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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)

Testimonials

  • Jafferji House

    8.4

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “Very Good”September 2022

    The location is great! You are in the middle of stone town and you can walk to every corner: Freddie Mercury museum, restaurants, food fair on the waterfront, several little shops. The reception service is solicitous and you can book tours and direct transfers with them. Breakfast is on the rooftop with a beautiful view! Fair breakfast with the basics.

  • Jafferji House

    8.4

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “Wonderful magic in Stonetown”July 2022

    Jafferji has been renovated and is even better than last time when we were in Stonetown. We love all colors and decorations and the colonial style of the hotel. The breakfast on the rooftop is good and the staff is superfriendly. Also, the rooms are super large with all you need.

  • Jafferji House

    8.4

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “Special Place” – August 2022

    Beautiful old hotel. Very large beautiful rooms. Special atmosphere. In the middle of stonetown. Nice breakfast on the roof terrace.

     

  • Jafferji House

    8.4

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “Exceptional” – September 2022

    Beautiful and authentic little gem located perfectly in walking distance to everything to see in Stone Town. Very friendly and welcoming people in both reception and at the upstairs breakfast restaurant. Would gladly come back. We stayed in the Livingstone room and it was beautifully decorated as well.

  • Jafferji House

    8.4

    Jafferji House Booking.com Score

    “Very Good” – September 2022

    The location was perfect and in the central of stone town. Just walking distances for food and tourist attraction. Perfect for a short stay in the heart of Stone town.