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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

  • Steps from Shangani Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

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 65 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.


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 concierge services, access to locker space, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Annex Building

2 Large Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Freddie Mercury Apartment

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom, Annex Building

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Balcony, Partial Sea View

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Everyone (4)
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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

Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town, 25524
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