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Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

Tembo hotel is the best place in stone town, its the place you want to be with great service with people like amigo ( rahim) to make you see the stone town through his eyes simply great place to be. If you want to see the heart of stone then tembo hotel is definitely the place to be accomodated great...

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Tembo House H, Guest Relations Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Esteemed Guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Tembo Hotel and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that we exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful stay with us. I am very glad to know that you appreciated our sense of hospitality, our services, our employees’s friendliness and professionalism that made every...

Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We had a very nice time at the Tembo House Hotel. The rooms were spacious, the staff were amazingly helpful and the hotel in general was in a very good condition (considering what some of the buildings there look like). We enjoyed the swimming pool and mocktails (they don't serve alcohol) the most. Thank you Tembo!

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Tembo House H, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. Its great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again in the...

Reviewed 2 January 2015

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for a one night stop in Stonetown. The location can not be beat! It is direct ocean front....a nice place to swim and watch the local boats. You can get on a boat and travel over to Prison Island easily. Just outside the front of the hotel is the infamous Stone Town...we...

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Tembo House H, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. Its great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again in the...

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This hotel has it all as far as I'm concerned. 1. Great position: on the beach-restaurant overlooks beach and water, as does the bar and a weel appointed and comfortable sitting area 2. Hotel rooms: very nicely decorated in the Zanzibar style, large area with mozzie nets over bed/s and screens on windows 3. Offer a pick up or back...

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Tembo House H, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. Its great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again in the...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2014

All the reviews here are accurate and this hotel is quirky just like Stone Town itself, and 'dry'. But it is in an absolute fantastic location, a great bar 2 steps away next door on the sand. When I got to Stone Town and saw what other accommodation was available and their location, I was so pleased I was staying...

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Tembo House H, Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. Its great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again in the...

Reviewed 18 December 2014

One of the best hotel i have ever been there.exellent service nice breakfast high speed internet and food also nice specially butter chicken with naan. We stayed in room 204 with balcony and room was very beautiful n decor was superb. Thank to mr Rahim(sales manager)

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Tembo House H, Director of Sales at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Esteemed Guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Tembo Hotel and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that we exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful stay with us. I am very glad to know that you appreciated our sense of hospitality, our services, our employees’s friendliness and professionalism that made every...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Stayed at the Tembo House Hotel in August 2014 and was pleasantly surprised and how quaint this little hotel was. Each room is different with it's own unique style and the you can't beat the location....right on the beach. The rooms were clean and everything worked the way it was supposed to. One exception was the water pressure in the...

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Tembo House H, Director of Sales at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Tembo H.Hotel & Apartments and for publishing such inspiring and motivating words on Tripadvisor! We are very proud to know that you had a memorable experience with us and you were impressed by all the employees warmth&professionalism. Our passion for service and our aim to exceed our guest expectations...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Everyone waxes about location because it is so conveniently located on the beach and near the fascinating alleys of the old town and all "sites". The lovely, blue pool is great as it is between 2 annexes of the hotel and is mostly in the shade - so good as it is generally too hot in the sun. You can...

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Tembo House H, Guest Relations Manager at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. It is with great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again...

Reviewed 6 December 2014

I stayed in that hotel for 4nights. The staff name: rahim was very helpful. The other staff was also very courteous and friendly. Value for moneu hotel. Nearest to prison island and beach. The restaurant in hotel was beach view. The buffet breakfast was awesome and tasty. I would rate this hotel 10 out of 10. :-) .keep it up.

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Tembo House H, Director of Sales at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. It is with great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again...

Visakhapatnam, India
Reviewed 2 December 2014

First time to Zanzibar and we can't imagine staying anywhere else. We stayed in lodge for and the view of the pool, beach and ocean was amazing. Our lodge was very nice and had everything we needed. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated in local and zanzibar style. Mr.Abdul Rahim the Manager & the other Staff were so great...

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Esteemed Guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Tembo Hotel to celebrate your anniversary and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that we exceeded your expectations and you had a wonderful stay with us. I am very glad to know that you appreciated our sense of hospitality, our services, our employees’s friendliness...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Unique experience awaits at the Tembo House&Apartments.Tembo House Hotel&Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront.The magnificent main Building has had various functions over the past centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw & Partners. Their headquarters was in Aden(what now is know as the Port of Suez), and with trading posts notably in most of the British Protectorate areas, it became the largest trading Company in the India Ocean. To this day , the name of Cowasjee Dinwash & Partners is still visible at the main entrance of Tembo House Hotel.Tembo House Hotel has seen a few celebrities pass through is doors during the consulate era, the Conwasjee Dinwash era and as a Hotel. Mahatma Ghandi, stayed here a few weeks with the Dinwash family on his journey back to India from South Africa 1930. As a rising new star in the British, and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now ”Marashi” apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.Next to Tembo House Hotel is also what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874, Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought before embarking on its long journey back to England.A stone throw away is the Beit-al-Ajaib of House of wonders. This landmark building, is the largest and by far, the tallest building in Stone Town. Flanking the Beit-al-Ajaib is the Old Fort on one side and the Palace Museum on the other side.In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location, you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the Historical sites that Zanzibar Stone Town has on offer.Zanzibar port is just 5 minutes drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport a further 15 minutes away.Welcome home away from home ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Address: Forodhani Street | P.O. Box 3974 Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3974, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: €103 - €353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tembo House Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Tembo Hotel Stone Town
Tembo Stone Town
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#7 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#8 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#12 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“Many rooms have twin beds that take up too much space. If you don't need that reception will listen”
stefank703, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“there´s no alcohol in this property.”
Elizabeth_travelfun, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Do not choose the rooms located next to the pool, unless being right next to the pool is very important. Upper floor rooms are much nicer.”
NorTraveller4018, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“dont stay in room 4. (too close to the dining area)”
PrickelyPear, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on ground floor (e.g 108) with no balcony.”
Sambururob, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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