The Swahili House

The Swahili House

2 stars 

Kiponda St Stone Town N A 3705 Stown Town Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania

ExcellentBased on 275 reviews


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About The Swahili House

Discover essential information, amenities, and features of The Swahili House, providing insights into what to expect during your stay. Information on this property was last updated on June 13, 2024.
The Swahili House is a traditional base while in Zanzibar Town and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also provides babysitting/child services, a 24-hour reception and a currency exchang...

Good to Know

Check-in time12:00 PM
Check-out time9:30 AM
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+255 777 510 209

Amenities at The Swahili House

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pool


  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Increased accessibility
  • Family rooms
  • Rooftop pool
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Free toiletries
  • Room service
  • Shower
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Air-conditioned
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash cans
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Plunge pool
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Private bathroom
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • 24hr front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Storage available


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


  • 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
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Reviews for The Swahili House

Read firsthand reviews and testimonials from guests who have stayed at The Swahili House, providing insights into their experiences. Travelers have left 275 reviews of The Swahili House to date. Review data was last updated on June 13, 2024.
Very goodBased on 275 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Amazing and helpful staff. (in 20 reviews)
  • Super roof terrace restaurant/bar and loungers (in 10 reviews)
  • Beautiful historical hotel with unique guest rooms. (in 9 reviews)
Cons -
  • The Wifi was not working properly (in 5 reviews)
  • Food was good and reasonably priced. (in 1 review)
  • Food was good and reasonably priced. (in 1 review)

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Photos of The Swahili House

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The Swahili House is located at Kiponda St Stone Town N A 3705 Stown Town Zanzibar in the neighborhood of Zanzibar. Popular landmark data was lasted updated on June 13, 2024.

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FAQs when booking at The Swahili House

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding reservations, amenities, policies, and more when booking a stay at The Swahili House. FAQs were last updated on June 13, 2024.
  • Is pricing at The Swahili House comparable to 2 star hotels in Zanzibar?

    The Swahili House is generally less than the average price of 2 stars hotels in Zanzibar. On average, you can expect to pay $51 per night in Zanzibar. The Swahili House will run you $109 per night, which is 113% cheaper than the Zanzibar average.

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

    With a distance of 4.7 mi between The Swahili House and the nearest airport, Zanzibar Kisauni Airport, the drive typically takes about 0h 09m depending on traffic. Be sure to check traffic trends near the hotel and airport as some areas experience higher traffic than others and can increase your expected travel time.

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

    One of the more popular options today is to take a taxi or ridesharing service directly from Zanzibar Kisauni Airport to the hotel. This option is often cost effective, but guests must keep a lookout for peak time rates.

  • Is there a pool at The Swahili House?

    Yes. Many people visiting Zanzibar look for a hotel with a pool. The Swahili House has a pool on site that hotel guests may use, but be advised that hotels typically have rules in regards to pool usage.

  • What is the The Swahili House phone number?

    For questions about The Swahili House and your reservation, contact the front desk directly at +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 standard check-out time at The Swahili House is 9:30 AM. Guests can usually check-in from 12:00 PM. Special arrangements may be available if discussed with the front desk.

  • How much does it cost to stay at The Swahili House, Zanzibar?

    $69 per night is the best price found recently for a room at The Swahili House, with average deals around $109 per night. Enter your dates in the form above to see current prices.

  • Is there a restaurant at The Swahili House?

    There is a restaurant located in The Swahili House. Please contact them for kitchen hours. A bar is also available on-site.

  • Does The Swahili House have a laundry service?

    If you need to have clothes washed during your stay, you can take advantage of the laundry facilities and service at The Swahili House. Guests can also use ironing facilities.

  • Does The Swahili House offer accessible rooms?

    Yes, The Swahili House provides accessible rooms for guests requiring them. Make sure to check the deals available on HotelsCombined for the latest availability.

  • Does The Swahili House have free breakfast?

    The Swahili House offers free breakfast with some rates. Confirm the details of your reservation to determine if your rate includes free breakfast.

  • What is the cheapest month to stay at The Swahili House?

    For the best chance to save money on your The Swahili House reservation, consider staying in May, when prices are typically at their lowest ($29).

  • In what area of Zanzibar is The Swahili House located?

    The Swahili House is located within the area of Zanzibar. Utilize the map on this page to understand where The Swahili House is in relation to the rest of Zanzibar.

  • What is the cheapest day to check into The Swahili House?

    Consider checking into The Swahili House on Sunday, when the nightly price is typically at its lowest (average nightly rate of $76).

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