Arguably Stone Towns best location for sunset drinks and dinner with an outstanding view to the west, however the service was appalling - tourists turn up based on it's reputation and leave disappointed. We were there in December and went back twice hoping the poor service was an anomaly. Repeatedly we had to go to the bar to order drinks as the bar staff gathered together behind the bar chatting rather than serving customers (not that there were many staff) - we waited almost an hour in the heat to be served when the bar was less than a quarter full, they ran out of food for sunset nibbles each day, yet we could get the same food at the Tradewinds restaurant upstairs 30 minutes later - go figure. The place needs some leadership and a decent manager to give the staff a kick in the pants, or just get some staff who want to serve customers. There are other bars / restaurants that want customers much more than this place. Thankfully we had Maru Maru to fall back on...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Africa Hotel Stone Town
- The Africa Hotel
- The Africa House Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town