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Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 km south of Stone Town | P O Box 2542, Stone Town, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Liz M Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent 4 weeks in Kenya volunteering what a delight and joy it was to spend a hard earned week of relaxation at Protea. From our arrival the staff couldn't have been more helpful, the meals were great and the relaxing atmosphere lolling on the beach was just what we needed.Having the added bonus to food and drinks while sitting... More

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

Dear Liz M 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 them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group... More

Mwanza Region, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was really a well spent time away... perfect beach and staff, food really good, from the moment you walked into the room and see the detail to make you feel welcome, to the flowers on the bed for colour, clean hotel and own secluded beach for yourself. Truly a place that I will recommend to anyone that would like... More

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

Dear GUEST 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 them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. The rooms were adequate and there was a wonderful balcony with sea view. The restaurant has amazing views over the ocean and you have the beach largely to yourself. Perfect place to relax but is close enough to Stone Town should you want to go on boat trips.

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

Dear JessAfrica 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 them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 7 that visited Zanzibar for 4 days and stayed at this Protea Hotel. The hotel was clean, the showers had lot's of water (hot and cold) and the restaurant offered good meals. The hotel is located near the airport and near Stone Town, which is also nice. The staff are very friendly and taxis and... More

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

Dear HeikoWeid 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 and your friends had a fantastic time and the TEAM ensured your comfort. I will share your feedback with them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish... More

Muscat
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is set in fantastic grounds with the gardens, the ruins and the beach. The rooms are are just enough for 2 Adults.The staff are very friendly and will do all their best for you. The Location is breathtaking and the views over the ocean can not be beaten. Fantastic Sunsets and a good deck to relax and Swim.... More

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

Dear GUEST 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 them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stayed at this Protea hotel for a few days after a work trip in Kampala. My room was clean and very nice, and the beach was wonderful. Every morning I had the beach to myself for hours! I took advantage of the kayaks (fun) and also took the free shuttle to Stone Town twice (also really fun). I didn't... More

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

Dear Elizebeth T Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. I am really glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. I have noted your comment about the food, we have a new F&B TEAM who are working on the menus and other aspects of the department. I am... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This hotel is great! admittedly a lot of the people who stay here are just going to chumbe island, as my girlfriend and myself did, but i would have definitely extended my stay here if I had the time. It is an average location in terms of there is not much to do there, but a good location as it... More

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

Dear Alex R 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 them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group... More

Centurion, South Africa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There was really nothing I could say that was good about the hotel and my stay. The food is really not great, the rooms needs attention. The bathroom is out dated. Reception's admin is a mess. I stayed only a few days during a business trip in DAR. Yes, the beach is nice and the sunset is good, and a... More

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

Dear Lynn0416 Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. We took the property over an year back and quite a lot has been done in terms of upgrading the facilities & services. But i note from your review that we did not manage to satisfy your needs as a traveler and I... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This hotel is set in fantastic grounds with the gardens, the ruins and the beach. The rooms are on the small side but they are clean and well equipped. The staff are friendly and cannot do enough for you, the restaurant is good and the views over the ocean can not be beaten. A great place to relax.

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

Dear GUEST 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 them. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General... More

Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Plus Points: rooms are clean, the beach is very nice and the compound is well kept. AC works very well. Minus points: triple rooms are small for three adults with just a little shelf for clothes. Rooms have little light. Food at the restaurant is decent but service is rather poor. Specifically, waiters are overanxious to take plates away even... More

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

Dear GUEST Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this candid review. Thank you for both the positives and the negatives you pointed out. We will be renovating our existing facilities and expand the hotel starting Jan 2015. All the facilities related issues will be addressed then. We will however... More

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Address: 6 km south of Stone Town | P O Box 2542, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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