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Mumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have visited in Zanzibar before a must jam packed place is Africa house hotel. It is very famous mostly for the sun set but not everyone knows they have restaurant above where they serve breakfast however the entire roof is map of Zanzibar which is drawn with hand. Its simply amazing. The history of the hotel says the...

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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience, very kind of you, we have actually done some changes as promised and we are still on, with more and more improvements, welcome back

Islamabad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in Feb 2017, it is very clean hotel situated in one of best location in Stone Town, awesome sea view from both terrace. Check out time is 11:00 hours which should be 12 at least. No complementary Airport Pick/drop and they are charging USD 15 for one way but other charging USD 10.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a guided tour from Breezes Hotel in Zanzibar to Stone Town and our great guide took us to the African House Hotel for lunch. It is an old colonial style building right on the sea front, and the view from the restuarant balcony is lovely. There are some snacks on offer, but the menu is mainly Chinese...

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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

lots of appreciations and most welcome again, we are going to have our menus with different mixed varieties to certify all our guest,defiantly you will enjoy our selection, welcome back again.

Edinburgh UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a guided tour from Breezes hotel in Zanzibar and were Aiken to the African House hotel for lunch. The building is old colonial style and sett right on the sea front. The view from the balcony in the restuarant is fabulous. There are snacks available, but the menu is mainly a mixture of Chinese and Indian food....

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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, we will keep that standard and make some changes in our menu as to remind and keep our guest not to forget Africa house whenever they think of coming to Zanzibar.

Athens Greece
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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manoj p, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks and lots of appreciations for the comments, we are already doing changes in our breakfast menu and improve all the areas touched. kindly welcome back,,,

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, remember OLD is gold, we will keep this gold more relaxing place and the only place for you always.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

vert sorry for what you experienced, i know its not what you expected at all,we will make sure this will not happen to any of our guest in future,please come back and see a very different Africa house service.

Lulea, Sweden
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

kindly be assured that, next time it will be more than what you experienced,Africa house is the place to be always.

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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justus j, Manager at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Am very very sorry for what happened,the management has totally sorted out those issues once and for all,every thing is good and very smooth and enjoyable service is well experienced through out, welcome back to see a very changed destination.

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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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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • 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: €89 - €519 (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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“Deluxe room in 3rd floor was good”
 of 5 bubbles Saqeee, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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