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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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A Unique experience awaits at the Tembo House&Apartments.Tembo House Hotel&Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront.The magnificent main Building has had various functions over the past centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw & Partners. Their headquarters was in Aden(what now is know as the Port of Suez), and with trading posts notably in most of the British Protectorate areas, it became the largest trading Company in the India Ocean. To this day , the name of Cowasjee Dinwash & Partners is still visible at the main entrance of Tembo House Hotel.Tembo House Hotel has seen a few celebrities pass through is doors during the consulate era, the Conwasjee Dinwash era and as a Hotel. Mahatma Ghandi, stayed here a few weeks with the Dinwash family on his journey back to India from South Africa 1930. As a rising new star in the British, and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now ”Marashi” apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.Next to Tembo House Hotel is also what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874, Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought before embarking on its long journey back to England.A stone throw away is the Beit-al-Ajaib of House of wonders. This landmark building, is the largest and by far, the tallest building in Stone Town. Flanking the Beit-al-Ajaib is the Old Fort on one side and the Palace Museum on the other side.In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location, you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the Historical sites that Zanzibar Stone Town has on offer.Zanzibar port is just 5 minutes drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport a further 15 minutes away.Welcome home away from home
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Breakfast included
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All reviews no alcohol nice pool overlooking the beach swimming pool freddie mercury prison island antique furniture fantastic location family room the hotel manager old world charm indian ocean night market charming hotel central location double room forodhani gardens
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is no doubt that the Tembo has charm plus. Beautifully decorated, with the architecture in the Omani style so the ocean breeze blows through, over the pool and down the corridors. Lovely food in the restaurant, and for the breakfast buffet-Chef Ronald makes a...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived with friends. The rooms in which we stayed in were great, the food at the restaurent was exquisite, and the staff were friendly and always ready to serve. Almost felt at times like having your very own private butler 😊. The hotel is right...More

Date of stay: January 2019
2  Thank burhan_saleh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the heart of the old stone town, this old jewel is such a welcome break from the chain hotels and resorts that have started crowding the beach fronts of zanzibar. Fitted with heritage furnishings and décor the property. Oozes charm all through. Considering...More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank talesofales
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed for one night last night..worst hotel of our Africa trip. We stayed in Room 22 and the air conditioning did not work at all. It was close to 100 degrees and it was difficult to sleep. Maybe there are better rooms? Also, noisy...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at Maars Resort which was the worst hotel ever! After checking out, we moved to Stonetown and checked into Tembo House Hotel. The best decision we made! The staff, especially Mr Yakub is amazing! Always welcoming, friendly and always smiling! He is very...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank farida-eventplanner
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traveldays2000
2 March 2018|
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Response from comrade98 | Reviewed this property |
The Hyatt just up the road has an excellent bar overlooking the sea.
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shimmyshimmy23
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Response from ROGER C | Reviewed this property |
7 to 10. Buffet. Great omelettes.
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dear tony we will put extra bed with no extra charges
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"The rooms in the old wing are large and steeped in history. There are the Freddie Mercury apartments as well."
kenyantraveller
3 weeks ago
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"Choose the Freddy Mercury apartments if possible if you are a group."
Albert587
11 Dec 2018
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"Get a room overlooking the sea."
622KevinP
8 Dec 2018
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"Try to stay in the apartments"
Pino32
17 Nov 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 78 - US$ 197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tembo hotel stone towntembo stone town
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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