I would like to recommend the Africa House in Stone Town, Zanzibar. I frequently travel to Zanzibar and have been staying at a different hotel each trip. I'll likely return to the Africa House as the experience was very pleasant.
Great staff and location at the hotel.
A VERY relaxing stay at a part of this long beach that is quiet and largely devoid of annoyances often experienced on beaches in East Africa. The restaurant is usually superb with a menu that changes every day. The staff and the Italian managers of the place are professional and personable. Just wonderful. Visitors should note that this place is within a short distance of a number of other places on this strip of beach so even if there are no rooms available, going to its restaurant at least is worth the effort. In the end, highly recommended.
The service was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. There were no credit card nor cash-withdrawal facilities. The rooms were beautiful, comfortable and exquisitely clean - some hooks to hang towels/clothes and a door stop for the room door would have been useful. No ash trays were provided for the smoking rooms. Regular power cuts needed some getting used to. There were not many tourists and the peace and quiet met our needs.
Greeted by a friendly staff, hardworking to make our stay a good experience, however food selection is not good, we ordered shrimp the first day and it had gone bad, they gave us another meal. for the price of food the quality is very low and being so close to the coast they should get their sea food fresh. The paradise island tour was really nice but again they didnt have enough food and for $50 for the tour we expected a whole lot more.
We found a restaurant next door at Lily bar owned by Joanne who was an awesome host, food was great and it seemed like she really loves her guest.
Fantastic hotel located around the Mtoni Palace ruins which it is affiliated with. The rooms are located within the Mtoni gardens which are peaceful and has plenty of natural fauna. There is a fantastic private pool with a great view of the sunset/sunrise. The hotel is only 10 minutes taxi ride away from Stone Town (standardised 10000TZS/USD10 one way). Staff are great and friendly, proficient in English. Breakfast buffet is commendable. There is a spa on site, did not try it - you have to check prices at the spa itself.
Mtoni Palace conservation project is a work in progress but you can help by joining in the concert & dinner or coffee ceremony. Our dinner and concert was cancelled due to rain, but we did the coffee ceremony for a donation to the project, and it includes a quick tour of the site. The place has also started some other activities there like yoga, cooking classes.
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