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Our departure point for Chumbe Coral Island - very pleasant and well appointed

We stayed at Mbweni Ruins which is a fascinating piece of Zanzibar History. The rooms are spacious... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
Andy L
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The Protea Mbweni Hotel is within the site of this ruins. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2016
alfahdi2015
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27 Jan 2018
“Our departure point for Chumbe Coral Island - very pleasant and well appointed”
26 Dec 2017
“Lovely piece of history”
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

We stayed at Mbweni Ruins which is a fascinating piece of Zanzibar History. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with views over the Indian Ocean. The staff are really helpful and the meals were well prepared. The hotel looked after us really well and...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed December 26, 2017

We came across these ruins as our trip to Chumbe left from this hotel. How lovely to have a wonder round and read the informative notice boards regarding this old school. Worth a visit if you are in the area. The size of the palace...More

Thank Caz C
Reviewed November 4, 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

Thank Penny A
Reviewed September 28, 2016

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

Thank JudyG53
Reviewed August 10, 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.

1  Thank Heidene
Reviewed May 8, 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...More

Thank alfahdi2015
Reviewed November 30, 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...More

1  Thank AfricaTraveller49
Reviewed October 29, 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...More

Thank chloe h
Reviewed August 12, 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.

1  Thank Darlene D
Reviewed March 26, 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...More

Thank TheresiaSH
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