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The Africa House Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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The Africa House Hotel
Ranked #25 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
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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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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

I visited the Africa House Hotel for drinks on the terrace at sunset recently. Was enjoying the atmosphere and view with my friends, and then there was the monkey. I'm not sure, but I think it was a pet of one of the staff members. It was not on a leash, and was running wild among the guests, climbing and... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Our friends chose the hotel we were to stay at while in Zanzibar, and I'm so glad they chose Africa House Hotel. The hotel is stunning, with a very authentic feel that really makes you think yes, this is Zanzibar. The rooms were very nicely set out and always very clean and tidy after housekeeping had been. The sunset bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

If this is your only trip to Zanzibar, stay here. After walking the streets of Zanzibar for 6 hours, I would not stay anywhere else. Great location. Great beauty. Great history. Have a gin and tonic and watch the dhows sail past as the sun sets into the gorgeous Indian Ocean. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

I arrived at the Africa House with my crew for a 2 night stop having flown the jet down from Dubai. This is not the usual style of Hotel that executive jet crews would normally stay in. All three of us were blown away by the hospitality and friendly atmosphere at this cosy litlte hotel. Ed the manager went out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

The new manager, Ed, is a master chef from California. He has brought some of the delicious recipes he used for Hollywood luminaries to Zanzibar. Try the tuna with sesame seed...the best Ive ever enjoyed.. Or enjoy a Margherita overlooking a crystal-glass sea with Dhows bobbing into the sunset. It's almost unreal it's so beautiful. The restaurant terrace is more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

Although there is a backlog of maintenance, this is a fascinating building but not one for mobility restricted. It is ideally placed for sightseeing and access to the airport. Staff go out of their way to please and many are happy to teach Swahili at meal times! The new manager has vision and inspiration and is trying hard to return... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Feel like I was in another place after I have read previous reviews, thank goodness I never read them before I got there. The Africa House was marvelous. Centrally located in Stonehouse, it has been beautifful restored to its original character and charm. With unique and original features of old Zanzibari map painted on the ceiling and incorporating the majlis.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

I've stayed at the Africa House many times. When I leave, all I can think about is returning. The rooms are beautiful and the entire place is exactly what you're looking for when you think of Zanzibar. I tell all of me friends and colleagues that they should forget the islands everyone goes to and instead head to Zanzibar. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

Myself and business companion stayed at this hotel as the Serena,which was fully booked,was not available it and was a last minute choice.The website for African House looked fine and so did the hotel when we checked in.Then the problems really started. The rooms are very tired,you cannot make international calls from your room and the internet service is very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

We visited Africa House after 13yrs - what a change for the better. It is tastefully done up in 'old Africa/colonial' style and the staff were helpful and very friendly. During our stay we got to know the owner - and I would strongly disagree with the previous comments - she was a super hostess and was extremely helpful when... More

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Additional Information about The Africa House Hotel

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

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