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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great room, location, wifi, pool, bar, cafe, staff, breakfast, lunch - all exceeded expectations and the roof top sunset is fantastic! Friends recommended Maru Maru to us and we would recommend this place to anyone! We are in our mid-50's and expect good things which we got at this hotel.

Thank markandpolly2016
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautifully restored colonial villa at an excellent location in Stone Town, just a short walk to the sea, and to all the attractions of the old town. The room and public areas are delightful and characterful, and the beds comfortable. There’s a small but very good swimming pool on the roof. The rooftop café is fine, and has good views....

Thank tnbms162016
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Maru Maru Hotel is located in the heart of Stone Town. This is lovely hotel with a colonial feel to it. The Hotel was very comfortable with good facilities, e.g. roof top restaurant and live music in the evening. The food was great. The Hotel is located in Stone Town which is some distance away from the beaches; about an...

Thank denashg2016
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Everything about this hotel was fantastic from the location to the room and the service. The hotel had a wonderful roof top bar, where they served quality food with a spectacular view of stone town. We were also given a free drinks voucher on arrival.

Thank Amie C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A lovely courtyard style modern hotel, excellent house-keeping standards, rooftop Terrace Restaurant with great views of the ocean and the old fort. The most pleasant and helpful staff ever! A most memorable stay

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The Maru Maru was the first place where we stayed in Zanzibar and we will definitly come back. The staff has been very helpful and friendly when we asked for a car, maps and many other things we were looking for. The room was very nice, the pool on the roof was very relaxing and the view of the sea...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this rooftop bar/restaurant in 2013 and was sure to visit it again on my second trip to Stone Town. We enjoyed a lovely sunset view while sipping our refreshing cocktails and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and amazing flavors of our food! We ordered the Vegetable Noodles appetizer and also the Pumpkin Soup (so satisfying) and Stuffed...

Thank elisactaylor3
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017

All very clean and well presented, and great roof top bar / resturant / pool.All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. very easy to organise the taxi transfers to the airport. Easy to recommend this hotel.

Thank C3004OVpaul
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were busy with official business, but enjoyed our night and the delicious breakfast. The hotel is few steps to Forodhani garden.You can enjoy lovely Indian sea view and stone town view especially at night from rooftop Restaurant. The room were clean with decoration of Jasmin and art towel design on the bed. However, the dump is right front of...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We are a family of 5 with kids aged 6,10,14 We had one week in Zanzibar and decided to stay the whole week in stone town. The hotel is clean, the staff is friendly. breakfast was nice. there were 2 problems: the big dumpster right in front of the hotel and the loud music coming from the restaurant

Thank HilaVancouver

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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: €100 - €163 (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 Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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“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
“King room is nice”
wakapigawasi, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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