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The Swahili House

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   Mchambawima Street | P.O. Box 3705, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #16 of 27 Stone Town B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not have much contact with the staff here. Very teep stairs so would not recommend it to elder people or families with small children. Small room, poor cleaning and stains on the sheet. Breakfast was only OK. Nice view from the rooftop though.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After walking through the market place which is noisy and very busy you arrive at an oasis of calm called Swahili House. The entrance is welcoming and the hotel itself an amazing building. Beautifully restored from a merchants house it is on 4 levels with a terrace restaurant on the top floor. Our bedroom ( the Sultan Suite )was wonderful.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

we wanted to stay in a place with great location in the centre, with swahili & sultan of znz spirit , for reasonnable budget. got the room online, with great rates. Super friendly staff, almost too Familiar upstairs at the Bar ! Everyhting worked well, room at first floor, hot water, fan, clean, great bed, little terrace . Only the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We loved thi splace...The staff are extremely friendly.. Rooms are clean,... Great location.. Roof top Excellent breakfast.. We were surprised that they had a small plung pool after a busy day shopping...

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Aveiro, Portugal
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We spent just one night in this lovely hotel, in order to visit Stone Town. The location is great, just by the fruit, fish and meat markets, and everything is at a walking distance. We loved the wooden stairs (but they can be hard for some persons), and the traditional Zanzibar courtyard, that you can see from every floor. From... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great service, fresh rooms, excellent restaurant at the top if the tall building, with excellent view. Upon arrival, a very nice and friendly staff welcomes you and takes care of you during your stay. The first time you have breakfast on the 5th floor (roof top), you will be amazed by the sea view, and the view of all the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We spent three nights at Swahili house, We loved the Swahili style in the rooms and the lovely wooden stairs, the traditional architecture was very special and gave the place a beautiful atmosphere. Great location (in the heart of Stone town) and in a walking distance from all the nice places that worth visit in Stone town, Which you can... More 

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Athens, Greece
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had the opportunity to spend one night at this boutique hotel. Very traditional architecture and in walking distance from all the interesting sites in Stonetown. We had the room 8 that was lovely. View from the 4th floor roof amazing. The only negative are the steps to go up. Certainly would go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were dismayed to discover live fleas in the bed of our room. When we alerted the General Manager, Rachel, to the problem, she at first denied the problem flat-out and then after some prodding reluctantly agreed to accompany us to our room to take a look. She glanced at the bed from several feet away and pronounced that she... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great staff were very helpful during my stay. Hotel is located 5 min walk to ferry station, but it-s worth to pay 2000 tsh for someone to guide you there! Rooms are spacious, clean, with good zanzibari style furniture. Single issue is (if you are a couple, and haven't been married for 30 years) shower and toilet area offer no... More 

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Address: Mchambawima Street | P.O. Box 3705, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Swahili House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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The Swahili House Hotel Stone Town
The Swahili House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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