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1 room, 2 adults

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • On beach
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town, 25524, Tanzania

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, connected to a shopping center, near Old Fort
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Children's pool
    • On beach
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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  • We stayed for 3 nights for our honeymoon. They decorated our room very nicely for us with…Oct 2, 2020
  • Tembo House is a very nice property centrally located at the heart of Stone Town and by…Aug 9, 2020

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$83
  • Single Room
  • Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Partial Sea View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea Facing
  • Triple Room, Balcony
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Balcony, Partial Sea View
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  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom, Annex Building
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Annex Building
  • Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom, Annex Building
  • Family Room

What’s around Tembo House Hotel & Apartments


  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 37 min walk
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Prison Island - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 5 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free extended parking on site (limited)


  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 161
  • Conference space size (meters) - 15
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1992
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Bahari Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required.

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments’s small print

Also known as

  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House Hotel Apartments
  • Tembo House Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo House
  • Tembo House & Apartments


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property on arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

    Optional extras

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per vehicle (one-way)

    Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 10 costs USD 15.00 (one-way)

    Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    Beach shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

    • Does Tembo House Hotel & Apartments offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Is there a pool at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      You can check in from noon to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      Yes, Bahari Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (3-min walk), Old Fort (3-min walk), and Maru Maru (4-min walk).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15.00 per vehicle one-way.
    • What is there to do near Tembo House Hotel & Apartments?
      Recommended spots to visit include Old Fort (2-min walk) and Forodhani Gardens (3-min walk), along with House of Wonders (6-min walk) and Christ Church Cathedral (8-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Very good 8.4 From 242 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Good hotel and location
    Good location, check in was good, check out could have been better, the person seemed very confused about my very basic questions. Good variety in the breakfast offering. Rest of staff were good.
    ie2 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Tembo House Zanzibar Review
    My stay was very pleasant. The hotel is right on the beach. There is also a pool. I found the food to be very good. And the staff was warm, friendly and helpful. Tembo House does not serve alcohol.
    Kay, us3 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Loved our stay here!
    Loved our stay here! Beautiful rooms with lovely view. A fantastic pool, restaurant with a view and a great breakfast!
    Paula, us4 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    great place
    Great place wondeful breakfasts. Opens up right onto the beach. Only problem is that we had 3 flights of stairs but the room was worth it when you reached the top. Swimming pool was great enough towels. Very convenient to local eating places night market
    Heather, gb5 night trip
    Good 6.0
    not great ..
    We booked a room for 4 people at 40 euros per person so it's a lot and we were in another building not in the main building we had to walk in the street. The appartment had no security you could enter in the building without any keys.....
    Agathe, ie1 night trip with friends
    Good 6.0
    we were put in the annex which was OK but would have been better in main building breakfast was from 7am but not everything was out at 7am and more items came around 8am
    gb3 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Nice position, friendly staff, exotic fell Loved it
    craig, gb2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    the hotel does not sell liquor. you will have to leave the hotel to get a drink.
    Eric, us3 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Loved, loved, loved this hotel!
    We absolutely loved everything about the Tembo Hotel! Everything was great-from a speedy check-in and check-out to the incredible staff that made sure we were always well taken care of at all times. This is a beautiful property with much charm-take the time to explore the different floors and rooftop views! I also can't say enough about the amazing breakfast that's included. Every day was a surprise of different juices, breads, pastries, main courses, local and international tastes and cooked to order eggs! We will always remember our happy egg chef, the wait staff and their gleaming smiles! We never wanted to leave!
    helene, us3 night trip with friends
    Good 6.0
    Just OK - check you are not in the annex building
    The main hotel is ok - not the most modern. Only issue is we stayed in the annexed building, which was not as nice. Breakfast is very minimal, with mostly different types of carbs. Many other better options in the area, with better value for money. The hotel is close to the beach, however the area is mostly for boats, so its not nice to get in. Pros: Good location, nice swimming pool. Cons: Annexed building, smelly towels, minimal breakfast and low value for money.
    Leshem, ie1 night trip with friends

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