Kholle house is an absolute gem of a place.
The house has been lovingly restored, the service was impecable and the staff was incredibly friendly and took particular pride in explaining the renovation process of the house as well as the history of Kholle. When that happens, you just know you landed somewhere special.
The photos on their website are no exageration. It really is that beautiful.
The rooms are pretty unique as well. Ours, a deluxe on the first floor, was long and narrow with several windows.
As it was located right across from a small mosque, one does get to hear the early prayers very clearly and that may disturb those who have travel sleeping, but for us that was just part of the charm of staying in Stone Town.
The variety on offer at breakfast was suprisingly wide for a property of this type and everything was really fresh. The huevos rancheros - a mexican specialty as far as I'm aware, not often found in hotels in Africa - were a personal favorite.
Our three night stay was absolutely wonderful and we'd go back to Kholle House in a heartbeat.
- Also Known As:
- Kholle House Hotel
- Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
- Kholle House Zanzibar/Stone Town
- 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