We had a really great stay at this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable, the showers excellent, and the decor beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast in the pretty dining room was delightful. Our room was a bit noisy as some of the doors/windows did not close completely, but nothing earplugs couldn't fix! Especially the 5 am call to prayer-I would definitely recommend earplugs unless you are planning to get up for prayer! I have never even been to Africa before, so everything was new to us, and we knew nothing about this hotel, and it ended up being a really a nice place to stay. We highly recommend it.
- 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 assistanceKholle 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 bring 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 an noble and austere façade 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 and was restored by the Ada Khan Foundation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
- Kholle House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town