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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Overview
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 fantastic location family room antique furniture the hotel manager old world charm indian ocean night market charming hotel central location double room forodhani gardens
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed there with a group of friends for a night last week and I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and their professionalism. The manager Brahim was also very helpful and made sure we had a great stay in Zanzibar. I...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Albert587
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place was amazing! Fred Mercury's room was magical! We came to Zanzibar for the first time and this will be the first of many! Professional staff, lovely setting a truly unforgettable experience! Five star service!

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Kinuma E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at tembo hotel it was amazing stay , nice view, clean room and great decoration in it with nice location. Breakfast was very nice and and lots of choice with different nice dishes, I will be back for stay again at Tembo hotel...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Suleman909
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

we stayed one night before we leave zanzibar.once we arrive for check in everything was allright.then one staff took our suitcase started pulling outside the building.we asked where are you going?and stopped him.and we went back to reception.the explanation was there is another hotel ‘cant...More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank 433tubaa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here for two nights in November 2018. A first class relaxing spot on the seafront overlooking Zanzibar harbour. The breakfast and other menu snacks were excellent. Situated in Stone town its easy access to the narrow streets and sights make it an ideal sanctuary....More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Kevin P
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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
$69 - $167 (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
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
$69 - $167 (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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Room & Suite (296)
Pool & Beach (137)
Dining (62)
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
"Choose the Freddy Mercury apartments if possible if you are a group."
Albert587
4 days ago
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"Get a room overlooking the sea."
622KevinP
1 week ago
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"Try to stay in the apartments"
Pino32
4 weeks ago
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"All the rooms are beautiful in the main hotel. I did not stay in the annex, so I am less aware of the..."
WorldTravelerKim
Nov 3, 2018
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