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Baytown, Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We ended up here on the backend of a safari for a night before returning to the USA. Let me start with the property. It is great. The rooms are nice with air conditioning that will have you running for covers , the service like everywhere in Tanzania is incredible, and the rooftop bar and restaurant are great and I...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have been to Zanzibar several times, and Maru maru is a very good place to stay. Good rooms, great food and excellent service. Its placed very central, within walking distance to shops and markeds. There is also a nearby place where you can get a taxi if needed. Highly recommened! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Stonetown itself - especially in the offseason - is a little dream of 1001 nights. This very charming hotel well located in the middle of the labyrinth of all those little streets of the old town is an oasis! Rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and have all you need! The rooftop terrace is amazing and while at day time...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the view from their rooftop. Sunset was great and they had nice and cheap happy hour drinks. Food is really delicious. We had some swahili and indian, both amazing. Paneer vindaloo was very tasty so was the other swahili peas gravy. Good service and decent rates. Their card machine did not work which created a little hassle for me...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Great food .. After a long trip in Africa we were craving for some Indian food... This place served us some great Indian veg and non veg food . The restaurant is on the roof top with a great view of the ocean .. Service is great and food is served quickly. The veg manchurian was fabulous ..pick of the...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Maru Maru Hotel is well centered,where by it is easily reachable by all people at any time. It has good environment which suits all types of guests,having well trained staff, not only that, the Hotel is always super clean. Recommendation: Restaurant people can check if they can add more varieties for breakfast.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice feedback. It is through positive feedback from our guests that encourage us and motivate us to maintain and improve on our standards.

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

really enjoyed every thing the place was very clean,staff very friendly as this was our 2nd time ,the staff still remember us which was very nice.the food was very nice. We got asked every night what we would like to eat even though it was not on menu they will still make it.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Very good location and very good service....courteous staff...ambiance is good...restaurant staff went out of their way to help us with breakfast and dinner.....room rates and food rates are not over the top...quite affordable....would recommend this hotel....

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Worcestershire
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Here for the day with a cruise ship. Chose roof top restaurant ffor lunch - what a FABULOUS TIME! GREAT FOOD AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. If we come back will definitely stay here. Very convenient location and close to other attractions. Coffee was particularly memorable.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We visited Maru Maru on a family trip. The rooms were very comfortable: good air conditioning, soft linen, and big bathrooms. The staff were friendly & helpful. The rooftop bar & restaurant has the best view in town. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Stonetown!

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $147 - $200 (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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“Easy access, Best roof top view, at the centre of historical stone town, near night barbecue market - forodhani,”
 of 5 bubbles 573shafiim, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room on 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles ttheodora70, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“King room is nice”
 of 5 bubbles wakapigawasi, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some 3rd floor rooms are below roof top restaurant which causes extra noise quite early in the morning and late in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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