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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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Forodhani Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0004 Tanzania
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A Unique experience awaits at the Tembo House&Apartments.Tembo House Hotel&Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront.The magnificent main Building has had various functions over the past centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw & Partners. Their headquarters was in Aden(what now is know as the Port of Suez), and with trading posts notably in most of the British Protectorate areas, it became the largest trading Company in the India Ocean. To this day , the name of Cowasjee Dinwash & Partners is still visible at the main entrance of Tembo House Hotel.Tembo House Hotel has seen a few celebrities pass through is doors during the consulate era, the Conwasjee Dinwash era and as a Hotel. Mahatma Ghandi, stayed here a few weeks with the Dinwash family on his journey back to India from South Africa 1930. As a rising new star in the British, and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now ”Marashi” apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.Next to Tembo House Hotel is also what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874, Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought before embarking on its long journey back to England.A stone throw away is the Beit-al-Ajaib of House of wonders. This landmark building, is the largest and by far, the tallest building in Stone Town. Flanking the Beit-al-Ajaib is the Old Fort on one side and the Palace Museum on the other side.In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location, you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the Historical sites that Zanzibar Stone Town has on offer.Zanzibar port is just 5 minutes drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport a further 15 minutes away.Welcome home away from home
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Game room
Billiards
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Arabic, Chinese, German and 6 more
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Demiurge22 wrote a review Yesterday
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Excellent hotel, the best i stayed in Tanzania. Excellent breakfast, very quick service on egg / pancakes station. Great pool, beach, always available pool towels. In the center of Stone town, close to everything. Clean room with comfy beds with mosquito nets. Room has a small fridge, tea, instant coffee and kettle. Everything was in working condition. Stuff friendly and efficient. Very quick service during check in (and we were allowed early checking around 11 am). Wifi was very slow, but we had cell data and it was not an issue for us.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Pablo Eduardo Velo wrote a review Jan 9
Rome, Italy164 contributions28 helpful votes
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Nice hotel for an honest price in a very nice place in stone city We were here twice times Excellent breakfast very good restaurant for a very good price Nice attention very cheap laundry the beach and pools are ok
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mohamed K wrote a review Jan 4
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Stayed at Tembo for 3 nights on the apartment side. I was with my brother and his family and our parents, we got the whole floor on the apartment side. We felt really welcome. It was so clean and everything worked. The living room area was immaculate. And oh, the breakfast, what a feast. And each time something ran out, it was 5 minutes before it was replenished (I counted). Thank you Tembo Staff for the great memories.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nahida R wrote a review Dec 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
I visited Zanzibar after a really long time. I had an amazing time there with my family all thanks to Rahim and his team at Tembo Hotel. The staff is really welcoming and caring. The hotel it’s self is really beautiful and very close to the city center and the beach. I would recommend it to anyone who want to be close to the city and the beach. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from AbdulRahim Numa, General Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 468nahidar, Warmest greetings from Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar! We are delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience at our beautiful and historical beachfront hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar. We will surely be passing on your kind compliments to our management and staff. Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we look forward to hosting you once again in the near future.
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Nathalie0511 wrote a review Dec 2020
Antwerp, Belgium115 contributions63 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 days. Lovely people, very stylish and clean rooms, nice food, large comfy bed. Turndown and spray-service every evening. We got a complimentary early check-in, a small technical problem in the room was solved within 30 minutes. We stayed in the Tembo Suite, very near to the beach. Every evening the people from the town would gather there and just have fun on the beach for a few hours: a marvellous thing to see. Lots of beachi boys of course, but there is a small fence to keep them away a bit. They're nice enough, though.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Tembo Suite was lovely, very close to the beach, with our own terrace and a great view, but...
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Response from AbdulRahim Numa, General Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Nathalie0511, Warmest greetings from Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar! We are delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience at our beautiful and historical beachfront hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar. We will surely be passing on your kind compliments to our management and staff. Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we look forward to hosting you once again in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
$61 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tembo hotel stone town, tembo stone town
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.2 miles), The Coins Shop (0.2 miles), and Fahari Zanzibar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Tea House Restaurant, and Taarab Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tembo House Hotel & Apartments have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, Greek, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.3 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.2 miles).