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Ada, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the rooftop breakfast and the staff was very accommodating with a late checkout. We ended up walking to the ferry because traffic got very bad at 3:00 and it's close enough that we could walk. Very nice rooms with a good amount of space and quiet inspire of being downtown. We arranged for staff to pick us up from... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for almost 2 days but only 1 night. Based on the reviews of others I booked a sunset roof top dinner, however I was very disappointed when we arrived to find the dinner option was no longer available. I would have appreciated an email to notify us in advance. We also booked a walking tour of the... More 

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you very much for taking your time to write your detailed feedback on your stay with us. We appreciate the fact you appreciated our hotels location and hopefully the facilities . We apologies for the cancellation of the dinner service due to unavoidable circumstances. Regarding your feedback on the tour guide and walking tour, all our tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a stellar visit. The staff was kind and welcoming. It was my birthday during my stay and they made me a cake, sang to me, and decorated the room. I would definitely stay with Kisiwa House again!!!

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your stay with us. Be sure that your presence in our hotel was very well appreciated. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kisiwa House :) Karibu Tena! ( welcome back) Alifya Nizar & The Kisiwa House Team More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights here with our five-year-old daughter and loved every minute. The house is steeped in history and lovingly refurbished. It is spotlessly clean and elegantly understated. The staff are friendly, kind and warm. We stayed in Room 10, which was spacious and quiet and just one floor below the dining room and to the back of the... More 

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again and writing such a wonderful review of your stay . Such a feedback not only motivates our team to continuously strive for excellence but also inspires them to share the Swahili hospitality that Zanzibar is known for. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Karibuni Tena!...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel in the heart of stone town. My husband and I were impressed at the interior of the hotel, it was like nothing we've seen your normal hotels around the world. This hotel is unique and special on its own way ( very intimate). Three minutes Walking distance to shops, restaurants and the beach. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Leahbahri,, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking time to write a wonderful review . We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kisiwa House :) We all look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Karibuni Tena! Alifya Nizar & The Kisiwa House Team. More 

london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

just one night stay, we loved the 2 rooms we had. Service was good until we wanted to have dinner at the rooftop restaurant, where waiting time went very frustrating and service could have been touch friendlier. Unfortunately, breakfast experience was similar so I guess these is something to work on in the kitchen side of the business. Thats a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

My wife and I stayed in Kisiwa House for three nights in August 16. We had a great stay and were in room 11 which is a junior suite. The room is very good and everything worked apart from the TV in the bedroom, but it is unlikely we would have used it anyway. The staff are great and were... More 

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are all delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations in all aspects including food, accommodation and service. Our team strives for excellence aided with gracious Swahili hospitality! We continuously strive to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us and hope to welcome you back again Karibu... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Helpful and very attentive staff. Excellent service. Room was modern, with nice furniture, strong air conditioning, and nice shower. Breakfast was plentiful, coffee strong, and view from rooftop patio beautiful. Would stay there again.

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and writing such a wonderful review of your stay . Such a feedback not only motivates our team to continuously strive for excellence but also inspires them to share the Swahili hospitality that Zanzibar is known for. Looking forward to stay with you in future. Alifya Nizar &... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this lovely nine-room boutique hotel during a recent trip to Stone Town. Excellent location that situates you well for city exploring, though a bit difficult to find (we had rented a car and it was tricky to spot). Breakfast was generous and hearty and was served atop the roof terrace -- nice views! The rooms are incredibly... More 

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Kinti, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we are delighted to read that we were able to meet your expectations. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon , Karibu Tena! Alifya Nizar & Kisiwa House Team! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed at Kisiwa house at the beginning of June. We had a wonderful stay Our room was spotlessly clean, spacious, tastefully decorated and with a lovely bathroom. Akeidah and his staff were very attentive and the service was always excellent. The breakfast on the roof terrace was also delicious. They organised a tour of Stone Town with a guide... More 

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Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa House, responded to this review

Dear Dunn, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking time to write such nice review . We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kisiwa House :) We all look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Karibuni Tena! Alifya Nizar & The Kisiwa House Team. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxurious Boutique hotel in Stone Town, Kisiwa House is noted for its elegant blend of Zanzibar décor and gracious Swahili hospitality.Superbly located on a quiet street in the heart of Zanzibar historical centre within easy walking distance of famous landmarks, museums, antique shops and restaurants. Kisiwa House provides every modern convenience to the business or leisure traveller, promising an unforgettable experience of professional service, superb comfort and unmatched elegance.Get inspired, discover the new and unusual. Enjoy the charm of an old and typical Zanzibar town house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kisiwa House

Address: 572 Baghani Street | P.O. Box: 609, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $137 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kisiwa House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
Kisiwa House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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