Jafferji House & Spa

Jafferji House & Spa is located in the heart of Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town at 170 Gizenga Street. Built in 1912, it is now recognized as the most luxurious boutique hotel on the Island.

By combining colonial style and elegance, sophistication and charm, Jafferji House & Spa redefines the boutique hotel experience with its uniquely styled guestrooms offering the upmost in luxury and comfort in Zanzibar.

Upon arrival, the array of antiques delicately placed in front of the charming wood work makes for an overwhelming entrance to all eyes.

Tradition & innovation are firmly rooted in the Jafferji tradition:

Jafferji House and Spa captures the history of the island with its enriched traditional furniture that has been personally selected and collected by the Hotel’s proprietor – Javed Jafferji, Zanzibar’s renowned photographer. The images of his talented photography are proudly displayed throughout the hotel.

Javed Jafferji has a passion for the Island’s conservation, its nature and history led him to restore his ancestral home into this luxury hotel. The restoration took over three years to complete Javed’s dream of a truly unique boutique hotel experience in Zanzibar’s historical and enchanting Stone Town.

Javed and his wife Kulsum Jafferji; “We take pride in welcoming you into the amazing set-up of our home. The three traditionally structured courtyards and individually decorated suites, makes this a unique haven in the heart of the streets of stone town. As an honored guest in our noble home, you’ll be in surrounded by comfort and enveloped in supreme luxury.”


Jafferji House & Spa is a stroll away from the House of Wonders, Palace Museum, the Old Fort and the former Slave Market and is conveniently located between the winding alleys of Zanzibar’s souvenir shops and restaurants. We are 7 km from the International Airport and five minutes drive from the bustling ferry terminal.

Discreet Signature charm:

The collection of décor around the entire hotel that is seen by our guests consists of genuine antiques collected and brought from various parts of the world; Morocco, Afghanistan, India, Mozambique, Pakistan, Arabia and Zanzibar,
to name just a few.

The décor in the suites and around the public areas of the hotel are pieces of the richly decorative furniture that were enjoyed by Sultans and Merchants from the old days of ruling in Zanzibar.

The Suites are like dedicational museums of discovery, attributed to the colorful characters that have changed the course of Zanzibar’s history. The spirit of the suites have been inspired by Zanzibar’s greatest celebrities and historical legends and thoughtfully designed to reflect their impact and legacies.

All the furniture is intricately carved. The skillfully decorated woodwork makes for a memorable entrance each and every time.


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