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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #10 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2007

I would award it with 6 or 7 points out of 10.
The room was quite small. In the room you had to press a button to start warming up the water for the shower.
The bathroom was in Arabic style.
Nextdoor was a building which was partly burnt down.
The pool looked good (I haven´t used it). The breakfast and dinner were good. The icetea at dinner wasn´t.
No elevator seen.
Beach on walking distance seconds away.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2007

I had a huge, romantic room with a spacious bathroom. The decor is really fun. I enjoyed my stay. Be prepared for the very loud call to worship for nearby Mosques before dawn.

Stayed: September 2003
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Reviewed March 13, 2007

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2007

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 7, 2006

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 7, 2006

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5  Thank Intrepidgirl
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Reviewed September 3, 2006

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Address: Forodhani Street | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#7 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#12 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range: $123 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tembo House Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
Tembo Stone Town
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town

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