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As Good As Souvenir Shopping In Stonetown Gets

Memories is a big AIR CONDITIONED store, with a huge and varied inventory at reasonable prices... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
88AVANTI
via mobile
Good place to shop if you are tired of bargaining

This is a good place for those who do not enjoy bargaining. Plenty of good stuff at in a reasonable... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
zephyr H
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The biggest souvenir store in Zanzibar, Memories of Zanzibar offers the most extensive selection of quality items all under one roof, at reasonable prices. Situated within walking distance of major Stone Town hotels such as Serena, Tembo, Dhow...more
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Kenyata Road | Opposite Post Office, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Memories is a big AIR CONDITIONED store, with a huge and varied inventory at reasonable prices. Also, the large staff is friendly and very helpful. It's hands down the best souvenir shopping venue in Stonetown and unless you just like to stand in the heat...More

Thank 88AVANTI
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Stonetown is filled with shops, but the problems are: you can't tell in most places which stuff is authentic and what is Chinese made junk and you have to haggle. Memories has two floors of goods, all prices are clearly marked, and goods contain labels...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Nice place to scoop up a bunch of stuff without doing a lot of window shopping. I bought Tanzanite earrings and a shirt and was able to haggle a better price.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a good place for those who do not enjoy bargaining. Plenty of good stuff at in a reasonable price.

Thank zephyr H
Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for visiting. Karibu Tena!

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We went a couple times to see what can be found in Zanzibar and found some prices to be cheaper than the small shops and the quality to be a little better. The spices are much cheaper here than what we paid at the spice...More

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Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for visiting, we hope you had a good experience in Zanzibar

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is the place to get everything you need to take home as souvenirs. They have best quality spices, coffee, tea, clothing antique. List is never ending. It consists of 2 levels of huge place. Air-conditioned. Prices are fixed. Quality is excellent. We got spices...More

Thank Hussaini M
Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and your custom. We hope you enjoyed your time in Zanzibar!

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I love that shop ! There are allot of gifts to choose from and in most cases cheaper than the street vendors you can shop and look around with no one hassling you to buy things. It's amazing to have a shop like this in...More

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Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your custom.

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I found that Memories was much cheaper than the street vendors for most things! Worth visiting here first for a comparison of prices!

Thank Aziza W
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t say that the items are overpriced. Actually you will get many souvenirs maybe even cheaper than other places offering. They have a different spices, clothes, creams, art and so on. We bought most of our things there. Also you can pay by card...More

Thank Eliis O
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I would not recommend this shop. The goods inside are ones that you can find all over Zanzibar and even cheaper on mainland Tanzania. (To the point where something I bought in mainland Tanzania for $5 was $40 in this shop). Not to mention, the...More

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njrd2016
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Response from holidayer011 | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards. Your hotel seems to be situated about 50 minutes from Stone Town. Memories is in Stone Town.
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