Overview of The Swahili House

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4.0 / 5Very Good
44 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

Popular LocationChrist Church Cathedral1 min walk
Popular LocationHamamni Persian Baths2 min walk
Popular LocationSlave Market3 min walk
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)12 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Deluxe Double Room

    Deluxe Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighborhood, The Swahili House is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Christ Church Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 2 min walk
  • Darajani Market - 3 min walk
  • Slave Market - 3 min walk
  • Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani) - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 12 min drive


  • Rooftop Terrace – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

The Swahili House

Zanzibar Town hotel in Stone Town, walk to Shangani Beach
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a poolside bar, a spa tub, and concierge services are onsite. All 22 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Swahili House offers 22 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include day beds. This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

No onsite parking available
Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
1 restaurant
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Outdoor pool
Spa tub

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken




Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Day bed


Free toiletries

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in available 24 hours


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types


Important information


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2310 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.

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 are 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

  • Swahili House
  • Swahili House Hotel
  • Swahili House Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Swahili House Zanzibar Town
  • The Swahili House Hotel
  • The Swahili House Zanzibar Town
  • The Swahili House Hotel Zanzibar Town

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Guest reviews


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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

The Swahili House is a beautiful hotel nestled in the centre of Stone Town so it’s very easy to get around on foot. The staff were very nice and friendly, and the rooftop restaurant has a wonderful view over the town and the port. The wifi wasn’t so great; so be sure to let your loved ones know that your connection will be limited so they don’t worry about you. Otherwise no complaints! I look forward to staying there for my next visit to Zanzibar

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Great service and good value

The staff were really friendly and helpful. Very beautiful traditional rooms and very comfortable. Everything is walkable from the hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Very Friendly staff and reception. Nice central location makws sightseeing easy within Stonetown. The hitel has an authentic feel and loved the rooftop bar where I could watch the sun set and the day unwind.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

    Nice Hotel

    Swahili House is a great hotel in the Stone Town. It is within easy walking distance of anything in the Stone Town. The staff are friendly and the rooftop bar is a nice place to chill and have a drink.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

    4/5 Good

    Characterful hotel

    Stayed 1 night in February 2018. Hotel is full of character, having been built for visiting family of the sultan

    Pros: Room was amazing. Huge and unlike anything we have stayed in before.

    Location: Central to Stonetown. Cannot drive to hotel - need to get a taxi to nearby market.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018