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The Africa House Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #26 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Old Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a waste of a beautiful space! When we checked in we were excited by the gorgeous view and furniture. The longer we stayed, however, the more disappointed we were. Service, food and room amenities were terrible. They switched our room twice, A/C broken in the first, electrical "problems" (Sparks coming from the outlet!) in the second. We paid almost... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in The Africa House Hotel for one night when we were in Stone Town. The front staff was very nice and our room was beautiful, as it was right on the beach overlooking the water. Our room had working air conditioning and hot showers. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the lounge chairs.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Luckily The Africa House has primo real estate and the best uninterrupted sundowner view. The staff weren't overly friendly and the table set-up on the upper deck is unfortunate. Higher barstools and bar-height tables block the view of the lower loungers arranged behind them. We arrived just around 5:30, and by 5:45, the best seats are scooped up. Drink prices... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We didn't stay at this hotel, we only visited the hotel bar to enjoy the sunset and the view was truly spectacular. The service was excellent and the guy at the reception let me use his phone to make arrangements for the tour next day. The mojitos were really good to!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We have just spent 2 night's in Stonetown and after having a drink on the terrace of Africa House,decided to eat upstairs at their Tradewinds Restaurant . What a mistake. We were the only diners there the entire time. The service was very slow. We ordered two pasta dishes and four beef tenderloins . They were the toughest pieces of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

First of all I want to make clear, we did not stay at this hotel, we only went there for a sundowner and some finger food. The hotel has a lot of attitude in itself, but seems in need of refurbishment. However, the terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean is marvelous! What a place to sit and enjoy a drink at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

There is something you should do in Stonetown. The sun sets at nearly the same time every night and it's about the time to be holding a drink. So just go to the terrace of an interesting hotel called Africa House, at sunset for a magical experience. Friendly staff, wonderful building and glorious view over the sea.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had booked a room for two nights with a sea view at the Africa House Hotel. We came in a bit late (9PM), since our flight was delayed and we had made prior arrangements with "Heather" regarding dinner. To our surprise, we were the only guests at the hotel, so the staff was rushing us to our room and... More

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New York City
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

On our last day of our wonderful holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar we thought we would celebrate our trip with lunch on the terrace of The Africa House in Stonetown. This decision turned into a nightmare! My partner and I were going up the stairs along with our traveling companion and her 9 year old son. On the first landing... More

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South Colby, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This review is for the Zanzibar Hotel which is the sister hotel to The Africa House. We were directed from the Zanzibar Hotel to use the services at The Africa House...so the following review consists of both experiences: I reserved a triple-room with a credit card via e-mail. At check-out,I was asked how I wanted to pay for the room.... More

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Address: Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Africa House Hotel 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Africa Hotel Stone Town
The Africa Hotel
The Africa House Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town

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