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Address: 6 km from Stone Town, Tanzania

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RUINS OF INTEREST

The Protea Mbweni Hotel is within the site of this ruins. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and we visited these ruins twice. Though, we asked the hotel staff about the history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 May 2016
alfahdi2015
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

These ruins of the first school for freed slaves is on the grounds of the Mbweni Ruins Hotel Stop in their lovely restaurant for a coffee (excellent) or a meal and wander amonfg the ruins

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our taxi driver to Jozani Forest stopped here. We met some local little boys and read the historical plaques. You have to 'imagine'

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Sandton, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Would not do a special trip to them , but we passed them on our way to Chumbe and it is something to see the sheer size of the old palace.

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Thank Heidene
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Protea Mbweni Hotel is within the site of this ruins. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and we visited these ruins twice. Though, we asked the hotel staff about the history of these ruins, but none had an answer. It is worth visiting for those interested.

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Thank alfahdi2015
Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

After fifteen minutes' taxi ride from Stone Town, we arrived and had to pay a deposit at the gate plus a small amount to swim. We had a very pleasant lunch in the restaurant followed by some drinks on the beach. Lovely sandy beach among mangroves. Beautiful gardens with mature trees and a pier to walk out over the sea.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Stunning views from the jetty, and possibly the most beautiful sunset I have ever witnessed from the dining area overlooking the ocean. Shout out to the South African manager who was lovely, and made Janet and I feel very welcome! Entry is very cheap, and you are able to claim a free drink from the bar on arrival. Fantastic little... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Mbweni Ruins Hotel. Accomodations were great, views were amazing. The restaurant here is not so good though. Wait times of 1 1/2 hour for food. If you stay here, I suggest eating elsewhere.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

A nice place if you want to take a break from Stone Town for a day instead of spending time in the car to the other side of the island. They have wifi, sunbeds, a pool and great view. But for longer stays I would recommend going further away from town. The place look beautiful but the manager is quite... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

This is one of my all time favourite places in Zanzibar. It consists of a gorgeous quaint 13 roomed hotel, very popular for weddings, a bar and restaurant overlooking the sea (from a lovely vantage point). The recent addition of the jetty, to sit on at the end and gaze at the sunset is astonishing. From my point of view,... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

I loved walking through the ruins, the photo ops are amazing! There is even a spa housed within the ruins, its beautiful scenery.

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