Kisiwa House

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Luxury boutique hotel convenient for exploring the centre of Stone Town. A great option for those seeking an authentic hotel catering for modern needs.

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$85 per person, per night

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Luxury boutique hotel convenient for exploring the centre of Stone Town. A great option for those seeking an authentic hotel catering for modern needs.

Kisiwa House was constructed in 1840 as was one of the first buildings in Stonetown. It was built during the reign of the greatest 19th-century sultan of Oman, Said ibn Sultan, who made Zanzibar his main place of residence in 1837.

Kisiwa House has been in the same family for generations; it has been recently renovated into a luxury boutique hotel. The impressive wooden staircase and the brass-studded door date back to its construction 170 years ago. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a private collection of antique furniture, brass fixtures, persian rugs and original photographs. The interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar history.

Indulge in the immaculate comfort Kisiwa House has to offer, set in a fresh Swahili style. The rooms are both luxurious and spacious rooms and offer great value for money.

The hotel is centrally located on side street off Kenyatta Road in the Shangani district of Stone Town. The airport is a 10-minute drive away. It’s a 10-minute walk if you are arriving by boat.

Room types vary from Burdani deluxe rooms, Malkia Junior suites or Sulaima Senior suites.

Each of the hotel rooms are named after aromatic flowers found on the island and come with such amenities as:

• Flat-screen TVs
• Satellite television
• Wireless Internet access
• Air-conditioning
• Personal safe
• Telephone
• Mini-bar
• Tea & coffee making facilities
• Hairdryer
• En-suite bathrooms
• Toiletries

Darini is a unique yet distinctive restaurant featuring both traditional and continental specialties inspired by the island’s aromatic spices and flavours, revealing a fascinating cuisine. Tantalize your palate with our Chef’s true Zanzibar Delights while enjoying a breathtaking view of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean.

The Courtyard Lounge is a hidden retreat in a perfect setting for those just wanting to unwind.   Where you will be able to linger over a freshly brewed coffee and indulge in the delights of a traditional Zanzibar tea, accompanied by a selection of freshly baked pastries in Stone Town’s first Tea Lounge.

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