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Kholle House

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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.
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Kholle House is a special gem in Stone Town. It’s in a great location (just a block from the ferry terminal) close to great restaurants and historical locations. The hotel is beautiful. Whether you make it to the rooftop to get a cool breeze or just hang out at the pool you’ll
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Response from Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, We are pleased with your overall appreciation of the House. Thank you. We take good note of your comments regarding room 11. These are things we keep on telling to our team. Precisely, as you duly mentioned it, there is a need to constantly repeat things to our staff. You might have been surprised by my way to talk to them - and I apologize if this disturbed you - but obviously management has to be adjusted to local habits and circumstances. One last word: our staff has very little turn over and they are quite happy in Kholle House. All the best.
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We echo previous comments that Kholle House is truly a gem .... it is well situated, an easy walk to anywhere in Stonetown ..... has a lovely garden where one can enjoy breakfast ( and other meals) .... a pool ... and a most welcoming staff. Kholle House has been
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Response from Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House
Responded 29 Apr 2018
Dear Guest, We are humbled and delighted by your thorough appreciation and lovely comments. We will definitely share then with our team. All the very best on your way back to Ottawa. Yours truly.
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Stayed 3 nights and loved our rooms, breakfast was ok , the main problem was constantly having to ask for things they had forgotten to get. Our evening meal was edible but needs a lot of work if they want to draw outside customers. Management were helpful and attentive.
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Response from Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guests, Thank you very much for your overall very positive appreciation. We try our best to satisfy our guests' needs and we are aware that we cannot face right away all their requests. We are just ending a complete renewal of our menus and it might be the reason why you had the feeling our swahili fusion cuisine was not at its best. All the best,
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We spent two pleasant days in this lovely hotel (which once had been the house of the Sultans daughter " Prinzess Kholle (1860).It is good situated near the port and near the seafront. At our arrival we got a welcome drink and the friendly rezeptionist gave us all the
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Response from Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Many thanks dear guests for your lovely comments. Princess Kholle's hideaway is a very special place and we are pleased that you could feel the difference. For sure, the House is located in the middle of the old city of Stone Town, so the city's busy life can be heard from time to time. We believe this is part of our genuine Swahili environment. Sincerely.
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The housing during our three days stay was gorgeous, and both my husband and I were very satisfied with all that was offered. Great position, friendly staff, delicious food, nice room. And not to forget the very efficient lady at the reception!
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Response from Mwasaju, Owner at Kholle House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guests, We are very pleased and humbled by your lovely comments. We shall definitely share them with Louisa and the test of the team. Many thanks for your stay at Princess Kholle's hideaway. Sincerely.
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Bonjour Audrey, Nous avons notre guide personnel, Salum, qui parle tres bien francais et en qui nous donnons toute notre confiance quant a la satisfaction de nos clients. Je me ferais un plaisir d'organiser une visite de la ville avec lui a votre arrivee. En attendant de vous recevoir a Kholle House, je vous souhaite une tres bonne fin de semaine ! Kholle House et toute son equipe
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Oui, il y a un guide francophone (je crois) à Kholle House pour accompagner nos clients dans la vieille ville et en visiter les quartiers intéressants. Vous pourrez le réserver sur place en arrivant. Méfiez-vous des démarcheurs en ville qui proposent des tours et excursions sans assurance qualité ni sérieux. Bien à vous,
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Bonsoir, y a t-il du personnel parlant un peu français au sein de cet établissement ? Merci. Cordialement
Bonsoir Picasso. Hélas non nous n'avons pas de personnel parlant français à Kholle House. Mais notre personnel est très accessible et certains ont quelques petits rudiments de français. Et toutes les infos écrites (menus, tarifs, consignes de sécurité, etc.) dans la maison sont disponibles en français comme en anglais. Ceci dit, notre guide pour la visite de Stone Town parle couramment français. Nous serons heureux de votre séjour à Kholle House. Bien à vous. Francis, Copropriétaire de la maison (non résident à Zanzibar hélas)
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"It is close to three mosques, avoid Ramadan/Eid time if you can"
"Get room facing sea (Ferry Port) on highest level possible & will have cooling breeze most of day. Can be a bit "noisier"."
"The rooms definitely vary in size, classic quite small, but all are very nice."
"In the all the hustle and bustle of Zanzibar, Kholle House is like an oasis. Truly exquiste and wonderful."
"Take a room with all windows to the inside garden - should make it more quiet and brighter"
US$68 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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