Kisiwa House

This exquisite boutique hotel is a haven of peace and luxury amid the hustle and bustle of ancient Stone Town. Scented with a signature concoction of rose water, flowers and spices, the 9 sumptuous guestrooms are hidden behind heavy brass-studded doors. Interiors and sleek and modern, with touches of Swahili traditional style.

The onsite restaurant is located on the roof, and offers a taste of exotic Zanzibari cuisine with views over the World Heritage-listed city. There is also an enchanting lounge, where you can linger over a coffee or tea.

Kisiwa House is located steps from the most popular sites of Stone Town, including the Old Fort, Beit-el-Sahel and the Hamamni Persian Baths. Wander the crooked old streets of this city or visit the surround spice plantations. You can also view rare red colobus monkeys in Jozani Forest.


How to get to Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House is approximately 20 minutes by road from Zanzibar Airport. Zanzibar Island is just 20 minutes by air from Dar es Salaam.

Activities at Kisiwa House

  • Stone Town tour
  • Spice tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Kisiwa House Highlights

  • A character-filled boutique hotel
  • In the heart of Zanzibar’s World Heritage-listed Stone Town
  • Small and intimate, with personalised service
  • Just 9 rooms tastefully decorated with antiques and Persian rugs
  • A charming onsite restaurant and well-stocked bar

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Dhow Palace Hotel

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Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House is an exquisite and peaceful boutique hotel set amid the hustle and bustle of ancient Stone Town

Konokono Beach Resort

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Maru Maru Hotel

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Mnemba Island Lodge

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Park Hyatt Zanzibar

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Shooting Star Lodge

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The Z Hotel

The Z Hotel is an absolutely stunning boutique resort close to the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island steps from powder white sand and the azure Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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