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Kilele Square

Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Stone Town
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Small, charming square in front of the Serena Hotel. Shaded and a hang-out spot for lots of taxi drivers and tuk-tuk drivers who were waiting for business. Picturesque. Nothing much there to compel a visit but a nice place to shelter from the sun.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

You don't see alot of people around here. Some taxi drivers waiting outside Serena Hotel and some people sitting on the bench under the tree to escape the sun. Calm and beautiful place and nice to get away from the alleys in the city for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The best area in shangani zanzibar,near all major hotels in town and nice beach nearby.Very very clean area covered with small gardens with green grass.Few good resturents around.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This a small area, but surrounded by history and well kept. The grass is always green and the flame tree is splendid in season. On one side is the old Cable and Wireless building (now Serena Hotel), next to it Travellers Cafe and an alley to the beach, on the opposite side is the Beyt al Chai restaurant for excellent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Most of the buildings here have been renovated and ooze charm in both archetectural style and layout. The famous Zanzibar Serena Inn is located here. The area is clean and most safe even late at night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

Kilele Square is a grassy area that is surrounded by a few important buildings like the old American Consulate, the Serena Hotel and the Mambo Msiige building - the second British Consulate, now a Ministry building. You'll probably wander by here and not really know you're here. Apparently this was once the site of a slave market, but there is... More

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