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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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Forodhani Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974 Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews no alcohol nice pool overlooking the beach swimming pool freddie mercury prison island antique furniture fantastic location family room the hotel manager old world charm indian ocean night market charming hotel central location double room forodhani gardens
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with family, superb place which is located on the beach and right in town next to famous landmarks. The property design is exquisite and Zanzibari style, the staff very polite, friendly and helpful. Restaurant right on the beach makes this property unique, excellent breakfast...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Fayyaz A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is no doubt that the Tembo has charm plus. Beautifully decorated, with the architecture in the Omani style so the ocean breeze blows through, over the pool and down the corridors. Lovely food in the restaurant, and for the breakfast buffet-Chef Ronald makes a...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank sunseeker2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived with friends. The rooms in which we stayed in were great, the food at the restaurent was exquisite, and the staff were friendly and always ready to serve. Almost felt at times like having your very own private butler 😊. The hotel is right...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank burhan_saleh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the heart of the old stone town, this old jewel is such a welcome break from the chain hotels and resorts that have started crowding the beach fronts of zanzibar. Fitted with heritage furnishings and décor the property. Oozes charm all through. Considering...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank talesofales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night last night..worst hotel of our Africa trip. We stayed in Room 22 and the air conditioning did not work at all. It was close to 100 degrees and it was difficult to sleep. Maybe there are better rooms? Also, noisy...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Description
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 More 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 Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
On the Beach
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Family
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Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
$78 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
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Tembo Stone Town
,
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
$78 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
,
Tembo Stone Town
,
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Traveler (1,086)
Room & Suite (306)
Pool & Beach (140)
Dining (68)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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traveldays2000
March 2, 2018|
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Response from comrade98 | Reviewed this property |
The Hyatt just up the road has an excellent bar overlooking the sea.
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shimmyshimmy23
May 5, 2017|
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Response from ROGER C | Reviewed this property |
7 to 10. Buffet. Great omelettes.
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LeagleAlien
October 26, 2015|
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Response from Tembo_House_Hotel | Property representative |
dear tony we will put extra bed with no extra charges
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Room Tips
"The rooms in the old wing are large and steeped in history. There are the Freddie Mercury apartments as well."
kenyantraveller
3 weeks ago
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"Choose the Freddy Mercury apartments if possible if you are a group."
Albert587
Dec 11, 2018
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"Get a room overlooking the sea."
622KevinP
Dec 8, 2018
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"Try to stay in the apartments"
Pino32
Nov 17, 2018
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