Tembo House Hotel – Zanzibar
The Hotel has long beach on the front where many like to make use of it for swimming on sunbathing. The clean refreshing water of the swimming pool will cool you up after along sunny day, Other service include laundry Services, Internet Cafe, with Wireless Internet access and the Bahari Restaurant which offers excellent local as well international cuisine.
With its first class location, service and facilities, The Tembo House Hotel will provide every thing you need to make your stay in Zanzibar a holiday that you will never forget.
A Unique experience awaits at the Tembo House & Apartments
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront.
The magnificent main Building has had various functions over the past centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw & Partners. Their headquarters was in Aden(what now is know as the Port of Suez), and with trading posts notably in most of the British Protectorate areas, it became the largest trading Company in the India Ocean. To this day , the name of Cowasjee Dinwash & Partners is still visible at the main entrance of Tembo House Hotel.
Tembo House Hotel has seen a few celebrities pass through is doors during the consulate era, the Conwasjee Dinwash era and as a Hotel. Mahatma Ghandi, stayed here a few weeks with the Dinwash family on his journey back to India from South Africa 1930. As a rising new star in the British, and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now ”Marashi” apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.
Next to Tembo House Hotel is also what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874, Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought before embarking on its long journey back to England.
A stone throw away is the Beit-al-Ajaib of House of wonders. This landmark building, is the largest and by far, the tallest building in Stone Town. Flanking the Beit-al-Ajaib is the Old Fort on one side and the Palace Museum on the other side.
In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location, you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the Historical sites that Zanzibar Stone Town has on offer.
Zanzibar port is just 5 minutes drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport a further 15 minutes away.
Welcome home away from home
The Tembo House Hotel & Apartments has on array of antique furniture and ornaments from all over the World. Sleeping on an unique Swahili beds and enjoy the wood carved furniture which rarely seen in many countries
This makes most of our clients having a wish of staying longer or arrange the next visit back Zanzibar.
Most of our rooms have balconies over looking the beach or the swimming pool courtyard. Each bedroom is self contained, air conditioned, equipped with fridge, telephone and cable television