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Lovely , atmospheric by the beach

These ruins of the first school for freed slaves is on the grounds of the Mbweni Ruins Hotel Stop... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Penny A
London, United Kingdom
probably missed by most visitors

Our taxi driver to Jozani Forest stopped here. We met some local little boys and read the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 Nov 2016
“Lovely , atmospheric by the beach”
28 Sep 2016
“probably missed by most visitors”
6 km from Stone Town, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

These ruins of the first school for freed slaves is on the grounds of the Mbweni Ruins Hotel Stop in their lovely restaurant for a coffee (excellent) or a meal and wander amonfg the ruins

Thank Penny A
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our taxi driver to Jozani Forest stopped here. We met some local little boys and read the historical plaques. You have to 'imagine'

Thank JudyG53
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Would not do a special trip to them , but we passed them on our way to Chumbe and it is something to see the sheer size of the old palace.

Thank Heidene
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Protea Mbweni Hotel is within the site of this ruins. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and we visited these ruins twice. Though, we asked the hotel staff about the history of these ruins, but none had an answer. It is worth...More

Thank alfahdi2015
Reviewed 30 November 2015

After fifteen minutes' taxi ride from Stone Town, we arrived and had to pay a deposit at the gate plus a small amount to swim. We had a very pleasant lunch in the restaurant followed by some drinks on the beach. Lovely sandy beach among...More

1  Thank AfricaTraveller49
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Stunning views from the jetty, and possibly the most beautiful sunset I have ever witnessed from the dining area overlooking the ocean. Shout out to the South African manager who was lovely, and made Janet and I feel very welcome! Entry is very cheap, and...More

Thank chloe h
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Mbweni Ruins Hotel. Accomodations were great, views were amazing. The restaurant here is not so good though. Wait times of 1 1/2 hour for food. If you stay here, I suggest eating elsewhere.

1  Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 26 March 2015

A nice place if you want to take a break from Stone Town for a day instead of spending time in the car to the other side of the island. They have wifi, sunbeds, a pool and great view. But for longer stays I would...More

Thank TheresiaSH
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This is one of my all time favourite places in Zanzibar. It consists of a gorgeous quaint 13 roomed hotel, very popular for weddings, a bar and restaurant overlooking the sea (from a lovely vantage point). The recent addition of the jetty, to sit on...More

1  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I loved walking through the ruins, the photo ops are amazing! There is even a spa housed within the ruins, its beautiful scenery.

Thank Candy H
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