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Maru Maru Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel is a gem, situated in the old part of Zanzibar town. The hotel has the feeling of years gone by. Beautifully kept with an inner garden with lush greenery. Looking out over the rooftops of the old town you see the boats in the harbour and the sun set. We had a set menu on the rooftop restaurant....

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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Magda, Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru! We are glad you enjoyed your meal at our rooftop restaurant. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night between time at the coast. Rooms are clean and modern, but lacking the usual Zanzibari style and furnishings. Hotel is quite noisy and therefore need to keep windows closed and rely on the AC. Rooftop offers great views of the Stone Town roof scape. Restaurant is OK, nothing special and the dining experience is somewhat...

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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roger, Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru! Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and the same shall be shared with all our staff members for us to offer best of our services in future. Any inconvenience caused during your stay is highly regretted. For any assistance please feel free to...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I love the location of the hotel. Nearby alot of Stone towns attractions. The staff were so good and friendly. They were very helpful and had a lot of tips for tourists like me. The rooms were good however, i would not advice travellers to pick rooms located on the third floor. The terrace and restaurant is located above the...

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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Azmina, Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru! Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Situated in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Gizenga Street, this is a tranquil haven From being greeted at the door, throughout to the Roof Terrace, the staff have a high level of professionalism and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your stay to be the best experience. Sunset cocktails and dinner on the Roof Terrace...

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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine , Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru! Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope...

Khartoum, Sudan
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Fab hotel with great facilities in the heart of Stone Town. Don't miss cocktails on the rooftop bar with a beautiful view, and breakfast is also on the rooftop terrace- a real winner. Staff were helpful and attentive when we had an issue with our air conditioning unit.

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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Isa , Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru! Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Beautiful, clean, perfect service. I had a lovely time at every minute of my stay at Maru Maru. The rooftop pool is gorgeous and comfortable, and the rooms are cool, clean, quiet, and comfortable with every amenity. The service was at a very high level and I felt pampered. The staff is very friendly and easy to communicate with. The...

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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Caela, Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru! Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to...

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I am very delighted to write that if one has to visit please stay in this very good hotel with excellent restaurant at roof top. I got best of services for last six days I spent during my business trip in Zanzibar. Excellent Indian food is available at roof top restaurant. If you are not staying in any beach resort...

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Excellent, receptionist, clean rooms, room service, wake-up call. Roof top bar service and live band. Varieties of drinks and very attentive waiters/Waitress. Near to stone town narrow and busy street. Nearby Both Mosque and the Catholic Church.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Location is good, wifi although listed/promised - never worked at any time of the day/night. Front desk was not very friendly. Music at the restaurant upstairs sounded as if it was playing in your room. Good value for the money.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The room was very cozy and comfortable, the staff were very friendly and helpful and I enjoyed the band the plays in the evening at the restaurant. The Hotel is very conveniently located to historic sites like the Furudhani Park and the House of Wonder

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site of StoneTown, Maru Maru Hotel is just a few steps from the city’s historical wonders, colourful markets and labyrinth of shops. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar style with iconic design and modern luxuries. Its roof terrace offers one of the best views in the city with a 360° panorama and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean. The relaxed ambiance at Maru Maru continues long into the night as people come to enjoy a vast variety of Continental, Chinese Indian and Swahili cuisine, view art in Maru Maru’s gallery and enjoy the captivating sound of Tahareb music as it floats into the night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maru Maru Hotel

Address: 397 - 400 Gizenga Street | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $148 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maru Maru Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“Not sure, we only had lunch there.”
497magdab, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are accessible by elevator”
catherinebinky2016, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Easy access, Best roof top view, at the centre of historical stone town, near night barbecue market - forodhani,”
573shafiim, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room on 3rd floor”
Akbar1234, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No voile on windows restricts opening esp. next to elevators, corridors, some face new wing under construction just a few feet apart.”
ttheodora70, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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