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572 Baghani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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30 Sep01 Oct
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place if you are going to explore Stone Town, right in the centre and still with a quiet and calming lounge area to rest a bit. Rooms are spacious with an equally sized bathroom. Very clean and charming with a traditional feeling. Excellent...More

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Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for giving us a 5 star review and also sharing your wonderfull feedback regarding your stay at the Kisiwa House. We appreciate you sharing your comments and we are happy to know that you found our hotels overall...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed two nights and it worked very well. We had a well appointed room at the front with a comfortable bed, a good bathroom (two basins) with lots of hot water. There was air conditioning if you don't want to sleep with open windows....More

Thank Legin55
Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I am very happy to hear you found the overall experience at Kisiwa House to your liking, thank you for mentioning members of our staff by name, we highly appreciate this recognition as all the members of our team strive every day to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Good hotel with spacious rooms and strong historical feel to it. Our rooms were all air-conditioned (that also helps keep the mosquitoes away) with comfortable beds, mozzie nets, room safes, & were clean and comfortable. The style is plain and understated, suiting the era (its...More

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Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Mr. Wilson, Thank you so much for the good words you have for the hotel. We are glad you were impressed with our food, accommodation and the staff friendliness. Our hard working team has always ensured our guests are satisfied beyond expectation. Thank you...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Kisiwa House is a hotel with very friendly, service minded, and helpful staff. The breakfast is fresh and tasty and the view from the roof terrace is excellent. The room we stayed in was clean and spacious with a nice decor, and everything worked as...More

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Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 1 August 2018

Dear Jessica, We would like to thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at Kisiwa House. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one....More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our room was large, nicely furnished and very clean. The staff was extremely helpful - they quickly brought more water, helped us with directions, negotiated taxi fares and gladly stored our luggage for two days. The rooftop restaurant offered good food and service - very...More

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Response from KisiwaHouse, Manager at Kisiwa HouseResponded 27 July 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your great feedback regarding your stay at Kisiwa House. I'm very happy that we met your expectations on accommodation and service. We appreciate you shared your comments and it is our hope to have the opportunity to...More

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Description
A luxurious Boutique hotel in Stone Town, Kisiwa House is noted for its elegant blend of Zanzibar décor and gracious Swahili hospitality.Superbly located on a quiet street in the heart of Zanzibar historical ...More centre within easy walking distance of famous landmarks, museums, antique shops and restaurants. Kisiwa House provides every modern convenience to the business or leisure traveller, promising an unforgettable experience of professional service, superb comfort and unmatched elegance.Get inspired, discover the new and unusual. Enjoy the charm of an old and typical Zanzibar town house. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
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Family
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$87 - US$255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$87 - US$255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Traveller (199)
Room & Suite (114)
Dining (27)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Jennifer R
26 June 2017|
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Response from Travis B | Reviewed this property |
I had them meet us at the ferry terminal in Stone Town to drive us to their location. Just e-mail them directly, they are usually very responsive. The beauty (and frustration) of Stone Town is the winding narrow... More
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Mike R
5 August 2016|
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Response from Kisiwa o | Property representative |
Dear Mike, Greetings from Kisiwa House, Thank you for choosing us. We do have availability in our all rooms categories on the requested dates. We can accommodate them in the same room in Sulaima Senior Suite, our rooms... More
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jontymanu
12 September 2014|
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Response from Lindy M | Reviewed this property |
No, I wouldn't recommend it. The stairs are steep and there is no lift.
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"We liked being on the ground floor, but there is street noise."
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"Rooms at the upper floors of the main building are quieter and sunnier"
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"The room facing the laneways (or front of the building) was great as you could view the activity on the..."
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"Stay on a higher floor for less noise from the streets."
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