Nice for the view and a drink from the bar but don't eat here.
We were told the restaurant was closed and offered the same menu.
It all looked great but after waiting over one hour , with the waiter returning numerous times to check on our order, the food arrived. The orders were mixed up, the portions were minuscule , and the food was terrible. Items as detailed in the menu, eg chapatti for the curry was missing. I had ordered fish curry and got chicken. I ate it anyway as I didn't want to wait for another hour for my correct dish. We complained but weren't offered a discount or alternative. The food was overpriced for the serving size.
Overall, a very bad experience and to be avoided. Certainly go to look at the old building and artefacts there and enjoy a drink with the view, but don't order any food.
- 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 Island/Stone Town