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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The 6 of us spent one night here, between our safari and a few days at Nungwi Beach (see my review of MyBlue Hotel). It's a super location in the heart of Stone Town, across the alley from the old fort. It's a bit touristy part of town of course, so keep that in mind, but you can get away from the hawkers and souvenir stands pretty quickly.

The rooftop restaurant, pool and bar area were very nice, with a great view of the old city and the sea. We had lunch and breakfast there, and both were pretty good if not outstanding. Evening cocktails were very nice. Service was very good.

Our room was very comfortable, with a very modern bath and the requisite mosquito netting over the bed.

All in all, very nice. 2 thumbs up!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Mark M
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Mark ,
Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I stayed over for one night only, a Saturday. The room was right under the dining area where there was live entertainment and dancing. This kept me awake till early hours of the morning, but finally managed to sleep when the entertainment ended.

Stayed: April 2018
Thank Lilia O
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Lilia ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. We regret for any inconviences caused.

We will discuss the same with our management and offer appropriate service recovery measure during your next visit.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I took my mom and 6 year old niece to visit Zanzibar, we stayed at Maru Maru hotel in stone town and that was the best decision ever! It is centrally located to a lot of things, it's about 20 minutes away from the airport so we just took a taxi. Our room was squeaky clean, and just gorgeous. It came with a tv, Wi-Fi, bottled water and snacks, these were refilled daily. The staff was attentive and friendly. We had buffet style breakfast everyday which was absolutely delicious. There was also live entertainment in the facility although we did not attend.I am all about safety, comfort and style. This hotel had all of that. Also, at a walking distance is our favorite restaurant called Lukemaan. You have to try the passion and mango juice!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
Thank SalKaramel
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Sal ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

If you are heading for Stone Town in Zanzibar, this is the hotel to book! It is right in the middle of everything--minutes from the beach with small shops all around. The building is amazing, the rooms are beautiful, the service is top notch. We loved the rooftop restaurant and pool! Yes, you can watch the sunset with a 360 degree view of Stone Town and the ocean. The breakfast included with the room price is an extravagant buffet with every choice imaginable. We arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport at 1:15 a.m. At that hour all we expected was a drive to the hotel, but he was full of information about Stone Town as he drove, and we felt like we had a new friend by the time we arrived. Two days later he drove us to our next destination at a very reasonable price as well. The staff was friendly and willing to do anything to make our stay enjoyable. Can't say enough about this hotel and can't wait to go back and stay longer!

Stayed: June 2018
Thank Linda G
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Linda ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Maru Maru over the last weekend,the WiFi is extremely poor..especially in the 3rd floor(rooms).I hope you gonna fix the problem.The food was good,maids as well.
Also the tv stations were boring,they suppose to have dstv decorder.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled on business
1  Thank Robert F
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Robert ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests. We regret for any inconviences caused.

We will discuss the same with our management and offer appropriate service recovery measure during your next visit.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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