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Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400  show map
 4 stars
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Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Overview

Maru Maru Hotel is placed in a busy area of Zanzibar, 100 meters from The Old Fort and 150 meters from House of Wonders . Built in 1915, the classic hotel was renovated in 2012.

Featuring a prime location, the hotel puts guests in the center of Zanzibar. Maru Maru Hotel is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Zanzibar.

Maru Maru Hotel is set close to a market and shops.

Guests can reach Maru Maru Hotel by car from Kisauni airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

Maru Maru Hotel has 44 guestrooms appointed with an in-room safe, a minibar, flat-screen TV, a fridge and a wardrobe and provides ideal lodging in Zanzibar. The rooms have a view over the garden. These modern rooms feature bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can order fusion meals at the large restaurant. The lounge bar serves coffee and cocktails. Servring a selection of food Archipelago and Old Fort Buffet Dinner are placed a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Business guests will appreciate a video projector, secretarial services and a slide projector available on site.

Relax

Cribs, a mini club and high chairs for children are provided at Maru Maru Hotel. Maru Maru Hotel offers sports activities including diving and fishing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Water sports

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Halal food
  • Kosher food
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Clothes dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 11 am FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400

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Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    4.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Mistress of Spices (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
  • Luis Yoghurt Parlour Indian Goan Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    800 ft
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  11 am
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

Maru Maru Hotel photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Children's high chair
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Maru Maru Hotel photos Room
Family Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Standard Wing King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Standard Villa
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 KING DELUXE - 1 King Bed

Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Luxury Villa
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Maru Maru Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Hamamni Persian Baths1300 ft
  • Marahubi Palace1300 ft
  • Obama Beach Zanzibar1500 ft
    Via
  • The Beautiful Eyes1300 ft
    Hurumzi 223
  • Kilele Square1300 ft

Near the hotel

  • The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)400 ft
    Nr. Beit el-Ajaib
  • House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)700 ft
    Mizingani Rd
  • Fahari Zanzibar700 ft
    Kenyatta Road Shangani
  • Forodhani Park800 ft
    On the Waterfront
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches600 ft
    al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
  • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)1100 ft

Restaurants nearby

  • Mistress of Spices100 ft

    Address: 170 Gizenga Street
    Phone: 000255773740888

    75% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 17

  • Archipelago500 ft

    Phone: 255 77 746 2311

    73% likes this, based on 223 reviews

  • Lazuli600 ft

    Address: Shangani district (off Kenyatta Rd)
    Phone: 7762666679

    81% likes this, based on 236 reviews
    Cuisine: African

  • Luis Yoghurt Parlour Indian Goan Restaurant100 ft

    Address: 156 Gizenga Street
    Phone: +(255)0765759579

    76% likes this, based on 7 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Mercury's Restaurant (Zanzibar)600 ft

    Address: Mizingani Road
    Phone: 255 77 741 3081

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  11 am
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

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Maru Maru Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Maru Maru Hotel

8.4
SuperbBased on59 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.4

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Clean, Nice breakfast and excellent shower. Nice atmosphere.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Excellent roof terrace restaurant and bar Live band at night Cocktail hour on Friday night a shining star hidden in the streets of stone town Good quality freshly prepared food Well priced bar Proximity to other attractions is excellent Organisation of tours and transfers was faultless

    Poor network and wifi connectivity Credit card facilities not always working 5% fee on credit card transactions, the only place in Zanzibar that charged a fee and claimed it to be banking law Unchanging exchange rate, was the same for our entire stay

  • Couple
    9.2

    The roof terrace is very nice, staff was friendly and the rooms were nice.

    5% extra charge when paying with a credit card was a surprise. Didn't see it mentioned anywhere.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Clean hotel at the center of Stonetown. Friendly staff and good taxi service to the airport.

    Dinner at the roof-terrace was not good. Although the view is excellent the seafood that we ordered was not fresh and less than they described in the menu. Strange for an island that is surrounded by many fish and seafood...

  • Single
    9.6

    Lovely, modern, super friendly staff. Food at the restaurant is delicious and restaurant has a great view!

    Using credit cards with them is not super easy, and walking back alone at night can be a bit scary as it's in the middle of a labyrinth of dark streets.

  • Single
    9.2

    Clean, functional, colonial-style building and rooms

    Rooms have no view (but I guess that is the case for most hotels in downtown Stone Town (Zanzibar)

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Loved the rooftop Bar, my room was excellent. Bathrooms lovely and spacious, aircon great. Cleaners did an amazing job.

  • Single
    6.6

    Comfortable room, bed etc, big bathroom, good towels, excellent Mojito

    Food was horrible, wait staff unorganized, slow and the not enough tables to seat single people, was told to just sit in the bar, where everyone was smoking

  • Single
    5.4

    Booked.net needs to do a better job screening these hotels and there listed.

    Mosquito net

  • Single
    9.6

    I had the pleasure of staying at Maru Maru Hotel for my birthday during which I was treated like a king by the staff. Not only did every single staff person seem to know it was my birthday, the housekeeper jazzed up my room with a birthday message written in flower petals. The kitchen delivered a plate of fruit and biscuits on my special day, AND if that wasn't enough, upon returning to my room after 9 p.m., I answered a knock at the door to find another waiter with a birthday cake for me. Apparently he'd been waiting for several hours at the restaurant to sing happy birthday to me and was "tipped off" that I'd returned to the hotel by the front desk. The staff went above and beyond on my special day which made it all the more special. In addition to great service, the room was very nice, and the location couldn't be better. The hotel is steps away from the labyrinth of alley ways peppered with a variety of shops selling local and regional crafts. Within a few minutes walk is a lovely night-market which provides an excellent opportunity to taste local, budget-friendly cuisine (I highly recommend the banana-nutella pizza) and people-watch for hours. I can't wait to celebrate my birthday next year at Maru Maru and recommned it for everyone.

  • Single
    8.2

    Location. Terrace restaurant view. Room and clean

    Restaurant services are on lower level, little choice of menu, evening are item in drink and snack menu missing. For the price they asking, you find much better restaurant in the city

  • Single
    9.6

    Beautiful design, with an eye for detail including the rooms. Comfortable room and excellent bed, internet connection. Very competent staff, all of them able and willing to accomodate requests. Roof terrace, a breezy place to relax. Excellent Indian food.

  • Single
    10.0

    The Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Don't miss the roof-top Bar at sunset!

  • Single
    8.2

    Nice, simple bargain boutique-style hotel. Very new and nicely decorated.

    Area outside the front door is unfortunately not nice - refuse, undesirable people hanging around.

  • Couple
    8.2

    The location of the Maru Maru Hotel is excellent. Directly situated in the old Stone Town centre and the beach is only 100m away. The hotel itself is very good for african standards.

    There is no swimmingpool available, in our opion this makes the 5-stars of the hotel largely overrated.

How to reach hotel

hotel Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar Zanzibar location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400

Get directions
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    4.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Mistress of Spices (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
  • Luis Yoghurt Parlour Indian Goan Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    800 ft
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  11 am
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

TanzanianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedZanzibarMaru Maru Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Tanzania

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