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Offering three pool and restaurant, the historic Tembo House Hotel is located in Zanzibar City, a 3-minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Decorated with wood carved furniture, and offering a Swahili four-poster bed, each room features a seating area with TV, air conditioning and a bathroom with shower and traditional hammam bath. Most of the rooms feature a balcony with sea or pool views. The hotel's Bahari Restaurant offers local as well international cuisine. Room service is available and packed lunches can be arranged. Other facilities and services include a 24-hour front desk, meeting facilities, a shared lounge, concierge and laundry services. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including diving and cycling. The property offers free parking. Zanzibar port is a 5-minute drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport is 5 mi from Tembo House Hotel. Offering three different swimming pools including a roof top pool.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, Asian, American, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 full beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
and
1 queen bed
1 full bed
and
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
and
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.3
Cleanliness
8.5
Comfort
8.5
Value for money
8.2
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
7.8
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Ellen
    United States of America United States of America
    Great pools, excellent food, nice staff, cleanliness, plenty of outlets in the room. Safe. Easily walkable area.
  • Martin
    Denmark Denmark
    Very nice location in the centre of the city. Friendly staff. Great cappuccino.
  • Neila
    Mozambique Mozambique
    It lived up to the expectation. The quality of accomodation and its location were the top marks. I booked a sea view room and it was literally in front of the sea. I just had to walk out of my room. I got the honeymoon room, beautiful! I will...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Tembo Bahari Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • American • Chinese • British • Indian • Italian • Middle Eastern • Pizza • Seafood • Steakhouse • Australian • Local • Asian • International • European • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian

Amenities of Tembo House Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional charge
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
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
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Executive lounge access
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Wheelchair accessible
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 3 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Swahili

House rules

Tembo House Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 12:00 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 7 years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per child, per night
8 - 12 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

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Tembo House Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

One child under 6 years stays for free in existing bedding.

One child from 6 to 10 years old pays USD 20 per person, per night in an extra bed.

One older child or adult pays USD 30 per person, per night in an extra bed.

Please inform Tembo House Hotel 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.

FAQs about Tembo House Hotel

  • Guests staying at Tembo House Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet

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

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

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

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

  • Yes, Tembo House Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Tembo House Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Apartment
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Family

  • Tembo House Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Swimming pool
    • Aerobics
    • Beauty services
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Cooking class
    • Facial treatments
    • Themed dinners
    • Waxing services
    • Beach
    • Makeup services
    • Bike tours
    • Hair treatments
    • Live music/Performance
    • Manicure
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Pedicure
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Haircut
    • Hair coloring
    • Hairstyling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Light therapy
    • Spa facilities
    • Private beach area
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Entertainment staff

  • Tembo House Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Tembo Bahari Restaurant

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