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Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town

4-star4 stars
ShanganiZanzibar TownTanzania

4-star hotel in Stone Town with 2 restaurants, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Bar and Beverages
Standard bar
Decent vibe
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From 299 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town

from $102
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Deluxe Single Room

What’s around Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town


  • In Stone Town
  • Unguja - 1 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 1 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 7 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Tradewinds - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Africa House Hotel
  • Africa House Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Africa House Zanzibar Town


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1 per person, per night

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 57 reviews

Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Very Good8.0
Friendly comfortable base for exploring Stonetown
Historical hotel with old world charm and character Excellent central position on Stonetown beacfront. Wonderful bar and outdoor veranda from which to view the sunset and have a relaxing cocktail. Staff friendly and helpful. Lunch tasty and full of flavour. Slightly odd breakfast combinations. Pleasant bedroom, bathroom would benefit from update.
Wendy, us4 night trip
Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Stay somewhere else
The staff was nice, but this hotel is nasty. The rooms are old and in need of refurbishing. The shower is terribly small. I got sick from the really bad breakfast. On the roof deck, I was propositioned by a hooker. Stay elsewhere.
Kurt, us2 night trip
Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Very Good8.0
Air conditioning not working and had to move to smaller room
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Very Good8.0
Great hotel and staff with perfect location
Great, historic property with a great bar/restaurant that overlooks the water that is very popular for sunset. You can walk to shopping, restaurants, bars, and everything in town. Right out the door you can go for a swim in the morning or evening which is convenient. Multiple staff members were very helpful in planning activities before we got into town and while we were there.
Chris, us2 night romance trip
Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Hotel is located in the center
Hotel is in the old city and close to the shopping and restaurants. Staff was helpful . We did all our daily tours with Ahmed whom intereduced by hotel. Hotel terrace has a nice wiev of the ocean. Only negative thing id that the bathrooms are old and need some attention and they must stop using grey towels.
Fatma Durefsan1 night trip with friends

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Africa House Hotel, Zanzibar Town

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