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Kisiwa House

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All reviewsstayed in a junior suitebeautiful hotelair conditioningrooftop breakfastroof top restauranttop floorspacious roomsdark woodcentral locationprison island tourbreakfast was includedview of the oceantwo night staystayed here for one nightyogurtafrica housevisiting stone town
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Because we landed in Zanzibar at 1 am, and just needed a place to stay a fraction of the night, we decided to check into Kisiwa, and we're glad we did. I don't think it can credibly claim to be luxury as it does, but...More

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Response from Kisiwa o, Resident Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Guest Thankyou for your wonderfull review.I have shared you kind comments with Happy and Ali and we have also taken note of your observations and will take care of them in due course of time, our reservations department ufortunately has no recollection of your...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Kisiwa house is a beautiful hotel in a nice neighbourhood with great rooms ( we stayed in a junior suite ) excellent and fresh breakfast ( you get fresh juice and fruits, pancakes, eggs, bread... ) on the rooftop with a amazing view! The whole...More

Thank Lauretta S
Response from Kisiwa o, Resident Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Guest Thankyou very much for the wonderfull review that will be viewed and shared by the trip advisor community, it was a pleasure to have had you stay with us, it is our hope that you will come back again to kisiwa house. Ahsante...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a very nice 10-room hotel which used to be a trader's house. The feeling of it is still that of a house. The rooms have a bathtub, which is very nice to have! Good linen and mattresses make this a good-quality for a...More

Thank Eric S
Response from Kisiwa o, Resident Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review which I will share with the rest of the team. We are always happy when our guest's enjoy our services and hospitality. Ahsante sana Akida and the Kisiwa Team

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel 08.09 for one night. Everything was okay (friendly staff, spacious room etc), but in the evening it turned out that there s no hot water in our room. At all. Staff couldn't fix it, because according to their words "maintenance...More

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Response from Kisiwa o, Resident Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest Due to the late hours and nature of the electrical fault,we unfortunately were not able to restore hot water to your particular room,our on duty receptionist offered the room upgrade but you opted not to move. We sincerely apologise for this inconvinience. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Arrived at Kisiwa House for 3 days after spending 5 days in the north of the Island and 8 days in Safari. All other hotels/lodges/mobile tents provided daily bottles of water and toileteries in the room, with the exception of this one. We eventually asked...More

Thank Rona M
Response from Kisiwa o, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Guest, On behalf of myself and my entire team I would like to sincerely apologize for the unfortunate set of circumstances that lead to your disappointing stay with us. I want to assure you that we are always striving to do and be better...More

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US$ 83 - US$ 204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#6 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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US$ 83 - US$ 204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Travis B | Reviewed this property |
I had them meet us at the ferry terminal in Stone Town to drive us to their location. Just e-mail them directly, they are usually very responsive. The beauty (and frustration) of Stone Town is the winding narrow... More
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Mike R
5 August 2016|
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Response from Kisiwa o | Property representative |
Dear Mike, Greetings from Kisiwa House, Thank you for choosing us. We do have availability in our all rooms categories on the requested dates. We can accommodate them in the same room in Sulaima Senior Suite, our rooms... More
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jontymanu
12 September 2014|
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Response from Lindy M | Reviewed this property |
No, I wouldn't recommend it. The stairs are steep and there is no lift.
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"all the rooms are the same"
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"accessible to all places of interest in Zanzibar. Secure, quiet and best breakfast terrace"
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"We had 2 rooms, in 2 different areas of the hotel and both were great. My guess is that all rooms are great."
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"Don't book the suite. Go for the ordinary rooms."
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