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Jafferji House

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Jafferji House

Jafferji House is located in Stone Town’s charming winding streets, close to many of Zanzibar’s important historical attractions. The hotel is perfectly located for travellers to base themselves on their Zanzibar holiday with plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars to explore in the surrounding area.

The hotel has been lovingly restored to reflect its original beautiful design (built in 1913), and it now houses ten individually themed rooms, all with modern amenities, providing comfort and luxury in the heart of  Stone Town.  The furniture and decor are all meticulously placed to evoke a sense of life during the Sultan empire, and the hotel features multiple common areas with courtyards, balconies, and an ocean-view rooftop restaurant.

Jafferji House & Spa

Stay

  • Jafferji House & Spa Maasai
  • Jafferji House & Spa Maasai
  • Jafferji House & Spa Maasai
  • Jafferji House & Spa Maasai
  • Jafferji House & Spa Maasai
  • Jafferji House & Spa Livingstone
  • Jafferji House & Spa Livingstone
  • Jafferji House & Spa Livingstone
  • Jafferji House & Spa Livingstone

Signature Suite

Add a bit of luxury to your stay and select one of our three Signature Suites, each individually and uniquely designed. All suites are furnished in traditional architecture and decorations while providing modern amenities and an en-suite bathroom. Each can accommodate either 2 – 3 guests, depending on the room of choice. Sleep like a king or queen in one of the Signature Suites: Stanley; Livingstone and Masai.
today’s rate $100 double, incl. breakfast
  • Air Сonditioning
  • Mosquito Net
  • WIFI
  • En-suite
  • Television Television
  • Safety Deposit Box Safety Deposit Box
  • max two people 2 – 3 people
  • King Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Jafferji House & Spa Adnan
  • Jafferji House & Spa African Queen
  • Jafferji House & Spa African Queen
  • Jafferji House & Spa African Queen
  • Jafferji House & Spa African Queen
  • Jafferji House & Spa Freddy Mercury
  • Jafferji House & Spa Freddy Mercury
  • Jafferji House & Spa Freddy Mercury
  • Jafferji House & Spa Freddy Mercury
  • Jafferji House & Spa Kamasutra
  • Jafferji House & Spa Kamasutra
  • Jafferji House & Spa Out of Africa
  • Jafferji House & Spa Out of Africa
  • Jafferji House & Spa Princess Salme Room
  • Jafferji House & Spa Princess Salme Room

Superior Suite

Choose from a selection of seven individually and uniquely designed suites, each featuring an en-suite bathroom and accommodating 2 – 4 people depending on the choice of room. Sleep like a Sultan or a Sultan’s princess in one of the Superior Suites: Out of Africa, Kamasutra, African Queen, Adnan, Princess Salme, Mercury & Jafferji.
today’s rate $120 double, incl. breakfast
  • Air Сonditioning
  • Mosquito Net
  • WIFI
  • En-suite
  • Television Television
  • Safety Deposit Box Safety Deposit Box
  • max two people 2 – 4 people
  • King Bed
  • Single Bed

Key Information

Reception Hours
24 hour front desk
Check in/out
from 14:00until 10:00
Airport Shuttle
Available at an additional charge
Children Policy
Children of any age are welcome. Children aged 5 years and above are considered adults at this property.
Payment Options
Credit cards and cash accepted
Cards accepted: Credit Cards

Special Offer

Jafferji House & Spa

Jafferji House Highlights

  • Central location in Stone Town
  • Free WIFI
  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Traditional architecture with attention to detail
  • Rooftop Restaurant with scenic views

Dine

Jafferji House Restaurant

Restaurant

Our restaurant, which is located several levels up, serves Swahili food with a continental flair. With panoramic views of the ocean, some of Stone Town’s iconic landmarks, and its twisting alleyways, the restaurant provides a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The chefs at Jafferji House are proud to serve only the best quality food produced with the finest ingredients. All product is brought in fresh, is sourced locally, and is hand-selected.

Experience

Jafferji House Rockers Lounge

Rockers Lounge

Outside the Adnan and Mercury suites, is the Rockers Lounge where guests can relax on provided sun loungers. The area is decorated with various plants, adding a touch of nature and making it peaceful place to watch a movie, read a book or just kick back and relax.

Jafferji House Tranquility Lounge

Tranquillity Lounge

The Tranquillity Lounge located on the first floor is a beautiful area for lounging with its barazas (Zanzibari sofas) and tropical greenery. Embellished with Moroccan lights, local paintings and photography, this open lounge is an ideal place to socialise and relax.

Qambani Cooking

Cooking Lessons

Our passionate local chef will teach you about the flavours, ingredients and techniques used in cooking Swahili food – all in a traditional “home-style” Zanzibar setting. Learn about spices and local herbs – their properties, origins, medicinal attributes and how to best use them in food and drinks. Our cooking lessons aim to be informative and practical and a trip to the local Darajani market and or a spice farm tour can be arranged to enhance your Zanzibar culinary experience.

  • Jafferji House & Spa Coffee Ceremony
  • Jafferji House & Spa Coffee Ceremony

Zanzibar Coffee Ceremony

Experience a traditional coffee ceremony at Jafferji House with Tanzanian coffee, renowned for its different strengths and styles. The process starts with roasting the beans in a clay pot over a small metal charcoal stove. The result is strong rich and distinctive aroma that is combined with the scents of lemongrass, cardamom, ginger and mixed spice powders which aromatises the entire surrounding. Once roasted the beans are ground, brewed and served to you in small delicate Arabic cups. Enjoy your very own coffee with local sweet delights traditionally made specially for coffee ceremonies.

Zanzibar Excursions

Tours & Excursions

At Jafferji House, in addition to the in-house experiences (Swahili cooking lesson and a Zanzibar Coffee ceremony), there are a multitude of tours and excursions that can be arranged for those who wish to explore the beautiful Island and coastal waters that surround Zanzibar.

To arrange a tour or excursion before or during your stay the Jafferji House team will be happy to assist you. You can get in touch via following details:

Mob: +255 773 284 084

Tel: +255 774 078 44 (1/2)

Reviews

  • Jafferji House

    7.8

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    Wonderful, fairytale! – December 2023

    The large rooms decorated with attention to detail – we were in Out-of-Africa – are beautiful! The king bed feels like in a fairytale of 1000 and one night. Stained glass windows complete the picture. The location is unbeatably central. The hotel is built according to the style of a Riad with an internal garden open to the top. The rooftop terrace has a fabulous view of the rooftops of Stone Town and the hustle and bustle of the harbour. If Stone Town again, this would always be Jefferij our first choice! Thank you very much!🤩

  • Jafferji House

    7.8

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “Superb” – January 2024

    Beautiful and lovingly furnished hotel in the middle of the old town of Stonetown. Good service, very clean, friendly and helpful staff. Gladly again…

  • Jafferji House

    7.8

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “I will definitely come back to zanzibar and I already know where I am staying 😉 – April 2024

    When disembarking the ferry, we were looking forward to one thing: to put our luggage and try to be in the city and this hotel is ideally placed. Easy access to and in the heart of the small alleys of Stone town. The staff is super welcoming and always at your service to answer you. The breakfast, nothing to say well stocked with a bonus a beautiful view of the sea. What better to discover the old zanzibar than to start his trip to an establishment representing the traces of the past. Satisfied with value for money

     

  • Jafferji House

    4.1

    Jafferji House Google Score

    Cooked and then ate 5 dishesDecember 2023

    We joined the chef’s traditional Zanzibar cooking class using clay pots over charcoal. Cooked and then ate 5 dishes. Excellent. Can’t recommend enough. Friendly. Personal. Well paced. Informative.

     

  • Jafferji House

    4.1

    Jafferji House Google Score

    Excellent location close to everythingJanuary 2023

    Excellent structure, with spacious rooms furnished with Africans antique furniture in excellent taste. Excellent location close to everything. Very helpful and kind staff. Excellent breakfast on the roof top with a view of the Arabian Fort and the sea. Beautiful structure.

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