We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zanzibar Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Mkunazini 1563/64, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Zanzibar Coffee House
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Zanzibar Coffee House
Add Photo Write a Review

282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    161
    93
    15
    6
    7
See reviews for
28
135
41
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (282)
  • Mar-May only
    (63)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (65)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (83)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (71)
All months
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super charging hotel with antique furniture... makes you feel like back in the Sultan days. The staff is friendly and helpful. My flight was very early in the morning and they prepared a breakfast box to go. I would stay there again.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tanga Region, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a historical building from 1885 and is beautiful. I enjoyed the stay, and appreciated the details-- welcome drink that you can choose from the menu of the coffee house, the rooms that are well taken care of and clean, Zanzibar traditional bed that is longer than usual (for tall people), locally-made soap... The only comment is... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
CH 2800 Delémont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

All of us 5 have been very pleased to stay in this "hotel de charme". The management as well as the personnel were very helpful. The rooms are very confortable, the décorations is "de bon gout", the restaurant and the terrace are delightful and the service is excellent.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of spending a night at Zanzibar Coffee House. Not knowing Stone Town that well finding the hotel at night proved to be a bit of a mission as it is not in the traditional town center, and you cannot reach it by car. Once we arrived however the welcome was warm and friendly. I found... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at the Zanzibar Coffee House. The hotel was quiet and well furnished and located right in the heart of Stone Town. The roof terrace is absolutely lovely and you can sit up there throughout the day. The breakfast was absolutely excellent, and the staff service cheerful and helpful. My only comment would be that when... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I loved every moment of my stay at Zanzibar coffee house. It was recommended to me by a friend. Great rooftop breakfast, great iced spiced coffee and beautiful rooms. Must stay! Only complaint would be the lights in the hallway made sleeping a bit difficult.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aalborg, Denmark
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

A really Nice place to stay:) Really goood coffee, and so friendly staff:) I hafe Been to Zanzibar a couple off times and I always go visit the coffee house, it is always a pleasure. My best recommendations 👍😃

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iringa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Before coming to Zanzibar Coffee House, I has spent 2 evenings at Tembo Hotel. After leaving, I spent 4 days at Kendwa Rocks Beach House and Zanzibar Coffee House was by far my favorite place. Zanzibar Coffee house is in the middle of Stone Town, so if you are not familiar with its location, it can be difficult to find.... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dakar, Senegal
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great stay. Zanzibar Coffee House is a boutique hotel in the middle of Stone Town. Great location, tastefully decorated rooms, good bed, impeccably clean and great service. Manager Salome Siegrist and her staff go out of their way to help. Breakfast at the rooftop was very good.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Room and bathroom was clean. Rooftop has great view. but closing at 10pm is such a pity. Thank you for preparing wine and beer inside. It is located in the stone down so it`s not easy to access at night.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

132 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (120)
Viewed
Dining (23)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (21)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (22)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay