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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great room, location, wifi, pool, bar, cafe, staff, breakfast, lunch - all exceeded expectations and the roof top sunset is fantastic! Friends recommended Maru Maru to us and we would recommend this place to anyone! We are in our mid-50's and expect good things which we got at this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear Naomi ,

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 see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautifully restored colonial villa at an excellent location in Stone Town, just a short walk to the sea, and to all the attractions of the old town. The room and public areas are delightful and characterful, and the beds comfortable. There’s a small but very good swimming pool on the roof. The rooftop café is fine, and has good views. The breakfast buffet was OK, and the one dinner I ate there was very good. The room has a safety box, and the WiFi signal is OK. I also used their airport pickup, which was excellent, the driver Hitesh being friendly and efficient. The front desk service was a bit variable, depending on who was on. Mostly it was good – friendly and helpful, though one or two of the staff could do with a bit of upgrading. All in all, a very good choice, and I would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank tnbms162016
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Sir,
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 see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.
Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Maru Maru Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town. This is lovely hotel with a colonial feel to it. The Hotel was very comfortable with good facilities, e.g. roof top restaurant and live music in the evening. The food was great. The Hotel is located in Stone Town which is some distance away from the beaches; about an hour's drive away. Unfortunately transport/taxis in Zanzibar are very expensive and those seeking a holiday by the beach should select other hotels around the beach areas and not in Stone Town. Service was very good and appearance of the hotel excellent. Hotel accommodation in Zanzibar is generally expensive relative to other beach resorts.

We had booked 3 double rooms but on arrival at about 12.30 pm unfortunately only 2 rooms were ready, the third only became available after 2.00 pm. One negative point; we checked out at the usual stipulated time and had to spend the rest of the day waiting for our flight late in the evening. After check out we were not allowed to use the pool although we had been residents of the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank denashg2016
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Denash ,

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. We apologize for the inconvenience caused during your stay , this will be shared with the management and we will brief our staff accordingly.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.
Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Everything about this hotel was fantastic from the location to the room and the service. The hotel had a wonderful roof top bar, where they served quality food with a spectacular view of stone town.
We were also given a free drinks voucher on arrival.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amie C
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Amie ,

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 see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.
Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A lovely courtyard style modern hotel, excellent house-keeping standards, rooftop Terrace Restaurant with great views of the ocean and the old fort. The most pleasant and helpful staff ever! A most memorable stay

Room Tip: No voile on windows restricts opening esp. next to elevators, corridors, some face new wing under construction just a few feet apart.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Thank ttheodora70
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear Ttheodora,

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 see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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