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Lovely hotel overall. Its well kept considering how old it is and great location! The staff is really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good. The only downfall for me was that the bed was brick hard. My back was hurting REALLY BADLY after my stay. This is more of a personal preference though more than anything else. Other than that, I would recommend staying here!

Tembo is an idyllic hotel situated in the perfect location of Stonetown - right next to every landmark and main strip (Forodhani Park). The hotel also has it's own lovely beach and 2 pools. The outstanding and personable hospitality of the staff and management aside, the place retains a special charm reminiscent of Zanzibar's Sultanate era: be sure to check out the vintage artifacts all around the hotel. Loved every bit of my experience and will always be back here whenever I'm in Stonetown.

The place looks great on the outside, but inside the cleanliness was not given, at least not in the room. The breakfast was not good at all

My recent stay at Tembo House was amazing! The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The location in Stone Town cannot be beat, with the beach right there, the gardens and major attractions within walking distance. The restaurant on the property serves delicious local food (and other international styles too). If I get to visit Zanzibar again, I will be staying at Tembo.

Nice hotel in good location. Within walking distance of many places.

Had a great experience staying at Tembo for two weeks. Tip: Becaase the view from the hotel is so lovely, I upgradfed my room spending a bit extra to have the sea view. Staff were lovely to me, very attentive, friendly. Hotel felt safe and clean, food was great. Good swimming pool (which you need because of the heat). I was there in rainy (i.e., mosquitto) season and they sprayed my room every night, which was appreciated. Hotel is right on the beach and short and 1-3 minutes walk to town so perfect for getting around. It's my new favorite hotel and I hope to return often.

3rd stay at Tembo. This time 3rd floor with pool, ocean view. Part of charm is old hotel so if you want a spiffy modern bathroom, bed room you may be disappointed. The real pluses are the location with the lovely terrace, beachside, chai or meal and great staff. Also, make sure to wander through the hotel and enjoy all the artifacts on display and enjoy some of the other public spaces

Forodhani Street Zanzibar Town

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Stone Town, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments is adjacent to Old Fort and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Forodhani Gardens. This 65-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in Zanzibar Town, the hotel is connected to a shopping center and also a short walk from House of Wonders and Christ Church Cathedral.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Bahari Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All of Tembo House Hotel & Apartments's 65 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ceiling fans, safes, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15.00 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, access to locker space, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Triple Room, Annex Building

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Twin Room

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

1 Twin Bed and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Everyone (6) Couples (1)
3
Everyone

Lovely hotel overall. Its well kept considering how old it is and great location! The staff is really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good. The only downfall for me was that the bed was brick hard. My back was hurting REALLY BADLY after my stay. This is more of a personal preference though more than anything else. Other than that, I would recommend staying here!

By on Sep 30, 2021

5
Everyone

Tembo is an idyllic hotel situated in the perfect location of Stonetown - right next to every landmark and main strip (Forodhani Park). The hotel also has it's own lovely beach and 2 pools. The outstanding and personable hospitality of the staff and management aside, the place retains a special charm reminiscent of Zanzibar's Sultanate era: be sure to check out the vintage artifacts all around the hotel. Loved every bit of my experience and will always be back here whenever I'm in Stonetown.

By on Jul 18, 2021

2
Partner Couples

The place looks great on the outside, but inside the cleanliness was not given, at least not in the room. The breakfast was not good at all

By on Jun 20, 2021

5
Everyone

My recent stay at Tembo House was amazing! The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The location in Stone Town cannot be beat, with the beach right there, the gardens and major attractions within walking distance. The restaurant on the property serves delicious local food (and other international styles too). If I get to visit Zanzibar again, I will be staying at Tembo.

By on Feb 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 13, 2020

Dear Esteemed Guest, warmest greetings from Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar! We are delighted to read that we were able to provide you with a memorable stay at our beautiful and historical beachfront hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we look forward to hosting you once again in the near future. Kind regards

4
Everyone

Nice hotel in good location. Within walking distance of many places.

By on Sep 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 30, 2019

Dear Esteemed Guest, Warmest greetings from Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar! We are delighted to read that we were able to provide you with a memorable stay at our beautiful and historical beachfront hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we look forward to hosting you once again in the near future. Kind regards,

5
Everyone

Had a great experience staying at Tembo for two weeks. Tip: Becaase the view from the hotel is so lovely, I upgradfed my room spending a bit extra to have the sea view. Staff were lovely to me, very attentive, friendly. Hotel felt safe and clean, food was great. Good swimming pool (which you need because of the heat). I was there in rainy (i.e., mosquitto) season and they sprayed my room every night, which was appreciated. Hotel is right on the beach and short and 1-3 minutes walk to town so perfect for getting around. It's my new favorite hotel and I hope to return often.

By on May 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2019

Dear Simon Warmest greetings from Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar! We are delighted to read that we were able to provide you with a memorable stay at our beautiful and historical beachfront hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we look forward to hosting you once again in the near future. Kind Regards

5
Everyone

3rd stay at Tembo. This time 3rd floor with pool, ocean view. Part of charm is old hotel so if you want a spiffy modern bathroom, bed room you may be disappointed. The real pluses are the location with the lovely terrace, beachside, chai or meal and great staff. Also, make sure to wander through the hotel and enjoy all the artifacts on display and enjoy some of the other public spaces

By , from California on Sep 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 6, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!. Best Regards Hotel manager

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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