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Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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No biggie, it was fine, but we thought more of it since it looked more interesting from the outside. Think we only used 5-10 minutes in there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

No biggie, it was fine, but we thought more of it since it looked more interesting from the outside. Think we only used 5-10 minutes in there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For a small fee (even cheaper if paid in TZS) we were shown around this very interesting place in the heart of Stone Town. The guide also showed us the roof of the baths. He invited us to have a look in his shop after the tour but it wasn't a problem when we politely declined.

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Toronto, Ontario, カナダ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Honestly, this place is not keep clean and there is so little to see. Bargain for the price of the ticket.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very helpful 'custodian' who gave us a short tour around the baths and up to the roof to see the cisterns. They are surprisingly well preserved and it does not take much to imagine them in use as a central part of the city's courtly life. I hope they get the funding they are seeking to restore them fully.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We got a tour by the inkeeper for a really cheap price (I think it was 2 or 3 thousand TSH). We got an explantion of everything we saw and were able to go ontop of the roof. More interesting than the Anglican cathedral and a lot cheaper. Afterwards we were friendly asked if we wanted to visit the shop.... More 

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dar es salaam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I highly recommend the visit to this historical place. In there you can get a picture of how the life of the sultan and his people was in those days. I wish there was someone to show me around. The lady at the door was only interested in collecting the entrance fee!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

These baths are now derelict as they are no longer in use, but they do give you an idea of what the Sultan's life was like back in the day. Interesting bathrooms, ingenious lighting mechanics, lovely space and all in a nice building. One would wish that they be rehabilitated and put to use again. Highly recommended!

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had a great tour of the baths from the man on the door. Got to see the cellar, complete with fire pit. We also got to go up to the roof to see how the water was collected. Lovely time talking to the local man who knew the history so well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have to admit, I was very interested in seeing this little nugget of Zanzibar history, and it is definitely worth going just to see how the Sultans lived, BUT - the building itself is decrepit and dirty, and the "guide" is just a local man, not affiliated with any kind of tourism organization.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is a very ancient landmark providing an insight into bath of yesteryear. It needs a major conservation face lift and more in situ educational information.

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Address: Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town

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