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The Africa House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #29 of 30 hotels in Stone Town
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tweed Heads, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Africa house was absolutely amazing , the staff and management were the friendliest and most accommodating I've come across anywhere,and I've travelled to over fifty countries, Our room was immaculately clean and opulent,the ideal location on the waterfront overlooking the Indian Ocean was superb. The food and beverage list and quality was again the best .i would... More

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

Dear Sir, We are thankful to you for staying with us during your visit to Zanzibar and also for your wonderful feedback. It gives us immense pleasure to know that our efforts are yielding results . Your positive feedbacks are just the rewards we are hoping for. We hope to see you back soon. Regards, Santosh Kumar More

Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just spent 2 nights here and I wish I could stay longer. The hotel is spotless, all staff are very kind and friendly. Service is excellent, the view of the water is spectacular from their verandas:) I highly recommend this Hotel and thank them for the wonderful hospitality 😀

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santoshkumar712, General Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We are thankful to you for your feedback. We are delighted to get such positive reviews from our valued guests. We will continue to strive to improve further to give more memorable experiences to our patrons. Regards, Santosh Kumar General Manager More

Tweed Heads
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience for us in Stonetown, Zanzibar. This property is under new management and my husband and I could not fault their attention to service. The Hotel is fully renovated and has restored the former glory of The English Club that it used to be. Our room was luxurious, clean, had wi-fi and a good selection of... More

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

Dear Madam, We are thankful to you for your feedback. Such positive recognition of our efforts encourage us to set even higher standards of hospitality for our patrons and motivates us to go that extra mile to satisfy our guests' needs. We look forward to serve you again. Regards, Santosh Kumar We are looking forward to More

Tehran, Iran
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
1 review
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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