The Swahili House

Address: Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | Inn
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this inn rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This inn, located on Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, is near Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), Hamamni Persian Baths, and Darajani Bazaar.
Map this inn



    TripAdvisor Reviews The Swahili House Stone Town

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Stone Town

    Stone town

    A travel blog entry by acres_wild on Jun 18, 2015

    3 photos

    ... quite often already. We spent most of the time getting tips on how to behave, as it was the first day of Ramadan and Zanzibar people are apparently quite strict when it comes to this. We were staying in a boutique hotel, which I always think of as the "splash out" of the honeymoon, before I remember how much the park fees for Kilimanjaro were ;-) So in comparison quite good value actually, for a lovely room in a place that was as if from ...

    UEA Part 7- Jambo! Jambo Bwana!

    A travel blog entry by peteandal on Jan 29, 2015

    9 photos

    ... a slightly more heavy crepe), chipati and spicy tea.

    Day 22- Stone Town to Nungwi

    After breakfast we were given a great three hour tour around Stone Town by Khamis. He was pretty enthusiastic and interested by the history and politics which made the tour really enjoyable. We explored the little streets, went inside Africa House Hotel, around the old Slave market, went into a “slave dungeon” inside a church (?!?!), wandered around the ...

    Joy says, "How does this happen?"

    A travel blog entry by jware on Jan 14, 2015

    90 photos

    ... he had to see if we spoke English. Cracking me up. Turns out he was an ex soldier from Britain who was now providing security for the cargo ships against Somali pirates. Yeah, that's pretty cool given that I just watched a documentary about that like 2 months ago.

    Joy was a BIG hit with the dudes. She was literally being argued over and pulled around from guy to guy. Aboo, Ashley, and I did our best to protect her, but it ...

    Day 16: the importance of doing nothing

    A travel blog entry by tautological on Aug 19, 2014

    1 photo

    ... a rhino and won't be able to get to all the delicious 'top tree' leaves and twigs...I don't want to be responsible for the starvation of giraffes so I'll leave it. Also today I saw a clown fish whilst snorkeling. The clown fish wasn't snorkeling, I was. Don't think they need snorkels, they're pretty ace at holding their breath. Fish are slippery little devils tho, I followed one for about an hour ...

    You never know when the next yacht party is coming

    A travel blog entry by sureimdecent on Apr 16, 2014

    7 photos

    I get to the ferry terminal for Zanzibar a full two hours early for my crossing to Stonetown. I have nothing to occupy my time but to wait with my gloriously full bag of gloriously clean stuff. Being the pragmatic woman I am, the first thing I do is pull out my toiletry bag. I sit in the waiting room while mildly interested onlookers watch me pluck my eyebrows, pin back my hair and apply a face of makeup, each powder and paste making me feel progressively more human. Seeing me with ...

    Traveler Photos The Swahili House Stone Town

    Luxury room.. with no hot shower
    Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Inside the Swahili House
    Stone Town, Tanzania
    The Swahili House
    Stone Town, Tanzania