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Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk, Tembo B&B Apartments is attractively located in Zanzibar City, 1969 feet from The Zanzibar Curio shop and 0.7 mi from Peace Memorial Museum. It is located 656 feet from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Featuring a balcony with garden views, this bed and breakfast also includes a satellite flat-screen TV, as well as 1 bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a buffet breakfast. A shared terrace can be found at Tembo B&B Apartments, along with a shared lounge. Popular points of interest near the accommodations include House of Wonders, Old Fort of Zanzibar and Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Tembo B&B Apartments has been welcoming guests since Jan 14, 2019

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Zanzibar City, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Halal, Buffet

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Room Type
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Zanzibar City
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  • Annemie
    Great location to discover Stone Town or to catch a boat from the beach to Prison Island. The rooms are spacious with great airco and wifi.
  • Deborah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff is committed to their guests. My AC did not work my first night and the hotel was full so I was unsure how the situation would be resolved. The hotel replaced my AC. The staff will also help you with transportation and with tours. The...
  • Betel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location. Great room with clean bathroom. Amazing sense of internal decoration (very authentic). Whenever I stay in Stonetown this is my go to place.
  • Debra
    Room 10000 in Tembo B&B. Huge room. Large terrace. Stairs to upper outdoor table and chairs. Great to host friends. Large fridge. Clothes washer. Top of building so lots of stairs.
  • Mansoor
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location, value, and breakfast options were the best.
  • Alinanec
    Very good accomodation in city center. Room are big, and there is a shared kitchen that you can use at every floor. The apartaments are in a separate building across the street to Tembo hotel, very close. You get to benefit from all the facilities...
  • Minna
    Hotel was beautiful, location was perfect, and staff was very friendly. Rooms were spacious, and beds were comfortable. There were no mosquito nets but we had our own and there was a hook already on the ceiling - but to be honest, not sure if it...
  • Gharbi
    The hotel staff is very friendly, I really like how they helped me with trips, taxi drivers and everything else. My advice is : before you go for a trip (prison island, spice tour ...) check with the reception, they have awesome prices and advice....
  • Moore
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    very clean large apartment, large bathroom with hot shower. there is a balcony with a courtyard view. the breakfast in the hotel was very good, lots of variety. pool has a great view and there are sun beds right on the beach. the hotel is in a...
  • Brenda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The breakfast was expansive, although many of the items were just various kinds of breads. But there was a fresh egg station that also made waffles and all of that was quite yummy. To clarify from what I read on other reviews before booking, the...

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there a shuttle to the airport?

    15$ ONE WAY
    Answered on 17 January 2022
  • Can you pay in cash?

    Answered on 17 January 2022

Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Tembo Bahari Restaurant
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Tembo B&B Apartments
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool is on rooftop
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Swahili

House rules

Tembo B&B Apartments takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 12:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

1 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 - 9 years
Extra bed upon request
$25 per child, per night
10 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
$35 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash is not accepted Tembo B&B Apartments accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Tembo B&B Apartments of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Tembo B&B Apartments

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Tembo B&B Apartments may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Tembo B&B Apartments is 1.4 miles from the center of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Tembo B&B Apartments offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Beach
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bike tours
    • Private beach area
    • Swimming pool
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Tembo B&B Apartments has 1 restaurant:

    • Tembo Bahari Restaurant

  • Check-in at Tembo B&B Apartments is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Tembo B&B Apartments include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Twin

  • Guests staying at Tembo B&B Apartments can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Halal
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Tembo B&B Apartments. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.