Located in Zanzibar City, the unique and historical Zanzibar Coffee House offers individually designed rooms and suites. It features a coffee shop and a roof top terrace, overlooking Stone Town. The rooms combine old-world charm and antique details with modern conveniences. Each room is fitted with a ceiling fan and a four-poster bed, draped with a mosquito net. Free WiFi is available. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace. The hotel's café is located downstairs and offers a variety of coffees, prepared by trained baristas. Guests can also indulge in cakes or order meals and snacks. Zanzibar Coffee House has a 24-hour front desk, concierge and laundry services. Zanzibar Airport is 5 mi away and airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge.

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

Zanzibar Coffee House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 17, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American


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Room Type
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Zanzibar City
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  • Cashman
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location. Loved the upstairs balcony. Very friendly staff with night security. Felt very safe.
  • Karen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Charming 8 room B&B in Stone Town. The whole stay was wonderful. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. They set up tours, transfers and even booked me a day room in-house since I had an evening flight on my last day. The food was very good...
  • Jessica
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location in old stonetown. Only a short walk from the point of which cars can no longer enter the narrow streets. The room was clean and comfortable and the rooftop was a fantastic place to take in the view of the city. It was about a 20...
  • Kathryn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was so helpful and friendly. The roof top breakfast was outstanding (the juice!). They were able to connect us with an excellent guide for same day spice tour (Mussawir +255 778 743474) who went above and beyond during our tour. ...
  • Heidi
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Friendly staff. Fantastic coffee and food. Unique building with rooftop seating area.
  • Kathryn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Charming, beautifully maintained old building, comfortable, convenient, great staff—quite exceptional place to stay.
  • Alexandra
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    beautiful property in a great, central location! the staff were also lovely.
  • Kent
    Costa RicaCosta Rica
    Location, facilities, and staff were all excellent.
  • Jelena
    Perfect location in Stone Town with an amazing breakfast that you get on the rooftop terrace. The whole atmosphere of the hotel is very nice and most of the staff is very nice and friendly. Particularly Heerna was very helpful in organising tours...
  • Entesar
    zanzibar coffee house The hotel is a classic located in the center of Old Stone for those who would like to get to know it closely and deeply Heerna manages the hotel in a professional and intelligent manner. She helped me and advised the best...

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property

  • Good evening if I want to book 3 x rooms for 6 x adults for one night and 1 day how do I book it. Thank you Amelia

    Dear Amelia, You can either book through booking.com or directly through reservations@zanzibarcoffeehouse.com. I suggest to contact us directly so tha..
    Answered on 10 May 2021
  • Hello is there a pool? Looks awesome

    Unfortunately, we don't have a pool. Maybe in the nearby future ;) Warm regards, Zanzibar Coffee House management
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • Hi there, can you help to organise PCR tests for guests who are leaving Zanzibar for onward travel?

    Hello, Yes, we are able to help organize a PCR test for our guests. Please send us an e-mail through management@zanzibarcoffeehouse.com to receive our..
    Answered on 12 July 2021
  • Hello. Can the family room or the suite accommodate 3 people? We are a family of 5, with threee adult children (23, 20 and 16 years of age.) Is it ..

    Hi Rachel, Greetings from Zanzibar Coffee House. Yes, the family room can accommodate a total of 4 guests. We can prepare a double bed and 2 extra b..
    Answered on 25 November 2019
  • Do the suites have balconies with views of the city?

    No the rooms don't have balconies and generally limited views. However, we do have a rooftop with a very nice view, accessible to every guest. Breakfa..
    Answered on 17 January 2020

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch

Amenities of Zanzibar Coffee House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

House rules

Zanzibar Coffee House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


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

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Crib upon request
3 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
6 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
$15 per child, per night
13+ years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per person, 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 are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Zanzibar Coffee House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The Zanzibar Coffee House is entirely a nonsmoking zone.

FAQs about Zanzibar Coffee House

  • Room options at Zanzibar Coffee House include:

    • Suite
    • Family
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • Guests staying at Zanzibar Coffee House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American

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

  • Zanzibar Coffee House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bicycle rental

  • Zanzibar Coffee House has 1 restaurant:

    • Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe

  • Zanzibar Coffee House is 1.1 miles from the center of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Zanzibar Coffee House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 0.6 miles from Zanzibar Coffee House. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.