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The Africa House Hotel

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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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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Würzburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This hotel must be avoided! From the moment we arrived we could not wait to get out of there! Dirt everywhere, untrained and rude staff, overpriced and bad food. There is no reason to spoil your vacation by staying at the Africa House!!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We had a lovely lunch yesterday at the Sunset Bar. The view is quite nice, the prices seemed reasonable and the food was tasty. First place I had seen iced tea on the menu and it was delicious. I had a chicken wrap and it was lovely and garlicky, I very much enjoyed it. We had a minor issue figuring... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The Africa House hotel is a beautiful, historic hotel with fantastic service, classic rooms with a real colonial feeling to it. We successfully negotiated the cost of the room, which was a corner room with windows facing towards stonetown. Beautiful big room, with traditional Zanzibarian furnishings, brilliant aircon and big bathroom with hot water. The hotel is in a great... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We were a group of four in Dar for two weeks on business and decided to go to Zanzibar for the weekend. Our office and other colleagues had recommended the Africa House. When we first arrived we liked our rooms, the bar, and the restaurant and were very pleased. We each had a room with a sea view on the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We ate at the sunrise bar, a good location but we waited more than 40 minutes for our dinner. There was some things missing from the menu and they found about it 15 min after the order. Really bad service as they kept us waiting for the food...

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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I did not have the opportunity to stay in the hostel, but while I was exploring Stone Town this is where my friend and I ended up for a quick bite to eat and an ice cold coca cola. The decor is absolutely gorgeous, big wooden furntiure, spectacular views of the ocean and plenty of seating in the sun. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

The sunset bar has a nice view, no doubt about it. You can have exactly the same view 100 yards down the road, at the Gelateria, which has excellent ice-cream, and free wi-fi. The Sunset Bar has extremely slow service, the food is just OK, not particularly good, and it is ridiculously expensive! Best avoided. They also wanted to charge... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

It's always fascinating how people can have completely difference experiences and impressions of a place. Let me tell you about ours. We had only two nights in Zanzibar and we were really looking forward to splurging and staying in a 4-star before heading back home. At $165/night, we thought we had bought ourselves a guarantee. We should have known we... More 

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Morgan Hill, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We did not stay here. Just ate at the restaurant upon arrival in Zanzibar. It was Ramadan. This restaurant has an amazing view of the beautiful beach. The stairs up from the street are steep and scary, but it was worth the climb. The salads were fresh and delicious and the ambiance can't be beat. Perfect place to welcome one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Having done a bit of research we narrowed down our choice of stone town hotels to either the Africa House or 236 Hurumzi, and (unfortunately) we decided on Africa House in the end. It was not a good start when the driver from the hotel failed to meet us at the airport - after a phone call he turned up,... More 

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