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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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Forodhani Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974 Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews no alcohol swimming pool lovely pool overlooking the beach freddie mercury prison island family room fantastic location antique furniture night market stone town zanzibar central location four poster bed charming hotel indian ocean double room forodhani park
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great holiday in this hotel. The Manger Javaid was very friendly and helpful. The place is very close to many shops, restaurants and the beach . Clean rooms. Very good breakfast. Can recommend. 5 stars from 🇩🇰

Thank Saif S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hotel it is very clean and got a lot of character into it, The location is great and the view is amazing. The staff and the management are very helpful, they helped us with a refund we never thought we would get. I can...More

Thank Jarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay at the Tembo house. I had been debating about booking a hotel in the center of the old town or staying on edge by the water. So glad i went with this choice. Super location, and such a friendly hotel. The...More

Thank thirdworldjunkie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives: - lovely pool (probably the best in stone town) - great location (can walk to everything) - great breakfast (chef on omelette station was always happy! and so quick!) - Lovely to have breakfast looking at the beach which is right where the hotel...More

Thank Takemeaway173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were travelling in Zanzibar for about 10 days at the end of September. We had read reviews of Tembo Hotel (mixed but mainly positive) so decided to book. On arrival, check in went as smoothly as can be (considering we arrived...More

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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 More 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 Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
On the Beach
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Family
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Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$75 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
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Tembo Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$75 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
,
Tembo Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Traveller (995)
Room & Suite (296)
Pool & Beach (135)
Dining (60)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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Questions & Answers
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traveldays2000
2 March 2018|
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Response from timetobeinspired | Reviewed this property |
That's right. No alcohol served here. We only ever had breakfast, which was a reasonable buffet, or tea in the afternoon.
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shimmyshimmy23
5 May 2017|
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Response from ROGER C | Reviewed this property |
7 to 10. Buffet. Great omelettes.
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LeagleAlien
27 October 2015|
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Response from Tembo_House_Hotel | Property representative |
dear tony we will put extra bed with no extra charges
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Room Tips
"Rooms on the annex are slightly smaller, but the view is fantastic."
saroj96
7 Sep 2018
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""One of the best sea viewing Hotels ""
pvs111
22 Aug 2018
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"Beach side cottages are lovely, otherwise go for the second floor for the breeze and (at the back) the sea..."
RichardC763
17 Aug 2018
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"Ask for a sea view close to the beach"
Davidjp55
20 Jul 2018
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