History: Kisiwa House was constructed in 1840 by Nassor ibn Abdullah Al Barwani, a rich and influential Omani merchant. The property was one of the first buildings in Stonetown, and was built during the reign of the greatest 19th-century sultan of Oman, Said ibn Sultan, who made Zanzibar his main place of residence in 1837

Location: Kisiwa House is superbly located on a quiet street in the heart of historical Stone Town, a UNESCO “World Heritage Site”, within easy walking distance of famous landmarks, museums, antique shops and restaurants.

Accomodation: From behind the screened windows and brass studded doors, comes the sweet and mesmerizing scent of “Udi”. A locally made product concocted from a wide variety of ingredients varying from sugar, perfumes, flowers, spices and rose water is placed into a coconut shell and then onto an incense burner

Indulge in the immaculate opulence and comfort Kisiwa House has to offer. Set in a crisp fresh and sumptuous Swahili style. Our luxurious and spacious rooms and suites are like gems amidst a tranquil setting. The plush interiors with sleek clean lines speak of sophistication, while the lustrous colours and textiles whisper relaxation and romance. Choose from our sumptuous Burdani deluxe rooms, Malkia Junior suites or Sulaima Senior suites.


  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Satellite television
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Air-conditioning
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Toiletries