I had read about this place in the lonely planet (2009) so my friend and I thought that we would give it a go for a drink during the sunset. Service was fine, view was great but there was no luck in viewing the sunset with the hordes of people coming in for a 5 min sunset picture, unless of course you had a table on the very edge of the balcony.. Which we didn't
My suggestion if you are there for the sunset is to get there an hour early, instead of a half hour or go and sit on the ocean wall and have a spiced coffee at the cool little cafe just down from the hotel. Much more relaxing and friendly staff.
- 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 accommodation includes 15 air-conditioned 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