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The Swahili House

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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I dropped in for a quick lunch while in stone town. The views over stone town are amazing, most of the restaurant is under cover so it is nice and cool. The food was lovely and I treated myself to a very...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view from the rooftop bar. It's one of the higher buildings in Stone Town so one can easily have a view of the sea, harbour, as well as the town. Love the ambience and the great service of their extremely friendly staff. It's at...More

Thank Maleeha Athar Z
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The building was amazing, with a very big room, high roof, and comfortable. But in the middle of the night the wc crashed and it was impossible to fins somebody to help us until 7:45am, who said that we could use the bathroom on the...More

Thank Olga B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

However we are not a big fan of Stone Town, this place a great escape from the busy small streets of this town. Beatiful authentic building from the inside and a magnificent terrace for food & drinks with even a small pool. Rooms are very...More

Thank Rembelt
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Rooms are excellent: spacious, luxurious and clean. Rooftop restaurant is nice. Rooftop pool and pool area are small but ok to cool down a bit. No safe in the room but you can put it in the safe at the reception. How safe your stuff...More

Thank Jim L
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Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$82 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$82 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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"There are no quiet rooms. Rooms are not sound proof. Mosques begin the call to morning prayer at 4:30 am but..."
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"each room is different, but all beautiful with lovely Swahili decor. All seem to have the beautiful tall..."
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"Pricess Salme is the best! Gives you the zanzibari feel and you even hear the muezin in the distance!"
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"There's no wifi in the rooms, only in the roof top restaurant and in the reception area"
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