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The Africa House Hotel

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't stay overnight here but we spent two evenings on the terrace for drinks to watch the sunset. Very friendly staff who remembered us the second night. Great place to go for a sundowner! Get there early as the best seats fill up quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night after visiting the Sunset Lounge and feeling already unhappy with the hotel we were in. The room was gorgeous and comfortable, the showers warm and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Within hours of arriving they had organised a tour to prison island for us, which was cheaper than the tour we had... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a lovely holiday all over Zanzibar and we decided to go here for breakfast on our final days in Stone Town. Yes the décor has some attraction but not all of it is renovated as the old structure and some of it very tacky and plastic. IE outside on the balconies. My main two issues with the place... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Its a nice antique hotel overlooking the Ocean though not right in front of the beach. However compared to the room area and furnitures, the price seems to be on a higher side...... Furnitures are antique style,so a + point for those who like such setting!

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Nuremberg, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was booked here on a recommendation from a friend. While at one point this hotel was nice and has a very historic colonial lineage as state in Lonely plan it has more then slipped. It has fallen on it's face in the mud. This place needs an overhaul. I am not one to whine but I want clean (I... More 

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Corona, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This property is amazing...rich with History, in the heart of Stone town, ocean views amazing, you can walk everywhere in Stone Town, Affordable, Service outstanding. Wide variety of food and all was delicious. Perfect all around Hotel. If you are looking for beach resort this is not it, looking for Very Nice Historical Hotel, with Ocean views, access to everything... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Staying here is an experience in itself. It is an old colonial house that used to be British male-only club in the distant past. Luckily now it is open to all, and the previous dwellers of this building can no longer have the most amazing sunset views to themselves! There are lots of fascinating nooks and crannies, and the on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Would love to thank Every staff member and the management at Africa house hotel . You made our stay magical, relaxing and absolutely beautiful. Everyone was so kind,helpful,charming and just amazing. It was our first time in Zanzibar and you surely made our trip worth it . We hope to visit you soon . I highly recommend anyone to pick... More 

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michael b, Guest Relations Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review of your visit on Trip advisor. I am so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. All of us at The Mark and High Class group of Hotels are dedicated to providing an exceptional guest experience and a clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We spent seven days at the hotel. Highlights were the outstanding service and hospitality from the staff and all the sunset-views from the terrace bar Sunset Bar! A week in Stone Town is far too much, but the hotel was really nice!

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michael b, Guest Relations Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review of your visit on Trip advisor. I am so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. All of us at The Mark and High Class group of Hotels are dedicated to providing an exceptional guest experience and a clean... More 

Ad Dawha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I stayed there over a weekend and loved it. The staff were very helpful right from the moment i strayed in upto my departure time. The rooms were great, good quality sleep guaranteed. The sunset bar was awesome, great view of the sunset (as the name). Waiters were kind, interactive and helpful. The operations manager Lorna and her team were... More 

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michael b, Guest Relations Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review of your visit on Trip advisor. I am so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. All of us at The Mark and High Class group of Hotels are dedicated to providing an exceptional guest experience and a clean... More 

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