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1 room, 2 adults

Kisiwa House

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
572 Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town, 609, Tanzania

Luxury guesthouse with restaurant, near Shangani Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • WiFi (surcharge)
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Very comfortable
Bar could improve

Kisiwa House

from ZAR 1,639
  • Deluxe Twin Room (Burdani)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Burdani)
  • Junior Suite (Malkia)
  • Senior Suite (Sulaima)

What’s around Kisiwa House


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 39 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 7 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1976
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Darini - Onsite restaurant.

Kisiwa House’s small print

Also known as

  • Kisiwa
  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House
  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse
  • Kisiwa House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
  • Kisiwa House Hotel Stone Town
  • Kisiwa House Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 97000 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 40000 per vehicle (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for TZS 0.02

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Kisiwa House

  • Does Kisiwa House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kisiwa House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Kisiwa House currently open?
    This property is closed from April 1 2020 to July 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Kisiwa House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Kisiwa House?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kisiwa House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kisiwa House?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Kisiwa House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 40000 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 104 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Perfect location to explore Stone town.
Very nice vintage boutique hotel,close to everything,perfect to explore Stone town,nice decoration.
antonio, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful space, great staff, convenient location. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
ie2 night trip
Fair 4,0
3* hotel
A 3*hotel, the rooms need to be renovated.AC, TV, Hair dryer were not working. It took over 2h for someone to check on it, it wasn’t possible to fix any of it. It was the only hotel in the area which you could easily enter in the evening hours without someone at the front desk (poor security). Positive: central location, delicious breakfast with a sea view, nice style of furniture.
us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Everything was very good apart from the bed which was very hard.
Roger, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful place to stay in Stone Town
This hotel really provided the best service. The staff were all very friendly, accommodating, and made you feel welcome. The breakfast was very nice, and the location is in the heart of Stone town so it made a great base for walking around. The room was really clean, and the furniture very comfortable. L
Selam, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Our stay at Kisiwa House was great. It is very centrally located in Stone Town. We found local restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as various tourist attractions. The staff were amazing and looking after all our needs and questions. The breakfast in the morning was also quite nice.
Jonathan, ca2 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Not 5stars
Room was clean and reception staff pleasant. Breakfast was extremely slow and not all items on menu were available. I wouldn’t have given this 5 stars and it was not worth the money compared to similar hotels in stone town.
veronica, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Nice discovery
Nicely located with great service from the staff.
Pascale, ie1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful guest house! Very central and the service was excellent .. definitely recommend!
ieRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful guest house tastefully decorated in a stunning African style. Very centrally located with everything within walking distance. Our room was huge, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We would definitely recommend it!
ieRomance trip

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