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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 #13 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Pondicherry, India
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights during Eid Holidays. Mr Marias, the Manager, is so committed and sincere to the guests' having a good and enjoyable stay and so are all his staff..Farida, Izabela, Sophie and Noor to name a few. The place is quiet and serene and ideal for chilling. The rooms are closer to being part of the ruins and... More 

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

Dear Suresh1212 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 the TEAM and Marius. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish... More 

Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed staying at this hotel. The staff is amazing(!), the rooms are nice, the food is good and the breakfast was okay. The pool could be nicer, it needs some "love". I traveled alone and the hotel staff made me feel welcome and not alone every day. I really recommend this hotel and I know for sure that... More 

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

Dear iPollyL 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 the TEAM. We are planning for a complete refurbishment of the hotel including the pool, apologies... More 

London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and grounds are the best thing about the Ruins but even they are now looking unloved. The first thing that geets you on arrival at the hotel is a sign telling you that they don't take responsibility for anything and that rings all too true. Pool was dirty so no-one used it. The shower was horrible with a... More 

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

Dear homeopathtohealth Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. I am extremely sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. I promise you that your feedback is taken very seriously and we will work on all these issues with our TEAM. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused.... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our time in the Mbweni Ruins hotel! Friendly and helpful staff, clean and spacious rooms, delicious food in the restaurant and an overall relaxing vibe. The beautiful gardens and ruins make you feel that your exploring your own piece of paradise. It is great to find a quiet spot just outside the big crowds of Stonetown.

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Dear wouter v 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 the TEAM. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Once again the staff made us feel so welcome here. Moritz the manager really makes this place. He knows so many people by name and welcomes children and all to make sure everybody has a lovely time. We had gorgeous tuna and veg gazing out over the beautiful sea. So lucky to have this place on our doorstep. Thanks guys!

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

Dear Gwynnmorgan Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for visiting 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 Marius and the TEAM. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a most pleasant stay at Protea Hotels Mbweni Ruins – Zanzibar. The food was excellent, so was the room. The staff were very service minded and helpful and it was greeting us with nice comments and a smile wherever we went on the premises. The room was clean and nice and well equipped. Breakfast buffet was perfect and... More 

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

Dear BjoergAndreassen 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 

Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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 May 4, 2015

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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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 April 28, 2015

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 

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