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Athens Greece
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hotel is very central. We had a sea-view room. Very nice view but very warm in the afternoon. Breakfast is very poor but staff is always there trying to help you. Rooms are clean but thebathroom needed some improvement. Every afternoon a housekeeper would come to room and prepare it for the night. It was a nice surprise for...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not sleep here but sat on the rooftop for a late lunch. The Charme of this location is a little bit oldfashioned but very relaxing. The service is good. The food as well. We have enjoyed a nice afternoon in the shade with a great view on the ocean.

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we didn't sleep here but had an atrocious lunch. We had to ask them to wipe the table twice but the glass was filthy and covered in food , the so-called chicken madras was so bad we left it. Possibly wasn't even chicken at all!

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Lulea, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Africa House is popular among tourists to attend for watching the sunset. The view is spectacular and the photos from here is nice to post on Facebook. The food is nice and the service is good. I recommend to eat here also, and not only take a drink to watch the sunset.

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South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The Africa house hotel was recommended to us by a friend should we visit stone town and are looking for something to eat. The restaurant caters for Indian, Chinese and Asian. We got there, placed our order and then sat down. Whilst waiting, two of the waiters got into a fight- and were arguing infront of all the guests. Totally...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is has nice rooms, and nice view. But the guy at front desk is terrible. He's hounded me for 3 days in a row. Every time I walk in or out of hotel he wants to talk about the bill or about some paperwork issue. Manager has said "dont worry, enjoy your stay" - but this front desk...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If you visit Stonetown make sure you go here around 5 and walk up the stairs to the rooftop. They have great cocktails and the best seaview to enjoy an amazing sunset Its recommended that you make a reservation during the day so you have a front row seat.

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed a night at African House Hotel and found it having a good atmosphere with very friendly staff, great breakfast and an excellent view. It was very clean and felt luxurus! The ocean view we had from our room was something special.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place is worth a visit just to view the sunset from the sunset bar. It is stunning. I only stayed for the one drink as there are nicer hotels and bars around Stone Town - the décor at the Africa House was garish and uninviting.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very historic property in an outstanding location. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with a seaside room. The room was quaint--the building is old--but we were not disappointed. The staff was excellent and ably answered all our needs. The front desk was especially helpful. The bar was outstanding--what a view.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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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
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: £77 - £282 (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:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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“Ask for an upper floor sea view”
 of 5 bubbles merwee2014, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is only in the lobby and bar”
 of 5 bubbles Forrest5280, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Request a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles JetSet0806, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“sea view rooms are convenient, other rooms are on the top floor with no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles pethal, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Upgrade to a suite! Really!”
 of 5 bubbles Thirstie, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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