Old Dispensary

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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,393 contributions
Gorgeous Building
Jul 2021
Beautifully restored, the visit to this building is really just the exterior. There are a few photographs inside and an information board. Bask in the glory of the architecture, then move on.
Written 24 July 2021
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Nathalie0511
Antwerp, Belgium115 contributions
Impromptu personal tour
Dec 2020
We were just walking around Stone Town, walked in because the courtyard looked nice, and were offered a quick tour around the building by a local guy. I have no idea if you can officially visit the Dispensary, there were offices in the building. This was a nice surprise visit! Quite an interesting building.
Written 22 December 2020
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1941visitor
Brussels, Belgium41 contributions
Vey nice building vey well rehabilitated
Jan 2020
A vey remarquable building well maintained architecture of the good old time. But who paid the reconstruction expenses . A generous donator we presume.
Written 10 December 2020
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Moira W
Hermanus, South Africa20 contributions
Trip to Zanzibar.
Oct 2019 • Couples
I believe that Zanzibar needs to get its act together. Yes it is a place of exquisite beauty and the people are wonderfully friendly.
The buildings in Stone toen are crumbling and some are not safe to visit as balconies have fallen off..
The roads are the worst We have ever travelled
On with huge potholes making up much if the surface.
The taxi fares are exhirbitant as everything was quoted in USA dollars and not shillings.$50 from the airport. and $50 Back. Another 50 to Stonetown.
Being a South African travelling on a rand budget a cup of coffee will cost R90. As the water is not safe to drink one has to purchase that as well.
THE POLLUTION IS HORRIFIC AND THE CORAL APPEARS TO HAVE DIED. ON OUR DIVING TRIPS WE SAW VERY FEW FISH.
THE SCHOOLS WERE IN A SHOCKING STSTE WITH WALLS AND PARTS OF ROOFS MISSING.

I AM SAD TO BE WRITING THIS REVIEW AS IT IS LARGLYNEGATIVE.BUT IN NO WAY HAVE I EXAGERATED WHAT I SAW ON THIS TROPICAL ISALND SURROUNDED BY ATANZANITE COLOUR SEA.
Written 14 January 2020
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY919 contributions
A Riot of Aqua
Oct 2019
The Old Dispensary is quite an architectural wonder. It is not a building soon forgotten. very exotic; very Zanzibar
Written 9 December 2019
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
nice on the outside
Nov 2019
the building was all closed up on the day I wanted to visit, but they have repainted the exterior, so maybe folks will want to see how it looks now
Written 17 November 2019
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Tjaart H
Pringle Bay, South Africa367 contributions
A very beautiful building
Aug 2019
One of the most beautiful and preserved buildings in Stone Town. Inside was a small art gallery, but everything else was closed for the day. It is close to the harbor and Mercury's restaurant. But worth visiting.
Written 29 October 2019
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,824 contributions
Very beautiful building
Nov 2018
The buildind is near the port of Zanzibar and so in a very central location.
You can enter inside and have a look. There are some pictures.
Inside there is also a restaurant.
Written 15 September 2019
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Sea_Sand_Food
Muscat, Oman29 contributions
Stunning piece of History
Oct 2018 • Couples
Beautiful building, can been seen when strolling along the beach front in Stone Stone. Worth spending some time taking a look.
Written 12 June 2019
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uzmelissa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
Worth to see
Jan 2019 • Family
The old building has very intelligence architecture and has a good energy gives to you. You can go on the seaside walking and after than you can eat cross side Mercure's restaurant
Written 16 January 2019
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