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Tembo Palace Hotel

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Old Fort

  • Free WiFi

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Kenyatta Road, Zanzibar Town, 3974, Zanzibar, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • The accommodation was not as described. I stead of the advertised property we were…

    Jan 21, 2021

  • One of the better hotels that is Convenient and reasonably priced.

    Nov 29, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Prison Island - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Family Room


Kenyatta Road, Zanzibar Town, 3974, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk

What’s around


  • In Stone Town
  • Old Fort - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Prison Island - 15 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Dining and recreation facilities are located across the street at Tembo Hotel.

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool sun loungers


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 41-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tembo - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Annex Tembo hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Annex Tembo hotel
  • Annex Tembo Zanzibar Town
  • Annex Tembo
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Tembo Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

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 before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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.


  • Yes, Tembo Palace Hotel 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.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Tembo offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Old Fort (3-min walk), Café Foro (3-min walk), and 6 Degrees South (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one way.
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We brought our kids, and they enjoyed the wonderful pool and beach access. We highly recommend Tembo!

    2 night family trip, Mar 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A very pleasing stay.

    Xmas in Zanzibar was fabulous, the Hotel provided a great service throughout our time there, although Xmas cake for breakfast was rather unusual! The staff in particular were extremely polite, kind and very helpful. Our room was sprayed every evening for mosquitos which was great, the hotel was lovely and clean, we did have a problem with no hot water for a couple of days but it was solved fairly quickly. The breakfast was similar every morning but there was plenty of it to be had. We ate in the restaurant only once and the menu covered most tastes. On the whole a very pleasant stay.

    Mary, 5 night trip, Dec 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable place for a family stay.

    The apartment block that we used is tucked away from the main street and a 100m walk from the main hotel, but that doesn't really make a difference... the only thing is that you don't get a view out of the hotel. We traveled with two young kids and the most important stuff was comfort... they had two large queen size beds that were comfortable, the AC worked nicely and the room was clean. We had access to the main hotel that has a good breakfast and a nice pool to relax by... Compared to many other places in Stone Town, this hotel is a good value for the price. We would stay there again.

    Niko, 2 night family trip, Dec 4, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Hotel is serviceable, nothing great, but nothing terrible except for the condition and cleanliness. The towels smelled of mildew and horrible smell coming from the bathroom drains. I realize this is due to pluming design, but visitors should be aware.

    David, 2 night family trip, Dec 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great hotel right on beach.

    john, 3 night trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice property on the ocean. It had a fridge that worked well so you can keep drinks cold. They are non alcoholic building but there are places close by if you want to have a drink.

    5 night trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We spent one night in Stone Town and we chose this hotel. The hotel is well placed on the beach. The food was amazing. Staff were well trained and always ready to help. I loved the hot sauce the hotel used at the restaurant. The manager got someone to go out and buy me a couple of bottles. Real service!

    1 night family trip, Sep 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    No alcohol property bits tons of places close by to eat and drink. They own the building Freddy Mercury grew up on and you might even stay in his suite.

    1 night family trip, Aug 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    They have several properties but only one on tje actualbbeach in Stonetown so make sure to get a specific confirmation. Otherwise some of the best hotel management interactions heva ive had (Osman and Rahim simply outstanding) and would not stay anywhere else in Stonetown.

    2 night family trip, Jul 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Delightful. We stayed in the Annex and still had complete access to the pool and beach. I had some business to attend to while at the hotel and the staff was extremely accommodating. Food was delicious and the staff was very caring and helpful. We were right in the midst of Stonetown and felt safe and sound! Thanks Temdo House.!

    Lisa, 2 night family trip, Jul 2, 2019

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