The Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel offers a touch of magic and romance in an authentic Arabic house deep in the heart of Stone Town.
Transformed into a stylish hotel with harmonious interiors, antiques and rich fabrics, it is one of the oldest buildings in Zanzibar constructed by the Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash in 1885.
Most stunning of the 8 individually designed rooms is the Arabica Suite with its terracotta décor and low Arabic sofas and the plush Bourbon Suite with two adjoining rooms in cobalt blue and gold. All rooms are air-conditioned and have traditional Zanzibar four-poster beds with lavish mosquito nets, rare lamps, antique furniture and unusual details.
The adjoining Zanzibar Coffee House Café serves a variety of coffees – grown by the hotel’s owners on estates in Zanzibar and in the Southern Highlands in Tanzania – as well as delicious cakes and a range of continental foods. The café boasts professionally trained baristas. Our head barista, Asmah Juma, was the first the win the Tanzanian Barista Championship in 2009.
Guests begin each day with the aroma of fresh coffee on the roof top at breakfast and can relax in the early evening gazing across the minarets as the sun goes down. There’s a feeling of timelessness at the Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel that conjures up another world.