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Maru Maru Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   397-400 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
Nassau, New Providence Island
1 review
“one must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Its a place must visit as its well located with nice rooms and well planned. If you visit zanzibar its a better bargain for your budget. Lively and welcoming staff willing to help and the family lounge is of help for the little one

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was here in december, 2012 with my family from Nigeria, Lagos..............every moment was splendid, from the services, facility. Two personnel wowed our stay, especially one short lady waitress who was amicably helpful and one manager Philip who was always up and down to ensure our comfort was perfect!!! I personally i loved the antique baths!!

Room Tip: ask the Duty Manager for specs and paraplegic facilities he is 24hrs
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Qandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Maru Maru Hotel the place to take a vacation. Located at the heart of Old town is suitable for all kind of travellers; leisure or business. Maru maru hotel is a walking distance from the sea and inviting beaches. The menu's are very flexible accomodating evry type of diet. The staff exonorate the highest level of hospitality so inviting creating that home environment feeling wanted and valued. Room rates are pocket friendly allowing one to come along with friends and family.

The uniqueness of this coastal stone hotel is the fact that the architectual designers of the hotel manage to coin an elevator within the hotel; making the only hotel with elevator in the area. When u come out of the ferry terminal u can as well walk to the hotel some 5five minutes probably.

Other neighbourhood structures make this hotel ideal to ALL. Among other recognized structures include Old Fort, he House of Wonders, The Sultan's Palace, Forodhani just to mention but a few. If there is a place I have been for holiday and I will go back again sooner then that will be Maru Maru. If you were reading this then I will recommend you start making your reservations early...Aksante Mara Mara Hotel family- see you soon-again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kabul, Afghanistan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Hotel room is good with friendly staff hotels location is good,i will with no doubt or second thought visit and stay in this hotel again and again.I will for sure recommend this hotel to my friends who will be visiting sometimes in Dec 2013.Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel is located at the centre of the stonetown. This was ideal for me cause i was on a work trip carrying out job on some inspection jobs on a ship at the anchorage. After working hard the whole day would go back to Maru Maru and have a good rest. the hotel is so clean and well decorated. The price is quite good. Was there for a few days and i enjoyed my stay very much!!

Room Tip: On higher floor you can have a bird view of the stone town
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

hotel is nice rooms nice and clean. menu same every day best to go eat near by a few restaurants Silk Route two mins away good food very resnabley priced.lots of shops around all walking distance dont have to take cab any were airport get a cab locally its a lot cheper than hotel transport.

Room Tip: its a small hotel so all rooms are same
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Friendly accommodating staff, we came in late from a flight and the chef kept the kitchen open to accommodate us.The room was cool, ac welcome, clean , charming, with high ceilings. Great location for a good price.

Stayed February 2013
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Address: 397-400 Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maru Maru Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maru maru set in the heart of stone town, ... more   less 
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Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town

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