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    The Swahili House

    Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Overview

    • Excellent28%
    • Very good33%
    • Average21%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible5%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is long overdue review. We have stayed in Swahili house back in February 2016, but only few days ago, when friend asked where to stay, we had to recommend Swahili house. Its well, hidden, tucked away from busy town centre. Just to get there...More

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    Reviewed 20 March 2017

    I told the hotel in advance that I would be arriving at 2am in the morning, but arrived to find it locked up and no record of my reservation. I spent a full 90 minutes with the two security guards, showing them my reservation and...More

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    Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

    My boyfriend and I rented the Sultan suite and it was wonderful. The room was stunning, and furniture was exquisite. The rooftop bar had a gorgeous view from the top, we took full advantage of the happy hour. Plus the food was great. We had...More

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    Reviewed 24 February 2017

    Stayed at the Swahili House as part of an organized trip. Had a wonderful visit. This hotel is in the heart of Stonetown. Rooms very very clean and well kept. Restaurant food was very good, drinks were expertly conceived and crafted. Prices were very reasonable...More

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    Reviewed 24 February 2017

    We had a room superior and we enjoyed it very much. The stuff were very kind and hepfull and every evening was curtain of. The hotel have a fantastic roof terasse with a great view. Every evening there were happy hour and we eated most...More

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    Zanzibar Coffee House
    494 reviews
    #4 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$ 86 - US$ 142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Room Tips
    "There's no wifi in the rooms, only in the roof top restaurant and in the reception area"
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    "We stayed near the top of the hotel, no hustle & bustle noise up there."
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    "clean and very big rooms, huge bathroom, the rooftop with the best view in town, super friendly stuff"
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    "A late lunch may avoid the crowds especially in the busy season."
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