Old Dispensary
Old Dispensary
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4.0 of 5 bubbles88 reviews
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Nathalie0511
Antwerp, Belgium111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We were just walking around Stone Town, walked in because the courtyard looked nice, and were offered a quick tour around the building by a local guy. I have no idea if you can officially visit the Dispensary, there were offices in the building. This was a nice surprise visit! Quite an interesting building.
Written December 22, 2020
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Mohnomishe
Lusaka, Zambia337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Beautiful colonial building near the ferry terminal. Inside, on the ground floor and first floor, are exhibits with photos and information boards about old times on Zanzibar. It’s well worth half an hour of your precious time - and for free to boot!
Written February 1, 2022
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said taxi Service
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The only building is decorated out side in Stone Town it served the fast half if 20 century and mult-cultural architectures of the City..
Written August 21, 2018
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RIANA T
OTTAWA36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This building was a must-see for me during my stay in Zanzibar because it was built by my great great grandfather, Sir Tharia Topan. It was recently restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and is beautiful to look at, but the inside is quite empty. There are plans to turn it into a museum though so I imagine it will become a more popular site among tourists in the near future.
Written February 22, 2017
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1941visitor
Brussels, Belgium40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A vey remarquable building well maintained architecture of the good old time. But who paid the reconstruction expenses . A generous donator we presume.
Written December 10, 2020
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TNG
147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Wow! What a glorious, wonderfully renovated building, inside and out! This beautiful building is also a working clinic with friendly medics waiting to help.
Amazing!
Written June 4, 2023
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Tanzania199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Zanzibar its small island which contain two islands unguja and Pemba within zanzibar there are approximately 55 islands therefore due to the high number of the people came in some of the theme came by accident one of those was Indian named tharia thopan from kuchy he ran away from his home Indian for the scendle of theft and his journey ended up in zanzibar
Written August 3, 2022
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Amelia Richardson
Durbanville, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Nice looking build in the Indian colonial style. It also features one of the best restaurants in Stone Town (in my opinion). The Abbysinians Steak House.
Written April 11, 2022
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Beautifully restored, the visit to this building is really just the exterior. There are a few photographs inside and an information board. Bask in the glory of the architecture, then move on.
Written July 24, 2021
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Moira W
Hermanus, South Africa52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
I believe that Zanzibar needs to get its act together. Yes it is a place of exquisite beauty and the people are wonderfully friendly.
The buildings in Stone toen are crumbling and some are not safe to visit as balconies have fallen off..
The roads are the worst We have ever travelled
On with huge potholes making up much if the surface.
The taxi fares are exhirbitant as everything was quoted in USA dollars and not shillings.$50 from the airport. and $50 Back. Another 50 to Stonetown.
Being a South African travelling on a rand budget a cup of coffee will cost R90. As the water is not safe to drink one has to purchase that as well.
THE POLLUTION IS HORRIFIC AND THE CORAL APPEARS TO HAVE DIED. ON OUR DIVING TRIPS WE SAW VERY FEW FISH.
THE SCHOOLS WERE IN A SHOCKING STSTE WITH WALLS AND PARTS OF ROOFS MISSING.

I AM SAD TO BE WRITING THIS REVIEW AS IT IS LARGLYNEGATIVE.BUT IN NO WAY HAVE I EXAGERATED WHAT I SAW ON THIS TROPICAL ISALND SURROUNDED BY ATANZANITE COLOUR SEA.
Written January 14, 2020
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