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Tembo House Hotel

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3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach shuttle, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach shuttle, sun loungers
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, sun loungers
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, sun loungers

Overview of Tembo House Hotel

Tembo House Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with full-service spa, connected to a shopping center, near Old Fort

8.4/10 Very Good

510 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Map
Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town, 25524

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

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

About this property

Tembo House Hotel

At Tembo House Hotel, you can spend time at the beach relaxing in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing are nearby. 3 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages and mani/pedis. Offering a beachfront location, Tembo Bahari Restaurant serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a children's pool, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and beach location.

Languages

Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish

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) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 65 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

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

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); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Children

  • Up to 5 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Transfers

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

Offsite

  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool table
  • Foosball
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (161 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1992
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian cotton sheets

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures. The spa is open daily.

Dining

Tembo Bahari Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • 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

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 40.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 10 costs USD 15.00 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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 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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

Does Tembo House Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tembo House Hotel 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 House Hotel?
As of February 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tembo House Hotel on February 13, 2023 start from P 5,694, 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 House Hotel?
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 House Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Tembo House Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tembo House Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Tembo House Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tembo House Hotel?
You can check in from noon - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tembo House Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and safari tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Tembo House Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tembo House Hotel?
Yes, Tembo Bahari Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Traveller's Cafe (3-min walk), Old Fort (3-min walk), and Pagoda (4-min walk).
What's the area around Tembo House Hotel like?
Tembo House Hotel is located on the waterfront in Stone Town, a short 3-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 2 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Reviews

8.4

Very Good

8.5/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

8.4/10

Amenities

8.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.8/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

8/10 Very Good

Simon, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anton, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely historic hotel
Lovely historic hotel close walking distance to the heart of Stone town. We had a big room with a nice balcony with a partial view of the sea. The hotel is on the beach front. There are two very nice pools, one with a good view of the sea. The breakfast was generous and good. Would definitely stay here again.
Adel, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay in center of stone town
Perfect location and great stay - thanks!
Barak, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Morten, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

You get more than what you pay for. It's very clean. Beach side. There were a couple of things that I didn't like but the hotel is not responsible for. There were too many people selling items on the beach in front of the hotel. They didn't understand the word "no". The other thing is the street in front of the hotel is narrow and busy. There are crazy drivers drove fast and nearly hit us. Pedestrians are not a priority in this country. Other than that, it was great staying at the hotel. The food, service, and facility were great! 4.5/5 stars
Claudia, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our stay very much! Great night's sleep, very comfortable room and a lovely breakfast by the seafront. Excellent Stonetown location. Staff very accommodating for our later ferry departure too. I recommend this hotel highly if you are staying in Stonetown. Hakuna matata!
Sarah, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Centrally located.
Lisa, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and the staff was ver nice.
Deneisha, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the decor, breakfast, pool, friendly staff, everything!
Grace, 2-night romance trip
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