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Belgium
Reviewed May 2, 2015

Hotel was recommended by my friend in their last visit. When we reached the hotel, we were greeted by very helpful staff and warm welcome by them. The rooms are very modern and well decorated; the attention to detail is very well done and very happy with our stay. The rooftop Restaurant of the hotel is very good and food...

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff for your appreciation. We are really grateful for your valuable comments. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity to host you. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Bharuch, India
Reviewed May 2, 2015

So I must confess I was at the MARU MARU for 3 night but it was a pleasant stay. I've stayed in several hotels in Dar and passed by the MARU MARU on multiple occasions. Really well done decor and apportioned rooms & food & Service also up to the mark so thanks for hotel sales team who advised me...

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation. We are glad the your enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I would like to thank you on behalf of all our staff for your valuable comments. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Cape Town
Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were welcomed at the entrance with nice warm faceloth and a drink which was very impressive. The staff were friendly and teh manager came to greet us. he was friendly and this was very welcoming also. It set the tone for the stay. The usher who came to explain our room to us was not friendly though. He rattled...

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff for recommending our hotel. We really appreciate your valuable comments which would definitely help us to keep improving our service levels. We assure you that we would certainly look into the points you have mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you again in our hotel.

Reviewed April 23, 2015

Its a neat hotel and ideal for a short stay. Rooms are clean and well maintained. The location is good if you want to walk around Stone Town. You can walk down to the waterfront in minutes. The hotel staff were very friendly and professional. The Restaurant on terrace of the hotel is nice and you can view the sea...

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable comments and recommending our hotel. We are very happy that we could make your stay enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you again as our esteemed guest.

Dubai
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

A boutique hotel within StoneTown, nicely finished and convenient for strolls around the town and ideally positioned to explore the island. Professional staff and management make this's great place to stay. Rooftop Bar and restaurant are simply an added bonus

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff at our Hotel. We appreciate your valuable comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked the location. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

New York City, New York
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Spent a weekend during the business trip to Dar es Salaam. Fantastic experience. Hotel is neat, beautiful architecture, smooth design, excellent quality, clean to perfection and everything is functioning. Staff is extremely nice and kind, location perfect for walking and sightseeing. There is no guest request that would not be immediately satisfied with kindness and unparalleled hospitality. Rooftop restaurant very...

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to thank you on behalf of all our staff for your valuable and encouraging comments. I would also like to than you for recommending our hotel. We would be very happy to have you as our esteemed guest once again. We look forward to welcoming you once again in the near future.

Cayman Islands
Reviewed April 20, 2015

" It is cute little place to stay. The food was awsome and the rooms were neat and clean. The service was fine. It is in the middle of the town so everything is within walking distance. I will stay there when I go there again"

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G M, General Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive and valuable comments. We are glad that you liked the location of our hotel. I would again like to than you on behalf of all our staff for recommending our hotel. We look forward to having you as our esteemed guest again.

Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

" Super location, nice hotel " The location is superb and the hotel is nice. We were given a nice welcome with some juice. The room was neat and clean. The food was good and the view from the terrace is wonderful.  It was an enjoyable stay. The service was good and will surely stay at the same place if...

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I would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff for your positive comments. We really appreciate your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and liked our service. We would certainly love to have you back as our esteemed guest. We look forward to getting a chance to serve you again.

Reviewed April 16, 2015

"It is a nice hotel and a good location. We had a good time. The coffee shop is nice and the restaurant at the top is also good. Everything in Stone town is close by so is very convenient. The rooms were also comfortable. "

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Thank you very much for your valuable comments. We are glad that you liked the location and enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We would like to thank you for recommending our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again in the days to come.

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice place in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The room was neat and clean. The Dinner on was awesome with good variety. The service was good though there certainly is some scope for improvement on that aspect. The view from the open restaurant on the Top floor was great.

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Thank you for your valuable comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. We would like to assure you that next time you visit our hotel we will provide you even better service than what you got this time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the days to come.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site of StoneTown, Maru Maru Hotel is just a few steps from the city’s historical wonders, colourful markets and labyrinth of shops. Once a town house famous for its marble floors and tiles, it has now been lovingly restored to offer 44 bright rooms blending classic Zanzibar style with iconic design and modern luxuries. Its roof terrace offers one of the best views in the city with a 360° panorama and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean. The relaxed ambiance at Maru Maru continues long into the night as people come to enjoy a vast variety of Continental, Chinese Indian and Swahili cuisine, view art in Maru Maru’s gallery and enjoy the captivating sound of Tahareb music as it floats into the night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maru Maru Hotel

Address: 397 - 400 Gizenga Street | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $110 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maru Maru Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#10 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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“Easy access, Best roof top view, at the centre of historical stone town, near night barbecue market - forodhani,”
 of 5 bubbles 573shafiim, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for room on 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles Akbar1234, 1 week ago | Read review
“No voile on windows restricts opening esp. next to elevators, corridors, some face new wing under construction just a few feet apart.”
 of 5 bubbles ttheodora70, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“King room is nice”
 of 5 bubbles wakapigawasi, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“Some 3rd floor rooms are below roof top restaurant which causes extra noise quite early in the morning and late in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles , Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
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