The Swahili House

The Swahili House


Zanzibar Urban/West, P.O. Box 3705 Mchambawima Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

ExcellentBased on 99 reviews


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Reviews for The Swahili House

ExcellentBased on 99 reviews
Rating Summary
  • Cleanliness8.9
  • Comfort8.9
  • Location9.2
  • Services8.5
  • Staff9.2
  • Value for money8.2
Who stays here?
  • Families 
  • Couples most popular!
  • Groups of friends 
  • Solo travelers 
  • Business travelers 

About The Swahili House

The Swahili House is situated in Zanzibar Town and is close to the area's popular attractions. The various facilities this traditional hotel features include a Jacuzzi, a 24-hour reception and an outd...

Good to Know

Distance to city centre

0.4 mi

Location rating


Nearest airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

4.7 mi



12:00 PM


9:30 AM


Free Wi-Fi


Policies vary by room type and provider.

Contact Number

+255 777 510 209

Amenities at The Swahili House

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Increased accessibility
  • Family rooms
  • Beach towels
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Packed lunches
  • Free toiletries
  • Room service
  • Shower
  • Breakfast included
  • Hot spring bath
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Kids meals
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Restaurant
  • Spa bath
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Mosquito net
  • Air-conditioned
  • Toilet
  • Open-air bath
  • Safe
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Private bathroom
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • 24hr front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Storage available


  • Beach access
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cooking classes


  • Ticket service
  • Babysitting or child care
  • Car rental
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Laundry service
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

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FAQs when booking at The Swahili House

  • How close is The Swahili House to the nearest airport, Zanzibar Kisauni?

    At 4.7 mi away, Zanzibar Kisauni is the closest airport to The Swahili House. The average expected drive time from The Swahili House to Zanzibar Kisauni is 9min. It’s a good idea to research traffic trends between your hotel and the airport.

  • What is the best way for guests to get from Zanzibar Kisauni to The Swahili House?

    Rideshare apps and taxis remain a very common solution for The Swahili House guests. This is often the most cost-effective method of transportation when visiting Zanzibar.

  • Is there a pool at The Swahili House?

    Yes, The Swahili House has a pool for hotel guests. Generally, hotel pools have opening and closing times so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • What is the The Swahili House phone number?

    For assistance regarding your reservation at The Swahili House please call +255 777 510 209.

  • Does The Swahili House have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Swahili House has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What is the check-out time at The Swahili House?

    The Swahili House has a normal check-in time of after 12:00 PM, and check-out time of before 9:30 AM.

  • Is there a restaurant at The Swahili House?

    Yes, there is a restaurant on-site at The Swahili House, Zanzibar, Tanzania. For drinks at the accommodation, there is a bar available.

  • Does The Swahili House have a laundry service?

    Yes, there is a hotel laundry service for guests at The Swahili House.

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