The Swahili House

Self Rated: 2.5 out of 5
Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
4.0 out of 5 rating 44 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0
Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at The Swahili House, you'll be centrally located in Zanzibar Town, within a 10-minute drive of Nakupenda Beach and Shangani Beach. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Christ Church Cathedral and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal.


Make yourself at home in one of the 22 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary bottled water.


Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.


Enjoy international cuisine at Rooftop Terrace, a poolside restaurant which features a bar/lounge. Wrap up your day with a drink at the poolside bar. A complimentary English breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Christ Church Cathedral - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
House of Wonders - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Old Fort - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Shangani Beach - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Forodhani Gardens - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Prison Island - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Livingstone's House - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Nakupenda Beach - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Chapwani Island - 7 km / 4.3 mi
Masingini Forest - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Kidichi Spice Farm - 12 km / 7.5 mi
Cheetah's Rock - 17.2 km / 10.7 mi
Fumba Beach - 22.4 km / 13.9 mi

The preferred airport for The Swahili House is Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 7.5 km / 4.7 mi

Check-in time starts at 12pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed No onsite parking is available
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2320 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

  • -Free WiFi
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Poolside bar
  • -Spa tub
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Concierge services
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Restaurant
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Elevator
  • -Wheelchair accessible – no