Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, 3974, Tanzania | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Forodhani Street, Stone Town, is near Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), Jozani Forest, Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA), and Mangapwani Coral Cave.
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          Amenities

          Activities

          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beach
          • Bar/lounge

          Features

          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Free parking

          General

          • Suites

          Services

          • Airport Transportation
          • Shuttle bus service
          • Continental Breakfast
          • Room service
          • Kids activities or Babysitting
           

          TravelPod Member ReviewsTembo House Hotel & Apartments Stone Town

          Reviewed by kcheary

          A beautiful step back in time

          Reviewed Oct 30, 2016
          by (13 reviews) Palm Beach Gardens, Florida , United States Flag of United States

          The Tembo is a very cool place to stay, along the waterfront and a short walk through the main sights of Stone Town. It also owns the house that Freddie Mercury of Queen fame was born in. Beautiful Arabic showers in the rooms, and antique decor. The management and staff are very friendly. The only "minus" I would give it is their "no alcohol" policy (which is why I give it 4 stars rather than 5), but the Park Hyatt is next door if you treally crave a drink.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by chalmersfamily

          A beautiful hotel

          Reviewed Jul 4, 2012
          by (3 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

          Beautifully restored hotel, with comfortable rooms and a lovely sense of history. The bar and pool area is gorgeous, but they don't sell alcohol. We really loved it there

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by runilinni

          Satisfied

          Reviewed Sep 23, 2011
          by (8 reviews) , Norway Flag of Norway

          expencive, but nice hotel next to the beach in stown town. nice rooms with big beds with mosquitonets. Service is good, except the people who work here try to fix u up with boattrips with there friends during breakfast-time :(

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by wanderthirst

          Upgraded to Honeymoon Suite

          Reviewed Nov 25, 2007
          by (4 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

          We had a tag-along traveller, so we had to ask for a room with enough room to put an extra bed in. Instead, they upgraded our room and we ended up with one of the most luxurious rooms in the hotel: third floor, facing street (can't remember which side). Two or three four-poster beds in a room about 400-500 sq. ft.

          Breakfast room is on the roof, so the view is incredible with breakfast. The pool is small but quaint and much appreciated given the oppressive muggy heat of Zanzibar in November. Staff are a bit lackadaisical, but I fear this is more the norm than the exception in Zanzibar. It's an island and island time rules here!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Tembo House Hotel & Apartments Stone Town

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
           

          Travel Blogs from Stone Town

          Of Sugar and Spice....

          A travel blog entry by kcheary on Oct 30, 2016

          4 comments, 115 photos

          Zanzibar is an interesting place - colorful, hectic, mostly Muslim (95%) but with a glimpse now and then of Christian and Hindu influences. Stone Town, its main city, is a maze of alleyways with shops and eateries hidden away along them, with overly persistent vendors trying to entice you into their establishments. The waterfront is absolutely …

          Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

          A travel blog entry by jennifergmccoy on Dec 17, 2015

          33 photos

          Another early wake up call at 4.50am so Muli could get us to the airport for our 8.10am Precision Air flight to Zanzibar. It was sad to say goodbye to him, as he has been such a warm and friendly host, guide and driver for our entire Kenyan holiday. Our flight to Zanzibar leaves on time and we fly passed Mount Kilamanjero enshrouded in clouds with …

          Kendwa Beach

          A travel blog entry by fiseb on Nov 13, 2012

          12 photos

          ... super rich. The actual snorkeling was okay - unfortunately some of the coral is dying, but there were still a lot of fish. We tried out taking photos with an underwater camera bag for the first time, which was a bit tricky, but we've included a sample. Probably the dolphins we saw on the way were a greater highlight, since we'd never seen any in the wild before. That and the amazing amazing ...

          Is that an elephant?

          A travel blog entry by ggd1g08 on Oct 09, 2012

          3 photos

          ... disgusting squat toilets,you'll be glad to know we have succumbed to these standards finally!), why not? Unfortunately at about 10pm, we had a message from the ranger telling us not to leave our tents as a pack of 6 lions had come to hunt said zebra. Obviously I decided to follow this advice and stay in the tent, even though it meant forgoing some extra star gazing time!

          The following day we went for a game drive in Ngorongoro (maybe spelt ...

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