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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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Reviewed yesterday

The House of Wonders is unfortunately still closed and needs to be fixed very soon. It would a pity if such an historic building would collapse... Looking forward to the reopening!

Thank DrChevin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Run-down, almost empty of displays. A total ruin of a nineteenth century building and a disgrace to its owners and Zanzibar. Touts out the front try to lure people in but the building itself looks unsafe with great gaps in the verandah floors.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 6 days ago

when we plan to visit it, they told us it was under renovation (was closed due to not safe for visitors & tourists)

Thank suliman a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the building looks amazing from outside, I so wanted to see it from the inside. Unfortunately, the building is closed for renovation. The huge door & pillars are a great sight to capture

Thank Alvito T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was closed while we were here and looked like it had been closed a while. Very run down. Supposedly the first house to get electricity which may have been a wonder many years ago, but does not really make it much of an attraction....More

Thank Roy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their is some decent recorded history here, but it is not particularly well maintained and we were hustled by guides that like to present their own version of Zanzibar history and then expect a big tip at the end.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The house of wonder seemed a little neglected and unless we had a tour guide it woukd really have been pointless. The tour guide made it interesting by telling us the history and interesting stiries of the past. If you are without a good tour...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We we were there the House of Wonders was in a sorry state of repair. It looks to be an amazing building and hope that it can be restored/preserved for posterity. It would have been great to see in side!

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nothing really to see here... The building does have interesting, historical architecture but is in really tough shape. No tours, just outside viewing. OK for a quick picture and then move on...

Thank Kmcoyle
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is an interesting enough place to visit . It is much in need of renovation but I guess funds are scarce.

Thank fraserfritz
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10 September 2016|
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Response from okochacg | Reviewed this property |
Visited there last year December and it was closed. don't know if it has been opened now.