Tembo House Hotel

Zanzibar – Stone Town

Tembo House Hotel is a historic property set on the sea front in the heart of Stone Town.


Tembo House Hotel is set right in the heart of Stone Town approximately 10 minutes from the airport, in an old mansion house which has served many used over the years. All rooms are unique and boast traditional Zanzibar furniture, many with balconies overlooking the ocean.


Tembo House Hotel has many different room types; in fact no two rooms are the same. All rooms have wooden furniture and ornaments collected from around the world.

All rooms have air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone, and satellite television.


The Tembo House Hotel is set on a long stretch of beach and although this is not really a ‘beach property’ this is a pleasant extra.

Tembo House Hotel can also provide all the facilities you would expect from a city centre hotel, including laundry service and it even has a small internet café.

The ensite restaurant offers a good variety of international and local cuisine and attracts many diners not actually staying at the hotel.

Zanziplanet reviews

This is a fantastic character property right in the middle of Stone Town with the added bonus of the Ocean. We would recommend a stay of two or three days which would enable you to explore Stone Town properly.

Tembo House represents excellent value year round for families and single travelers alike.

Stay here to explore Stone Town; don’t stay here for beach life

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Maru Maru

Zanzibar – Stone Town

Maru Maru is a newly opened 44 room hotel situated in the heart of Stone Town’s best shopping district.


Maru Maru is located just behind the old fort and the house of wonders; it is also walking distance from all the local tourist attractions.

A lot of care and attention and attention to detail make this a 3 star hotel by international standards, offering a perfect blend of Zanzibar style and modern décor with an old wing and a new wing which is something that is new to Stone Town and is inspired by the Afro-Arabian style.

  • Walking distance from all local attractions
  • Elevators
  • Roof top terrace / garden terrace
  • Fully air-conditioned rooms
  • Court yard fountain
  • Indian influenced cuisine

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The Classic Wing – eleven beautifully restored rooms offering simple classic elegance.

The New Wing – 33 rooms set around an open courtyard looking onto a Zanzibar star-shaped fountain. All rooms are decorated with a blend of Zanzibar style and modern décor and with all the luxury comforts of home.

All rooms feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Flat screen TV
  • En-suite marble bathroom.


Maru Maru prides itself on providing a high quality service:

  • 24 hour reception desk
  • 24hour on call doctor when needed.

Maru Maru offers 4 unique environments for guests to relax in:

  1. The Terrace Restaurant: a romantic atmosphere, breath-taking views over Stone Town, serving south & north Indian cuisine – a contemporary menu with a fusion of Zanzibar flavors that is sure to please.
  2. The Terrace Lounge: a 360 degree view over Stone Town – a great place to share sundowners with friends whilst watching the spectacular Indian Ocean sunset.
  3. The Fountain Restaurant: a peaceful oasis from the city, where guests can enjoy all of Maru Maru’s culinary delights. Hotel guests can enjoy the breakfast buffet served here every morning.
  4. The Courtyard: an air-conditioned grand hall with a tranquil fountain.

Guests can also benefit from the elevators that will take you to the roof-top terrace, but also to the other levels of the hotel.

Environment and local community

Maru Maru is passionate about food and supports the local community by buying fish from the local fishermen and fruit and vegetables from the local markets.

Zanziplanet reviews

This hotel is beautifully decorated, with stunning views from the rooftop and the rooms are very clean.

The food served is of an excellent standard with an influence of Indian Cuisine.

If you are looking for a fresh feeling and affordable place to stay in Stone Town that is walking distance from all the local attractions, then this is the place to stay.