Kholle House

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

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Kholle House

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Courtyard view
9 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets
Free daily cooked-to-order breakfast
Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Kholle House

9,0 out of 10 Superb
9,0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
607/608 Malindi, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • 9 bedrooms
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Classic Single Room, Bathtub

  • 12 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room

  • 14 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed, Balcony, Poolside

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Classic Suite

  • 18 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Apartment, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette, Garden Area

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

Premium Suite

  • 18 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Luxury Apartment, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette, Poolside

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Secret Garden - 6 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 10 min walk
  • Tea House - 6 min walk
  • Ma Shaa Allah - 10 min walk
  • The Silk Route - 9 min walk

About this property

Kholle House

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Kholle House features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15 per vehicle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights.


English, French, 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
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM - 10 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1860
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hardwood flooring in room

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 35
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 4 to 15 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 35
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 4 to 15 years old)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 15 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: USD 15 (one-way), from 6 to 18 years old

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 15

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

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.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kholle House Zanzibar Town
Kholle Zanzibar Town
Kholle House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town
Kholle House Guesthouse
Kholle House Hotel Stone Town
Kholle House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Kholle House Guesthouse
Kholle House Zanzibar Town
Kholle House Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Kholle House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kholle 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kholle 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 Kholle House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Kholle House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kholle House?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kholle House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kholle House?
You can check in from 11:30 AM - 10 AM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kholle House and nearby?
Kholle House has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kholle House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Kholle House like?
Kholle House is located on the boardwalk in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and 7 minutes' walk from House of Wonders.







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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful boutique hotel in Stone Town! Very friendly and attentive staff, lovely breakfasts, charming and quiet garden and outdoor dining area, spacious rooms. A fantastic experience overall and would def recommend!
Joy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Catherine, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely historical hotel in the center of Stonetown. The rooms are compact and perfect for a short visit. There is a beautiful courtyard with a small pool to cool down after a hot day of sightseeing. The staff are very accommodating
robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A memorable stay in a wonderful hotel
I had an amazing experience during my one day overnight stay at the hotel. The entire staff were so welcoming, helpful, courteous, and attentive to my needs. The room i stayed in was impeccably clean and tidy. The food both dinner and breakfast was the best i had during my trip. I didn't lack for much during my stay. The hotel staff assisted with any questions that i had. I would definitely stay at the hotel during any future return trips back to Zanzibar. I also recommend it to anyone thinking of a possible lodging option during a Zanzibar visit.
Jean, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean, friendly, and authentic Zanzibar
Good hotel, friendly staff, authentic experience. The only downside to Kohlle House is it’s location. Still close to many top attractions, but being close to the ferry terminal means for a less safe evening experience. It shouldn’t be enough to say no to Kohlle House, just be aware of your surroundings and stay on the boardwalk as long as possible.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous trip to Stone Town!
Spent a terrific three nights at Kholle house with my 20 year old daughter -- we shared a room and were very comfortable. Enjoyed the central location, the service and the food! Staff were friendly and helpful and we highly recommend the spice farm tour and a massage -- both booked through the hotel front desk! Thank you to the staff for making our stay so special! We also recommend booking a walking tour of the city -- the streets can be a bit confusing. :) *Pool is LOVELY!
Melissa, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel is very nice but the best part about the stay was the staff!! Everyone there was very friendly and professional. The front desk attendant Sebastian was exceptional!!! Anything we needed he was more than willing to assist. He is a huge asset to your hotel
Regina, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is beautiful and the location is excellent. The food also is great, and the Swahili dinner they organize on the roof is a great experience.
Brooke, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Very friendly staff and extremely unique building. Loved our stay.
Steven, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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