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Stone Town, Tanzania
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Didnt stay in Africa house, but did come twice for a drink with fellow travellers. Terrace is great, overlooking to the sea which adds an atmosphere to the ambient. They offer a huge selection of cocktails priced for tourists. It might happen that bar runs out of many liquors.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, We are glade you enjoyed our hospitality & services. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2012

We didn't mind that the drinks were ridiculously expensive because we had got a fantstic view of the sunset- until a. some awful eurotrash music kept coming on so loud and tastless. some gentle african music or ibizian chill out would have been so much better. b. some rather rude fellow tourists kept coming up and blocking it. The staff...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you at Africa House Hotel , We urge you to try our recently revamped services and give us another chance to showcase our hospitality & services. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Was let down by another (highly rated) hotel in the area so took the advice of a local businessman and went to Africa House. They were very accomodating and although late at night offered us the most perfect room for our honeymoon.The service was excellent and we were treated like royalty for the duration of our stay with the owner/manager...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, We are glade you enjoyed our hospitality & services. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Didn't stay here but went for sunset drinks as it is apparently 'the place' to go. We reserved a table during the day as it was my birthday and knew it would be busy. When we arrived at 5pm they had no record and someone else was sat on that table who had also 'booked' it! They had no wine...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you at Africa House Hotel , We urge you to try our recently revamped services and give us another chance to showcase our hospitality & services. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel.

Toulouse, France
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We went to Africa house hotel to catch the sunset as had read in many guidebooks that it is famous for the sunset. I am not even sure why as it seems to be clouded by some large palm trees. We had one drink then left the chaos! Was packed to the brim and overrun by large tour goups. Staff...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you at Africa House Hotel , We urge you to try our newly revamped services and give us another chance to showcase our hospitality & services. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel.

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 7 August 2012

For their price of $165 per night we were expecting something superb - instead we got a smelly room, an airconditioner that didn't work (and apparently there is only one remote in the hotel as all the others have been stolen !), plumbing incredibly noisy, no hot water then no water at all, noisy room, terrible amenities ( luckily we...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you at Africa House Hotel , We urge you to try our newly revamped services and give us another chance to showcase our hospitality & services. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I have visited Stonetown three times now, and have visited the Sunset Bar on each occasion. As I was travelling with my parents this time we wanted to stay somewhere overlooking the ocean, so decided on Africa House given it was a lot cheaper than the other two big hotels with sea views. There are seaview rooms directly below the...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you at Africa House Hotel , We urge you to try our newly revamped services and give us another chance to showcase our hospitality & services. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel.

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 August 2012

After reading some of the rave reviews I was certainly expecting more... The building has so much history to it and is ideally situated. We had booked a deluxe sea view room-unfortunately the word "deluxe" means different things to different people.Yes, there's a fridge, an iron, tea making facilities. The bathroom was disgusting- the taps were all dirty- the shower...

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Dear Guest, We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you at Africa House Hotel , We urge you to try our newly revamped services and give us another chance to showcase our hospitality & services. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel.

Sunningdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Although we didn't stay here, the rooftop bar is sensational, and is a necessary stop-off for visitors to Stone Town. The drinks are reasonably priced and bar staff efficient, but the setting... overlooking the Indian Ocean (in our case just before sunset) is magnificent. This place has not changed since it was an old colonial officers' club. The entrance and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, We are glade you enjoyed our hospitality & services. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel

Nairobi
Reviewed 24 July 2012

The homely set up and the great view of the ocean from the open bar makes one at home this together with the great and personalized service, the smiles the waiters and the waitresses plus the constant checks by the manager to ensure you are fine make one feel very valued. you've not experienced Zanzibar's hospitality until you visit The...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, We are glade you enjoyed our hospitality & services. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $114 - $198 (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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“Rooms with a sea view are preferable”
902kennyt, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe room in 3rd floor was good”
Saqeee, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor sea view”
merwee2014, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is only in the lobby and bar”
Forrest5280, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Request a sea view.”
JetSet0806, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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