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“Good for sunset drinks, not for eating” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sunset Bar at the Africa House

Sunset Bar at the Africa House
Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
+255 (0)774 43 23 40
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Ranked #31 of 63 Restaurants in Stone Town
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tampere, Finland
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good for sunset drinks, not for eating”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The view is really good and you can watch the sunset while sipping your drinks.
The sisha lounge was also nice.

Eating with a large group of people did not work at all.
Service was bad and food only average, so not real value for the money.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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gardnerville, nv
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19 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful sunsets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Right on the beach, the bar/lounge is on the first floor (Americans would call this second floor) so you can ignore the traffic below and enjoy a peaceful sunset. Be prepared to treat yourself with DEET before you get involved with just blissfully sitting there.The mosquitos come out during sunset and malaria is a risk here.
The lounge area was open on the beach side with a large veranda. Chairs and couches were great. All was well until we wanted to pay. It took a good 45 minutes and repeated attempts by several from our group to get a bill and settle which we finally got done when the manager took over at the bar. I imagine many people leave without properly paying.
The view is wonderful with traditional sail boats plying the water in front of the sunset..

Visited December 2013
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Khartoum
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Go once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The hotel is pretty, the chairs are comfortable, and drinks are priced reasonably. However, the place is let down by poor service, which breaks down totally during the sundown rush, when all the tourists in Zanzibar visit. It's also blazing hot if you get there too early. However, if you time it right you get beautiful views of dhows sailing across the Indian ocean in front of you. Make sure to do it once, but it's not really a repeat activity.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food but HOT !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a few drinks here today and the bar is gorgeous but way too hot ! I think it's definitely worth a visit at/after sunset when it's cooler outside !

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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“Nice View But Hot.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Interesting place for a few drinks. Old hotel with some history and faded class. A very young crowd in the bar which is ok if you are twenty-something. That did not really bother us but the place was very HOT! and the drinks not particularly cheap. After two drinks we left for the Serena and a beautiful sunset.

Visited October 2013
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