The Swahili House at a glance

Swahili House is located in the bustling heart of Stone Town, a short distance from  Darajani market, little shops and other points of interest well within walking distance from the hotel.

Darajani market sprawls outside of the main building and throughout the surrounding lanes and side streets. The original building that houses the small indoor section of the market was built in 1904.  Spending some time walking around the local markets is a fantastic way to learn about the culture of Zanzibar and a way to observe local life.


The impressive building has 5 floors that are all built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard.  The hotel offers 23 rooms that are spread out over 4 floors.

Facilities include:

4 sultan suites – large, spacious rooms with balcony

18 deluxe rooms – standard double or twin rooms

All rooms are fitted with ceiling fans, mosquito nets and air conditioning

Each room has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water, soap, shampoo, towels and bottled water

Baby cot available

Rooftop terrace bar and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Relaxing plunge pool and sundeck lounge area on the rooftop terrace

Free wireless internet access

Visa and MasterCard accepted

Elevator / Wheelchair accessible