Located in the bustling heart of Stone town the building was originally set up and used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century. In the 125 years that were to come the building was home to one of the many Sultan families and then became a hotel some years ago. After Moivaro Hotels, Lodges & Tented Camps purchased the hotel, renovations started in May 2008.
The Swahili House has 5 floors that are all built around a beautiful traditional Zanzibar courtyard. The floors are all reachable via traditional Zanzibari staircases and an elevator.
The 22 rooms are spread out over 4 floors and can be divided in 3 different room categories:Sultan Suites: large, spacious rooms with balcony. Approx. 45msq.
Deluxe Rooms: standard size double or twin room. Approx. 21msq
Suites: medium sized, spacious rooms with balcony. Approx. 33msq.
The rooms all are restored and decorated in traditional Swahili style, but adjusted to Western standar
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