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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We stayed three nights, two in an apartment owned by the Tembo and one in a family room in the hotel itself. The view on to the Indian Ocean from our balcony was amazing. Staff very friendly and breakfast was excellent.

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time on writing your review on our property. We are more than happy to hear that you are satisfied with our service and hotel environments. It really gives us moral to maintain our hospitality to our all future customers. We are looking forward to hosting you again, "karibu tena na ahsante...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2014

As soon as my girlfriend and i got here we were put into a twin room which i had accidentally booked, we wanted a room with a double bed. It was very late, around 1am and they had absolutely no problems with changing us to a room with a double. Service is great, the breakky is great and the hotel...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking your precious time on writing your review on our property. We are more than happy to hear that you are satisfied with our service and hotel environments. It really gives us moral to maintain our hospitality to our all future customers. We are looking forward to hosting you again, "karibu tena na...

Voorburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 September 2014

we stayed two nights in Tembo Hotel next to our safari. the overall impression is very good. among the many poorly kept buildings in Stone Town this hotel stands out as a very well maintained building with a welcoming entrance. the pool is clean and big, though not sunbathed. the hotel terrace is directly situated by the beach. boat tours...

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time in sharing your experience with us, we appreciate for your comments and its really helpful. We notice that and we rectify the short falls and we promise to upgrade service. We will try our level best to make sure that we meet clients satisfaction. "ahsante sana na karibu tena" We...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I had an awful stay at the Tembo Hotel - no hot water, mosquitos eating mine and my husband's face all night, and our room smelled like urine. This hotel is extremely old and needs a renovation. The breakfast is also awful. I recommend asking them to get you an omelette or hard boiled eggs which is included in the...

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time in sharing your experience with us, we appreciate for your comments and its really helpful. We notice that and we rectify the short falls and we promise to upgrade service. We will try our level best to make sure that we meet clients satisfaction. "ahsante sana na karibu tena" We...

Hook Norton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2014

A wonderful quirky victorian hotel on the beach. Fabulous staff, and breakfast watching the fishing boats under Indian Almond trees... and they have a resident owl, lovely pool, fantastic spiced coffee at breakfast.

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time on writing your review on our property. We are more than happy to hear that you are satisfied with our service and hotel environments. It really gives us moral to maintain our hospitality to our all future customers. We are looking forward to hosting you again, "karibu tena na ahsante...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2014

There is not much more to say than WOW! We had the most incredible stay at the Tembo Hotel. The hotel is beautifully appointed, with magnificent views of the sea. The beach in front of the hotel is really nice and clean and right in the hub of fishing and adventure boats. The hotel is also very close to Stone...

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time on writing your review on our property. We are more than happy to hear that you are satisfied with our service and hotel environments. It really gives us moral to maintain our hospitality to our all future customers. We are looking forward to hosting you again, "karibu tena na ahsante...

Reviewed 1 September 2014

The hotel experience at Tembo was a highlight to our holiday in Tanzania! The hotel oozes culture and an essence of flavour and excitement from the moment you walk in; the decor is like no other we had seen in Zanzibar and the staff ever helpful and smiling! We stayed in a lovely Suite and enjoyed every minute, it was...

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

Dear valued Guest, We would like to thank you for the precious time you dedicated in sharing your feedback about your four nights spent in Tembo House Hotel And Apartments Zanzibar. Be ensured that I will share your positive remarks with all the employees specially Raheem who will be very proud to know that they made your stay so special!...

Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Reviewed 28 August 2014

After a two week camping and treking safari in Tanzania, coming to this restored hotel with its beach and pool, and hot water was great. Zanzibar is no doubt not up to European standards in terms of cleanliness, but this is a lovely typical building with nice welcoming people in the heart of Stone Town (the historical heart of Zanzibar).

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time in sharing your experience with us, we appreciate for your comments and its really helpful. We notice that and we rectify the short falls and we promise to upgrade service. We will try our level best to make sure that we meet clients satisfaction. "ahsante sana na karibu tena" We...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The main attribute of Tembo House is the location - on the seafront and close to the main tourist street of Stone Town - but it has a nice swimming pool as well. Otherwise very disappointing - the rooms are quite gloomy, dark wood and low voltage lights, and our family room was much too small. On arrival we were...

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time in sharing your experience with us, we appreciate for your comments and its really helpful. We notice that and we rectify the short falls and we promise to upgrade service. We will try our level best to make sure that we meet clients satisfaction. "ahsante sana na karibu tena" We...

Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The hotel itself is great. Charming atmosphere and friendly staff. The included breakfast is also decent, but i recommend you eat your lunch and dinner elsewere. The seaside restaurant has a great view, but the staff is slow and forgetful. The food itself was also quite disappointing. Schrimps were very dry, and food was often cold before it reached us....

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

Dear value guest, Thank you for taking your precious time in sharing your experience with us, we appreciate for your comments and its really helpful. We notice that and we rectify the short falls and we promise to upgrade service. We will try our level best to make sure that we meet clients satisfaction. "ahsante sana na karibu tena" We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: RM523 - RM3,422 (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 Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#7 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#13 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“It is a 1 km walk to the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles ArnieM305, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 201 is on the top floor and the room closest to the ocean (other than the suites at the front) so had great views.”
 of 5 bubbles SCS62, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautifully decorated in old Zanzibar style - four poster beds and lots of lovely tiling in the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Babiedoo, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the beach”
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“Ask for a room with a terrace overlooking the pool. Great views!”
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