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Kisiwa House

From our Courtyard Lounge with its fountain and ornate design to the panoramic views of our rooftop restaurant Darini, our hotel provides every modern convenience to the business or leisure traveller. Promising an unforgettable experience of professional service, superb comfort and unmatched elegance within a decidedly romantic and enchanting Swahili feel throughout our 11 rooms and suites. Get inspired, discover the new and unusual. Enjoy the charm of an old and typical Zanzibar town house.

The Kisiwa House                                            
Indulge in the immaculate opulence and comfort Kisiwa House has to offer. Set in a crisp fresh and sumptuous Swahili style. Our luxurious and spacious rooms are like gems amidst a tranquil setting. The plush interiors with sleek clean lines speak of sophistication, while the lustrous colours and textiles whisper relaxation and romance. Choose from our sumptuous Burdani deluxe rooms, Malkia Junior suites or Sulaima Senior suites. Each of our luxury hotel rooms are named after aromatic flowers found on the island and come with such amenities as:
-  Flat-screen TVs
-  Satellite television
-  Wireless Internet access
-  Air-conditioning
-  Personal safe
-  Telephone
-  Mini-bar
-  Tea & coffee making facilities
-  Hairdryer
-  En-suite bathrooms
-  Toiletries

We do organize tours all around the island with our selected drivers and mini vans.

Udi
From behind the screened windows and brass studded doors, comes the sweet and mesmerizing scent of “Udi”. A locally made product concocted from a wide variety of ingredients varying from sugar, perfumes, flowers, spices and rose water is placed into a coconut shell and then onto an incense burner.  

Dining & meeting at Kisiwa House
Darini
Entering the Kisiwa House restaurant Darini is like stepping into a past of refinement and self-indulgence. With its fine décor, amber-hued lighting and antique fixtures, specifically designed to create a warm and relaxed ambiance, you will immediately feel at ease. Darini is a unique yet distinctive restaurant featuring both traditional and continental specialties inspired by the island’s aromatic spices and flavours, revealing a fascinating cuisine. Tantalize your palate with our Chef’s true Zanzibar Delights while enjoying a breathtaking view of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean.

Spices
When the wind blows, the fragrance of spice is deliciously strong and you know you are in Zanzibar.

Courtyard
The Courtyard Lounge is a hidden retreat in a perfect setting for those just wanting to unwind. It is a symphony of water sounds, greenery and enchanting traditional taarab music in the heart of the town. Where you will be able to linger over a freshly brewed coffee and indulge in the delights of a traditional Zanzibar tea, accompanied by a selection of freshly baked pastries in Stone Town’s first Tea Lounge.

Taarab
Taarab rose to prominence in 1928 with the rise of the genre's first star, Siti binti Saad from Zanzibar. The word Taarab, a loanword from Arabic, means "having joy with music".     

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Information
Price Range and Payments RATES for 2012 and ( Rates for 2013 )
All rooms are quoted as per room basis unless stated otherwise, and are inclusive of breakfast the relevant taxes and levies.

HIGH SEASON
Sulaima Suite ( Senior Suits ) USD 240 ( USD 255 )
Malkia Suites ( Junior Suites ) USD 205 ( USD 220 )
Burdani Rooms (Deluxe ) USD 180 ( USD 195 )

LOW SEASON
Sulaima Suite ( Senior Suits ) USD 190 ( USD 200 )
Malkia Suites ( Junior Suites ) USD 150 ( USD 160 )
Burdani Rooms (Deluxe ) USD 120 ( USD 130 )

PEAK SEASON
For the peak season from 24 December to 05 January, a surcharge of 10% per room applies.

EXTRA BED & BABY COT *
Only for children sharing accommodation with their parents. (2 adults).
- For children under 2 years, we will provide a baby cot on complimentary basis.
- For children under 17 years, we will provide an extra bed at USD 60.
* Depending on extra bed and baby cot availabilities.

MEAL CHARGES
Our meals charges* are as followed:
- Half-Board (lunch or dinner) charged at USD 25 per person.
- Full-Board charged (lunch and dinner) at USD 35 per person.
* King prawns and lobster dishes will be charged at an extra of USD 8 per person.
Services Included in the Price INCLUDED
All rooms are quoted as per room basis unless stated otherwise and are inclusive of breakfast the relevant taxes and levies.

MEAL CHARGES
Our meals charges* are as followed:
- Half-Board (lunch or dinner) charged at USD 25 per person.
- Full-Board charged (lunch and dinner) at USD 35 per person.
* King prawns and lobster dishes will be charged at an extra of USD 8 per person.

How to get to us. LOCATION
Centrally situated down a side alley off Kenyatta Road in the Shangani district of Stone Town. The airport is a 10-minute drive away. It’s a 10-minute walk if you are arriving by boat.

AIRPORT TRANSFER
- We do organize transfer from and to the airport at very competitive rates.
- Also we do organize tours all around the island with our selected drivers and mini vans.
Recommendations RECOMMENDATIONS
We do recommend to use our restaurant as its offers a large variety of Swahili and Continental dishes. This month coming soon a special menu.
Our goal is to provide our clients the best services and advises.
Facilities Available Airport Shuttle Service on request. Bar Service is available. Day Cruise can be booked. Diving Tours and Equipments can be booked. E-mails can be Accessed. Extra Bed can be organized on request. Families are welcome. Fishing Tours can be booked on request. Guiding Bus Tour can be booked. International Calls can be made. Laundry Service is available on request. Master Card is accepted. Mobil Works Mosquito Net is available. Not Accessable for Disabled Guests Post Office service is available. Taxi can be booked. VISA Card is acceptable.
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About Us

Sulaima bint Salim Al Barwani was one the most emblematic owners of Kisiwa house. She was offered the estate as a wedding present by her brother Khalfan. Sulaima, a woman of strong character, was one of the wealthiest people in Zanzibar in the beginning of the 20th century. In her old days, Sulaima decided to live on the top floor of the building leaving the rest of the house to her children and their respective families. They then started calling her "Bibi wa Darini" meaning rooftop grand mother. Today, Kisiwa House belongs to her great grandson. 

Kisiwa House has been in the same family for generations; it has been recently renovated into a luxury boutique hotel. The impressive wooden staircase and the brass-studded door date back to its construction 170 years ago. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a private collection of antique furniture, brass fixtures, persian rugs and original photographs. The interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar history.

Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions between the booking Client and Kisiwa House, Zanzibar.

CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT
All rooms are quoted as per room basis, unless stated otherwise and are inclusive of breakfast the relevant taxes and levies.
Confirmation is subject to payment, and payment must be cleared in full before arrival unless stated otherwise.
We may ask for your credit card details to secure your booking. We will immediately charge your credit card 100% of the amount of your reservation at arrival, unless previously paid by bank transfer.
All payment via bank transfer should be made without any bank charges for us.

PLEASE NOTE
The rates are subject to change without prior notice, although rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honored.

PEAK SEASON
For the peak season from 24 December to 05 January, a surcharge of 10% per room applies.

SURCHARGE
Please note that payment made by credit card will be charged 6% surcharge due to bank charges in Tanzania.

CANCELLATION POLICY
We accept any confirmed cancellation of a reservation. Such a cancellation is effective on the day it is received by us. The client will be notified of the acceptance of the cancellation.

Generally, cancellation charges are as followed:
- Cancellations between 30 days & 7 days prior to arrival, 50% of the total cost will be charged.
- Cancellations between 7 days & 48 hrs prior to arrival, 75% of the total cost will be charged.
- Cancellations less than 48 hrs prior to arrival, the total cost will be charged.
- No Shows will be charged at all cost

CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
Check in time: 01:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Luggage can be stored temporarily.
Please note that day use is available if you require a late check out. It concerns only the Burdani Deluxe rooms for 100$ from 10 am to 4 pm. Subject to availability.

EXTRA BED & BABY COT *
Only for children sharing accommodation with their parents. (2 adults).
- For children under 2 years, we will provide a baby cot on complimentary basis.
- For children under 17 years, we will provide an extra bed at USD 60.
* Depending on extra bed and baby cot availabilities.

MEAL CHARGES
Our meals charges* are as followed:
- Half-Board (lunch or dinner) charged at USD 25 per person.
- Full-Board charged (lunch and dinner) at USD 35 per person.
* King prawns and lobster dishes will be charged at an extra of USD 8 per person.

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