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Zanzibar Curio Shop

200 Hurumzi Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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This shop is incredible! Go first thing in the morning when it’s nice and cool, and make sure you... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
arcua
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Australia
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I was assured that the things I wanted to buy was antique, but since it was expensive I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Anna J
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Grebbestad, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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  • Average4%
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“coffee table” (2 reviews)
“curios” (9 reviews)
“jewelry” (4 reviews)
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200 Hurumzi Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This shop is incredible! Go first thing in the morning when it’s nice and cool, and make sure you have a good hour or so to have a look around. There are so many things to look at, from the roof all the way to...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I was assured that the things I wanted to buy was antique, but since it was expensive I wanted to to some googling first. I'm glad i did: found everything on eBay. And a wholesale link with EVERY "antique" item. Much cheaper, same things. I...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Zanzibar Curio Shop is an absolute must! It's packed with wonderful things, from classic souvenirs such as magnets, bracelets, pareos, wooden items, to a large antique section in the back offering all things imaginable. Count on spending at least a couple of hours here. It...More

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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear customer, We thank u lots for taking time and writing a wonderful review about our small concern. And we hope to see u again soon in zanzibar. Inshallah. Thanking you. Murtaza

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Many of the shops in Zanzibar are exactly the same, selling the same typical touristy stuff. NOT THIS PLACE! I've travelled extensively around the world and have never found a place with such unique, incredible things. It's truly one of a kind. They have a...More

1  Thank Travellingdirtbag
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear ma'am, It a was wonderful review u wrote about us and we humbly thank you for ur true comments. Thanking u lots and we are sure to see u back in zanzibar soon inshallah. Thanking you. Murtaza

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

I've been to the Zanzibar Curio Shop many times over the years and, without exaggeration, it may be my favorite shop in the world. The main shop itself is a maze of treasures - make sure you leave time to wander through the upper floors....More

1  Thank QDR2014
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear customer, We are humbly thank u for ur wonderful review and also thank u for ur trust and cooperation with us. We wish u the best in life and hope to see u again soon. Thanking you. Murtaza

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Wanted to buy a knife which was priced at $230 at the shop and tagged as old colonial knide (according to the owner from 1920). Payed for it and a binocular (priced at $60) about $180, which means I payed for the knife around $120....More

2  Thank YuviDov
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear sir, we are a curio shop selling things collected from stocks and house clearances. We are not any dealer of militia memorabilia or not do we have a set up of that kind, the bayonet u bought was not a product of Zanzibar nor...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Amazing shop, filled with history and definitely the largest amount of curios I have ever seen in my life (literally thousands of items - I was told that this is just 5 % and the remaining 965 % is on the floors above the shop)....More

1  Thank Piotr P
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hello sir, Hope u are fine and u are still practicing ur hindi. Me and my brother often talk about u and hope to see u again in zanzibar. We thank u lots for ur wonderful review. Hope to see u soon. Murtaza

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The scope and bradth of offerings at Zanzibar Curio Shop (ZCS) is mind-blowing - the very best, most authentic examples of African craft that exists anywhere outside of a public museum. BUT, expect to go beyond the front couple of rooms, and up a few...More

1  Thank light42
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear customer, Thanks a lot for ur wonderful review and description of ur humble concern, we hope to see u again in zanzibar soon inshallah. Thanking you. Murtaza

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

This shopping is great just and lots of curios . I just found that it's too expensive . Everything is in dollars. Locals prefer $ then shillings .More

1  Thank Denise R
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear customer, Thanks for ur review, we normally work with different tourists around the world and many a times when we put prices in Tanzania shillings it makes difficult for the tourist to calculate in their currency so to make it easy for all especially...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

I visited Zanzibar Curio Shop last week, and fell in love with an antique Omani photographic print. I asked the owner/manager personally whether it was original, and was assured no less than three times that it was the original photo, not a reproduction, before I...More

5  Thank Giles G
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Murtaza. A, Manager at Zanzibar Curio Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hello customer, Its really sad of what happened to u, we r really upset with the situation u are in. I as a manager of this reputed shop feel sorry for ur loss and making sure u understand that it was unintentional. As u mentioned...More

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55mith
8 July 2017|
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Response from light42 | Reviewed this property |
I think only Zanzibar Curio Shop can answer this question.
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John W
14 May 2017|
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Response from Murtaza. A | Property representative |
Yes we do have znz Chest,they are available in many sizes please let me know what size are u interested and accordingly we shall let u know the quote for shipping.
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njrd2016
5 October 2016|
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Response from Murtaza. A | Property representative |
dear Linda, ocean paradise is around 45 km from the stone town where we are. if u ask the front manager or the gm they shall be able to help u to come to us as they know us well. we open from 9.00am to 7pm from Mon to SAT... More
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