I stayed here at the end of the year 2012 and the first day o new year (3 nights)
The house is just close to jambiani village (nice to take a walk in village to see real life of jambini).
My room was on second floor, I think better that the first floor so you can see the sea and the beach.
The house is not a 5 stars hotel but is clean and well built. The house has rooms with shared bathroom (1 for 2 rooms). 2 rooms for floor, and on the second floor a great terrace from where you can relaxe and see the sea.
The housekeeper is very nice and always available for everythings.
My room was not so large but enough for 2 people.
Bathroom is large with hotshower.
price was 48$ per room per day with breakfast.
There is a refigerator that can be used by guests to keep water and beer and some food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vanilla House is a small 4 room house of a local nature situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean ! Vanilla House has been built by Dorota Katende, an African Safari & Zanzibar Island guide and author of two books: "Dom na Zanzibarze" ("The House on Zanzibar") and "Kobiety na Zanzibarze" ("Woman on Zanzibar"). The house is decorated in Swahili style with elements woven from the palm leaves (makuti) with typical Zanzibar furniture such as carved large sultan's beds or chairs made from cow skin by local people. Apart from rooms all other places are to be shared with all guests. There should not be more than 8 guests in the house. To fully enjoy your stay here you should be tolerant, willing to understand different culture and cooperative in the organization of time and order. On the terrace above the house in the makuti shade you can admire the breathtaking ocean view. There are 4 rooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen where the cook bustles about. Everything is very simple, but sufficient enough to rest from the civilization. In the Vanilla House you can, if you want or even sometimes by chance, become a witness or even a creator of a history - the content of third Dorota's Katende book! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vanilla House Zanzibar Island/Jambiani