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Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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marahubi palace

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2015
Israel S
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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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 I get Government or Tourist Receipt. So they let us in. Rather a con since... More 

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Thank Zeezad
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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.

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Thank Israel S
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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.

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 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 way to whatever your primary end point is. I think we spent more time trying... More 

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Thank Monica L
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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.

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Axbridge
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151 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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. if you go to the ruins make sure your guide shows you the village too!

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Thank LadyGAxbridge
Cambridge England
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229 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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.

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1 Thank bridgemagoo2
South Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 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.

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Thank riecke
Canada
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211 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 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

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