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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent my end of January vacation at Zanzibar House. The boutique hotel is simply stunning! Seven rooms - originally designed for the owners' family- in a fantastic design, doing an excellent job in preserving the typical Zanzibar architecture and spirit. Service is impeccable, with authentic Italian dinner (home made pasta, the real thing...) served every evening at 8, which...

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Altea la Vella, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for 5 nights after climbing mount Kikimanjaro. It was just what we needed. A small quiet hotel right on the beach. Room 3 was in the middle of the upstairs rooms and looked straight out over the ocean. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and every where was kept very tidy. The Italian owner took...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a WONDERFUL experience for my son and I. We traveled with friends in March of 2016, and from start to finish the hosts at Zanzibar house were awesome. It is a family home that they converted into a seaside boutique hotel. The rooms are a descent size with comfy beds. There is air conditioning and private bath and...

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We spent four nights with our two kids after our stop at Jambiani. We had a great relaxing time. The resort is on the beach, which when the tide is low offers opportunities for long walks. Food is excellent and the chef as you would imagine in a boutique hotel owned and run by an Italian family. All staff are...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nice room with sea view. Bed was a bit hard in room 4, but our friends in room 2 had a better bed. Very friendly service. Good cleaning. Free WiFi. One evening with local barbeque and maasai show dance. Slow lunch service, It took 1 hour every time until it was ready no matter what you ordered.. 1 hour drive...

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Ernakulam, India
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Zanzibar house is the awesome place to relax. You will love to spend time in this place.Food is really good. Even the service is also great. You can have a great office and family outing. Weekend are awesome.You can have good crowd. Even night you can enjoy the disc

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Houston
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Decompressed here after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Amazing place, epic in beauty and so serene. My only regret is not having time to stay longer. Dinner and breakfast are included each day and tasty. Great liquor selection too! They are helpful in arranging experiences for you if you need some action. This hotel is extremely small and quiet - only 8...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

A great place for a quite holiday, away from the crowded tourist places in other parts of the Island. Every little detail in the hotel, is very well taken care of. The food is great, and the beach is very clean.

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I've been in many places in Zanzibar and must say I spent lovely 10 days there. Very charming hotel with all accommodation you need to get the best time. Private beach, outdoor swimming pool, beautiful garden. The Indian Ocean is 10 steps from your door and you have a great view from the terrace to it, or to nice tropical...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, we spent a few days in Zanzibar for some rest and relaxation. Zanzibar House came highly recommended by friends, so we booked it for 2 nights. We wish we stayed for a week. Whether it is the warm and friendly staff, the location, or the food, everything was absolutely wonderful. Dinner and breakfast are included in...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zanzibar House is a 7 room privately owned and ran boutique hotel situated in the beautiful location of Matemwe on the North East coast of the island, about 40km from Stone Town.The hotel opened its doors in December 2012. The materials used in the construction are found in Zanzibar, with a traditional Makuti roof, decorated with Maritaki patterns, in harmony with the nature and not to disrupt the beautiful landscape. Zanzibar House offers its guests 7 rooms. 5 Rooms with sea view and 2 have views over the rich vegetation that surrounds the area. Four posters Queen size beds in every room. Extra beds and baby cots are available upon request. Satellite TV, complimentary WIFI, minibar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities are few of the amenities found in the rooms. Each and every room has a large terrace from where to enjoy the breathtaking views.The restaurant offers delicacies of international and local cuisine with extra care put into the selection of the produce, respecting the seasons and what is available in the market. The full licensed bar offers a selection of local beers, world reknown spirits brands, cocktails and much more all to be enjoyed in the porch overlooking the Indian Ocean. During the day guests are pampered by the carefully picked staff and presented with nibbles to accompany the passing hours; seasonal fruit skewers, spiced tea or coffee in the afternoon, home made savory or sweet treats according to the inspiration of the chef. Special efforts were made in choosing and making of the decorative details found across the house. All the doors were made with coconut wood, found in plentiful supply on the island; the wood was carved by a skilled carpenter in Stone Town with traditional Zanzibar motives, the floors are made of Galana, a local stone, the material used for the walls and structure is called Choka, the island's version of cement. A full menu of massages and treatments available all day along and tailor made solutions, such as custom made excursions, insiders tips to fully and responsably experience the magic of the island make of Zanzibar House an oasis of peace and tranquility, the perfect destination where to get rid of the stress of everyday's life and regenerate the senses with attentive to detail service never losing the essence and the warmth of African hospitality to make you feel truly welcomed at home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar House

Address: Matemwe PO BOX 3085, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $131 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zanzibar House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Believe all are good from what I saw but we had room 3 which was very nice”
 of 5 bubbles sallypilates, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean facing rooms are well worth the extra money.”
 of 5 bubbles Empress2real, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 due to the bed comfort”
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 of 5 bubbles Centh, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #3 is ocean facing on the 2nd floor. Beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles brettp178, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a wonderful view”
  • Our little balcony and hammock
  • The view from our room
  • The beach in front of the hotel
 of 5 bubbles ZinafromParis, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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