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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 1 week ago

and amazing building/pool area. However, the hotel is a bit dated. Our room was very small and the mats/curtains were not in their best shape. The breakfast is confusing and there were not enough plates/glasses. Could use a brush up!

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Tembo_House_Hotel, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Luisa Lourenco, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to share your feedback with us at Tembo house hotel & Apartments. It’s a great pleasure to receiving feedback from you that helps us to improve our standards. On the other hand, we apologize due the shortfalls happen during your stay, we are looking forward to have the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hotel. The location is great. It is near so many restaurants and other sights. The rooms are so cultural and beautiful. I've never felt more involved in the culture - and I live in Tanzania! The staff are so friendly and kind. The food could be improved, but it is generally average. Great place to relax and spend...

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Tembo_House_Hotel, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Miriam B , Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent visit to Tembo house hotel And Apartments I am glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and please rest assured I will be sharing your most kind words to our team members, who...

Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing location, both right on the beach and in the heart of Stone Town. The pool is cool and refreshing and the rooms were gorgeous. Ours had a patio looking out onto the sea, where we watched the dhows come in and out and tourists and locals play along the sand. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place. The staff...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location but unfortunately it ends there. Reception staff were surly and slow. More questions than a warm welcome. Challenged the reservation and them acknowledged that they had it. Assigned us two rooms as far apart as you could get, In one room the air conditioner did not work nor the did the phone and no pillow cases on the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Bahati apartment at Mercury House. It was cozy and comfortable. The service was good as there were attendants all around. The manager Yakub is ever so friendly and helpful and can help arrange tours. The children loved being in the pool and there was a good variety to choose from at breakfast. I would definately stay there...

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Tembo_House_Hotel, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Nahida, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent visit to Tembo house hotel And Apartments I am glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and please rest assured I will be sharing your most kind words to our team members, who will be...

South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is right on the beach. The rooms are quant and the beds are the best. However I booked a room with balcony but did not get this. I found being there alone I was ignored by the staff when sitting outside by the restaurant. The pool is lovely and the cleaning staff were pleasant.

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Tembo_House_Hotel, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Frances M, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to share your feedback with us at Tembo house hotel & Apartments. It’s a great pleasure to receiving wonderful feedback from you that helps us to improve our standards. On the other hand, we apologize due the shortfalls happen during your stay, we are looking forward to have...

Noosa Heads
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

If you love rustic, charming and unique hotels you will love the Tembo! Located in a very old building that retains all the charms.of yesteryear this is one hotel that really makes you feel as if you have arrived in Zanzibar ! I had room 26 which is a beautiful room with a four poster bed and small balcony facing...

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Tembo_House_Hotel, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

hello James H, I would like to thank you for having chosen Tembo Hotel and sharing your experience on Trip advisor. We are delighted to know that we exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful stay with us. I am very glad to know that you appreciated our sense of hospitality, our services, our employees’ friendliness and professionalism that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Tembo hotel for the past two days and this is what I think - Location - 5/5 .. The location couldn't be any better. It's close to a number of amenities and in walking distance too. Hotel 5/5 - Nice, cosy and probably the least expensive beach hotel in stone town. Staff 5/5 - Friendly staff and good...

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Tembo_House_Hotel, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear VikeshKakad, Thank you for taking your precious time to write your wonderful review about tembo house hotel and apartments It’s a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us; it is by receiving wonderful feedback from our valued customers like yourself that helps us better and improve our standards. We are looking forward to host you...

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The hotel had a decent cooling system AC/Ceiling fan. The pool is quite clean. The breakfast was ok. The service is awesome. A close walk to the pier. I was here for 2 nights and wish i stayed longer. It is perfectly located on the beach in Stone Town and within easy walking distance of the major attractions. The hotel...

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Dear Arnie M, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback following your most recent experience with us here at Tembo house hotel And Apartments. I have just shared your comments with my team and we are all very pleased that we were able to meet and then exceed your high expectations of us. Thank you...

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had this hotel as base when we visited Stone Town. The plan was to take a flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi the next morning, but Kenya Airways was kindly enough to cansel the flight and book us on a plane 03.00 AM so we left the hotel 00.15 AM. Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere. Small rooms, but nice and...

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Dear Eddie, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to share your feedback with us. I have just shared your comments with my team and we are all very pleased that we were able to meet and then exceed your high expectations of us. Thank you very much for everything and we do hope that you will come...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Address: Forodhani Street | P.O. Box 3974 Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: ₹ 8,305 - ₹ 16,610 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tembo House Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
Tembo Stone Town
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#12 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“Best views, Large.”
 of 5 bubbles I5632XDmiriamb, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“It is a 1 km walk to the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles ArnieM305, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 201 is on the top floor and the room closest to the ocean (other than the suites at the front) so had great views.”
 of 5 bubbles SCS62, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautifully decorated in old Zanzibar style - four poster beds and lots of lovely tiling in the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Babiedoo, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the beach”
 of 5 bubbles HimalayanHiker, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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