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Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really so beautiful from Outside the postcard of stone town facing the sea It need a lot of renovations Don’t miss

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rexy83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was also included in our city tour and we stood outside and we were given the history of the place and it was very informative and the buildings are old and rustic

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank razz2924
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could See only a very old building under the reconstruction. Nothimg else for the visiting in that place right now

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting the House of Wonders but sadly it was still closed. There was some signs about restoration work but no expected completion date. By the looks of it, I wouldn’t expect it to reopen anytime soon.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ktoronto1
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately the House of Wanders was closed for refurbishment when I went there, but the facade was very beautiful and looked promising. I give it 5 stars anyway because this government house still looks beautiful even being a construction site

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank the_inked_traveller
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

The house of wonders is a landmark in Zanzibar. Unfortunate for the time of the year I was there it was closed due to renovation works ... unsure when it will reopen as it might take some time to finish the work in progress.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EricF7
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Nice looking place, kinda arabic style. Old fashioned in a good way, a lot of plants which makes the whole place very cosy

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

It was a interestin place we didnt enter in it, it was closed but its carrying the Stone Town's soul

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank uzmelissa
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The house of wonder is a wonderful place and a spectacular Palace, rich of history. Unfortunately it is closed now but it will go under renovation soon hopefully and will reopen to tourists visitors and residents with its original and authentical spirits! The view from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anna1812
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Unfortunately we were in Zanzibar at a time that the House of Wonders was under renovation so we could not go inside. Hopefully be the time we go next they will have completed the renovations.

Date of experience: December 2018
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