Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400show map
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Overview

Located in the center of Zanzibar, Maru Maru Hotel is an ideal place to stay with children as it has cribs, childcare and meals. The venue has a total of 51 guest rooms spread over 4 floors.

Location

The accommodation is set in Stone Town district, 2.9 miles from Nakupenda Beach and close to Maisha Mazuri Horse Riding Club. Pange Island is 2.7 miles away from this hotel, which is also set near Slave Chambers.

A ferry port can be reached easily. Kisauni airport can be reached by car.

Rooms

Multi-channel TV, a dining area and a writing table are included in every room. The non-smoking rooms offer views of garden. Moreover, they include an electric kettle, a dishwasher and tea and coffee making facilities.

Eat & Drink

Guests may have their buffet breakfast at the restaurant. On site guests will find a gastronomic restaurant that offers specialties of Indian cuisine. The café bar offers a wide variety of coffee and cocktails which you can savor there. Guests can dine at Tea House Restaurant within 400 feet of the property.

Leisure

An outdoor swimming pool and a spa area are onsite. On-site fitness amenities include fitness and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Swahili.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   51.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Baggage storage

Baggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid beach shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Happy hour

Dining

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Halal food
  • Kosher food
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cribs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Massage
  • Open-air bath

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Clothes dryer
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Couch bed

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEOne child4 - 7 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedOne child8 - 13 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
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Standard Queen Room Prison Island Tour
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
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Family Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    700 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
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King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    345 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Old Fort of ZanzibarOld Fort of Zanzibar400 ft
House of WondersHouse of Wonders400 ft
Peace Memorial MuseumPeace Memorial Museum2300 ft
Stone TownStone Town600 ft
House of WondersHouse of Wonders300 ftMizingani Rd
The Old FortThe Old Fort300 ftNr. Beit el-Ajaib
Hamamni Persian BathsHamamni Persian Baths700 ftHamamni St
Palace MuseumPalace Museum800 ftNyumba Ya Moto St
Old Fort of ZanzibarOld Fort of Zanzibar300 ftMizingani Rd
Darajani MarketDarajani Market1600 ftMarket St
Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral1100 ftMkunazini
Hurumzi StreetHurumzi Street500 ft
KipondaKiponda1300 ft
Terrace Restaurant at Maru MaruTerrace Restaurant at Maru Maru100 ftGizenga Street
Vivi CafeVivi Cafe200 ftThe Old Fort
Mistress of SpicesMistress of Spices200 ft170 Gizenga Street
The Silk RouteThe Silk Route600 ftShangani Street Across from Forodhani Park
Zenj Food Lover'sZenj Food Lover's400 ftOpposite Clove Hotel Behind the Forodhani mosque
Monsoon RestaurantMonsoon Restaurant600 ftForodhani Forodhani Gardens
Buni CafeBuni Cafe600 ftMizingani Road
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Getting around
Airports
Kisauni (ZNZ)4.5 mi
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Reviews
8.2
Greatbased on 64 reviews
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    food, geographical situation , rooftop view, rooftop pool

    5 meters from the hotel they sort and load garbage and that's one huge disadvantage.

  • 9.4
    Perfect

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

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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...

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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)

  • 8.8
    Great

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

  • 6.6
    Nice

    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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

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

    Mosquito net

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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.

  • 8.2
    Great

    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

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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.

  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

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FAQ
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, you can have an buffet breakfast in the hotel.
Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the property offers child care and babysitting.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 1 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel provides laundry.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Luis Yoghurt Parlour Indian Goan Restaurant within 100 feet of the hotel.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices at Maru Maru Hotel start from $144.
What room types are available here?
The hotel offers such room types as a deluxe room and a double room.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can try such activities as diving and fishing services.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEOne child4 - 7 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedOne child8 - 13 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Kisauni (ZNZ)4.5 mi
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