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Maru Maru Hotel

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397 - 400 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast included
Rooftop Pool
Rooftop Bar
Rooftop Terrace
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
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Special Price: 10% off room rate
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All reviews rooftop restaurant indian food comfortable hotel rooms are clean air conditioning perfect location third floor watch the sunset hotel is located stone town zanzibar forodhani park pleasant stay wi fi narrow streets double room prison island spice tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Panoramic views of the town/ sunset are great but definitely gets crowded at happy hour/sunset time with a lot of tourist. The views are worth it though. The service is good and the drinks are well made.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We only spent one night in Maru Maru before flying home but we wish we’d have stayed longer! It was stylish and chic. The rooms were spacious, clean and cool. The rooftop bar, restaurant and pool area make this place special - with views across...More

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Response from Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru HotelResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Ryan , 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately there’s no possible way of giving this place more than a terrible review. At the entrance of the hotel is an industrial size garbage dump!!! With that set aside: Staff: friendly and pleasant enough Facilities: clean room with comfortable bed. Noisy kitchen and terrace...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stay! Friendly staff. Evethe-reception at Maru Maru was very nice very helpful and welcomed me with a smile. Also i was greeted with a nice cold towel and fresh juice on arrival. Ally was a very polite and friendly gentleman who brought me to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2-nights in the Maru Maru and found the facility to be very clean with nice amenities and a good staff. It is a little gem in an otherwise dirty town. Roof-top restaurant served very good quality food for dinner with a wide variety...More

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Response from Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir/Ma'am , 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...More

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Set in the heart of UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town, Maru Maru (Boutique) Hotel provides the ultimate haven amongst Stone Town’s labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets, mosques, and famed More Zanzibari doors, featuring magnificent ornate wooden carvings. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 51 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar culture, iconic design and modern luxuries – 17 King Room, 23 Queen Room, 10 Twin Rooms and 1 Family Room, 1 Interconnecting/En-suite Room (On Request). Its rooftop Terrace Restaurant, Swimming Pool & Bar with Live Music offers a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and Stone Town. 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. Outdoor Badminton Court & Fitness Centre - A perfect place for a quick workout. Hotel also has 2 Conference halls and 1 Board room - A Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Business
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Luxury
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Family
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Romantic
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Hotel Style
Business
,
Luxury
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Family
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Romantic
Number of rooms
44
Price range
US$108 - US$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Business
,
Luxury
,
Family
,
Romantic
Number of rooms
44
Price range
US$108 - US$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Room & Suite (89)
Dining (60)
Pool & Beach (16)
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travelchicky1981
17 August 2018|
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Response from Sibahle M | Reviewed this property |
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4 March 2018|
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Response from Vibek | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve slchohol. No balchonies
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20 December 2017|
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Room Tips
"Ask for rooms facing to the inner court. It is more quiet."
peterpC1821UO
21 May 2018
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"Don't choose this hotel at all"
JennyJimmy
9 Mar 2018
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"Ask for a room in one of the main buildings, not on the breezeway. Housekeeping was across and could be..."
463genek
28 Feb 2018
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"It's an oddly shaped hotel, so just request a room with characteristic that are important to you."
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16 Feb 2018
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