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Marahubi Palace

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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You will see people walking freely going to the beach cutting through these ruins. The minute you... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2016
Zeezad
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Enjoyed this palace with a well informed local guide loitering just inside the door but with an... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2015
Israel S
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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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Jun 4, 2016
“Beware”
Jun 18, 2015
“marahubi palace”
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

You will see people walking freely going to the beach cutting through these ruins. The minute you approach some guy will say not free for non-citizens. Ask for official receipt and they will argue but they do not have one. I refused to pay unless...More

Thank Zeezad
Reviewed June 18, 2015

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 40 minutes.

Thank Israel S
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.

1  Thank Safarijenny
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...More

Thank Monica L
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.

1  Thank scubakjr
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....More

Thank LadyGAxbridge
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.

1  Thank bridgemagoo2
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.

Thank riecke
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

Thank Raroboy
Reviewed August 22, 2016
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