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Hiliki House

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, free cribs/infant beds
Premium bedding, in-room safe, free cribs/infant beds
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Overview of Hiliki House

Hiliki House

3-star property
3-star Zanzibar Town guesthouse with bar/lounge

8.2/10 Very Good

38 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
Victoria Street, Vuga Area, Zanzibar Town, 0152

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 15 min drive


  • Abyssinian Maritim - 3 min walk
  • Green Garden - 4 min walk
  • Baboo Beach Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Pagoda - 5 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 5 min walk

About this property

Hiliki House

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Hiliki House is just 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and free full breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. The breakfast and location get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, French, Italian, 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
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 7:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests 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 7:00 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hiliki House Zanzibar Town
Hiliki House
Hiliki Zanzibar Town
Hiliki House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
Hiliki House Guesthouse
Hiliki House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hiliki House Guesthouse
Hiliki House Zanzibar Town
Hiliki House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Hiliki House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hiliki 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 Hiliki 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 Hiliki House?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hiliki House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hiliki House?
You can check in from noon - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hiliki House and nearby?
Hiliki House has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hiliki House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Green Garden (4-min walk), Baboo Beach Cafe (5-min walk), and Pagoda (5-min walk).
Does Hiliki House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Hiliki House like?
Hiliki House is a short 6-minute walk from Slave Market and 10 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travelers recommend the guesthouse for its quiet location.



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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

PLEASE BE AWARE. This place overbooks clients so when you arrive they say there is NO reservation under your name. Then they send you to another location of much lower quality. People at the new location confirmed that they do this all the time. It is not a mistake but rather a scam. I left that second location and was lucky to find a nice hotel nearby for the same price. I did get a refund but most people will probably stay where they are forced to stay due to lack of options and uncertainty. I strongly recommend not staying at the Hiliki House.
Cristian, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

It was a trip to past. House maintained the architecture and decor of 1900s.
Al, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The hotel is located very close to the historical city center only 10min away from the beach. The hotel itself is clean and has a old Zanzibari atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and helpful, IF they are present - morning receptionist hardly present, so you can not inform yourself in case of anything - Breakfast is basic but good! A very friendly lady arranges your breakfast, however it takes half an hour plus if you are with more than two persons in the breakfast area - When, like us, you want to book the room with the bathroom on the other side of the hall be aware that fellow guests (and even people from outside) use your bathroom, even if they say the bathroom is only for you to use. The receptionists just allow this and do not inform other guests. But if you have no problem with a stranger depositing a big load before you go for your shower, this room is perfect for you! - Please check with other taxi driver (private hire) in the city center before you book at the hotel. The hotel will not search for the best price for you. The difference can be quite big (up to 10 USD). - WiFi connection only functioning (not more than 5 mbps) at the reception desk, and drops dramatically when staff uses the WiFi Nevertheless, we really enjoyed our stay in Stone Town and Hiliki house gave us a good start for our holiday!
Jua Dai, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

It was very well located, the room was nice, didnt have shampoo, erlax environment, stuff very helpfull
Ruben, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Well located, but rooms lack comfort: sheets are stained and ripped, mosquito net has several large holes, there’s a damp smell.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Our stay was ok, basics provided, room was comfortable.
Kasmira, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Union was decent value for the price paid. Nicely located right on the beach with beach side restaurants. Washrooms could be better (water temperature, electricity).
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good value for money. Breakfast was excellent but very slow service.
Jharna, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice little atmospheric hotel
From the time we checked in we felt very welcome and at ease. Hotel has nice feel to it with traditional decorations. Breakfast was tasty and fresh. Would definitely recommend it.
Agata, 1-night trip
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