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Upendo House

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Superior Double Room, Balcony | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, blackout drapes
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Deluxe Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, blackout drapes

Overview of Upendo House

Upendo House

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse in Stone Town with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,4/10 Exceptional

33 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
The price is R3 930
Price available on 2023/02/08
213/214 Hurumzi street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 27 min drive


  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 2 min walk
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 3 min walk
  • Ma shaa allah cafe - 4 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 4 min walk

About this property

Upendo House

Upendo House is a great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or mani/pedis. Other features include an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge.


English, Hindi, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • An outdoor pool
  • Designer stores on site
  • Spa services


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Recycling

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 200 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Upendo in Town
Upendo House Guesthouse
Upendo House Zanzibar Town
Upendo House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Upendo House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Upendo House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Upendo House?
As of 07 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Upendo House on 08 February 2023 start from R3 930, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Upendo House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Upendo House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Upendo House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Upendo House?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Upendo House.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Upendo House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a 50% charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Upendo House and nearby?
Upendo House has an outdoor pool and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Upendo House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mistress of Spices (3-min walk), Ma shaa allah cafe (4-min walk), and Lukmaan (4-min walk).
What's the area around Upendo House like?
Upendo House is a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 5 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Dorte, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

jonas, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We were greeted with a smile each day and the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable. We arrived very early and they were kind enough to get us into teh room prior to check in. Only complaint was the water cut out briefly while showering on occasion as we were on the 3rd floor and teh plumbing is a bit dated. Wonderful rooftop restaurant with great food and drinks. We also enjoyed the rooftop pool although it was a little chilly. Hotel is close to everything and we felt very safe.
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8/10 Very good

Shabana, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My friends stayed at Park Hyatt for $525 a night. They wished they had my experience.
David, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superbe hôtel, très central. Nous avions une chambre supérieure avec balcon : très spacieuse, propre, lit confortable, équipée d’une climatisation. Piscine et bar sur le rooftop, parfait pour admirer le coucher de soleil en fin de journée. Petit déjeuner très bon (choix à la carte selon 4/5 compositions). Nous avons également dîner au restaurant, c’est excellent ! Seul bémol peut être, le service est long. Personnel très agréable, aux petits soins. Au global c’est un sans faute, hôtel que je recommande les yeux fermés !
Charlotte, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Claude, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mycket trevligt hotell!
Ett väldigt trevligt litet hotell med toppenpersonal! Vi trivdes mycket bra och åt och drack väldigt gott också. Takpoolen bjöd på väldigt fin utsikt! Det enda extra som jag skulle önska är lite mer skugga vid poolen, några parasoll hade suttit fint. I övrigt är vi supernöjda!
Camilla, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

sami, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Charming boutique hotel with attention to detail. Great design details and an overall welcoming experience!
Yasin, 2-night family trip
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