Nestled in the heart of Stone Town, the house stands as a quiet oasis offering you a private sanctuary from the bustling city life. From the house, you are just a short journey to your island excursion. All excursions can be done as day trips from house.
Established in 1860, this house was a magnificent showcase for Princess Kholle's most treasured collectables displaying her fine china, furnishings, and artifacts from around the world and as a place to entertain friends and visiting dignitaries.
The House is rich with history and color, with turmeric walls, stained window details, polished nutmeg colored floors with in-laid marble accents floor tiles from the original, all reflecting the shades of vibrant Zanzibarian spices.
Each of the 10 rooms is uniquely designed with combinations of Swahili and French-Creole influence. You will feel like you stepped into an Arabian dream when you enter your room the house. Each room envelopes you with the colors of vibrant Zanzibarian spices and a sense of olden times. Rooms are rich with character and quality with high timber-beamed ceilings, western-style mattresses, A/C, ceiling fan, and WiFi.
Communal areas include a salon, lobby with marble fountain, breakfast room, garden conservatory, pool, terrace, exotic arch-ways and a roof-top tea house (gazebo) with panoramic views over the city, the port, and the islands off of Stone Town.
Refresh yourself in the swimming pool or enjoy the breathtaking 360° view of Old Stone Town and the Indian Ocean from the roof top tea house.