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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Thank MarcelMr
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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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Thank Charlotte L
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Reviewed 20 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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Thank wondering_bee
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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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Thank William G
Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I stayed here during a long trip around Africa. The Africa House Hotel was a great place to relax for three days in between our adventures. The building is really cool (we love boutique and historic hotels) and our room was comfortable. The Sunset Bar was great for drinks and food and just to sit and watch... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 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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Reviewed 9 July 2016 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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Thank Tiarnán M

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 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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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $100 - $199 (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:
#16 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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