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The Swahili House
Tanzania » Zanzibar Island » Stone Town


The Swahili House is located in Stone Town on the West Coast of Zanzibar. It is in the heart of Stone Town the building was originally set up and used as an Indian House in the 19th Century.

The Hotel is in the centre of Stone Town and therefore in the middle of all the action.

It is a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities in combination with authentic Swahili hospitality.

The Swahili House has 5 floors that are all built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard. The floors are all reachable via traditional Zanzibari staircases and an elevator.


The Swahili House has 5 floors that are built around a beautiful court yard-an ideal spot to enjoy a quiet moment away from the busy stone town.

The floors are all accessible via traditional Zanzibar staircase and an elevator.

The 22 rooms are spread out over 4 floors and can be divided in 3 different room categories:

Sultan Suites – large, spacious rooms with balcony

Suites: medium sized spacious rooms with or without balcony.

Deluxe Rooms: standard sized double or twin room.

All the rooms are restored and decorated in traditional Swahili style, but adjusted to Western standards, which for example includes European sized mattresses, air conditioning and a fan.


The rooftop terrace houses the bar, restaurant and a very relaxing Jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner while indulging in stunning views of Stone Town and the Swahili Coastal area!

The Swahili House offers a large variety of wines, international spirits and delicious cocktails to enjoy a romantic sun set with!

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