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Kholle House

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Malindi 607 / 608, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 642, Tanzania
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kholle House is a quaint hotel near the ferry in Stone Town. It is quite dark inside, but the courtyard and pool area is lovely. The rooms are lovely as are the bathrooms. We had most of our meals on the roof top which incurred an extra charge but was certainly worth it. However, the poor staff probably don't think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed in several rooms at Kholle House during Christmas week 2015. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I will begin with the hotel strengths. It is in an old building that once housed the sister of the Sultan, and the rooms and furnishings are beautiful and atmospheric. The location near the port, museums, shopping and restaurants is a plus.... More 

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chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

less than expected, hotel is in a dodgy alley ,small to non reception ,hard to find and no taxi parking place bare breakfast ,kind of a la carte ,small options we stayed at upper floor ,2 rooms described as suites,they were ok but be aware of lot of cramped stairs serena hotel is the one to go eventhough i assume... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had planned one last day in Stone Town at the end of a Tanzanian tour. We arrived from a quiet corner of Zanzibar into the harried buzz of Stone Town where our driver was trying to approach to Kholle House to drop us off. Parking and vehicles are a very difficult way to negotiate the streets and park in... More 

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Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I second the praise by many reviewers. It is a tasteful renovation of a charming old Arab house. Pleasant small pool to chill out after sweaty walks down the alleys of Stone Town. I loved the small living where I discovered an interpretation of Mozart “a l’Egyptienne “. Service was attentive and professional. The small rooftop terrace is attractive but... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Probably the best aspect of Kholle House is it's location; especially if you arrive and depart by ferry. Decoration of the rooms are very nice but the pool & restaurant area is even better. Breakfast was also very nice. It is very close to the main historical places to see in Stone Town so it is very conveniently located for... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Kholle House for two nights. The first night we arrived late and we were given a room that was not prepared for us. The room had a broken air conditioner and there was no drinking water. The night attendant pretended to turn on the air conditioner for us when he showed us our room.... More 

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Kholle house is a charming, small boutique hotel in a wonderful location--close to the center of action, but tucked back in the winding alleys of Stonetown so that it is quiet and peaceful. Built in the 19th century, it has been appropriately restored to that era. Rooms are not fancy but clean and comfortable. There is a small pool and... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Kholle House is an attractive and recent remodel of an old Arab house, in the harbour area of Stone Town. There is no direct vehicle access; you need to park in the car park near the huge banyan tree, and then walk into the maze of narrow streets for about 50 yards. Inside the building is cool and dark with... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's been a while since we visited, but we have a lovely stay here and would love to go back. So charming, wonderful style, perfect pool, great location. I can't remember any drawbacks of this place. We booked a 3rd night on our way out of town (after the beach) because we liked it so much, and we got an... More 

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Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House, responded to this review

Dear guests, Many thanks for your very encouraging comments. All the very best, Francis More 

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