The historic Tembo House Hotel is located in historic Stone Town, a 3 minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders and by the picturesque sea front. Zanzibar International Airport is a mere 8 km from the hotel - about a 15 minute drive.
The main building served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar between 1834 and 1884, then was owned by Cowasjee Dinshaw and Partners, who went on to become one of the largest trading companies in the Indian Ocean. The hotel has also seen a few celebrities pass through its doors - Mahatma Gandhi stayed here a few weeks on his journey back to India from South Africa in 1930; Freddie Mercury and his family visited whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.
The hotel's Bahari Restaurant offers local as well international cuisine. The restaurant is located by the seafront. Should you wish, a private and intimate supper can be arranged on the rooftop terrace while you watch the beautiful sunset over Zanzibar.
Room service is available and packed lunches can also be arranged.
The hotel also has a pool.
Decorated with wood carved furniture, each room features a Swahili 4-poster bed, a seating area with TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a shower and a traditional hammam bath. Most of the rooms also have a balcony with sea or pool views.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the US$1 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel upon check out.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
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General Information For Guests
All of the rooms have air conditioning, telephones, mosquito nets, hairdryers, free Wi-Fi, a fridge, cable television, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary drinking water.
The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, shared lounge, concierge and a swimming pool.
The hotel's Bahari Restaurant offers local as well international cuisine. Breakfast is from 07:00 to 10:00, lunch from 12:00 till 15:00, and dinner is served from 18:00 to 22:00.
A variety of activities can be enjoyed on site or nearby including diving and cycling.
The hotel is a 3 minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders.
Zanzibar International Airport is 8km from the hotel.
Laundry and room services are available.
Tanzania has a large Muslim population on the island of Zanzibar. Modesty of dress is expected when outside the hotel's grounds. Trousers are entirely acceptable, but short skirts and bare arms should be avoided. Scarves must be worn over the head (and shoes removed) when entering a mosque.
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