The Swahili House

Self Rated: 2.5 out of 5
Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
4.0 out of 5 rating 244 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

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Property Details

Property Location

A stay at The Swahili House places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, within a 10-minute walk of Shangani Beach and Christ Church Cathedral. This hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Nakupenda Beach and 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Hamamni Persian Baths.


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 complimentary bottled water and day beds.


Don't miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.


Enjoy international cuisine at Rooftop Terrace, a poolside restaurant which features a bar. Wrap up your day with a drink at the poolside bar. Breakfast is available daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Christ Church Cathedral - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Hamamni Persian Baths - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
House of Wonders - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Forodhani Gardens - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Old Fort - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Shangani Beach - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Livingstone's House - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Prison Island - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Nakupenda Beach - 3.1 km / 1.9 mi
Chapwani Island - 4 km / 2.5 mi

The preferred airport for The Swahili House is Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 7.5 km / 4.6 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. 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 are 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Important Information

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

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2260 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.

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • -Free WiFi
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Poolside bar
  • -Spa tub
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Terrace
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Number of floors - 5
  • -Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • -Total number of rooms - 22
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage