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The Africa House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shangani Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #28 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

We spent a couple of nights at the Africa House Hotel and we were so pleased, we promised to write about the hotel. The former british officer's club offers a distinguished and very charming setting for travelers which wish to relax in style for a couple of days before resuming their adventurous journeys. We felt welcomed and home away from... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

A place to return to. Staff very helpful and food and drinks worth staying. Of course the terrace (bar) is a must and the sunsets just perfect. Only pity that the library is being run down and books may in a few years be beyond reading - too much dampness. Were told that bathroom(s) would be upgraded; this is needed,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Having stayed in lodges in Arusha for a few nights prior the Africa House was a welcome stay. The rooms were lovely, very clean and the hotel very well maintained, unlike others that I had reviewed prior to booking. The only minor criticism was the availability of the food on the menus but this may have been as it was... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

Our family party of 16, ranging from ages 8-70, stayed here on the last two nights of a wonderful safari/beach 2 week holiday. It was supposed to be the jewel in the crown, a special 2 nights in a luxurious colonial hotel. We were sorely disappointed. T he food in the bar took one and a half hours to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

what a lovely hotel, accomadating staff and lovely service, great food well presented and an excellent bar menu, the main feature must be the view from the bar terrace, what an amazing spot to have a cocktail and watch the sunset go down on your own or with company, the tradewinds restraunt is a wonderfull historical room with an open... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Stayed here with my wife for 2 days in late August. The location is spot on and the service was good. Reception had lost our reservation when we arrived but luckily there were still rooms available. Prices also varied considerably depending on which receptionist we were dealing with. They asked for payment in advance, and in the time it took... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

My friends and I spent an amazing 2 weeks in Tanzania, ending our trip in Stone Town. This was the first hotel we visited that could really do cocktails. The building is very historical and you do feel like you are getting value for your money! I would recommend this hotel to any one!! Really lovely, safe and the staff... More

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Balashikha, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

This historical hotel is located in the center of Stone Town. It's a good and rather clean hotel, but overpriced. Our sea view room in the first floor had a very noisy road in just a few meters from the hotel wall and a shop in the gound floor below the room with some local shop vendors and their friends... More

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Berlin, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Very impressive hotel with a touch of colonialism ;) sophisticated, in the middle of Stone Town. The rooms are wonderful, the food is incredible and the staff is awesome. I enjoyed it so much, it was almost like wellness :) in the middle of a big town! the view is splendid. a bar with seaview.... come there and feel like... More

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25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

The hotel is an upmarket place, clean, really beautiful and extremely nice stuff. Stayed there for 2 ½ days and had a great time. Rooms are beautiful. Make sure to have a monkey cocktail on the terrace!

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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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