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Kisiwa House

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572 Baghani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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All reviews rooftop restaurant junior suite beautiful hotel large bathroom air conditioning old house sitting area top floor superb location boutique hotel visiting stone town within easy walking distance welcome drink beach hotel two night stay breakfast was included walking tour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in a Malkia junior suite. The rooms of the hotel are on three floors. Ground, first and second. The restaurant where breakfast is served is on the top, third floor with partial sea views over the roof tops. We stayed in...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Carmel65
Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Carmel, I am happy to read that you enjoyed the overall experience and Overall service and I would add on your review that our staff do not have only natural abilities of serving people but also well trained to exceed guests expectations and I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our last night in Zanzibar at Kisiwa House and it was lovely. The hotel has been in the same family since the 1700s and it is beautifully decorated.The carved wood and furniture were gorgeous. Our room was spacious with a king bed, a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Traveler316
Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at Kisiwa House. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights there and had a nice welcome. It’s an old town house that has been beautifully restored with nice bits of furniture and pictures. The room had a lovely view into similar buildings. It was comfortable clean and centrally situated. The breakfast...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank toothlady66
Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 3 weeks ago

I would like to thank you for staying with us and thank you for your appreciation of the service delivered to you during your stay with us. We are glad that you loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kisiwa house met my expectations. It is a very nice place. Loved the decoration. Beds were comfortable. We stayed for 2 nights and had breakfast on the first day only and it was very delicious. Due to lack of options we went to a cafe...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Alhibshi A
Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the good words you have for Hotel and the staff. We are glad you were impressed with the decor and authentic character of the building and the roof top breakfast with panaromic views to the Indian ocean and...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

When we were dropped off we both looked at each other and gulped. Tucked down narrow streets we did not need to worry as everyone is so friendly and we received a very warm welcome on checkin, but even as seasoned travellers we had that...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded November 4, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for giving us a five star review and also sharing your wonderful feedback regarding your stay at the Kisiwa House. We appreciate you sharing your comments and we are happy to know that you found our hotels overall service...More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
$79 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
,
Kisiwa House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
$79 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
,
Kisiwa House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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June 26, 2017|
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Response from Travis B | Reviewed this property |
I had them meet us at the ferry terminal in Stone Town to drive us to their location. Just e-mail them directly, they are usually very responsive. The beauty (and frustration) of Stone Town is the winding narrow... More
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Mike R
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Kisiwa o | Property representative |
Dear Mike, Greetings from Kisiwa House, Thank you for choosing us. We do have availability in our all rooms categories on the requested dates. We can accommodate them in the same room in Sulaima Senior Suite, our rooms... More
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"Get out of the hotel and go and explore!"
davidsK14MR
Oct 31, 2018
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"All were good"
davidfO5935TS
Sep 26, 2018
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"We liked being on the ground floor, but there is street noise."
eileenf641
Jul 26, 2018
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"Rooms at the upper floors of the main building are quieter and sunnier"
630nata
Jun 24, 2018
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