Tembo B&B Apartments

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On the beach
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Fridge, microwave, oven, cookware/dishes/utensils

Overview of Tembo B&B Apartments

Tembo B&B Apartments

4.0 star property
Upscale beachfront guesthouse in Stone Town with restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

56 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
Shangani St., Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

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

About this property

Tembo B&B Apartments

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Tembo B&B Apartments. A children's pool and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale guest house include washing machines and refrigerators. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


Danish, English, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property's breakfast is served at Tembo House Hotel, located 100 meters away.

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free offsite parking nearby; reservations required


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Swimming pool


  • Danish
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Washing machine

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Oven
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 10 and 18 costs USD 15 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

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; 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; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

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).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Tembo B&B Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo Zanzibar Town
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Zanzibar Town Tembo B&B Apartments Guesthouse
Guesthouse Tembo B&B Apartments
Tembo B B Apartments
Tembo B&B Apartments Guesthouse
Tembo B&B Apartments Zanzibar Town
Tembo B&B Apartments Guesthouse Zanzibar Town

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Felt like a sultan's palace.
Highly recommended for location and facilities. The hotel has a long history which gives it an elegant appeal.
Barbara, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Not the best experience
We were transfered to apartments remote from the hotel with only walking access down narrow lane no use of taxi. .Staff were helpful and polite at all times. Room and common areas very clean. Aircon and fan worked well. Unfortunately my wife sustained a back injury on a terribly potholed road from our last venue and the apartments have no ground floor and no lifts. Neither does the main hotel. Our room had no chairs, cups or glasses. The common area includes a kitchen but with no cooking utensil. A small amount of coffee and powdered milk was supplied each morning which disappeared early without top up. There is a washing machine which one of the guests decided to use at midnight and finallied with a long spin. The beach location is good, food was good and fair priced but I did suffer gastro from food poisoning and sick for three days. Management supplied me with suitable medication however which did help. Breakfasts were ample and menue varied but do not expect full English. If you need a two or three night stop over this is good value for money but if you have knee or hip problems stay clear of the apartments
Syd, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hate to give a great review - want to keep secret!
Amazing amazing amazing. Nearly everyone speaks English, breakfast is amazing. Right on the ocean, easy ride to islands. Rooms are AC and refrigerator too. Large bathrooms. Cannot wait to come back! $15 taxi from/to airport. Walk to markets, right in Stone Town. Restaurant on site also
Heidi, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great experience
Excellent experience, friendly staff, breakfast with a view. Highly recommend for couples and families with fair budget.
Mostafa, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff were very helpful and the rooms were very clean clean, spacious and quiet. I struggled with internet connectivity however which was possible due to me not staying in the main house. If you need internet connectivity in your room, I recommend you let the staff know so you are not put into a room with a weak signal.
Sonja, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Ahron, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We only stayed one night in the apartments, it was very good value for money, clean and excellent service
Marion, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

It is a budget friendly hotel with poor conditions - I didnt find it clean. there is no cheese, tomatoes, cucumber etc for the breakfast - just pastry, fruit and eggs. Staff is very welcoming and helpful
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Best hotel in Stonetown!
Best hotel to stay in Stonetown. In the middle of everything so you can walk to wherever you need. Seems to be the most popular place to stay in Stonetown, pools are great, staff are very helpful, breakfast is good and you cant go wrong with this hotel.
Janis, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

good hotel that’s literally right near the beach. beds were kind of hard but it was a decent hotel.
1-night romance trip
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