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Kholle House

Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town 6482, Tanzania
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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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Aix en Provence
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended our Tanzanian trip with a three night stay in Stonetown. The hotel is close to the harbour and ferry departure, and a ten minute walk from the center of town . It is built in an old three stories riad with a small garden and pool in the middle. Staff is friendly. Our "superior" room was dark (no... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed in this hotel as a family of four in one of the pool facing rooms. The hotel itself is tucked away but has great charm, with wooden furniture and an absolutely lovely courtyard pool. On the roof top there is a wonderful terrace overlooking the city and port which is a great place for either a sundowner or... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Located in the old town of Zanzibar this hotel is very charming and typical. All build in stone.... The breakfast is ok. But you don't have lunch only diner with a small card. It's not a big deal as you are not far from all the good restaurants in town. The rooms are small but functional. Better ask for a... More

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Thank you to tripadvisor without which we would not have found this Jewel in the Stone Town crown. We arrived hot and bothered from a long drive across the island to be so warmly greeted by the welcoming staff at Kholle House that we felt immediately relaxed and at home in this beautifully decorated historical house. I struggle to call... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are very humbled and pleased by your invaluable comments. Lucy, Ali and all other team members thank you for your appreciation. Safe trip back to Australia. Sincerely, Francis More

Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

we stayed 2 nights in Kholle House while vacationing in Zanzibar. the hotel itself is set in the old sultan style of Arab traders, but is very clean and welcoming. the little garden with the small swimming pool is truly an oasis among the dusty streets of the old town. The staff are very helpful, welcoming and professional. Two thumbs... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests Many thanks for your kind comments and encouragements to our staff. For sure being in Stone Town during Ramadan is not that quiet, I personally experienced it either. All the very best et à bientot. Sincerely, More

Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and loved it!! Lots of character and nicely restored. Yes, the windows are not sound proof and the call to prayer in the early mornings could be heard, but you are visiting Stonetown and we were visiting during Ramadan. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great breakfast and although they do not have a restaurant... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests Many thanks for your kind comments and encouragements to our staff. For sure being in Stone Town during Ramadan is not that quiet, I personally experienced it either. All the very best et à bientot. Sincerely, Francis More

Denver,co
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had a really great stay at this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable, the showers excellent, and the decor beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast in the pretty dining room was delightful. Our room was a bit noisy as some of the doors/windows did not close completely, but nothing earplugs couldn't fix! Especially the 5... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for your very nice comments. Your satisfaction makes us content. We are all committed to serve you in the best way and to make you happy during your stay in Kholle House. It is a fact that mosques are all around Kholle House and the muezzin call at 5 pm is very close. But it is... More

Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Lovely little gem of a hotel. We were transferred there because 236 Hurumzi was closed, and I can't imagine it would have been any better. I was in room 12, which was off the street and quiet, with its own veranda. Excellent air conditioning (a bonus in hot, humid Zanzibar) and polite, helpful staff. Decor is straight out of the... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for your so nice appreciation. Your satisfaction makes us content. We are all committed to serve you in the best way and to make you happy during your stay in Kholle House. Welcome back as soon as possible! Sincerely, More

Tanzania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have visited Zanzibar a number of times and decided we wanted a change from the Serena (great but expensive) or the Africa House. We found the Kholle House on the Internet and were not disappointed. The hotel is simple swahili style. Our room could have been a bit bigger, but that was not an issue for us as it... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for these encouraging comments. We all are committed to serve you in the best way. See you soon! Francis More

Bangkok, Thailand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Found this on Agoda.com and stayed there for a day and was positive surprised. It's a bit like travelling back in time. The design of the hotel is traditional and very, very well done. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and reliable. Good hotel facilities and restaurant, breakfast a la carte, good quality and catering to western tourists. Will book again and... More

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for your so nice appreciation. Your satisfaction makes us content. We are all committed to serve you in the best way and to make you happy during your stay in Kholle House. Welcome back as soon as possible! Sincerely, Francis More

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Additional Information about Kholle House

Also Known As:
Kholle House Hotel
Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
Kholle House Zanzibar/Stone Town
Address: Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town 6482, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Family Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kholle House fact sheet:Services & Facilities:• Wi-Fi available• Outdoor swimming pool• Transport to/from airport if required at an additional charge. Zanzibar airport and Dar es Salaam airport – ferry dock• Island tours and sea activities assistanceKholle House in the heart of Stone Town is an historical and authentic house build in 1860 which belonged to Princess Kholle. Sister of Sayyid Sultan bin Bargash and Princess Salme. The house has probably been there as a showcase from their crystal collection and porcelain.After the revolution in 1964 the house was confiscated and occupied by several families, this period caused severe damages in the house. Three years of restoration has bring us the pleasure to present our town beloved house, the work done in connection with historical monuments and in full respect with the construction methods in the time (coral rubble, lime, mangrove beams, marble…). With an noble and austere façade the building is typically Omani Arabic style while the garden has more Indo-Victorian fantasy rhythms. This style is featured on the covers of the old dispensary which faces Kholle House and was restored by the Ada Khan Foundation. ... more   less 

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