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Our departure point for Chumbe Coral Island - very pleasant and well appointed

We stayed at Mbweni Ruins which is a fascinating piece of Zanzibar History. The rooms are spacious... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Andy L
RUINS OF INTEREST

The Protea Mbweni Hotel is within the site of this ruins. We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
alfahdi2015
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27 Jan 2018
“Our departure point for Chumbe Coral Island - very pleasant and well appointed”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say, I’ll give it to them their beach is good. However, a company is only as good as its employees and boy are the employees rude, misinformed I was there with a few of my children who were under 16 and they were...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited for sundowners and missed the sunset by just few minutes, so it f you want to see spectacular sunset, go there early as we ve taken friends before. On arrival you have to visit the reception desk and pay Shillings 25K. That goes...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We stayed at Mbweni Ruins which is a fascinating piece of Zanzibar History. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with views over the Indian Ocean. The staff are really helpful and the meals were well prepared. The hotel looked after us really well and...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We came across these ruins as our trip to Chumbe left from this hotel. How lovely to have a wonder round and read the informative notice boards regarding this old school. Worth a visit if you are in the area. The size of the palace...More

Thank Caz C
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.

1  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
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