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397 - 400 Gizenga Street, Shangani Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 13/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 13/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#16 of 37 hotels in Stone Town
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Set in the heart of UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Town, Maru Maru (Boutique) Hotel provides the ultimate haven amongst Stone Town’s labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets, mosques, and famed Zanzibari doors, featuring magnificent ornate wooden carvings. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 51 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar culture, iconic design and modern luxuries – 17 King Room, 23 Queen Room, 10 Twin Rooms and 1 Family Room, 1 Interconnecting/En-suite Room (On Request). Its rooftop Terrace Restaurant, Swimming Pool & Bar with Live Music offers a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and Stone Town. 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. Outdoor Badminton Court & Fitness Center - A perfect place for a quick workout. Hotel also has 2 Conference halls and 1 Board room
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop pool
Coffee shop
Badminton
Boating
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Diving
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Arabic, German and 4 more
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gepregara wrote a review May 2021
Davao City, Philippines1 contribution
The room cleaner is very honest and hardworking especially on those assigned at 3rd floor. Also the restaurant chef is very flexible, they cook whatever your request even if not in the menu. The best.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greeting from Maru Maru Hotel! Thank you for staying with Maru Maru Hotel and your valuable wonderful review about room, chef and recommendation. We always try to fill guest requirements. I will share your valuable feedback to entire team including chef. Look forward to welcome you again. Thank you
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Vanni Marotta wrote a review Jan 2021
Montespertoli, Italy8 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
Fantastic and Friendly Staff ! Clean Hotel and Clean Rooms ! Excellent downtown location. Good Food and Nice Roof top Swimming pool. Everybody of the staff of the hotel is very inclined to help the Hotel Guest Enjoy their stay. Very Close to the Beach ...that can be reached in less than 5 minutes. Lovely!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 16 Jan 2021
Dear Vanni, Greeting from Maru Maru Hotel!! Thank you for taking your valuable time & reaching out to write your wonderful review of about staff, room food and location. Your general appreciation of the efforts of our team is very encouraging . I will share your kind appreciation with the team, as it is feedback such as yours, that motivates us to achieve higher standards of service. We look forward to see you this week. Thank you
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Mikeonbusiness2021 wrote a review May 2021
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Excellent service and friendly staff. Were flexible with dates as business meetings required a change of dates. Nice sized rooms and very clean. Roof top bar and restaurant is always wonderful at sunset. Good central location to stay when on business. wifi was reasonable.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mike, Greeting from Maru Maru Hotel! Thank you for your valuable wonderful review about staff, location, rooms, roof top bar and restaurant and recommendation. We always try keep higher standard as per our guest requirement. Hopefully see you again whenever you will be in town. Thank you
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Herman W wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa70 contributions13 helpful votes
What a fantastic setup and with such friendly and welcoming service. This is a great location to explore StoneTown and go to the beach. The pool on the roof is brilliant and a perfect end to the day with sundowners. The food was excellent and with great portions and always very tasty. The manager was excellent and no issue was too big for him to resolve. He was really helpful with anything and everything. The room is very comfortable and has everything. A perfect spot!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Herman, Greeting from Maru Maru Hotel. Thank you for staying with Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar. and thank you for taking your valuable time & reaching out to write your wonderful review about location, Rooftop Swimming poo, food, manager and recommending us . I will share your kind appreciation with the team , that motivates us to achieve higher standards of service. We look forward to have many more moments like these at Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar as it an honor for us to be of service to you, always.
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Justa Lujwangana wrote a review Apr 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania5 contributions
I'm a tour operator and work with Maru Maru for many years now. I really appreciate the service they give to me and the guests. Love the staff and management is easy to work with. Highly recommended to stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 24 Apr 2021
Dear Partner, Greeting from Maru Maru Hotel!! Thank you for staying with Maru Maru Hotel and thank you for your valuable review and recommendation. Look forward to see you again and long good business relationship. Thank you
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PRICE RANGE
US$95 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maru Maru Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Maru Maru Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.05 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.4 km), and The Coins Shop (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maru Maru Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Maru Maru Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Maru Maru Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, breakfast, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Maru Maru Hotel?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maru Maru Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and Tea House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maru Maru Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a rooftop pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maru Maru Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Hindi, Arabic, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Maru Maru Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.3 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.09 km).
Is Maru Maru Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.