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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Forodhani Street | P.O. Box 3974 Zanzibar, Stone Town 25524, Tanzania
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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for or 2 nights when we first arrived and then again for 2 nights after a week on the east coast. The staff are very good,breakfast ok, rooms with view on second floor and they have lovely little balconies. We dined here twice and thought the food was ok but also good restaurants just moments away. It is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Tembo House Hotel a few times in the past so when it was time to plan a trip to Zanzibar with my family, I was thrilled to see online that Tembo also had Apartments with two bedrooms, big enough for 4 people. I booked a two-bedroom apartment online on Agoda a few weeks before my trip.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tembo is a nice hotel with friendly staff. The suite was very nice with a sea view..the apartment is not a sea view but is large with 3 king size beds and a confortable traditional living room and is good for big family. The hotel is very close to the fairy station and all the island trip start from their.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a month in Kenya and Zanzibar and must say, my experience at Tembo was the best overall. Under the leadership of Rahim Amigo and his staff, we felt pampered from their providing us with guides until we knew our way around to organizing transportation and information. The receptionist speaks at least 12 languages and everything here works!!! The... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was okay and in a great location and although okay for the price it could be so much better than it was - just average. Room was a bit dark and bathroom smelt a bit - greying towels. Didn't find the layout of the pool and beach area flowed very well. A bit tired and we thought needed an... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in this well situated hotel on the beach, central to activities in Stone Town. Breakfast was good, the best chapati we had in Zanzibar was here! I would recommend a room overlooking the pool, with a balcony. Negatives were that the bathroom had a mouldy, stuffy smell - probably because of the huimidity. Be aware there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Tembo for one night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! We walked in off the street without a booking and were told that this wasnt a problem and were promptly shown up to a room overlooking the pool. Staff were more than helpful, and always happy to assist. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel, both were... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tembo House Hotel is situated in a beautiful building, in a stunning location that could be right out of an exotic film. I was initially thrilled by its quint and traditional charm, but these very same qualities soon frustrated me: quint rooms felt cramped, and traditional décor felt tired, stuffy, dark and old. The bed sheets and covers felt old,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location could not be better - very central and yet by the beach. The building is old and has charichter, you know that you are in Zanzibar! It is not as clean maybe as it could be measured by European standards but above the average I guess, in Stonetown. Excellent breakfast with fantastic fresh fruits. Rooms are big and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only thing that I would like to mention here is that I greatly appreciate kindness and flexibility of the manager, who gave us a very nice room by the beach on December 30 - without making a reservation! I arrived with my friend in Zanzibar without making any reservations in the new year time, when most of hotels are... More 

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Address: Forodhani Street | P.O. Box 3974 Zanzibar, Stone Town 25524, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tembo House Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
Tembo Stone Town
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar/Stone Town
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town

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