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    Maru Maru Hotel

    397 - 400 Gizenga Street | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (230)
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    • Very good34%
    • Average7%
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    • Terrible4%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    4 Star Hotel
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    All reviews rooftop bar and restaurant bill clinton indian food modern amenities roof top terrace watching the sunset air conditioning lovely hotel excellent location traditional style forodhani park stone town zanzibar nice stay fort heart wonders sundowners
    Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

    I've stayed for one night during a business trip. Overall good hotel - clean, hot water, aircon, reasonable breakfast and free internet. One big disadvantage for business travelers is the loud live music from the restaurant that last through most of the evening making it...More

    Reviewed 8 February 2016

    The rooftop bar is fantastically decorated and you get warm and GENUINE welcome from the staff. The manager is incredibly nice (i had a "random" drink with him) and friendly. The place has a great energy and atmosphere, i do highly recommend it to anyone...More

    Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

    We only stayed here 1 night(wished it was more) Due to an incident were I was robbed as I slept at a nearby hotel we moved to here.. Cannot fault the place. Clean,airy,great food and everyone is very friendly and I felt safe which was...More

    Reviewed 20 January 2016

    Maru Maru have a nice terrace restaurant, I am very regular there because of the good Indian food and a excellent service whenever we go food & beverage manager always welcome us with smile. In short very well organized restaurant.

    Response from G M, Front Office Manager at Maru Maru Hotel

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your good feedback. At Maru Maru Hotel we always strive to ensure that all our guests leave the place with good memories. We hope that you will continue to enjoy our service in the future. Management.

    Reviewed 2 December 2015

    One may be discouraged by the location, which is along the second row of the beach front (popularly known as Forodhani) and right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the famous Stone Town. It is however a very well maintained and extremely...More

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    Response from G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel

    I would like to thank you on behalf of all our staff for your valuable comments. We are glad that you liked the hotel and our service. We look forward to welcoming you again to our hotel.

    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Breakfast included
    Traveller (230)
    Dining (39)
    Room & Suite (33)
    Pool & Beach (2)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Marlene D
    How far is the beach?
    2 February 2017|
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    Response from Maru Maru H | Property representative |
    Dear Marlene, Thank you for your question. The beach is just 2 minutes walk from the Hotel. But we are located in Stone town.
    How does someone who is elderly and cannot walk easily upstairs get to the rooftop restaurant?
    19 December 2016|
    Response from Maru Maru H | Property representative |
    We do have an elevator to the 3rd floor and a new one coming up that will reach the 4th floor where the Terrace is at.
    Are hair dryers available?
    8 December 2016|
    Response from Maru Maru H | Property representative |
    Yes, available on request.
    Room Tips
    "Easy access, Best roof top view, at the centre of historical stone town, near night barbecue market..."
    Shafii M, 8 days agoRead review
    "Ask for room on 3rd floor"
    Akbar1234, 14 days agoRead review
    "No voile on windows restricts opening esp. next to elevators, corridors, some face new wing under..."
    ttheodora70, 1 month agoRead review
    "King room is nice"
    wakapigawasi, 2 months agoRead review
    "Some 3rd floor rooms are below roof top restaurant which causes extra noise quite early in the morning and..."
    Panu M, 3 months agoRead review
    "There is a school close by, if you are not an early riser, I would request a room on the other side of the..."
    Marcel D, 4 months agoRead review
    "The rooms with balconies are large and comfy"
    nyalots, 5 months agoRead review
    "The building construction makes every noise above you audible. Get a top floor, or just bring ear plugs :)."
    1mountain, 5 months agoRead review
    "South side- street room is on the shady side in the afternoon - you can do without con running if you choose..."
    taipo06, 5 months agoRead review
    "Rooms on the second floor and above would be quieter."
    jacquifallon, 6 months agoRead review
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