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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
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 cots/infant beds
    • Children's pool
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
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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.

  • Great location right on beach and in heart of Stonetown. Nice pool, good food and…Aug. 26, 2019
  • The hotel is in a great location, very convenient to everything. Easy to walk to all the…Jul. 28, 2018

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

from A$111
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  • Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Partial Sea View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Sea Facing
  • Triple Room, Balcony
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, Partial Sea View
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  • 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) - 19 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

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.
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 onsite self parking

  • Free onsite extended parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking 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 sunloungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • 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
  • 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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 gives staff 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 - 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 at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a nightclub and a picnic area. Tembo House Hotel & Apartments also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 224 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
warm friendly staff.excellent location and breakfast
Al U, za4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
This place is a gem and I loved my stay. I upgraded to a better room and it was stunning. The host is very kind and so are all the staff. The entire hotel is historic and looks like a palace. I sure felt like a queen here and was treated like one. I'll be back for sure. I think it looked better in person than in pictures. Wifi here was ok. I brought my own SIM card and used it because I have to do a lot of zoom conferences.
Olubayo, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Tembo Hotel was a beautifully decorated hotel right on the edge of the beach in Stone Town. The beach is accessible at all times. Lovely clean beach with abundance of local activity especially towards late afternoon. I was upgraded to a suite at a minimal price by the friendly manager Rahim. The suite was on the beach front, literally one step away from the sand. Quite a spacious room with a spacious bathroom as well. Plenty of antique furniture all around the hotel. The pools were very well maintained. Two pools, one large swimming pool in the central part of the hotel, and a smaller one on the first floor with a lovely view of the ocean and sunset. Service was excellent. Breakfast is served buffet style and overlooking the beach, a variety of foods which are different every morning, as well as an egg/pancake station. Fresh fruits offered every morning as well as three different juice options every day. Overall a very nice experience staying at Tembo Hotel, will definitely recommend and wouldn't mind staying again.
Umar, za3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Convenient location to visit the best places in stone town. Very authentic hotel, good value for money. Nice view from the balcony. Beds too small, room size small.
Ranbir, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful historic building
Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful grounds, with antique furniture. A large center pool and an infinite pool 1st floor overlooking beach . Triple room, had 3 small bottles of water, bring more. Breakfast was perfect with a very happy, smiling cook making omelets.
Patsy, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
The ambience of nature and peace , it was worth the stay. Staff were always smiling and the manager was friendly and professional .
Chen, us8 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful facility-worth it!
We stayed for 3 nights for our honeymoon. They decorated our room very nicely for us with gorgeous flowers. We had a beautiful balcony view that faced the infinity pool and the beach. Breakfast each day was good. Dinner was also good but was a bit pricey. All of the staff was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend to others and stay again!
Zoe, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The view of the ocean from the room was majestic. The hotel was rustic yet modern. Food served in the restaurant was very good.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location & property
Tembo House is a very nice property centrally located at the heart of Stone Town and by the beach. Nice room and comfortable bed, well appointed bathroom. Friendly staff, good breakfast and restaurant, only downfall is no alcool service (but nearby Livingstone Beach Bar came to the rescue). Don’t miss the sunset from the 2nd floor terrace pool! Recommended.
Amile, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Tembo hotel offers a very unique location, on a beautiful beach where small local boats are waiting to take you on a tour of beautiful small islets a few miles off the coast. Its historical setting and romantic architecture definitely add to the experience. The hotel is also at the center of the old Stone Town, with access to dozens of exotic stores and restaurants. The staff is as helpful as dedicated and can arrange for all sorts of excursions. The hotel restaurant offers great menus and a marvelous breakfast.
us2 night romance trip

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments