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Maru Maru Hotel

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Garden Grove, California
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Maru Maru to finish off an unforgettable safari experience in the Serengeti. What a perfect way to end the trip! Service was impeccable and all staff were incredibly well trained and genuinely cared about our needs and requests. Maru Maru arranged a tour to prison island and one of their very knowledgeable staff members,...

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The location of Maru Maru can't be beat - right in the centre of Stone Town. We walked right from the ferry terminal and found it easily. The furnishings in the room are beautiful and comfortable and the hot shower was much appreciated. The rooftop restaurant has good food and a lovely view of Stone Town. The helpful staff helped...

Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Being here was more than a home to me. Served by well groomed, displined and skilled staff. Yes I have been in different places before, but this is the only home (yes I call it home) I wish to be back. Thanks for your hospitality.

Reviewed 25 June 2016

It is a good and nice hotel in Stone Town with an very nice roof top restaurant. The whole staff is very obliging. The rooms are well furnished and you have everything you need. Sometime I had problems with the wifi, but most of the time it works.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very clean, quiet room on the second floor of the new part. Staff is very helpful and courteous. Food was very good, the rooftop is a great relaxing view. Enjoyed the spice tour which the hotel arranged. The guide was knowledgeable and willing to show me some of the town.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Maru Maru is excellent with very large rooms and perfect interiors. The staff are as usual in East Africa very friendly and helpful. We tried the famous rooftop restaurant at Emerson Spice however their rooftop was like a tree house compared to Maru Maru's rooftop which is the best in Stone Town. A big mention to Celestina who organises the...

Thank Jon E
Baytown, Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We ended up here on the backend of a safari for a night before returning to the USA. Let me start with the property. It is great. The rooms are nice with air conditioning that will have you running for covers , the service like everywhere in Tanzania is incredible, and the rooftop bar and restaurant are great and I...

Thank cokerbud
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I have been to Zanzibar several times, and Maru maru is a very good place to stay. Good rooms, great food and excellent service. Its placed very central, within walking distance to shops and markeds. There is also a nearby place where you can get a taxi if needed. Highly recommened! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Stonetown itself - especially in the offseason - is a little dream of 1001 nights. This very charming hotel well located in the middle of the labyrinth of all those little streets of the old town is an oasis! Rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and have all you need! The rooftop terrace is amazing and while at day time...

Thank F N
Pune, India
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the view from their rooftop. Sunset was great and they had nice and cheap happy hour drinks. Food is really delicious. We had some swahili and indian, both amazing. Paneer vindaloo was very tasty so was the other swahili peas gravy. Good service and decent rates. Their card machine did not work which created a little hassle for me...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site of StoneTown, Maru Maru Hotel is just a few steps from the city’s historical wonders, colourful markets and labyrinth of shops. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar style with iconic design and modern luxuries. Its roof terrace offers one of the best views in the city with a 360° panorama and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean. 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, view art in Maru Maru’s gallery and enjoy the captivating sound of Tahareb music as it floats into the night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maru Maru Hotel

Address: 397 - 400 Gizenga Street | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: RM473 - RM872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maru Maru Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Maru Maru Hotel Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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“Not sure, we only had lunch there.”
497magdab, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are accessible by elevator”
catherinebinky2016, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Easy access, Best roof top view, at the centre of historical stone town, near night barbecue market - forodhani,”
573shafiim, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room on 3rd floor”
Akbar1234, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No voile on windows restricts opening esp. next to elevators, corridors, some face new wing under construction just a few feet apart.”
ttheodora70, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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