Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town the building was originally setup 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 purchasing the hotel, renovations started in May 2008. Most of the hotel has been restored into its original state, but we have been making some changes as well.

The result is The Swahili House- a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities in combination with authentic Swahili hospitality! The Swahili House is located in the centre of Stone Town and therefore in the middle of all the action. The bustling market, shops, restaurants and other points of interest such as the House of Wonders are all within walking distance from the hotel.

The Swahili House, Facilities

  • 20 Rooms with AC/Fan
  • Rooftop Terrance
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Relaxing Jacuzzi
  • Variety of delicious dishes at the restaurant
  • Heart of Stone Town

The Swahili House, Gallery

The Swahili House, Location