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Address: Stone Town, Tanzania

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Okay but nearly in ruins

A local guide will give you a tour. The history is interesting. A pity it cannot be made a better attraction. The gardens could be done up and it could be a real feature if some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Safarijenny
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A local guide will give you a tour. The history is interesting. A pity it cannot be made a better attraction. The gardens could be done up and it could be a real feature if some work was done.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In general ruins don't usually excite me and this was no different. Spent about 1/2hr on our way elsewhere and that was plenty of time. I wouldn't suggest going out of your way to see this but it was worth the quick stop on the way to whatever your primary end point is. I think we spent more time trying... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stopped in for an afternoon drink in the rooftop balcony. Hotel is huge and lacking soul. Prices were high, but service was very friendly and attentive.

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Axbridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The actual ruins of this palace were fairly uninteresting giving a glimpse of things past. Much more enjoyable was the area around,--- a vast expanse of drying fish on large tarpaulins, a typical Zanzibar village, and fishing boats in varying degrees of new and old. if you go to the ruins make sure your guide shows you the village too!

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Cambridge England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Enjoyed this palace with a well informed local guide loitering just inside the door but with an official looking badge. Some great furniture in particular and interesting views of other bridges leading around the palace and to the House of Wonders. Allow 45 minutes.

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South Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

If this is the place I think, it was abandoned, but fun, on a pretty day. It gives an glimpse of how things were.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

It's a ruins but interesting to look at. It's much more interesting with the guide who can tell you the story of the Palace

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