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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the hotel for a week and enjoyed every single day. The hotel, formerly a palace used by Sultans of their day, has fully attentive staff, comfortable accommodation and a peaceful, relaxing and charming ambience. Each morning and every evening the views continued to change and amaze with their natural beauty. I was able to swim in the...

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GGM_DeepuN, High Class Hotels Ltd at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kenny, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, We are glade you enjoyed our hospitality and services . We are honored to be recommended by you and we look forward to hosting you and your friends in the future. Your Host. Team Zanzibar Hotel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset and have a drink, lovely view over the beach and sea. Friendly and attentive staff. We decided to have food also and it was delicious!! Calamari was of great quality and flavoursome compared to others I've had, great portion sizes too and cheap. About 26,00 for a beer and meal so roughly £10! Madness....

Thank Evie H
GGM_DeepuN, High Class Hotels Ltd at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Evie, Thank you for your review, Our sun set bar & restaurant is the talk of the town and we feel honored and privileged to host guest like you. We look forward to hosting you and your friends soon. Your Host, Team Africa House Hotel

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I've been there just to watch sunset, i got a coffee and enjoyed it. About the hotel no comments . But if you've enough time and if you want to fill your plan you should write this place to the your list. Have a nice holiday

Thank Edip A
GGM_DeepuN, High Class Hotels Ltd at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Edip, Thank you for such a lovely review and your recommendation, We are glade you enjoyed your special evening with us & we look forward to hosting you soon. Happy Travels ! Team Africa House Hotel

Reviewed 11 February 2017 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

Reviewed 10 February 2017

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.

Thank Saqeee
GGM_DeepuN, High Class Hotels Ltd at The Africa House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review us on this forum, We are glade you enjoyed your stay with us, Its unfortunate you felt our hotel transfer charges are on a higher side , though our charges our in PAR with our competition hotels. We hope you would visit us soon in the near future. Looking forward...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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...

4Thank Michael F
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 24 January 2017

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....

1Thank Floraljems
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.

1Thank Serrata
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!

Thank Giacomina63
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.

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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 

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Address: Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: ₹ 5,510 - ₹ 9,594 (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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