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Mbweni Ruins

6 km from Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Zanzibar
Type: Ancient Ruins
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2013
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The location of Mbweni ruins hotel is excellent. We loved the garden and its quietness. This place offer historic feelings of the slavery century and the effort to educate the freed slaves done during 19th ciecle. We enjoyed the seafood that were served at their jetty and of course du cafee was strong and nice

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Mbweni Ruins Hotel and staff are good. A nice location, wide variety on the menu and a pleasant but rather small beach. The gardens have been planted with vegetation from around the world. The ruins themselves are in better shape than many of the numerous sites from around the island. Close to town and easy to access.

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Zanzibar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Do you want something different far from your home? relieving from stress and depression? Mbweni Ruins is among of the best place environmentally preserved, sorrounded by botanical gardens, old buildings (ruins), and ocean. I feel so relaxed when visiting Mbweni ruins

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had the best the best food here during our 3 day stay near Stone Town.Recommendation is the grilled lobster.Go for it.

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Mbweni Ruins are the remains of a 19th century residential school. We had to kill some time after our return from Chumbe Island before we went to the airport, so we had fun poking around the ruins. We also had a decent lunch at the restaurant next door.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Really enjoyed the quiet pace at Mweni Ruins, yet close enough to Stonetown to go for dinner or an outting. Had a lovely dhow trip arranged by the hotel, would have only been improved by some wine and snacks on the dhow- bring your own, if you go out.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Atmospheric ruins in a beautiful garden setting. Well worth an afternoon wandering through the ruins and garden, then down to the beach or the hotel deck restaurant that is located next door.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you are looking for yoga classes - this is the place to go. Jo is a very friendly person who gave me a ride from Stone Town to the ruins where classes are held. The setting is stunning and the atmosphere amongst the class is really laid back! Highly recommend the experience.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Took yoga classes there a couple times with Jo. Beautiful surroundings. Great place to get out of town and grab a beer

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