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Tembo Palace Hotel

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3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, sun loungers
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, sun loungers
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Tembo Palace Hotel

Tembo Palace Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Old Fort

8.4/10 Very Good

89 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is P 5,400
Price available on 02/02/2023
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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar, 3974

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Pagoda - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Café Foro - 3 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 3 min walk

About this property

Tembo Palace Hotel

At Tembo Palace Hotel, you can spend time at the beach relaxing in a sun lounger, plus scuba diving is nearby. 3 outdoor pools provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Tembo Bahari Restaurant serves local and 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 say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Languages

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

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
Contactless room service is available

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
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
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

  • 15 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from noon - anytime
  • 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 airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, 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
  • Dining and recreation facilities are located across the street at Tembo Hotel.

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
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle within 0 kilometers*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 41-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • 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. The spa is open daily.

Dining

Tembo Bahari Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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; contactless room service is available.

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).

Policies

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

Annex Tembo hotel Zanzibar Town
Annex Tembo hotel
Annex Tembo Zanzibar Town
Annex Tembo
Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel
Tembo Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Tembo Palace Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tembo Palace 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 Palace Hotel?
As of January 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tembo Palace Hotel on February 2, 2023 start from P 5,400, 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 Palace 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 Palace Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Tembo Palace Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tembo Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Tembo Palace Hotel?
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 Palace Hotel?
You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tembo Palace Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and scuba diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Tembo Palace Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tembo Palace Hotel?
Yes, Tembo Bahari Restaurant offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Old Fort (3-min walk), Café Foro (3-min walk), and 6 Degrees South (3-min walk).
What's the area around Tembo Palace Hotel like?
Tembo Palace Hotel is a short 2-minute walk from Shangani Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Forodhani Gardens.

Reviews

8.4

Very Good

8.6/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

7.5/10

Amenities

8.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.6/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Zanzibar
Staying at Tembo palace was amazing. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was nice every morning.
Demetria, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Decent value hotel, nothing special - ran out of water for short periods of time both days we stayed - but quickly corrected when we contacted the desk.
Mike Doreen, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Patrick, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Joanne, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Artur, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

It was nice. The staff was friendly, great location, a little noisy. Nothing too fancy, just an okay place.
Chidumebi, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff genuinely friendly and courteous, always willing to assist. Property was very clean. Food was ok. If I were to visit Zanzibar again I will surely stay at this hotel
Vivolyn Waugh, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Alexey, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location could not be better -- right on the ocean with great beach, super people-watching, awesome sunsets
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 3-night trip
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