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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Unfriendly , unwelcoming experience , terrible room after we expected something with a view of something , we had a peep of a dingy courtyard . Food so simple it could pass as prison food . Nobody said hello , thank you nada . Never again there are ample other quaint hotels giving you a better Stone Town experience.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I visited for drink traditional tea with my friends years ago.This is calm place on the seaside.Prices not very high as well.There is also swimming pool for guests. Hotel prices also not so much. Very close to Freddie Mercury's house

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

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 again and...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Spacious rooms mostly overlooking the swimming pool. Mosquito nets, fridge, kettle, tv, shower and bath. The restaurant overlooks the beach and a lot of small boat activity which makes breakfast interesting. Located centrally only 300m from Forodhani Gardens and 100m from Mercury House and the post office. Reception is laid back but eventually necessary jobs are done. We like it...

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

Hi Sambururob 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...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel is really nice and very affordable compared to the other hotels near by. The rooms are beautiful, the pool is just perfect and it is located with the best view of the Indian Ocean. I have stayed here a number of times and keep coming back:-) Be aware that they don't serve alcohol- but there is a lot...

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

Hello Gerber, 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...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed three nights. Great location, clean and comfortable room with tv, working air-condition, fan and mosquito net. We had room on third floor with a little balcony and was happy about that. Bathroom had good pressure in shower was clean and everything worked well. Should have shelf space for personal stuff in the but really thats just nitpicking. Service at...

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

Hello Kaw , 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 was delighted to read your comments and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time among us. I have just shared your comments with my team as all the credit goes to...

Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter & I stayed here for 3 nights & it was wonderful.Great location,friendly staff,good wifi,food was good. The rooms were beautiful & clean & our beds were enormous & very comfy.Ladies came in every night to spray for mosquitoes. Pool is also lovely & clean.I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.👍

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

hi stquintin , 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 was delighted to read your comments and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time among us. I have just shared your comments with my team as all the credit goes to...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 31 January 2017

They have good wifi all over, even on the small beach! The breakfast is quite boring and uninspirering and I have never tried a place that take that long to cook a pancake! One of the staff tried to charge me 5 USD for a chair on the beach - the only rude person we met at the hotel. The...

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

Hi LPHDK 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 the...

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Tembo for some days during our honeymoon, had communicate with the hotel and arranged a shuttle to pick us up from the airport to the hotel which was very good. From Zanzibar to Tembo it was about a 15-20 mins ride, check in was smooth, went to our allocated room and had booked a double room with a...

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

Hi StewnFafy K , 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...

Winnipeg
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stayed here for just one night, but we really enjoyed it the short time we were there. The room was a good size, comfortable bed, clean room and good shower. The hotel is quite large and it was nice having a pool to cool off in. The wifi was good and the location was great. It was on the beach,...

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Hi prairiegirlwpg 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...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel was put together in the1990s- Indian style. It has a central balcony area around a nice clean, shaded, pool ( up to 3 metre deep). Towels are freely obtainable. Some SCUBA training goes on. There is no life guard. There is a private beach area with sun beds, and a sunbed roof top area. Sunset is easily seen...

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Dear goldsb , 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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available
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: ₹ 7,789 - ₹ 11,847 (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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#12 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“Do not choose the rooms located next to the pool, unless being right next to the pool is very important. Upper floor rooms are much nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles NorTraveller4018, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“dont stay in room 4. (too close to the dining area)”
 of 5 bubbles PrickelyPear, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on ground floor (e.g 108) with no balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Sambururob, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view rooms have Phenomenal views!”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best views, Large.”
 of 5 bubbles I5632XDmiriamb, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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