 min walk
  • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 2 min walk
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 17 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bahari Restaurant — 1 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 provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with cable channels. 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. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free extended parking
Limited parking spaces
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
Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
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

1 meeting room
Business center
Conference space (161 square feet)

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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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Beach towels
Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Egyptian cotton sheets
Free cribs/infant beds
Heating (climate-controlled)
Linens

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

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Connecting rooms available
Desk
Electrical adapters/chargers
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe
Separate sitting area
Turndown service

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
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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

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
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American Express
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

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)

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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
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 Hotel
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tembo House Hotel & Apartments cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
As of Jun 7, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments on Jul 1, 2020 start from $58, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Tembo House Hotel & Apartments have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM–7:00 PM.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking and extended parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from noon–midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 15.00 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this property located?
Located in Stone Town, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens. House of Wonders and Christ Church Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

Guest reviews

4.1
Very Good
5 - Excellent
123
4 - Good
178
3 - Okay
37
2 - Mediocre
16
1 - Poor
5
4.2
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The Tembo hotel offers a very unique location, on a beautiful beach where small local boats are waiting to take you on a tour of beautiful small islets a few miles off the coast. Its historical setting and romantic architecture definitely add to the experience. The hotel is also at the center of the old Stone Town, with access to dozens of exotic stores and restaurants. The staff is as helpful as dedicated and can arrange for all sorts of excursions. The hotel restaurant offers great menus and a marvelous breakfast.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Loved our stay here!

Loved our stay here! Beautiful rooms with lovely view. A fantastic pool, restaurant with a view and a great breakfast!

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The room was quite large and adequate. We were not in the main building but the annex building and it was ok. Did not use the pool but it looked nice and clean. Breakfast was decent and it was nice to watch the people along the beach. Location was good and it was easy to access all of Stone Town.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

great place

Great place wondeful breakfasts. Opens up right onto the beach. Only problem is that we had 3 flights of stairs but the room was worth it when you reached the top. Swimming pool was great enough towels. Very convenient to local eating places night market

Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness

not great ..

We booked a room for 4 people at 40 euros per person so it's a lot and we were in another building not in the main building we had to walk in the street. The appartment had no security you could enter in the building without any keys.....

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020