Spice tour, City Tour, boat to Prision Island, Sundowners, Scuba Diving, Jozani Forest Trip.
Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town the building was originally set up and used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century. In the 125 years that were to come the building was home to one of the many Sultan families and then became a hotel some years ago. After Moivaro Lodges & Tented Camps purchased the hotel, renovations started in May 2008. Most of the hotel has been restored into its original state, but we have been making some changes as well. The result is The Swahili House - a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities in combination with authentic Swahili hospitality.
The Swahili House has 5 floors that are all built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard. The floors are all reachable via traditional Zanzibari staircases. The 20 rooms are spread out over 4 floors and can be divided in 2 different room categories: Sultan Suites: large, spacious rooms with balcony. Deluxe Rooms: standard size double or twin room.
The rooms all are restored and decorated in traditional Swahili style, but adjusted to Western standards, which for example includes European sized mattresses, air conditioning and a fan. Most rooms will feature a spectacular open bathroom including a shower and bath, which are ideally to relax after a busy day of exploring Stone Town and its many treasures.
The Swahili House would definitely not be the same without our rooftop terrace. The rooftop terrace will house our bar & restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner while indulging in stunning views of Stone Town and the Swahili Coastal area. Our á la carte menu is a combination of Eastern and Western influences, spices and flavors and includes a wide variety of freshly caught fish and seafood, and is changed on a daily basis. A Continental and full English breakfast buffet will be served from our rooftop kitchen every morning. And last but certainly not least: The Swahili House offers a large variety of wines, international spirits and delicious cocktails to enjoy a romantic sun set with! Also on the rooftop, you can find our Jacuzzi, to cool down after a walk in Town.
The Swahili House is located in the center of Stone Town close to all the little bustling streets, alleys, market, shops, restaurants and other points of interest, all within walking distance from the hotel.
We can organize professional guides who'll assist you while discovering Stone Town in order to get the maximum out of your visit to this busy little town and its hundreds of little streets. Besides that, we can be off assistance with organizing various trips in and around Stone Town. Learn everything about the spices you normally only see at the shelves in the supermarket on a Spice Tour or visit the cheeky Colobus monkeys at Jozani Forrest. Explore the magnificent Menai bay while snorkeling or just enjoy a relaxing massage – there are plenty of things to do and see. With transfers to and from the airport or other areas on Zanzibar we are pleased to help .
Details / Other Expenses
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||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
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||Windows Do Open
||Holds 50 people
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||10.00AM - 12.00PM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation charges ( cancellations accepted in writing only )
Between 21 and 14 days of arrival 35%
Between 14 and 7 days of arrival 50%
Between 7 and 2 days of arrival 75%
Less than 1 days ( includin
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Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Zanzibar International Airport, 10 minutes drive, upto 4 pax usd 25 Airport Transfer Fee
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Full Ineternational/English Breakfast. Breakfast Ala cart menu available