Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar

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

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

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
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Halal food
  • Kosher food
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus
  • 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
  • Outdoor 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
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Clothes dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free 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
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-out10:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll childrenExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children1 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedOne child7 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Sultan's Palace, ZanzibarSultan's Palace, Zanzibar1000 ft
Old DispensaryOld Dispensary2000 ft
Cinema AfriqueCinema Afrique2700 ft
The Zanzibar Curio shopThe Zanzibar Curio shop400 ft
Old Fort of ZanzibarOld Fort of Zanzibar400 ft
House of WondersHouse of Wonders700 ft
Peace Memorial MuseumPeace Memorial Museum2000 ft
Hamamni Persian BathsHamamni Persian Baths1300 ft
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Mistress of SpicesMistress of Spices100 ft170 Gizenga Street
Luis Yoghurt Parlour Indian Goan RestaurantLuis Yoghurt Parlour Indian Goan Restaurant100 ft156 Gizenga Street
ArchipelagoArchipelago500 ft
Mercury's Restaurant (Zanzibar)Mercury's Restaurant (Zanzibar)600 ftMizingani Road
LazuliLazuli600 ftShangani district (off Kenyatta Rd)
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Getting around
Airports
Kisauni (ZNZ)4.8 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  61  reviews
  • 9.4
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    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Clean, Nice breakfast and excellent shower. Nice atmosphere.

  • 9.6
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    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
    Superb

    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
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    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
    Superb

    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
    Superb

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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
    Exclusive

    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
    Fabulous

    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
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    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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
    Fabulous

    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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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  61 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-out10:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll childrenExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children1 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedOne child7 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Airports
Kisauni (ZNZ)4.8 mi
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