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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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Ranked #19 of 31 Hotels in Stone Town
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one week in Protea Mbweni Ruins Hotel. I read all the reviews and they helped me to set my expectations right. I found what I expected. People say that it is not the Protea standard, I can not judge this as I had no Protea experience before. They recently took the management (or bought) this hotel and they... More 

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

Dear aybike Jambo from Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. We are committed to begin our renovations in Jan 2015 which will ensure that the facilities are in par with the rest of the properties in our group portfolio before mid year. As you rightly said, it is... More 

Edinburgh
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay here, and staff went well byond the basics in looking after us. Arrived shattered after a much delayed flight, and without bags. Although it was 11pm and well after closing hours in the restaurant, there was no hesitation in providing a meal. The next morning arrangements were being made to take us to the local market... 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 

Arlington, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel while heading to Nairobi after spending a few days in ras ngunwi. We just needed a hotel close to stone town and airport. The hotel needs a major facelift. I suspect this will happen with Marriott taking over. The hotel is very old. Outdated. Terrible shower. Rusty. Moldy. While the grounds well kept-- we ate... More 

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

Dear GUEST Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. I sincerely appreciate your constructive feedback and promise to work on all points. We took the property last year and have done soft refurbishment. Starting from Jan/Feb, the entire existing facility will be completely renovated and we will commence with the expansion in... More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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 September 28, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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 September 25, 2014

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 September 20, 2014

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 

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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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Also Known As:
Hotel Mbweni Ruins
Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar/Stone Town
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#6 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
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