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1 room, 2 adults

Tembo Palace Hotel

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • On beach
  • Free WiFi
Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar, 3974, Tanzania

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Old Fort
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Children's pool
    • On beach
    • Free WiFi
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  • We brought our kids, and they enjoyed the wonderful pool and beach access. We highly…Mar 19, 2020
  • Xmas in Zanzibar was fabulous, the Hotel provided a great service throughout our time…Jan 2, 2020

Tembo Palace Hotel

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$78
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Tembo Palace Hotel


  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Prison Island - 15 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Dining and recreation facilities are located across the street at Tembo Hotel.

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No onsite parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area 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
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 41-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tembo - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tembo Palace Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Annex Tembo hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Annex Tembo hotel
  • Annex Tembo Zanzibar Town
  • Annex Tembo
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before 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

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one way)

Area 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 Palace Hotel

  • Does Tembo Palace Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tembo Palace Hotel 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 Palace Hotel?
    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 Palace Hotel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Is there a pool at Tembo Palace Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Tembo Palace Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tembo Palace Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Tembo Palace Hotel?
    Yes, Tembo offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Old Fort (3-min walk), Café Foro (3-min walk), and 6 Degrees South (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Tembo Palace Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do near Tembo Palace Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Old Fort (3-min walk) and Forodhani Gardens (3-min walk), along with House of Wonders (6-min walk) and Christ Church Cathedral (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 52 reviews

Very good 8.0
Comfortable place for a family stay.
The apartment block that we used is tucked away from the main street and a 100m walk from the main hotel, but that doesn't really make a difference... the only thing is that you don't get a view out of the hotel. We traveled with two young kids and the most important stuff was comfort... they had two large queen size beds that were comfortable, the AC worked nicely and the room was clean. We had access to the main hotel that has a good breakfast and a nice pool to relax by... Compared to many other places in Stone Town, this hotel is a good value for the price. We would stay there again.
Niko, ie2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Hotel is serviceable, nothing great, but nothing terrible except for the condition and cleanliness. The towels smelled of mildew and horrible smell coming from the bathroom drains. I realize this is due to pluming design, but visitors should be aware.
David, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
great hotel right on beach.
john, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice property on the ocean. It had a fridge that worked well so you can keep drinks cold. They are non alcoholic building but there are places close by if you want to have a drink.
ca5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We spent one night in Stone Town and we chose this hotel. The hotel is well placed on the beach. The food was amazing. Staff were well trained and always ready to help. I loved the hot sauce the hotel used at the restaurant. The manager got someone to go out and buy me a couple of bottles. Real service!
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
No alcohol property bits tons of places close by to eat and drink. They own the building Freddy Mercury grew up on and you might even stay in his suite.
ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
They have several properties but only one on tje actualbbeach in Stonetown so make sure to get a specific confirmation. Otherwise some of the best hotel management interactions heva ive had (Osman and Rahim simply outstanding) and would not stay anywhere else in Stonetown.
ca2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Delightful. We stayed in the Annex and still had complete access to the pool and beach. I had some business to attend to while at the hotel and the staff was extremely accommodating. Food was delicious and the staff was very caring and helpful. We were right in the midst of Stonetown and felt safe and sound! Thanks Temdo House.!
Lisa, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Absolutely amazing location beautiful amenities only thing was that we were at the apartments very nice and spacious lacked a lift that is the only fault I can give them. I’d still go there again
gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved that this hotel has a beautiful beach view. Wonderful staff, good food, and located where shopping and restaurants are a short walk away.
us7 night trip with friends

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