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Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town 6482, Tanzania
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Kholle House
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Copan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Entering this house was like walking into the past and living for a while like the princess who originally built this house did. The walls are thick and the decor is astonishing. The rooms are locked with a thick padlock. The bathroom is exquisite with a stone bathtub. A lot of nice wood carving all around the place. So beautiful!... More 

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Many thanks for these very positive appreciations. Sincerely, More 

Freetown, Sierra Leone
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Really charming hotel.... I loved every second of staying here, I travelled by myself so the standard room was the perfect size for me! The attention to detail is spot on... beautiful stained glass, wooden carvings and apparently original features. Breakfast was a really pleasant experience with good coffee and the freshest of fruits. I noted that other people complained... More 

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your most encouraging comments. Truly, we did our best to restore an authentic Swahili atmosphere. We are humbled and pleased that you loved it! Kwaheri! Francis More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Well what can I say, a little gem on the edge of Stonetown. My husband had been to Zanzibar before, but it was my first visit and we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We live in the Centre of Dar es Salaam, so it was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of such a busy... More 

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear Madam and Sir, Thank you so much for your excellent comments about Kholle House, the Princess's hideaway in the oldest part of Stone Town, Malindi. WE were under restoration work and you have been kind enough not to mention it. We shall be delighted to welcome you for another anniversary. Cordialement, Francis More 

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Address: Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town 6482, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
Kholle House Zanzibar/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Family Hotel in Stone Town

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