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Swahili House

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 22 rooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Jacuzzi

General Information

Swahili House has 5 floors that are all built around a beautiful courtyard making the hotel the ideal spot to enjoy a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of Stone Town. The floors are all accessible by traditional Zanzibari staircases. The hotels 22 rooms are spread out over 4 floors and are divided into Sultan suites, suites and deluxe rooms.

All rooms are restored and decorated in traditional Swahili style, but adjusted to western standards, which include European sized mattresses, air conditioning and a fan. Most rooms feature a spectacular bathroom including a shower and a bath, which are ideal to relax in after a busy day exploring Stone Town and its many treasures.

The hotel has a rooftop terrace where you will find a bar, restaurant and a Jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean. Here you can enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner while indulging in 360 degree stunning views of Stone Town and the Swahili coastal area.

There is no internet, television or radio at Swahili House in a deliberate attempt to help their guests totally unwind in a richly traditional and beautifully sumptuous environment.


Swahili House is located in Stone Town and is a 5 minute walk from the seafront and the main attractions of Stone Town.