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Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Half-Day Spice Tour in Zanzibar
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Interesting. Much bigger than appears from outside

All the areas in the hamam have written descriptions which help to gain an understanding of the bath rituals. I enjoyed looking around the separate areas and the entry fee is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Kezban H
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London, United Kingdom
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we paid $1 each for a guided tour - definitely recommend that. This bath reminds me of the working hammams in Turkey, but of course this one is not working. If Stone Town could get it going again, boy would that be a money maker! Very cool place and absolutely incredible innovation for the time period. Quick tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfectly preserved Hamanan very atmospheric a must for lovers of Arabic culture. It is open each day from aboutt 10 am to 6pm entry is with a small donation

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All the areas in the hamam have written descriptions which help to gain an understanding of the bath rituals. I enjoyed looking around the separate areas and the entry fee is very cheap

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Thank Kezban H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

It cost only $1 per person so the tour was value for money. The guide was extremely knowlegable. I found the level about the building and what it meant very interesting. Make sure you climb on the Sultan and Princess' seats on top of the building. Great view!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

the entrance fee is small so its worth it if you happen to stumble upon it. The guide doesn't really guide at all. Interesting but it could be more than it is...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I have been to many buildings influenced by Persian Architects particularly the ones built by Moghuls across India. There are hamams at many places but this is probably the most extensive of such buildings any where. I see some reviewers here from Western nations not very excited with this structure. I can understand their argument because this structure relates to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Okay. Not the most fun tour I've been on. But worth it if you looking for something to pass time. Have to pay for a ticket at the door. Not that expensive.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We took finding the Persian Baths as a challenge after we had done our walking tour, and a challenge it was! Wandering around Stone Town is lots of fun, and you can't help but get lost. Once we finally found the baths (with some help) we got a great tour from one of the staff there. They are very knowledgeable... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is one of the few places we visited. It was operational with a guide. He brought the story alive with his full description of the use of the baths. Where the Sultan entertained his colleagues. We went upstairs to view the architecture of the roof and saw views of the area

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Although the entrante fee is farely cheap, they facilities are in need of serious preservation or restoration. If you go with a guide is probable better, because there are just a few signs explaining what you are looking at and they are not very extensive, so you have to imagine most of what was going on there.

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