The Tembo House Hotel has quite a history. It used to be the American Consulate in 1834 and also became the offices for the famous Indian Ocean Trading Company: Cowasjee and Dinshaw Partners. Today, it is home to guests from all over the world who are drawn in by its alluring location, luxurious rooms and panoramic views.
Accommodation consists of 37 rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and balconies facing out onto the beach. They are all air conditioned, a blessing in the sultry sweaty climate of Stone Town. There is a fridge, telephone and satellite television in each room, so you can keep in touch with the outside world during your holiday. Only if you want to of course.
NB: At both Tembo House Hotel and the Dhow Palace, no alcohol is served as the hotels follow the Muslim code. There are bars and restaurants in close proximity though.
This hotel functions as an ideal base to explore historic Stone Town. Wander down to the beach and stroll along the scenic seafront. Head into the labyrinth of the old town and get lost in all the twisting alleyways - it's part of the fun! And return to your hotel for a heavenly swim and sundowner on your private balcony.