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Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

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All reviewschumbe islandfree shuttleclose to the airportfreed slavesresident managerthe beach is nicer rcalamariquiet locationseafooda wonderful staybeach hotellow tidespice farmthe hotel managerswimming poolthoroughly enjoyed our stay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week in January 2018 in this wonderful hotel. The location is great, just minutes away from the airport and the city, the beach, restaurants, pool, infrastructure - all what one can expect and desire exceeded our expectations. The management (Operations: Mr. Shekar...More

Thank The_Andronics
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 week ago

Dear TudorAG Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I will pass your comments to them, especially Shekhar and thank for job well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is located in these old ruins, it's unlike any other place I've stayed. It's a nice quiet place with a good staff. The beach is fine but the locals go there to play so it not quiet at all times. If you are...More

Thank hadasawitty
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager-Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear hadasawitty Thank you for taking time to write this review. All beaches in Tanzania are public, hence the public cannot be refused access to the beaches (if there is a public access). But we work with our neighbours who frequent the beach to keep...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very close to Stonetown. They provide free shuttle to the city three times a day. The service is exelent. The waiters at the restaurant are wonderful. They are not especially fast, but they provide a good mood and fun conversations. One particular...More

Thank Ida V
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ida V Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying in this hotel because it is not in a busy location. The nights were quiet. Wifi is kind of spotty in certain rooms but otherwise it's decent. I didn't get to try the swimming pool. I also enjoyed the breakfast. I wouldn't...More

1  Thank KingmanP
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 week ago

Dear KingmanP Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I have duly noted your comments about wifi, service and the beast offering. We will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent my honey moon there and it was a great experience! Location of the hotel is great - 10 minutes driving from stone town with the hotel shuttle service. Staff is super friendly, helpful and always smiling. We got an amazing suite well designed...More

1  Thank Rime M
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rime M Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony

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Free Parking
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Spa
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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US$149 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#11 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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US$149 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#11 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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Response from futuregreekvisitor | Reviewed this property |
We got a wonderful buffet breakfast but we had purchased a special deal that came with breakfast. I would contact the hotel directly to make sure you get the breakfast!!
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TrvelMi
1 January 2018|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
You can easily get taxis from airport, ask the airport taxi service center if you have any questions about taxi fare. I paid $15 to the Protea Hotel. It’s less than 5 miles distance.
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"second floor with view on the beach"
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"top floors with view of ocean"
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"We had room 5 which has a large balcony off it and was very comfortable."
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"Beautiful room with a very nice balcony, so close to the beach that you could hear the sound of the wave!"
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