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Tembo B&B Apartments

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
3 outdoor pools
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Private kitchen

Overview of Tembo B&B Apartments

Tembo B&B Apartments

4.0 star property
Stone Town beachfront guesthouse with 3 outdoor pools and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

59 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
The price is P 3,067
Price available on 12/18/22
Shangani St., Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 21 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Stone Town Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Lazuli Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Traveller's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Café Foro - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 3 min walk

About this property

Tembo B&B Apartments

Tembo B&B Apartments is just 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per vehicle one-way. After splashing around at one of the 3 outdoor pools, guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. A rooftop terrace and a children's pool are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale guest house include washing machines and refrigerators. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


Danish, English, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property's breakfast is served at Tembo House Hotel, located 100 meters away.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 3 outdoor pools


  • Danish
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Washing machine

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Oven
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tembo Bahari Restaurant - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 10 and 18 costs USD 15 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Tembo B&B Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo Zanzibar Town
Guesthouse Tembo B&B Apartments Zanzibar Town
Zanzibar Town Tembo B&B Apartments Guesthouse
Guesthouse Tembo B&B Apartments
Tembo B B Apartments
Tembo B&B Apartments Guesthouse
Tembo B&B Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo B&B Apartments Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Tembo B&B Apartments offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tembo B&B Apartments does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Tembo B&B Apartments?
As of December 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tembo B&B Apartments on December 18, 2022 start from P 3,067, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tembo B&B Apartments?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tembo B&B Apartments?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Tembo B&B Apartments?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tembo B&B Apartments?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Tembo B&B Apartments?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tembo B&B Apartments?
You can check in from noon - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tembo B&B Apartments and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Tembo B&B Apartments?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Tembo Bahari Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (3-min walk), Café Foro (3-min walk), and Mistress of Spices (3-min walk).
What's the area around Tembo B&B Apartments like?
Tembo B&B Apartments is a short 2-minute walk from Shangani Beach and 4 minutes' walk from Forodhani Gardens.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Place to Stay
Amazing view, super clean room, amazing food and super friendly staff.
Debbie, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Felt like a sultan's palace.
Highly recommended for location and facilities. The hotel has a long history which gives it an elegant appeal.
Barbara, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, large comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast and a bargain!!
Cynthia, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not the best experience
We were transfered to apartments remote from the hotel with only walking access down narrow lane no use of taxi. .Staff were helpful and polite at all times. Room and common areas very clean. Aircon and fan worked well. Unfortunately my wife sustained a back injury on a terribly potholed road from our last venue and the apartments have no ground floor and no lifts. Neither does the main hotel. Our room had no chairs, cups or glasses. The common area includes a kitchen but with no cooking utensil. A small amount of coffee and powdered milk was supplied each morning which disappeared early without top up. There is a washing machine which one of the guests decided to use at midnight and finallied with a long spin. The beach location is good, food was good and fair priced but I did suffer gastro from food poisoning and sick for three days. Management supplied me with suitable medication however which did help. Breakfasts were ample and menue varied but do not expect full English. If you need a two or three night stop over this is good value for money but if you have knee or hip problems stay clear of the apartments
Syd, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hate to give a great review - want to keep secret!
Amazing amazing amazing. Nearly everyone speaks English, breakfast is amazing. Right on the ocean, easy ride to islands. Rooms are AC and refrigerator too. Large bathrooms. Cannot wait to come back! $15 taxi from/to airport. Walk to markets, right in Stone Town. Restaurant on site also
Heidi, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

WiFi was terrible and heard many guest complaining during checkout. Had to use my cell phone hotspot for internet access most times over the weekend. Room was across the street from the beach and was “lackluster” compared to photos. Overall acceptable but WiFi a critical must in this day/age.
Patrick, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great experience
Excellent experience, friendly staff, breakfast with a view. Highly recommend for couples and families with fair budget.
Mostafa, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Staff were very helpful and the rooms were very clean clean, spacious and quiet. I struggled with internet connectivity however which was possible due to me not staying in the main house. If you need internet connectivity in your room, I recommend you let the staff know so you are not put into a room with a weak signal.
Sonja, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Ahron, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We only stayed one night in the apartments, it was very good value for money, clean and excellent service
Marion, 1-night trip
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