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Kisiwa House

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Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House

5.0 star property
City-center Stone Town guesthouse with restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

253 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
Map
572 Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 609

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Stone Town Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Abyssinian Maritim - 2 min walk
  • Lazuli Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Miwa - 3 min walk
  • Pagoda - 3 min walk

About this property

Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House is just 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for TZS 40000 per vehicle one way. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. A rooftop terrace, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights at this luxurious guest house. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
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
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1976
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)

Languages

  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Darini - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 40000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 97000 per night
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Kisiwa
Kisiwa House
Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
Kisiwa Zanzibar Town
Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
Kisiwa House Guesthouse
Kisiwa House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
Kisiwa House Guesthouse
Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Kisiwa House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kisiwa House 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kisiwa House?
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.
Are pets allowed at Kisiwa House?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kisiwa House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kisiwa House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 40000 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kisiwa House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kisiwa House and nearby?
Kisiwa House has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kisiwa House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Darini. Nearby restaurants include Mistress of Spices (4-min walk), 6 Degrees South (4-min walk), and Old Fort (4-min walk).
What's the area around Kisiwa House like?
Kisiwa House is located near Nakupenda Beach in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 5 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travelers love the guesthouse's prime location.

Overall score and ratings

8.8

Fabulous

9.2/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

7.4/10

Amenities

8.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very Good

Very comfortable
- Hotel in great condition, rooms really big and the decor all around the property is lovely. - A/c in the rooms and the power works most of the time and they have a backup generator. - Staff super friendly and knowledgeable - Internet is okay. I was there for work so I probably needed it more than the average traveller. - Could do with a bit more bottled water in the rooms - Good location close to everything - Breakfast a bit boring (fruit, cereal, eggs, crepe). Wish they had an option for a Swahili breakfast.
6-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is beautiful and everything was spotlessly clean. The reception staff were amazing especially Frank and also the lady whose name I forgot who was working when I arrived very early and arranged a room for me. She also arranged two tours at short notice. Would highly recommend this lovely hotel
Kate, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good but no airport transfer
Hotel was lovely and clean. Despite the listing saying they offer an airport transfer, no one was waiting for us. Overall good.
Tamara, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location within Stone-town. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Comfortable rooms with air conditioning.
jana, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Nashie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
We had a great stay. Perfect location and rooms are nice and clean. Breakfast was delicious and service was wonderful!
Heather, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Didnt The noise made by guests checking out eRly morning when they take down their luggage dragging them down the wooden stairs. The step in the room should be clearly marked in red to avoid guests falling as no one expect a step just after one gets into a room. Liked the staff who are extremely friendly and polite. The breakfast is also great in quantity and variety...
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location to explore Stone town.
Very nice vintage boutique hotel,close to everything,perfect to explore Stone town,nice decoration.
antonio, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful space, great staff, convenient location. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
2-night trip
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