Jafferji House and Spa has been lovingly restored and decorated to serve as a living museum dedicated to ancient and modern master art pieces. This is apparent from the moment you walk in where an intimate, reception adorned with brass antique ornaments, beautiful pictures and art warmly welcomes you. As you pass through the hotel’s many rooms, the carpets and hand woven rugs, lining the floors are original pieces from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Stop and admire the many artifacts including the beautiful necklaces from Oman which adorn some of the walls around the public areas and suites. The necklaces are similar to those worn by the beautiful Princess Salme of Zanzibar, these artifacts and necklaces are from the Jafferji family’s private collection, which was first collected over a century ago.
As you walk through the hotel, you will also notice bright and beautiful ceramic plates adorning the walls. These plates date back hundreds of years, they were brought on trading ships to Zanzibar by traders from exotic places as far away as Portugal, Holland, China and Japan. Even the hotel’s intricate wooden balcony is an original feature of the house and was hand-crafted from special teak wood imported from India.
Enquire at the reception desk and ask one of our staff to show around the hotel and give you a special tour whilst pointing out its many beautiful pieces and sharing the stories behind them.