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Tembo House Hotel

4-star Hotel with Private beach

Forodhani Street, P.O.Box 3974, Stone Town,3974, Zanzibar P.O box 3974

+255 779 413 348

based on 3,247 reviews


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About Tembo House Hotel, Zanzibar

Value for money

The rooms at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments feature locally-sourced wooden furniture and amenities that will make guests feel more at home than a stay at a traditional hotel property. The location is only five minutes by car from the Zanzibar port, and there are adventures to experience both on land and underwater in this area.

There are many free features to enjoy at this 4-star property. You can park on the premises for free, eat breakfast each morning for free at the hotel, and stay connected with free Wi-Fi. You'll find an outdoor pool with sun loungers to relax on. There's a nightclub where you can have drinks and enjoy some music. You'll also find a business center, an airport shuttle, and a car service available at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments.

There are seven room types to choose from at this property. They include single, prime double, prime twin, triple, deluxe suite, family, and Presidential suite rooms. Overall, you'll find 65 rooms. Prime rooms have better views and are located on the uppermost floor. Features in the rooms include a hammam, a coffeemaker, an LCD TV, a balcony, and a mosquito net.

Located on the beach is The Bahari Restaurant at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments. It's open for all daily meals and serves local specialties. You'll find some other dining options close by like Taarab Restaurant for seafood, and the Tea House Restaurant.

The Old Fort is only two minutes from the property. You can walk to the House of Wonders, as well. Prison Island is a few miles away and makes for a good day trip.

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Deluxe Rooms - Sea view


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Standard Rooms - Sea view
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Superior Rooms - Lake view


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Double Rooms - Lake view
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King Rooms - Ocean view
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Other Rooms - Water view
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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Mosquito net
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cooking classes
  • Beauty salon
  • Pool table


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Allergy-free room
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Grill
  • Balcony

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool toys

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Aerobics
  • Indoor tennis

Places of interest near Tembo House Hotel

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Tembo House Hotel location: Forodhani Street, P.O.Box 3974, Stone Town,3974, Zanzibar P.O box 3974


Forodhani Gardens0.1 mi
Stone Town0.3 mi

Tembo House Hotel Reviews

GreatBased on 3,247 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Fantastic location and friendly staff. (in 301 reviews)
  • Really friendly and helpful staff (in 272 reviews)
  • Great breakfast and really nice staff. (in 241 reviews)
Cons -
  • The hotel does not serve alcohol (in 77 reviews)
  • Room was full of ants. (in 47 reviews)
  • The hotel does not serve alcohol (in 34 reviews)

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Tembo House Hotel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 12:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • In Zanzibar, 4 star hotels have average nightly rates of $153. Tembo House Hotel is $85 cheaper than the city average at just $68/night.

  • Drive distance from Zanzibar Kisauni to Tembo House Hotel and vice versa is 4.9 mi and the overall drive time is about 14min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • With parking available at Tembo House Hotel, you could always rent a car for as low as $31/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Zanzibar. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Zanzibar Kisauni to Tembo House Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Yes, you’re free to bring your dog with you while staying at Tembo House Hotel.

  • Tembo House Hotel does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Tembo House Hotel at +255 779 413 348. If you are staying at Tembo House Hotel, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Tembo House Hotel does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • When staying at Tembo House Hotel there is just 0.7 mi between you and Zanzibar city center. While making your way to the center of Zanzibar, you should plan to visit Slave Chambers, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • You can reach the main line at +255 779 413 348.

  • Yes, Tembo House Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Standard check-out time at Tembo House Hotel is 10:00 AM. Guests can check in after 12:00 PM.

  • The average price for a night at Tembo House Hotel found recently is $139 and can go as low as $52/night. Please note that rates may be impacted by travel dates, room type, and availability. To see current deals, enter your dates in the form above.

  • Laundry services are available at Tembo House Hotel. Contact the property reception for additional information. Irons and ironing boards are included as featured amenities.

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