About the Property
Jafferji House, originally constructed in 1912, is a pinnacle of luxury and sophistication, earning its reputation as the most opulent boutique hotel in Zanzibar's historic Stone Town. Meticulously restored by Javed Jafferji, a renowned photographer, and his wife Kulsum, the hotel seamlessly blends colonial style with elegance, offering a truly distinctive experience. The property features 10 meticulously designed suites, each uniquely named and adorned, providing guests with a 5-star experience that combines modern comfort with a celebration of Zanzibar's cultural heritage. The hotel's interior showcases carefully curated antiques and Javed's photography, immersing guests in the island's rich history. With a century-long legacy and a commitment to providing an unforgettable stay, Jafferji House stands as a testament to its founders' vision of offering a unique and luxurious boutique hotel experience in the heart of Stone Town.
Food & Drink
At Jafferji House, the culinary experience is a captivating journey into the heart of Zanzibar's diverse and rich gastronomic heritage. The rooftop restaurant introduces guests to exclusive Bohra cuisine, a fusion of Arabic, Swahili, Middle Eastern, and Gujarati influences. Founded by Javed and Zarina Jafferji, the Bohra Kitchen offers carefully curated dishes served on traditional large steel plates called Thaal, emphasizing unity and sharing. The Bohra culinary traditions, originating from Yemen and thriving in Zanzibar for over 200 years, feature a unique dining ritual beginning with desserts and culminating in savory dishes like almond chicken and elaborate rice preparations. Guests can immerse themselves in this communal dining experience, enjoying panoramic views of Stone Town. Additionally, Jafferji House offers Swahili cooking classes, providing a hands-on opportunity to explore the flavors, ingredients, and techniques of the local cuisine, including dishes like green bananas, cassava, chapati, Zanzibar Pilau, and Chicken Curry. The culinary offerings at Jafferji House are a celebration of tradition, authenticity, and the vibrant culinary tapestry of Zanzibar.