Location: Located in the heart of Stone Town, about 15 minutes drive from Zanzibar Airport and less than 5 minutes walking from the harbour passenger terminal, Kholle House stands as a quiet oasis offering you a private sanctuary from the bustling city life. Built in 1860 by Princess Kholle, the daughter of the first Sultan of Zanzibar, Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al-Said, Kholle House provides a glimpse into the life of a Zanzibari Princess in the 19th century. Kholle House was opened in February 2011 after an elaborate restoration of the original historic building strictly adhering to UNESCO requirements governing the Stone Town.
Accommodation: Kholle House has a total of ten rooms, comprising of: 4 Prestige Suites which feature seating areas and private balconies that open up to breath-taking views of the old town, the harbour and sea; the spacious 3 Deluxe Rooms with two rooms having direct access to the second floor terrace offering a view of the pool and the old city; and 3 quaint Classic Rooms with Swahili styled beds that reflect the original style of the house, one room coming with a balcony and another is on the ground floor offered as single rooms. Kholle House is an elegant fusion of Swahili and French-Creole, each room unique and rich with character, a sense of olden times and quality, all featuring high timber-beamed ceilings, en suite bathroom (Swahili style tubs), hot water, western mattresses & bedding, mosquito nets, air conditioning, ceiling fans, WiFi, Swahili-Zanzibari or French-Creole furnishings – mostly old pieces of furniture.
Facilities & Services: The main building and public areas comprise of a 19th century furnished salon & reading room, a hall with marble fountain, a garden with a Swahili verandah, a swimming pool, a terrace, exotic arch-ways and a rooftop tea house with panoramic view over the Zanzibar city, the port, and the islands off the Stone Town. Tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks and light snacks are served in the House.