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4.3 / 5Excellent
367 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Old Fort
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Forodhani Gardens
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    House of Wonders
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    16 min drive

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1-866-500-4938
  • Standard Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighbourhood, Maru Maru Hotel is in the city centre and by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 3 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • Beit el-Sahel (Palace Museum) - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Terrace Lounge – Ocean-view rooftop bar offering Asian cuisine. Open for happy hour.
  • Terrace Restaurant – Ocean-view fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering Asian cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Coffee Lounge – Garden-view lobby lounge. Serves light fare.

About this property

Maru Maru Hotel

4-star beach hotel with a conference centre
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a limo/town car service and a rooftop terrace. All 51 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include room service and coffee makers.
Maru Maru Hotel offers 51 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 24-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.
This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 5 km
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Limo/town car service
Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Fitness centre
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

Lift
Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Porter
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service

Languages spoken

English
German
Hindi
Spanish
Swahili

Business services

3 meeting rooms
Conference centre (500 square feet of space)

Outdoors

Garden
Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

24-inch LCD TV
TV channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Minibar

More

Desk
Free newspapers
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Phone
Safe
Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for TZS 114500 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2310 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 43510 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TZS 114500 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. No pets or service animals are allowed at this property.
4.3

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4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Really a great location, close to all the amenities you can ask for. In particular the roof top restaurant with great views of the ocean was just great.

Stayed 4 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful decoration and construction. Very well located in Stone Town. Friendly staff but more smiles wouldn't hurt (never underestimate the power of a smile). Food was very good, both dinner and breakfast, but dinner portions are a little too small for the price. The only downside is that the construction, probably the windows and thin walls, do not prevent the live music from being heard all over the place. You can literally be partying while lying down with your pillow and windows closed.

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    It was nice being in Stone town , the roof top restaurant was lovely

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Great place to stay in Stonetown. Close to the fort and easy to walk around the shops and markets. Great rooftop pool, bar and restaurant. Lovely food. Very nice staff.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

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