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Kisiwa House

Luxury guesthouse with restaurant, near Nakupenda Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
Rs10,231

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572 Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 609, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • We had a great stay. Perfect location and rooms are nice and clean. Breakfast was…

    Feb 20, 2021

  • Didnt The noise made by guests checking out eRly morning when they take down their…

    Nov 30, 2019

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 5 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Twin Room (Burdani)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Burdani)
  • Junior Suite (Malkia)
  • Senior Suite (Sulaima)

Location

572 Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 609, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 5 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Stone Town
  • Nakupenda Beach - 5 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 7 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk
  • Prison Island - 17 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 22 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the 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. 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

Transfers

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

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

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

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1976
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

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

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Darini - Onsite restaurant.

Small print

Also known as

  • Kisiwa
  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • 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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 97000 per night

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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for TZS 0.02

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

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 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).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Kisiwa House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between May 18 and June 1.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Darini. Nearby restaurants include Tapería (3-min walk), Puzzle Coffee Shop (3-min walk), and Maru Maru (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 40000 per vehicle one way.
  • Kisiwa House has a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.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, Nov 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

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

    2 night trip, Oct 30, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    3* hotel

    A 3*hotel, the rooms need to be renovated.AC, TV, Hair dryer were not working. It took over 2h for someone to check on it, it wasn’t possible to fix any of it. It was the only hotel in the area which you could easily enter in the evening hours without someone at the front desk (poor security). Positive: central location, delicious breakfast with a sea view, nice style of furniture.

    2 night trip, Oct 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Loved the decor, location, friendly staff, wifi speeds & more. A leaking bathroom was a downer.

    3 night romance trip, Oct 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel in Stone Town, traditional design and architecture. I had a pleasant stay, service was good. My only complaint was with my room. I was #1 on the ground floor facing the street. It’s very noisey, you hear foot/Moto traffic all night as well as anything happening at reception. Plus side is you don’t have to walk the stairs (there are a lot) to access your room, but you will for breakfast. Be prepared. If you can, request a room on a higher floor in the back. In a great location for exploring Stone Town... around the corner from lots of shops and a few cafes.

    2 night trip, Oct 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a beautiful property, good location. Very clean and friendly staff

    1 night family trip, Jul 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Better than expected. In the heart of Stonetown. Very good location for everything you wanna do in Zanzibar. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Very cool vibe at the restaurant. Very tasteful decor. I loved everything here. Go. Go. Go.

    GToor, 2 night trip, Apr 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great room with beautiful big bathroom and bathtub . Corridors on all floors very specially decorated.

    Ton, 1 night romance trip, Apr 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Everything was very good apart from the bed which was very hard.

    Roger, 1 night romance trip, Feb 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great helpful staff. Beautiful old house. It’s located in a neighborhood in the old town that is inhabited by locals with all the noise, color and smells.

    1 night trip with friends, Jan 27, 2019

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