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Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania – Show map
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Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant With Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Air Conditioning
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children from 0 to 2 year stay free of charge in a crib.
All children from 3 to 6 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child from 6 to 12 years is charged USD 27.50 per person per night in an extra bed.
One older child or adult is charged USD 55 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 2.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Offering a pool and restaurant, the historic Tembo House Hotel is located in Zanzibar City, a 3-minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
Score from 111 reviews Good
The Swahili House is located in the centre of Stone Town amongst the bustling market, shops and restaurants. The refurbished 5-storey Indian Merchant House is built around a courtyard.
Score from 87 reviews Good
Situated on Kelele Square in the heart of Stone Town, Beyt Al Salaam is just 100 metres from the beach. This renovated tea house features Zanzibari-style décor. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Score from 42 reviews Excellent
Mizingani Seafront Hotel is situated just a 2-minute walk from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. The hotel offers a restaurant, outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk.
Score from 2 reviews Review score
Rooms are nice and clean. Food in the restaurant was very good (NOT breakfast!!).
Service in the bar area is very slow, waiters are incompetent. Breakfast is terrible.
Staff were welcoming frmt he start. Welcome drink and towel. After a month of camping this was heaven. Everyone was friendly a and helpful. Breakfast was good and rooms very comfortable. Would stay again.
It's an extremely neat and tidy hotel if you are just looking to sleep, get up and go. There ain't a lot of amenities or facilities , just practical.
Paying for a wifi that hasn't got an excellent signal. It could have been a little more organised . They could not find my booking promptly but when I was checking out they remember to charge me for the first night that I failed to arrive- how convenient .
Location in Stone Town was good, close to the shops, beach, ferry and great restaurants. Was a tad noisy but not really enough to be disturbing. Rooftop bar/restaurant had one of the best views of the sunset.
Hotel required unique printed coupons for each device, only good for 24 hours. An extreme inconvenience as each phone, tablet and computer required a separate login which needed to be physically renewed at the front desk every single day. Internet connectivity was awful as it would disappear multiple times per day (not your device being disconnected but upstream routes were simply dropped). Not a one time occurrence either, this went on for the entire week. The 50% surcharge for a 2nd person in the room was annoying. I know it is common in many countries but that is incredibly high in my opinion when we're sharing the already existing bed, etc.
The location in Stone Town is very good, the housekeeping staff did their best and Fiona at the front desk was very helpful when she was on duty.
The hotel caters to large groups of travelers with organizations that use the hotel frequently. As a result, my friend and I, as sole travelers, often felt neglected. This was especially true in the restaurant where the groups were served menu items that we were told were unavailable and the wait staff essentially ignored us. By contrast we ate at Emerson Spice House and were treated very well. In speaking with the guests there I would recommend this hotel over the Maru Maru. The Maru Maru is also noisy since it is on a busy street and also allows staff to accept deliveries, move furniture etc in the early morning (6 am) and late at night (after 11 pm). J in San Francisco
The service... Especially our waiter Maneno which in swahili means words.. he was very nice and a person who you can easily talk to. The manager was on par, checking is everything was ok. Plus he spoke good english.. Nice views...! I love the seafood platter... delicious! Safari beer reminded me of Tusker. I would definately come back if i had the chance to! :-) To be honest I love the beds! Thats why i chose this hotel and the views! Decor was on par.
Few of the waiters english wasnt on par and didnt understand when i asked for a menu. He kept askin "and you?" Which was kind of embarassing... :-( The room i was given was on the third floor under the rooftop restaurant and i specifically SAID i do not want a room near the restaurant and I was given just that. i was too tired to go down stairs and the kids were hungry. Please find a way not to make so much noise when cleaning up. But it was sleepable just slightly annoying. I showered with cold water me and the kids because had no idea where the heater was. Only to find it was behind the cupboard/closet when i was leaving. :-( But all in all.. it was alright!
Loved there rooftop restaurant with a 360 view of Zanzibar.
Light came through window above door which affected my sleep
We arrived late at night. The staff was very friendly and courteous, they went out of there way to make sure all 6 of us (3 different rooms) were comfortable. They were quick to set up our activities.
Great views from the roof, loved the room- very clean and beautifully decorated but simple. Great location, and the staff were very professional. Would stay again. :)
Wifi was spotty but overall no complaints
The hotel was very accommodating to my need - arrived one day earlier but is able to change the booking. Hotel is very clean and not much mosquitos around in our room.
There is a rubbish collection area / depot in the close vicinity of the hotel.
The restaurant and bar were on the roof top terrace and it was fantastic with views across the city. Location was right in the heart of the old town. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Very clean, good location, helpful and friendly staff, sunset view, good food
Cheese could be included in the breakfast.
Good location, comfortable & very clean rooms. Beautiful view of Stonetown from the roof top terrace with excellent cocktails.
Transfer prices quite pricey
when checking out the froth desk attendant charged the wrong amount, they re ran my card a few days later without my permission rude staff too loud
Location cleanliness They accept (the man at reception) to give us a late check out at 13hrs: was a lot appreciated !!!!!!! We were on third floor: Ok for the noise. Free drink (alcool)at the bar the first night !!! Park in the harbour very near for dinner at night
cost of transfer and cost of guided tour WE took appart a certified guid in french and we were very satisfied for half of the cost. He referred someone for the transfer at the airport. Breakfast bof...... The man at reception don't smile a lot...
We loved the roof terrace with its great views over the sea. The restaurant was excellent with a good choice of food, and with friendly service. There is a small patisserie where you can buy snacks to have in your room in the morning or afternoon. The hotel was well run with very professional staff and the staff were also friendly and welcoming, keen to help.
I liked everything. This is an excellent hotel, I recommend it to anyone going to Zanzibar
The location in the middle of enchanting Stone Town and of course the lovely roof top terrasse. Stylish yet relaxed ambience. Friendly staff. Beautiful, bright rooms.
Muzak on roof top terrasse at dinner time. Too loud for conversation and a truly uninspiring collection of Western hit songs.
only location, but there are hotels close and less many. רק המיקום נורמלי, אבל יש עוד מלונות ליד לא פחות טובים וזולים יותר
staff!!! also room is very small. very bad breakfast! nothing special, very high price! very very very noisy hotel!!!! this hotel close to the school, at 06:30 all students arrive and very noisy!!! בקבלה השרות שקיבלנו פשוט מתחת לכל ביקורת!!! החדרים מאוד קטנים ורועשים! שימו לב המלון נמצא בצמוד לבית הספר, כלומר בשעה 6:30 בבוקר תתעוררו מרעש אדיר של תלמידים! כמו כן ארוחת בוקר מאוד מאוד מאוד פשוטה ולא נעימה!!!
Location and the roof top. Excellent maid service.
Quilts are too heavy. Layers would work better. No comfortable chair in the room.
Very nice hotel in an excellent location. Friendly and helpful staff.
We found the Indian food we had at the rooftop restaurant to be pretty tasteless and a disappointment to an otherwise lovely stay.
We loved the location. In the centre of Stone Town and the view from the top was great!
The Breakfast could have been a little more varied - but not the end of th world - you don't go on holiday purely for the food!
Loved everything about Maru Maru Hotel from friendly staff to clean rooms. It helped that the hotel is right in the centre of the city with easy access to taxis, restaurants, markets and the harbor!
It was a short stop over before traveling to a conference in Arusha. Live music on the roof terrace on Friday night at sunset. Desk staff very helpful setting up my day trip to Nungwi Beach.
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