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“For the price, it was great” 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 #16 of 31 Hotels in Stone Town
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“For the price, it was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really charming location, beautiful views, and very nicely priced. If I compare to other hotels in this price range this is a great value, and the staff were lovely. We went in the off season though so one of the restaurants was not open so I'm not giving it the full 5 starts.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Guest

Many thanks for such a positive review on your stay with us.
I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and felt that our hotel was value for your money.
However, we are sad to have missed out on the 5 stars due to one of our restaurants being closed temporarily for the low season repair and renovation.
Nevertheless, we would like to thank you for appreciating our staff and posting about us.

We look forward to your next visit.

Thanks and Warm Regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pool is wonderful, staff is sweet and kind. Food was great. Tea - exceptional!
Rooms - stark, cold, and dingy. Walls were less then clean. And, I would be remiss if I did not mention the large rat walking across the grounds in the middle of the afternoon. He appeared well fed. If not for that, the hotel was "okay".

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel and also appreciating our staff.
We hardly get complaints about our hotel not being clean and so the walls not being clean came as a surprise to me. However, I am sorry that you felt that our hotel rooms were cold and dingy, that is not something we like our guests to feel.

Thank you once again and should you want to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Simple comfy accommodation with a big pool - which suited our boys well! We enjoyed watching millions of bats fly in from Prison Island as we had drinks at the friendly bar with great pizza and sunset over the harbours. Loved our walk around the Mtoni Palace ruins - fascinating!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to write about your stay with us.
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We have been receiving good comments about the bats that fly in from Prison Island. I am glad you witnessed it.

We look forward to your next visit.

Many thanks!
Warm Regards
Shahzmah Tim.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Staff very nice friendly/helpful especially chaz. The beach side rooms are ok,worth the off season price. Club rooms look dingy, not worth the money. Bearing in mind im from a caribbean country and comparing them to a sandals type resort. The beach is unremarkable. You have to get a taxi to your the stone town and other attractions, but they are easily accessible. Pay in shilling not us dollars/ say 7000 shilling from stone town main market group price ( not tourist area). I would stay here again. Has wifi, tv wasnt working when I was there.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about your stay with us.
We would also like to thank you for appreciating our efforts and our staff as well.
We very much look forward to your next visit and we hope that we will be able to serve you even better on your next visit.

Many thanks and warm regards
Shahzmah Tim
marketing@zanzibar.cc
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Entebbe, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I spent a couple of days at Mtoni Marine on vacation with my wife and I must say it was such a lovely experience! The place is lush green with a nice ocean front right next to Mtoni Palace Ruins.
My room was very beautiful with a very large Arabian-style bed, furniture and two bathrooms plus a lovely balcony.
I really enjoyed the food at the sports bar and restaurant. The waiters were very polite and all the staff generally made an effort to ensure we were comfortable.
There are mosquitoes but the rooms have nets and the house keeping folk always pass by in the evenings to spray the rooms.
I definitely would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to spend a vacation.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for such a lovely comment on your stay at our hotel.
It has made us very happy to know that you were satisfied with our rooms and our services.
Thank you for appreciating our staffs' efforts, it is much appreciated.
We would also like to thank you for recommending us.
Hoping you would visit us again soon.

Thank you.
Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#5 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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