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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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Overview
Forodhani Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974 Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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28 Oct.29 Oct.
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All reviews no alcohol swimming pool lovely pool overlooking the beach freddie mercury prison island family room fantastic location antique furniture night market stone town zanzibar central location four poster bed charming hotel indian ocean double room forodhani park
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Positives: - lovely pool (probably the best in stone town) - great location (can walk to everything) - great breakfast (chef on omelette station was always happy! and so quick!) - Lovely to have breakfast looking at the beach which is right where the hotel...More

Thank Takemeaway173
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were travelling in Zanzibar for about 10 days at the end of September. We had read reviews of Tembo Hotel (mixed but mainly positive) so decided to book. On arrival, check in went as smoothly as can be (considering we arrived...More

Thank Sage16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for 2 nights. We were there 1 week ago just for a drink and sunset. The stuff was so nice that we said we will stay at Tembo before we leave the island after our round trip. So we did and we...More

2  Thank Verena D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for only one night but we really liked the hotel. The manager Mr. Yacoub upgraded our room and was very courteous to us. The breakfast was nice with a nice sea view. Only negative aspect is that the ships' noise is too...More

Thank Mai C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in this hotel. The staff is very friendly and professional. We were upgraded and were very happy about that. I highly recommend this hotel. The view of the room 200 is just stunning! Thanks so much to make our stay...More

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Description
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 More 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 Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
On the Beach
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Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
USD 78 - USD 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
,
Tembo Stone Town
,
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
50
Price range
USD 78 - USD 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
,
Tembo Stone Town
,
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Traveller (992)
Room & Suite (296)
Pool & Beach (135)
Dining (60)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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Questions & Answers
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traveldays2000
3 March 2018|
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Response from timetobeinspired | Reviewed this property |
That's right. No alcohol served here. We only ever had breakfast, which was a reasonable buffet, or tea in the afternoon.
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shimmyshimmy23
5 May 2017|
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Response from ROGER C | Reviewed this property |
7 to 10. Buffet. Great omelettes.
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LeagleAlien
27 October 2015|
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Response from Tembo_House_Hotel | Property representative |
dear tony we will put extra bed with no extra charges
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Room Tips
"Rooms on the annex are slightly smaller, but the view is fantastic."
saroj96
7 Sep. 2018
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""One of the best sea viewing Hotels ""
pvs111
22 Aug. 2018
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"Beach side cottages are lovely, otherwise go for the second floor for the breeze and (at the back) the sea..."
RichardC763
17 Aug. 2018
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"Ask for a sea view close to the beach"
Davidjp55
20 Jul. 2018
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