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Kisiwa House

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Beach nearby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
572 Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 609, Tanzania

Luxury guesthouse with restaurant, near Nakupenda Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Beach nearby
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • We had a great stay. Perfect location and rooms are nice and clean. Breakfast was…Feb. 20, 2021
  • Didnt The noise made by guests checking out eRly morning when they take down their…Nov. 30, 2019

Kisiwa House

from A$171
  • Deluxe Twin Room (Burdani)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Burdani)
  • Junior Suite (Malkia)
  • Senior Suite (Sulaima)

What’s around Kisiwa House


  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 5 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 7 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1976
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Darini - Onsite restaurant.

Kisiwa House’s small print

Also known as

  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House
  • Kisiwa Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse
  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
  • Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, 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 through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 97000 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 40000 per vehicle (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for TZS 0.02

Ferry terminal 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 Kisiwa House

  • Does Kisiwa House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kisiwa House 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 Kisiwa House?
    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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Kisiwa House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Kisiwa House?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kisiwa House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kisiwa House?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Darini. Nearby restaurants include Tapería (3-min walk), Puzzle Coffee Shop (3-min walk), and Maru Maru (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Kisiwa House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 40000 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do at Kisiwa House and nearby?
    Kisiwa House has a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 67 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location to explore Stone town.
Very nice vintage boutique hotel,close to everything,perfect to explore Stone town,nice decoration.
antonio, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful space, great staff, convenient location. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
ie2 night trip
Fair 4.0
3* hotel
A 3*hotel, the rooms need to be renovated.AC, TV, Hair dryer were not working. It took over 2h for someone to check on it, it wasn’t possible to fix any of it. It was the only hotel in the area which you could easily enter in the evening hours without someone at the front desk (poor security). Positive: central location, delicious breakfast with a sea view, nice style of furniture.
us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Loved the decor, location, friendly staff, wifi speeds & more. A leaking bathroom was a downer.
us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel in Stone Town, traditional design and architecture. I had a pleasant stay, service was good. My only complaint was with my room. I was #1 on the ground floor facing the street. It’s very noisey, you hear foot/Moto traffic all night as well as anything happening at reception. Plus side is you don’t have to walk the stairs (there are a lot) to access your room, but you will for breakfast. Be prepared. If you can, request a room on a higher floor in the back. In a great location for exploring Stone Town... around the corner from lots of shops and a few cafes.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
What a beautiful property, good location. Very clean and friendly staff
ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Better than expected. In the heart of Stonetown. Very good location for everything you wanna do in Zanzibar. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Very cool vibe at the restaurant. Very tasteful decor. I loved everything here. Go. Go. Go.
GToor, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great room with beautiful big bathroom and bathtub . Corridors on all floors very specially decorated.
Ton, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Everything was very good apart from the bed which was very hard.
Roger, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great helpful staff. Beautiful old house. It’s located in a neighborhood in the old town that is inhabited by locals with all the noise, color and smells.
us1 night trip with friends

Kisiwa House