Beyt al Chai means House of Tea, and that is exactly what this merchant’s mansion was before it became a small hotel. It is well-located, in a quiet square opposite the Zanzibar Serena. Only a few paces from the sea, the house is cool and breezy and the top floor bedrooms have sea views. The six air-conditioned suites are elegantly furnished with antiques, organza and silks. There is a courtyard, a spacious lounge with honesty bar, and an excellent restaurant on the ground floor.
This is a homely place with first-class service. Highly recommended.