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Africa House Hotel

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Front of property
Minibar, desk, free WiFi
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Royal Room | Minibar, desk, free WiFi
Deluxe Double Room, Sea View | View from room

Overview of Africa House Hotel

Africa House Hotel

4.0 star property
Stone Town beach hotel with 2 restaurants, bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

164 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
Shangani, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Lukmaan - 8 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 3 min walk
  • Cape Town Fish Market - 6 min walk
  • Stone Town Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Mercury's Zanzibar - 12 min walk

About this property

Africa House Hotel

Africa House Hotel is only 5 mi (8 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). For a bite to eat, guests can visit Tradewinds, one of 2 restaurants, which serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 11:30 AM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (861 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Tradewinds – This beachfront restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Africa House Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Africa House Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Africa House Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Africa House Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Africa House Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Africa House Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Africa House Hotel?
You can check in from 11:30 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Africa House Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
Are there restaurants at or near Africa House Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, American cuisine and ocean views.
What's the area around Africa House Hotel like?
Africa House Hotel is a short 2-minute walk from Nakupenda Beach and 4 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travellers recommend the hotel for its central location.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Ok, very expensive for the experience. Sea view rooms are extremely noisy.
Maria, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

They double charged me for the dinner and charged me ($15) at the time of check-out without providing explanation of charges. The dinner was for $21 but my credit card shows it was charged twice. It was careless of the Africa House Hotel to charge me twice. I tried reaching them but they didn't respond. Please be careful when booking this hotel.
Sameer, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Vi, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

kellyson, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

historic colonial building excellent seafront loca
the staff and management are very accomodating, even under challenging circumstances. this is not the ritz carlton or the four seasons, this is a historic colonial building right on the sea front and short walk to everything without being in the overpriced tourist traps like Hyatt. for authentic experience stay in colonial houses like this.
Adam, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great old hotel
Great old hotel, not over restored. Air con rooms. Very nice atmosphere.
Angus, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

I paid more to get an ocean room view - big mistake. The bar was located above my room which meant loud music until the early house of the morning, followed by staff dragging furniture across the floor to set up for breakfast. Lots of dancing, drunk people, whoo hoo’s - all of which made for an unpleasant experience. 2 nights of very little sleep; I was glad to get out of there.
Debbie, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The sea view rooms are not worth it cause they are located below the restaurant which means you will hear any chair that get moved and the music
5-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Madelein, 1-night family trip
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