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The Africa House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tehran, Iran
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the africa house hotel was under new management when i got there. i found the staff to be kind and helpful, the room was clean and the breakfast was satisfactory. on fridays there is a dj and dancing, so if you prefer peace and quiet and are there on a friday, get a room on the city-side.

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manoj p, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We Thank you for your kind feedback. We feel honured to serve you. The new Management of Africa House Hotel under the vibrant leadership of Mr.Rustom Mirani strives to offer the best in Hospitality to its guests. We are currently reviewing our breakfast and along with our Chef making the most important meal of the day filled with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is perfect, especially to watch a sunsets. But service is quite bad, and it looks like they don't even care for their guests (we were waiting for more than 45 min to get just a breakfast!). :/ They should do much better!

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manoj p, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sir. we apologies for such an situation that occurred though it surprises me that we have a lavish buffet breakfast each day. our executive chef supervises this personally with our floor manager. I have failed to find your name in our guest list. though we have a complaint desk we would have appreciated if our guest could inform us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi. This was a great experience in Zanzibar. This Property has been taken over by The Famous Mark Group of Hotels under the vibrant Leadership Of Mr.Rustom Merani. The Hotel is fully renovated and looks great. Its a Four Star grade property. The Services are professional and very efficient. The older reviews are killing this beautiful property. Mistakes done by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 4 nights at the hotel, the room is very comfortable, clean, Air conditioned, smells very good and relaxing. The hotel had a past experience with old management, and now they have a new team lead by Michael and Katia, I'm always seeing them all around and very keen to provide guests very good services and help. Both in... More

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manoj p, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir. we sincerely thank you for your comments and all our team are happy to learn that your stay with Africa house hotel was great. we strive hard to exceed your expectations and we can only uplift our image with your support. we look forward to serve you again. with pleasure. Michael braggs group operations manager More

Old Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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Address: Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Africa House Hotel 4*
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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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The African House hotel is located within the prime and historic Stone Town overlooking the open sea and gardens and minutes from the beach and vibrant Shangani square featuring some of the best night life on the Island. The accomodation includes 15 airconditioned rooms, the Sunset Bar, The Sunset Lounge, a Turkish restaurant (yet to Open), Trade winds Restaurant (For Indian / Chinese / Continental / Italian and local dishes). A historical Library, a large conference hall, Hotel shop outlets and sea facing Shisha decks. ... more   less 
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