We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 40.00*
and up
Half-Day Spice Tour in Zanzibar
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Average, but the guide makes it funny

For 5000TZS you get an actual tour with explanations and a trip to the roof to see the view. The baths aren't in the greatest condition which is a shame, but it's worth a visit to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marta K
,
Constanta, Romania
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 70: English reviews
Constanta, Romania
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For 5000TZS you get an actual tour with explanations and a trip to the roof to see the view. The baths aren't in the greatest condition which is a shame, but it's worth a visit to feel a) the vibe of the past and b) regret that they are not working anymore.

Helpful?
Thank Marta K
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

3 euros to enter and then read up as you visit the 5 or so chambers. Averagely interesting but not a must if you are short of time.

Helpful?
Thank Giacomina63
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

clean and nice to see. pop-in for a couple of minutes on your stone town city tour, beautiful and interesting to see how they lived back then

Helpful?
Thank vangovender
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Whilst having fun exploring the maze of stone town these baths are an interesting stop. They are in well preserved and larger than they first appear, still it won't take too long to have a look around. It is worth accepting the offer of a tour through the rooms as the extra explanations do reveal a lot of the history.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeremy D
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is an interesting site but poorly explained. Built by the same architect as the great baths in Istanbul. Sadly there are no working baths on Zanzibar any more.

Helpful?
Thank Helen A
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank mrsbrowning
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Penny A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Kezban H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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!

Helpful?
1 Thank Lusanda M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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...

Helpful?
2 Thank sarah b

Travellers who viewed Hamamni Persian Baths also viewed

Stone Town, Zanzibar City
Stone Town, Zanzibar City
 
Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago
 

Been to Hamamni Persian Baths? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hamamni Persian Baths staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?