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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Stone Town

Hiliki House

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Hiliki House enjoys a visual feast of vibrant green, red and orange colours, as she overlooks the lush grounds of the Victoria Gardens.
Hiliki House enjoys a visual feast of vibrant green, red and orange colours, as she overlooks the lush grounds of the Victoria Gardens.

Hiliki house is a one-storey house with six bedrooms, a living room and a small bar. Tastefully decorated, all bedrooms are air-conditioned. Four of them are self-contained and two have private bathrooms. We offer bed and breakfast, a laundry service and all the comforts of a small establishment.

Breakfast is served from 7.30 am to 10:00 am, in a large airy room overlooking the Victoria Gardens. The bar is accessible to guests at any time of the day, where cool beers and sodas are available. We also offer free Wi-Fi internet in the living room.

Hiliki House is situated in the Vuga area, next to the Statehouse, Peace Memorial Museum and the Main Courthouse. It is a five minute walk from a number of famous sites in Stonetown, such as the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, the Catholic Cathedral and the commercial area.
from R817

Kholle House

Sleeps 24 in 9 rooms

After three years of meticulous renovation, Kholle House has opened its doors; built in 1860 by Princess Kholle, the daughter of the first...
After three years of meticulous renovation, Kholle House has opened its doors; built in 1860 by Princess Kholle, the daughter of the first Sultan of Zanzibar, Kholle House provides a glimpse into the life of a Zanzibarian Princess. Nestled in the heart of Stone Town, Kholle House stands as a quiet oasis offering you a private sanctuary from the bustling city life. Our ten room luxury boutique hotel is designed in an elegant fusion of Swahili and French-Creole. Refresh yourself in our swimming pool or enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree views of Old Stone Town and the Indian Ocean from our roof top tea house.

Communal areas include a salon, lobby with marble fountain, breakfast room, garden conservatory, pool, terrace, exotic archways and a rooftop tea house with panoramic views over the city, the port, and the islands off of Stone Town.

You will feel like you stepped into an Arabian dream when you enter your room at Kholle House. Each room is unique and envelopes you with the colours of vibrant Zanzibarian spices and a sense of olden times. Rooms are rich with character and quality with high timber-beamed ceilings, western-style mattresses, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and Wi-Fi.
from R1431

Jafferji House and Spa

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Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Located deep in the heart of Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town, the newly opened Jafferji House is an elegant boutique hotel. Recapturing...
Located deep in the heart of Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town, the newly opened Jafferji House is an elegant boutique hotel. Recapturing the romance of travel, it beautifully combines modern luxury with the mesmerizing heritage that has shaped Zanzibar’s history.

Taking its name from its owner who once used the building as his family home, Jafferji House and Spa has been lovingly restored and styled to reflect its original splendour. Today, Javed Jafferji, a famous East African photographer and publisher proudly displays his personal photo collection around the hotel, and has carefully chosen select pieces from his treasured personal antique collection to fill the hotel’s rooms. Personal attention to detail is apparent throughout the hotel, and it is Jafferji’s hope that you’ll experience the ‘true’ Zanzibar as he knows it, and fall in love with the romance and history that surrounds Stone Town.

Each of the hotel’s ten unique suites is dedicated to, and inspired by, famous people who have left their mark on Zanzibar’s colourful past. The superior suites boast special outdoor baths offering spectacular views over the rooftops of Stone Town.

After a full day of exploring the narrow streets of Stone Town, unwind with a delicious spice infused coffee or a refreshing homemade juice at the hotel’s intimate Mistress of Spice Café. Or, savour the charm of a traditional Zanzibar afternoon in the hotel’s central courtyard while indulging in some local Sheesha. In the evening, enjoy an intimate dinner with a delectable selection of local and international cuisine; all made from the finest ingredients the island has to offer.

For those looking for a little special pampering, the hotel’s rooftop spa offers many traditional treatments using all natural and authentic Zanzibari ingredients.

They say that when you travel, the magic of your experience starts with your hotel. We invite you to come experience the magic of Jafferji House and Spa.
from R2180

Kisiwa House

Sleeps 34 in 11 rooms

Kisiwa House can be found on a quiet street in the historic Stone Town in Zanzibar. The 11 rooms and suites provide guests with a quiet...
Kisiwa House can be found on a quiet street in the historic Stone Town in Zanzibar. The 11 rooms and suites provide guests with a quiet retreat where they are able to explore the beauty of the famous landmarks and historic sites that makes up Stone Town.

All or the rooms are well-equipped with modern facilities, ensuring a luxurious stay for guests. A stunning courtyard with a fountain and lounge area creates a wonderful place to relax; the rooftop restaurant provides guests with panoramic views of the area.

With a unique blend of boutique sophistication and Swahili hospitality guests are sure to feel welcome in this luxurious hotel.
from R2657

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Sleeps 25 in 9 rooms

Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a nine-room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is...
Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a nine-room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is independently owned and daily managed by a Dutch couple, guaranteeing personalized service of the highest level. Zanzibar Palace Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and island.

In each of the nine rooms, Zanzibar's rich history is integrated by Arabian, Indian and English designs. All the furniture is of very high quality and carefully selected to give the hotel a wonderfully traditional and antique feel. Each room features its own unique décor, with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, Persian rugs, and colourful silks.

The relaxing and charming atmosphere makes for a perfect place to unwind, either in the public areas or in the privacy of your room, while at the same time enjoying a wide range of modern facilities. Enjoy high quality food in our small restaurant with its quiet ambience, enjoy an alcoholic beverage in the bar, or indulge in a wonderful treatment in the spa.
from R2997
Stone Town Cafe and Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect base for exploring Zanzibar; whether you...
Stone Town Cafe and Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect base for exploring Zanzibar; whether you intend to simply relax after your safari, shop for local crafts, head for the beach or soak up the culture of this historic island.

This family operated guest house has only eight rooms, and so offers its guests personalised care. All rooms are equipped with Zanzibari-style canopy beds, full length mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms with pressurized hot water, satellite TVs and are air-conditioned. Each room also has a mini fridge, in-room safe and hairdryer. Iron, baby cots and beach towels are available on request.

Guests can start their day with breakfast in the Stone Town Café on the ground floor of the guest house, then continue on to Dharajani market and Gizenga Street.
from R1090

The Seyyida Zanzibar

Sleeps 36 in 17 rooms

The Seyyida is an elegant boutique hotel located in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Stone Town in Zanzibar. The hotel is ideally...
The Seyyida is an elegant boutique hotel located in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Stone Town in Zanzibar. The hotel is ideally situated next to the Palace Museum, the former residence of the Zanzibar Royal Family. It is only a short walk from the most celebrated Stone Town monuments such as the Forodhani Garden, House of Wonder and the Old Fort.

Our building is unique with arches, old walls and courtyard gardens that take you on a journey back in time. The hotel is a charismatic and gracious model of femininity that mixes the beauty of the old with the modern. With our combination of Colonial and Arabic décor, Seyyida is draped in a tactile and much layered splendour offering a warm and inviting atmosphere.

There is 24-hour reception, a concierge and room service, credit card facilities, laundry facilities, tour operator services, a business centre, a library and transfers. Customised tours and excursions can be arranged by Seyyida.

The spa offers a wide range of rejuvenating and relaxing health and beauty treatments. By using primarily natural materials, the spa has a relaxed tropical-island feel. Our cuisine is a delicious mixture of contemporary yet cultural delights, served on the beautiful rooftop terrace while enjoying the views of Stonetown and the harbour. The Seyyida is Stone Town's premier event location for live music, culture and arts.
from R2316

Al Johari

Sleeps 13 in 7 rooms

Al Johari is a small boutique hotel combining two old buildings, situated in Stone Town. We have striven to produce a unique hotel while...
Al Johari is a small boutique hotel combining two old buildings, situated in Stone Town. We have striven to produce a unique hotel while keeping within the architecture and dimensions of Stone Town’s history.

We offer 15 rooms in total, each with marble flooring and Persian rugs. The rooms are climate controlled and equipped with flat-screen TVs, mosquito nets, hair dryers and toiletries. There is free Wi-Fi access in all the rooms and throughout the hotel.

The Fusion Lounge is probably the most fashionable bar of its kind in Stone town, offering a selection of sundowners while watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy some fun daytrips on the beautiful waters of Zanzibar or even a day of snorkelling. Visit some the secluded beaches on the smaller isles such as Prison Island, where there is a sanctuary for an endangered species of the Giant Tortoise. We can arrange all kinds of delicious picnic hampers for the day out upon request.
from R1226

Tembo Hotel

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Sleeps 78 in 39 rooms

Tembo Hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar, in Stone Town, by the picturesque seafront. There is a long beach in front the hotel for...
Tembo Hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar, in Stone Town, by the picturesque seafront. There is a long beach in front the hotel for safe swimming and sunbathing. As the hotel is situated on such a prime location, guests don’t have to go far to find shops and restaurants.

Services include laundry facilities, an Internet café with wireless Internet access and the Bahari Restaurant which offers excellent local- and international cuisine. The refreshing water of the swimming pool will be a delight after a busy day of sightseeing.

The Tembo Hotel has an array of antique furniture and ornaments from all over the world. The bedrooms have unique Swahili beds and the wood is intricately carved, which is rarely seen in many countries. Most of our rooms have balconies overlooking the beach or the swimming pool courtyard. Each bedroom is self-contained and equipped with air-conditioning, a fridge, a telephone and Cable TV.

The beautiful main building has had various functions over the past centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar, then passed on to become trading offices.

The Beit-al-Ajaib of House of wonders is only a stone’s throw away, this landmark building is the largest and 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.
from R1798

House of Spices

Sleeps 7 in 4 rooms

House of Spices is a typical 18th Century house in Zanzibar and comprises three floors enclosing a central courtyard. The house offers...
House of Spices is a typical 18th Century house in Zanzibar and comprises three floors enclosing a central courtyard. The house offers four comfortable bedrooms and the rooms can be rented separately, or the unit as a whole.

On the ground floor the main entrance and reception of the house looks out onto Kiponda Street, one of the major thoroughfares crossing the town. On the second floor of the house there are two terraces which were used for drying the spices before they were packed. One now hosts a restaurant serving a wide selection of dishes, gently scented with spices. The wooden oven is used to cook fragrant pizzas, and vegetarian and fish dishes can also be enjoyed. The second terrace is now a wine bar offering wines from most known wineries around the world, complemented by tapas and snacks. From both shaded terraces with their open sides, rooftop views of the minarets and streets of Stone Town can be enjoyed.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms that are all air-conditioned as well as three bathrooms and two sitting rooms. This was the floor originally occupied by the trader in the last century, together with his wife and their three daughters. Every room has its own little treasures with original Zanzibar-style furnishings, beautifully preserved, in a setting of authentic Swahili architecture. Each room carries the name of a spice.

There is a shop on the ground floor, where you can find many gift items that are perfect for spicing up the lives of friends and loved ones.
from R1090

Asmini Palace Hotel

Sleeps 41 in 12 rooms

Asmini Palace Hotel is centrally located in Stone Town, Zanzibar, just behind the Sultan’s Palace and just a mere three-minute walk from...
Asmini Palace Hotel is centrally located in Stone Town, Zanzibar, just behind the Sultan’s Palace and just a mere three-minute walk from the Forodhani Garden, the House of Wonders and the Shia Conservatory. The hotel invites you to enjoy all the amenities expected in a 4 Star hotel, including a quick ride on the lift to our breathtaking sea view terrace. Come and watch dhows under full sail, slicing majestically through the harbour at sunset.

Each of our unique and comfortable hotel rooms contains air-conditioning, cable TV, a telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, a fridge, and wireless Internet access.

Enjoy the hospitality of our delightful and courteous staff who are always ready to help you; and experience our chef's magical hands as he crafts a memorable and unique Zanzibar dining treat.

The fascinating and vibrant market in Dahajani is just a five minutes’ walk away and the historical Slave Market a mere ten-minute walk. Mercury's restaurant and the new high speed ferry terminal are just a three minutes’ walk from the hotel.
from R1294

Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

This is a privately owned and managed lodge situated right in the heart of Stone Town. It is the...
This is a privately owned and managed lodge situated right in the heart of Stone Town. It is the ideal base to explore and experience all of Zanzibar.

There are two Twin Rooms and eight Double Rooms available. All the rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, air-conditioning and Internet access.

Other facilities include 24-hour front desk services, luggage storage and free airport transfers.
from R1362

The Swahili House

Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

The Swahili House is a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities combined with authentic Swahili hospitality. ...
The Swahili House is a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities combined with authentic Swahili hospitality. The Swahili House features five floors, all built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard and reachable via traditional Zanzibari staircases and an elevator.

Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town, the building was originally set up and used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century. In the 125 years that were to come, the building was home to one of the many Sultan families and then became a hotel some years ago.

The 20 rooms are spread out over four floors and can be divided in three different room categories, namely four Sultan Suites, three Deluxe Rooms and 13 Suites. The rooms all are restored and decorated in traditional Swahili style, but adjusted to Western standards which, for example, includes European sized mattresses, air-conditioning and a fan. Most rooms also feature a spectacular open bathroom with a shower and bath.

The Swahili House would definitely not be the same without our rooftop terrace, which houses our bar, restaurant and a very relaxing Jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner while indulging in stunning views of Stone Town and the Swahili coastal area.

Our á la carte menu is a combination of Eastern and Western influences, spices and flavours, and includes a wide variety of freshly caught fish and seafood, Mediterranean tapas and is changed on a daily basis. A continental and full English breakfast buffet is served from our rooftop kitchen every morning and we also offer a large variety of wines, international spirits and delicious cocktails to enjoy a romantic sunset with.
from R2125

Chavda Hotel

Sleeps 79 in 38 rooms

Chavda Hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar Town, within walking distance of the Old Fort and the beach. This hotel is within close...
Chavda Hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar Town, within walking distance of the Old Fort and the beach. This hotel is within close proximity of Anglican Cathedral and Livingstone's House.

We offer 38 air-conditioned rooms with views of the city, featuring en-suite bathrooms and mini bars. Wireless Internet access is available on request, as well as babysitting services. Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the room service. The bar is ideally located on the rooftop for beautiful views of the city and the ocean, as well as lovely sunsets.

There is conference facilities available for up to 100 delegates, featuring all audio-visual equipment. Other facilities at the hotel include, 24-hour front desk services, laundry facilities, tour- and transfer services and complimentary airport pick-up on request.
from R1362

Africa House Hotel

Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

The Africa House is ideally located within the old quarters of Stone Town and it overlooks the sparkling Indian Ocean.

The...
The Africa House is ideally located within the old quarters of Stone Town and it overlooks the sparkling Indian Ocean.

The Africa House offers 15 rooms, all lavishly furnished with Zanzibari furniture and feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and telephones.

The Sunset Bar, Tradewinds Restaurant and The Majlis Shisha Lounge, as well as a library can be used for private meetings and conferences. Combining local and international cuisine with a unique ambiance and elegant decor, Tradewinds Restaurant will be a perfect venue for memorable dining.

The Sunset Bar is an expansive balcony bar on a large open-air terrace and offers wonderful view of the Indian Ocean.
from R1757

Mtoni Marine Centre

Sleeps 144 in 46 rooms

Mtoni Marine is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, 10 minutes north of Stone Town and neighbouring the legendary Mtoni Palace. This...
Mtoni Marine is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, 10 minutes north of Stone Town and neighbouring the legendary Mtoni Palace. This laidback, family friendly hotel is the ideal location from which to explore Stone Town and the rest of the island.

At Mtoni, we feature eight Palm Court Rooms, 33 Club Rooms, four Family Apartments and one Family H, all with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, electronic safes, and fans. The lush gardens offer a quiet retreat, and guests are welcome to make use of our library for a book exchange. The Mcheza Sports Café and restaurants cater for your every need, while the Splash bar at the pool offers cocktails and light meals. We also offer a conference facility, two boutiques, a playground, and a traditional spa .

The Mtoni Palace, where Princess Salme was born, is a must-see. Although severely deteriorated, Mtoni Palace still offers visitors a glimpse into the world of the Arabian royalty who once lived there.
from R1635

Zanzibar Hotel

Sleeps 25 in 12 rooms

Zanzibar Hotel is located in a quite historical section of Stone Town, within walking distance of all main attractions such as museums,...
Zanzibar Hotel is located in a quite historical section of Stone Town, within walking distance of all main attractions such as museums, shopping, the seafront and restaurants.

The hotel has a rich 19th century air of elegance greets you as you walk through the original Zanzibari door. Beautiful beamed ceilings, marble floors, Persian carpets and magnificent crystal chandeliers recreate the glamour of former times.

The atmosphere is warm and relaxed and the ambiance embraces the uniqueness of the local culture. As you ascend the original wooden staircase to your suite, the sounds from the courtyard water cascades echo serenely throughout the building.
from R1635

Al Minar Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

The Al Minar Hotel is located within Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, minutes from the beach and the vibrant Shangani Square containing some...
The Al Minar Hotel is located within Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, minutes from the beach and the vibrant Shangani Square containing some of the best night life on the island.

All suites feature traditional beds with elegant mosquito nets and air-conditioning. The rooms are decorated in a distinctively African and Arabian style, complimenting the hotel’s unique placement.

Our hotel features classic Zanzibari furnishings and local art. The restaurant offers a lovely rooftop terrace with beautifully hand-crafted wood work and unique views of Stone Town; serving a succulent selection of Indian, Chinese, African and Italian cuisine.

Our staff is able to offer a range of tour options during your trip. If you are travelling with children, we offer a nanny service at extra charge.
from R2452

Princess Salme Inn

1 Review
Sleeps 32 in 10 rooms

Princess Salme Inn is a simple but comfortable bed and breakfast hotel in Stone Town. It occupies a charming old Arabic building with...
Princess Salme Inn is a simple but comfortable bed and breakfast hotel in Stone Town. It occupies a charming old Arabic building with traditional touches.

This hotel has remained one of the cleanest in the area and still maintains some of the lowest rates in town. Facilities and services offered are free Internet, shared and en-suite bathrooms, hot water, satellite television, fans and air-conditioners in certain rooms. A laundry service and safe deposit box is available.

Transport and tours of Stone Town and the island can be arranged by management. Princess Salme Inn is located along Mizingani road in the bustling port area of Malindi, just a short walk to the seafront and a ten-minute drive from Zanzibar International Airport by taxi. Languages spoken are Kiswahili and English.
from R681

Maru Maru Zanzibar

Sleeps 314 in 44 rooms

Set in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town, the Maru Maru Zanzibar is just a few steps from the city’s historical...
Set in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town, the Maru Maru Zanzibar is just a few steps from the city’s historical wonders, colourful markets and labyrinth of shops.

Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms that blend a classic Zanzibar style with iconic designs and modern luxuries.

Its roof terrace offers one of the best views in the city with a 360-degree panorama, and is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean.

The relaxed ambiance at the Maru Maru Zanzibar continues long into the night as people come to enjoy the authentic north and south Indian fusion cuisine, view art in the gallery and enjoy the captivating sound of Tahareb music as it floats into the night.
from R2466
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