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Kelele square

Indeed according to our city tour guide of Escapade tours, the name of the square is actually... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Hermes_NL
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The Hague, The Netherlands
via mobile
It's a little square

This square is just outside the Serena hotel where we stayed. It always has noisy tuktuks and taxis... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Carol S
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
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30 Jul 2016
“Kelele square”
3 Jun 2016
“It's a little square ”
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Indeed according to our city tour guide of Escapade tours, the name of the square is actually Kelele square meaning noisy, although it is actually fairly quiet. Maybe it was noisier before the Park Hyatt hotel was built on the beach front. Now its primarily...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This square is just outside the Serena hotel where we stayed. It always has noisy tuktuks and taxis hoping for passengers so I wouldn't call it a tourist attraction. Other than the Serena hotel there are some other old buildings on the square. It was...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 November 2014

It's actually Kelele Square - Kelele meaning noise in Swahili. I was told once by a former lecturer that he was the reason the square got its name. Pre-revolution, he used to play there with his friends, and they made so much noise that the...More

2  Thank TravellerCD1985
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Actually it's KELELE Square (apparently that's Kiswahili for "noisy" but it's quiet enough nowadays). Not sure why it's listed as an attraction - it's just a square with grass and trees. The excellent Beyt al Salaam hotel is here.

1  Thank Tony N
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We stayed at the Serena Hotel and crossed the square every time we set out on foot. It's a nice green space, but nothing to compel a visit unless you're heading to one of the nearby hotels.

Thank geewhiz3
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Small, charming square in front of the Serena Hotel. Shaded and a hang-out spot for lots of taxi drivers and tuk-tuk drivers who were waiting for business. Picturesque. Nothing much there to compel a visit but a nice place to shelter from the sun.

Thank JPSF49
Reviewed 7 May 2014

You don't see alot of people around here. Some taxi drivers waiting outside Serena Hotel and some people sitting on the bench under the tree to escape the sun. Calm and beautiful place and nice to get away from the alleys in the city for...More

Thank DanielHenrysson
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The best area in shangani zanzibar,near all major hotels in town and nice beach nearby.Very very clean area covered with small gardens with green grass.Few good resturents around.

Thank Al-Barwan
Reviewed 5 February 2013

This a small area, but surrounded by history and well kept. The grass is always green and the flame tree is splendid in season. On one side is the old Cable and Wireless building (now Serena Hotel), next to it Travellers Cafe and an alley...More

1  Thank Archer D
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Most of the buildings here have been renovated and ooze charm in both archetectural style and layout. The famous Zanzibar Serena Inn is located here. The area is clean and most safe even late at night.

1  Thank zenu
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