Located in Zanzibar’s historical Stone Town, Jafferji House is a newly renovated, elegant boutique hotel. Its name is derived from the owner (Javed Jafferji) who once used the building as his family home. Jafferji House has been lovingly restored and styled to reflect its original splendor. It has a romantic ambiance, combined with modern luxury. The attention to detail is superb and is reflected in the architectural details, furnishings and even the photographs that adorn the walls.

Javed Jafferji is a professional photographer and collector of antiques, many of which can be seen in the hotel. They are a combination of African and Arabic style, making the hotel a canvas for all these masterpieces. It is in essence a museum.


Accommodation at Jafferji House is in suites. All the suites are unique and are all furnished with different themes and carry names that apply to the uniqueness of each room. They all have en suite bathrooms.


There are 3 main dining areas:

  • Mistress of Spices
  • The Hot Spot Bistro
  • The Rooftop restaurant


At Jafferji House & Spa they are capable of wedding planning. Packages are designed to suit your needs and a wedding specialist is on hand to offer expert assistance. Whether you would like a grand ceremony or an intimate wedding they will customise it to suit you.


The Spa at Jafferji House offers a variety of massages, hot stone treatments, facials, Body scrubs, Pedicures and manicures to relieve stress, boost vitality and enchant your senses or book a private yoga session for a deep and peaceful relaxation experience. Revitalise your mind body and soul.