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Deep in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, this elegant boutique hotel brims with the rich cultural heritage of this unique island.

An ideal accommodation for an itinerary that combines an East African safari and a Zanzibar beach holiday, a one- or 2-night stay at Jafferji House gives the post-safari traveller a chance to rest and recharge before hitting Zanzibar's dazzling beaches. Effortlessly combining classical Zanzibari style and décor with modern amenities, this charming hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the fascinating nooks and crannies of Stone Town and the island of spices beyond.

There is also plenty to keep you occupied at the hotel itself. Roof-top massages promise indulgent treatments with a view and yoga classes enable you to wind down and relax in the hands of professionals. Private dining venues are available for romantic dining while activities such as sunset cocktails on the ocean, cooking lessons and guided Stone Town tours are just part of Jafferji's long list of signature experiences.


  • Set in historical Stone Town
  • Perfect for honeymooners
  • Beautiful design & luxurious suites
  • Attentive, personalised service
  • Roof-top massages & private dining
  • Yoga lessons


  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Dhow cruises
  • Local village visits
  • Sunset cruises
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping
One of the best boutique hotels in Zanzibar - located slap bang in the middle of Stone Town. The Kamasutra suite with its outdoor bathroom and stunning views is very popular with honeymoon couples.
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Signature Suite - Stanley

Honoring Henry Stanley, a great European explorer from the 1800s, this suite is a dedication to a historical era with its décor of grandeur. The room exudes warmth with bursts of bright color, its rooibos red bathroom and lantern lights.

Signature Suite - Masai

The Masai Suite offers views of the town’s roofscapes and dramatic sceneries of winding alleys. The suites features Moroccan style baths and luxurious handcrafted wooden beds to quality linens and towels as well as flat screen television and Wi-Fi.

Superior Suite - African Queen

The African Queen Suite is a luxurious space that features Moroccan style bath and handcrafted wooden beds. It offers all amenities including Wi-Fi and a flat screen television. It’s the perfect retreat after days spent sunbathing.


Set close to Stone Town's popular Old Fort, the House of Wonders and the Forodhani Gardens, Jafferji House offers an oasis of calm and tranquility amid the bustling activity of Zanzibar's cultural melting pot. Step inside the cool hall and admire the gleaming wood, earthy tones and geometric patterns that take you back in time to a less hurried era of merchants and sultans.

There is however a wide range of activities available from the hotel - choose from a list that includes guided tours, island picnics and ocean cruises as well as lessons in local cooking and Swahili - simply ask at the excursion desk.

Return from a day’s exploring on the island to a blissful massage on the roof as the call to prayer echoes into the sunset.


With a choice of venues in which to dine, you can enjoy the delights of Zanzibari cuisine by request on the roof-top terrace looking out towards the ocean or in the snugly atmospheric Mistress of Spices restaurant. The menu of mouthwatering local dishes and ocean-fresh seafood is complimented by fresh fruit and spice-infused teas and coffees.

General facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service available
  • Child friendly
  • Concierge service
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Jafferji House & Spa

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"We enjoyed Jafferji House - it was a good way of catching a glimpse into history!"

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