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Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town 6482, Tanzania
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
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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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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

Aix en Provence
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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
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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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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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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): $
Also Known As:
Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
Kholle House Zanzibar/Stone Town

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