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The Africa House Hotel

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant for a sundowner drink. The roof top pub was good with a good view of the ocean. The music is good. It can get a bit chilly late in the evenings as the winds blow on the roof top. The place is clean. The staircase to the roof top bar are steep and winding ,not funny... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has nothing going for it except the view. Overpriced food and poor service take from the stunning stone town sea view. Go next door to tatu for cheap drinks just as good a view and much better craic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to view the sunset in Zanzibar. The sea, sailing boats incredible! Food is served ordinary. The price is high and quality not so. Same for the drink. Hotel is old, but clean and services okay. Be ready to fight with mosquitoes. Lovely Zanzibar Stown town Place. After long day of tour and shopping good place to relax. Recommended... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice sea-side view at restaurant but the room is so old. Room window doesn't open and too noisy at night because of music club which is located next building roof top. Suggest that don't go this hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We didn't really stop for lunch but just for juice and beer refreshments after a 2-hour walking tour through stone town. As we couldn't drink water publicly because of Ramadan, this was a welcome respite. The place looks elegant and the terrace even more impressive. This should be a good place to sit and relax at sunset. The view of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We only enjoyed a coffee on the rooftop,but its easy to see that the hotel is old and it needs renovation. However the bar on the top is great,you may serve a fresh juice or coffee without being bothered by merchants. Friendly stuff with high knowledge of english.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The weight of nearly 170 years of history lies very heavily on this Stone Town icon. The fixtures and furnishings in our room was old and a bit tatty, the chairs in the dining room looked decidedly 1970's. The hotel is a mix and (miss) match of clashing styles. I would recommend a makeover. The food was basic and adequate,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Africa House hotel for a leisurely lunch while exploring stone town for the day. We had a seat on the terrace overlooking the sea and were served by friendly and competent staff. They took great care in ensuring our meal was free of nuts and sesame seeds, as 2 of our 3 children have food allergies. Each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Much like old colonial clubs and I believe this was one it has a heritage charm and character to it. Pretty much in a shambles these days and has not been kept up like other former colonial properties and clubs for instance in South Asia but everything is relative and this is also relatively a small establishment. There's an old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Great, historic property with a great bar/restaurant that overlooks the water that is very popular for sunset. You can walk to shopping, restaurants, bars, and everything in town. Right out the door you can go for a swim in the morning or evening which is convenient. Multiple staff members were very helpful in planning activities before we got into town... More 

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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 

Additional Information about The Africa House Hotel

Address: Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $101 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Africa House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Africa Hotel Stone Town
The Africa Hotel
The Africa House Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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