Swahili House Hotel

“Experience Authentic Zanzibari Elegance Amidst the Mystique of Stone Town”
Budget level: Mid-Range
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Zanzibar & Mafia Island
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Situated in the captivating alleys of Stone Town, Swahili House, with roots as a 19th-century Indian Merchant House, gracefully combines Zanzibari tradition with refined modernity, offering guests a blend of rich history and contemporary luxury.

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Experience & Activities:
Swahili House stands as a testament to Stone Town’s rich tapestry of cultures and histories. The hotel intricately balances authenticity with elegance, creating an atmosphere of timeless allure. Its magnificent rooftop restaurant and bar present guests with a 360-degree view of Stone Town – an impeccable spot to savor sumptuous cocktails and delightful meals, all while feeling the coastal breeze. The presence of a Jacuzzi and sun loungers further emphasizes relaxed living in this urban paradise. Those intrigued by history can explore Stone Town’s enchanting streets, uncovering tales of sultans, traders, and explorers. Additionally, the reception at Swahili House is always ready to facilitate various tours and activities, ensuring guests immerse themselves in Zanzibari experiences fully.

Food & Drink:
Dining Style: Individual Tables
Dining Locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Swahili House has quickly earned a stellar reputation for its culinary delights. Breakfast at the rooftop restaurant consists of a buffet spread of fruits, cereals, bread, fresh fruit juice, tea, coffee, and a choice of eggs or a full English breakfast. Guests have the option of enjoying a set menu lunch or an à la carte dinner, with dishes ranging from seafood to unique delicacies like ostrich and lobster ravioli.

Swahili House offers room service, but prior arrangements are essential due to the absence of phones in rooms. Children of all ages are welcome, ensuring that the hotel caters to all family dynamics.

Venture into the heart of Zanzibar and let the enchantment of Swahili House take over. Whether it’s the allure of Stone Town’s history or the relaxed ambiance of the rooftop, Swahili House promises a unique and unforgettable stay.


Deluxe Rooms: These rooms, though the smallest, provide ample space and comfort. Decked out in traditional decor, they feature polished stone floors, iconic Zanzibar beds, and heritage furnishings.

Suites: More spacious than the Deluxe Rooms, some suites boast balconies where guests can breathe in the mystique of Stone Town. The design continues the theme of Zanzibari elegance with traditional furniture and decor.

Sultan Suites: The crème de la crème of Swahili House accommodations, these expansive rooms span 45m² and all feature a balcony. Guests can indulge in the room’s luxurious space while being surrounded by traditional Zanzibari elegance.

All rooms come equipped with a fan, air conditioning, and an ensuite bathroom featuring a hot-and-cold shower, flush toilet, and sink. Some rooms even surprise guests with grand stone bathtubs.


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