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Kholle House

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Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 642, Tanzania
Kholle House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rwanda
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I second the praise by many reviewers. It is a tasteful renovation of a charming old Arab house. Pleasant small pool to chill out after sweaty walks down the alleys of Stone Town. I loved the small living where I discovered an interpretation of Mozart “a l’Egyptienne “. Service was attentive and professional. The small rooftop terrace is attractive but... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Probably the best aspect of Kholle House is it's location; especially if you arrive and depart by ferry. Decoration of the rooms are very nice but the pool & restaurant area is even better. Breakfast was also very nice. It is very close to the main historical places to see in Stone Town so it is very conveniently located for... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Kholle House for two nights. The first night we arrived late and we were given a room that was not prepared for us. The room had a broken air conditioner and there was no drinking water. The night attendant pretended to turn on the air conditioner for us when he showed us our room.... More 

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Kholle house is a charming, small boutique hotel in a wonderful location--close to the center of action, but tucked back in the winding alleys of Stonetown so that it is quiet and peaceful. Built in the 19th century, it has been appropriately restored to that era. Rooms are not fancy but clean and comfortable. There is a small pool and... More 

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Kholle House is an attractive and recent remodel of an old Arab house, in the harbour area of Stone Town. There is no direct vehicle access; you need to park in the car park near the huge banyan tree, and then walk into the maze of narrow streets for about 50 yards. Inside the building is cool and dark with... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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27 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's been a while since we visited, but we have a lovely stay here and would love to go back. So charming, wonderful style, perfect pool, great location. I can't remember any drawbacks of this place. We booked a 3rd night on our way out of town (after the beach) because we liked it so much, and we got an... More 

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for your very encouraging comments. All the very best, Francis More 

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23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had a nice stay at Kholle House. The B & B had lovely decor and the staff were obliging. Wifi was only good in the main area. It is close to ocean so you can visit the nightly waterfront markets. Breakfast was good. It is also very close to Stone Town markets.

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for your kind words about the Princess's House. Sincerely, Francis More 

Karatu, Tanzania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What a wonderful stay I had at this beautifully renovated house in Stone Town. The service was super; the breakfast very good. A plus was the beautiful courtyard garden with pool (unusual in Stone Town). The rooftop was breezy and refreshing and the location is great; just a short walk from the "big tree" and the harbor. If you stay... More 

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for these mostly encouraging comments. See you soon in Kholle House! Sincerely, Francis More 

Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Former house of Princess Kholle, it's modest yet beautiful. Stayed there twice, and it's been very pleasant experience. The place is very close to the ferry terminal (certainly walking distance) and is convenient. If anything, the internet is very weak/unstable - but it's OK, you don't go there (hopefully) for work.

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Many thanks for these nice and encouraging words. Our staff will be delighted to hear about your appreciation. See you again in Kholle House. Karibu ! Francis More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hotel has a good location and very amicable owners. The terrasse on the roof is a lovely place. It would have been a good value and I would likely have given a better review if I hadn't had belongings stohlen during my stay!!!

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear Guests, This is what our manager tells me about your comment: "Never heard of anything gone missing from a guest during this season so far. This guest stayed in #14... We received a call day before from a guest checking if they had forgotten their hat /cap. The house keeping said nothing was found left behind. No theft has... More 

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