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“Great Family Resort” 4 of 5 stars
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Mtoni Marine
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mtoni Street 992, Stone Town, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Stone Town
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great Family Resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have just got back from a week in Zanzibar. We started our week with 3 days at Mtoni. We chose it because of it's proximity to Stowntown, but also because it had a beach. We went with our 2 year old and it was a really great family place. A playground, toddler swimming pool and family menu at the bar. We stayed in the family apartment which was perfect for our needs. Spacious rooms, both with en suit, a lounge and a little kitchenette. The pool was gorgeous and it was wonderful to be able to sit out overlooking the sunset.

The staff at Mtoni were so helpful and we had a really brilliant time. Thank you!

Room Tip: The rooms further away from the sports bar are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting a review on your stay with us at Mtoni.
It has been a pleasure having you here with us and we would like to thank you for coming. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to your next visit.

Thanks & Warm Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I would highly recommend Mtoni Marine for longer stays, and for family travel. It doesn't lack for any comforts - but don't expect any bells and whistles. This is great for families, the corporate traveler, and for longer stays. It is quiet - which you will not get in stonetown- the food is local soul food, there is a fun, all natural spice and herb-based spa on the grounds, the pool is large and overlooks the ocean.

The style is a bit passe - but it is clean and the property is well maintained.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comment on your hotel.
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you could describe our hotel in terms of our target audience.
It is a great feeling to know that within your short stay with us, you managed to study our hotel quite a bit.
We look forward to your next stay.

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was in Zanzibar for work, and had the pleasure of staying at the Mtoni Marine, the staff are amazing, the rooms are very comfortable and spacious... The food is pretty good too!!

It's definitely a place i would go back to for work or pleasure!! Very easy to forget the "Work" and vacation more, but isn't that what Zanzibar is all about!!

Room Tip: The beach side rooms are more ideal since there is less noise on that end...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time to post a review about our hotel.
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Nothing gives us more happiness than to know that our guests are satisfied.
We look forward to your next visit!

Thank you
Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I have been round the world and stayed in many resorts but this has got to be one of the best places we have stayed. The staff are friendly, especially the Marketing Manager Shazma, who went out of her way to make sure that the guests were taken care of, especially the children. High levels of Customer Service and the rooms are excellent. Highly recommend the Mtoni Ruins Concert and Dinner. The resort is so convenient for Stone Town and Forodhani Park. The Swimming Pool is the cleanest I have seen in these parts of the world and a fantastic location to experience the Sunset and Sunrise, sitting by the pool. A very memorable experience and will definitely go again and again and again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to post a review about your stay with us. We are truly very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us during your visit to Zanzibar. On behalf of the team of Mtoni Marine, I would like to thank you for appreciating our efforts and our services. It is always a pleasure and a great feeling to know our guests are satisfied and happy.

Once again, we say thank you & karibu sana.

We very much look forward to your next visit at Mtoni.

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Avoid the bustle of Stonetown, yet remain only a short taxi ride away. Great security! AC works. Professional staff. Next door to Mtoni Palace ruins. Don't miss out on Mtoni night gala affair. Swimming pool excellent. Get a boat ride to prisoner's island and go snorkeling.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting a review on your stay at our hotel.
We are happy that you had a good time here.

We would also like to thank you for recommending an evening at the Mtoni Palace Ruins for the famous concert and dinner program that we have.

We look forward to serving you again soon!

Thank you!

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

On arrival at the hotel, it had all the makings of a disaster as I was told that my reservation for a Palm Court room made via Bookings.com had not gone through and I could either have a club room or look for another hotel. I really wanted a room with a verandah and sea view, so looked at a few other hotels but decided to stay at Mtoni Marine as I was offered a family room (basically a 3 bedroomed villa) and a free concert and dinner at the Mtoni Palace ruins. The reservations manager really tried his best, and later came to the swimming pool to say that they had a cancellation and I had my Palm Court room! The room was delightful, clean, spacious and everything worked.
The swimming pool was clean, good bar meals were served there and the free wifi worked well.
The evening concert and meal at the Mtoni Palace ruins was delightful with a wonderful atmosphere.
On the second day, I opted for the sunset dhow cruise which was good value and the crew were helpful and friendly.
Overall a delightful stay at a delightful, well-run hotel with friendly, helpful staff. I hope to visit again

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comment.
I would like to first apologize to you regarding the misunderstanding with the booking you had made. We are sorry that you had to step out and go look for another alternative. But I am glad that it got sorted and that you finally got what you had booked for.

We are however, very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you also enjoyed your evening at the Mtoni Palace Ruins for our famous concert and dinner program.
Once again, thank you so much for appreciating our staff and hotel in general.

We look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Absolutely wonderful place! Staff was friendly and welcoming.

Wonderful accommodation was splendid and area was good although it raining.

Restaurant food was great as well. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful time....

Room Tip: Go in summer not rain season. even though it is still wonderful.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for appreciating our staff and the food too!

We are already looking forward to having you with us again soon.

Karibu sana!

Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Address: Mtoni Street 992, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#7 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mtoni Marine 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mtoni Marine is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, 10 minutes north of Stone Town and neighboring the legendary Mtoni Palace. This laid back and family friendly hotel is the ideal location from which to explore Stone Town and the rest of the island, while providing a peaceful retreat from it all. The hotel offers great facilities including a newly built infinity pool, a variety of restaurants and entertainment, The traditional Mrembo spa, the neighboring Mtoni Palace where Princess Salme was born and the perfect setting for Zanzibar weddings! ... more   less 
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Mtoni Marine Stone Town
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