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Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins

6 km south of Stone Town | P O Box 2542, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real gem perfectly situated outside the hustle and bustle of Stonetown but still conveniently close ... Staff was extremely helpful and friendly; quality of service and food top notch - overall exceeded my expectations (it is even better than the photos!)

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Wahl353 Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us again and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with the TEAM. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony... More 

Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My time at the hotel was an absolute pleasure! The manager and the team ensured that my stay was optimal. They provide a various of services, such as free shuttle bus to Stonetown, fresh juice upon arrival, pick up and drop off at the airport and they spray your room for mosquitos every night. The hotel staff was very polite... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Camilla S Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with Dolf and rest of the TEAM. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks... More 

Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never before have I been welcomed with a glas of cold juice in the middle of the night. Lovely! The hotel has a friendly staff that is always helpful. The meals are good, the beach is nice with sun Chairs. The room I had was always clean. I also liked the free shuttelbus from the hotel to Stone Town (10... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Trond J Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time from the time you arrived and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with the TEAM. Of course, we will have a room for... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The best service from the entire hotel team from the Manager Dolf Groenewald and his team from this exotic hotel, They made our stay and first visit to Zanzibar as pleasant and enjoyable as they could. Assisted with all necessary arrangements, all we had to do was to ask. If you are/will be visiting Zanzibar, please ensure that you choose... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Jmashele Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM led by Dolf ensured your comfort. I am glad to hear you had a tour of the ruins, great pics! I will share your feedback... More 

Dubai
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Mbweni ruins hotel has everything you would want from a small and friendly resort, from welcoming staff to extremely proficient management to the ideal location to rest, relax and or explore the island. Dolf and his team have turned the place around since my last stay here 2 years ago. I have no hesitation in recommending this resort but... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear DXBexile Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us again and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I am particularly happy that you noticed the way we have turned things around at the hotel since we took over.... More 

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had the pleasure of spending my holiday at Mbweni Ruins & what a wonderful stay it was, from the location being close to town and yet the ocean right on your door step with amazing views to the 5 star service received. The restaurant offers superb food ( Sunday Lunch is absolutely delicious ) The new spa is definitely... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Lisajackson7 Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for choosing our hotel to celebrate your 30th wedding anniversary and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with Dolf and rest of the TEAM. We look forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband & I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary & decided on Zanzibar as our destination. Being Prokard members, Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins was our hotel of choice. What a surprise awaited us!!!! This hotel is absolutely perfect in all ways. It had everything we wanted in this holiday/break/celebration. We asked & got room 11. This is by far the... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Fawzia7745 Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for choosing our hotel to celebrate your 30th wedding anniversary and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with Dolf and rest of the TEAM. We look forward to... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having stayed at most of the Protea Hotels in East Africa, Mbweni Ruins is by far the more exotic location (on par with Amani). Loved the fellow S. African customer service (thanks to Dolf, Marius, and their team). I, my wife and 2 young sons just loved the beach and ocean (tidal) as we couldn't get out of the water... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Luke P Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. Thank you for continuing to patronage our hotels. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with Dolf, Marius and rest of the TEAM.... More 

Baltimore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed at Protea Mbweni Ruins for for two nights over Easter 2015. We absolutely loved our stay. The location of the hotel is ideal, being only 10 minutes by taxi away from Stone Town. We were surprised by how spectacular the beach was given that it is so close to town, white sandy beach with crystal clear water and... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear libaueli Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great and detailed review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with Dolf and rest of the TEAM. We look forward to host you again soon.... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What an amazing stay. We appreciated the friendly service, incredible food, rooms with the best view right on the beach. We especially appreciated the invalueble advice and guidance from Dolf GM and Marius F & B for people relocating to the island. This hotel is rich in history aswell which makes it even more special. Highly recommend

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, responded to this review

Dear Hanlie W Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with Dolf, Marius and rest of the TEAM. We look forward to host you again soon.... More 

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