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The Africa House Hotel

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Salina, Kansas
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not stay here, however had dinner and drinks on the veranda one evening...taking it easy after a walking tour through Stone Town. The prawns were exceptional, the drinks cold, and the service excellent. Ask for Benjamin. He will take care of you!

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Hopefield, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location ideal for exploring the old town and tourist sites, with the harbour close by, beach front and lovely bars and restaurants within walking distance. Hotel slightly long in the tooth and tired.

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Thank Merry W
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Africa House is an old and famous hotel in Stonetown. The interior is very nice and the rooms as clean. As the Hotel is very much in the centre of the City it is quite loud but that didn't disturbe us. The breackfast was very good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a room on the same floor as the sunset bar. Room was rather large and had a TV (with DshTV), A/C, nice sized bed, plenty of sitting and space. Bathroom was spacious as well. Pros-- Breakfast and food there was rather good (we had dinner one night)--would recommend it if you don't feel like walking or going to another... More 

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Northumberland
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I was given a cold drink and checked in immediately on arrival, very friendly and helpful receptionist. I had a sea view room which are located below the terrace bar, however I wasn't troubled by noise at all. The room was clean and the huge bed comfortable. The shower was fine. I had 3 breakfasts on the top floor with... More 

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Durban
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50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Great hotel in that it has that old timer feel to it! We upgraded to a suite which is recommended. Plumbing terrible but a nice bath. No view to speak of but well located. Service is average but acceptable.

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Imatra, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

It was something all zanzibar peoples liked to recommend,go to look this sun set from this hotel terrace..we went too,it was well growded around 6pm when ounly 20 minutes before sun set...if clear weather you realy can see when sun sets,my opinion it was not anything special but i was enjoying it with good drink.Hotel located on beach front and... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Nice, comfortable and clean room. Need some tender loving care in the bathroom. The building is a historical building so no elevator, only stairs - not for disabled people. Great balcony with view to the sea and marvelous sunsets. Good restaurant. The staff is very helpful and nice.

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Kaiserslautern
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118 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

With a nice view to the sea is this original colonial style hotel situated, it looks from inside than everything would be original from the past, or maybe we arrived in the past:-) The terrace is perfect to watch the sunset and it´s filled up with international tourist who wants to enjoy the view. It´s definitely worth to spend a... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Staff were lovely, my room was great, and the sunset bar is stunning. It's in a great location, and a decent price. The food isn't great, but there are lovely places close by. My friend was in a really awkwardly located room which required going up and down a load of stairs, through the bar, down the back. Not too... More 

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