The hotel is quite hard to find but excellent location across the road from the ferry terminal from Tanzania. The manageress is very nice and helpful and went out of her way to let us know good places to eat and drink ( recommend Livingstones on the beach and 236 Hurumzi for cocktails at sunset) Stone town is great check out the Foradhani Gardens for authentic food absolutely fantastic and Silk route for restaurants really great indian cuisine. Back to the Hotel, great history and very modern, oozes charm and the added benefit of the small pool is great after a days sight seeing. Fantastic breakfast with great selection. All in all great hotel at very reasonable price.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kholle House fact sheet:Services & Facilities:• Wi-Fi available• Outdoor swimming pool• Transport to/from airport if required at an additional charge. Zanzibar airport and Dar es Salaam airport – ferry dock• Island tours and sea activities assistance. Kholle House in the heart of Stone Town is an historical and authentic house build in 1860 which belonged to Princess Kholle. Sister of Sayyid Sultan bin Bargash and Princess Salme. The house has probably been there as a showcase from their crystal collection and porcelain.After the revolution in 1964 the house was confiscated and occupied by several families, this period caused severe damages in the house. Three years of restoration has brought us the pleasure to present our town beloved house, the work done in connection with historical monuments and in full respect with the construction methods in the time (coral rubble, lime, mangrove beams, marble…). With a noble and austere facade the building is typically Omani Arabic style while the garden has more Indo-Victorian fantasy rhythms. This style is featured on the covers of the old dispensary which faces Kholle House, that was restored by the Aga Khan Foundation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
- Kholle House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town