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Maru Maru Hotel
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The hotel stands out from the rest. Beautiful facilities reconciling antique architecture with modern facilities. From the service at the reception (where you are welcomed with timely cold fresh towel and passion fruit juice) to the largest rooftop bar and lounge in Stone Town, Maru Maru gets five stars for service, value, sleep quality and cleanliness. Management and staff are exceptional too. The rooms are spacious, clean and safe. Ask for a room with a window facing the street or the inner patio -not facing a concrete wall The restaurant in the rooftop could see some improvement, breakfast was rather run-of-the-mill and our black-peppered tuna once came with no trace of pepper and overcooked tuna-can style. Still, the rooftop terrace bar and lounge makes for a wonderful place to retreat and marvel at this unique city.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Dear Sir/Mam ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Maru maru hotel is at the heart of stone town and is in a beautiful historical environment. If ever anyone wants to getaway for a moment from the hustle and bustle of the city, i would recomend maru maru. The ocean is near, the customer service is fantastic, the rooms are beautiful.. I will definately go back to maru maru soon. :-)

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Dear Sir/Mam ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed in maru maru twice in march and I found it to be an excellent choice. Its centrally located in the centre of shopping district but also very close to seafront and all main attractions. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My flight was cancelled twice and they moved my booking for me both times without any problems.
The rooms are big, clean and super fresh. The internet access is in public areas but sometimes works in rooms, I think it depends on where in the hotel your room is.
Food is excellent especially the Indian menu.
I was going to stay in another hotel on my second time in stone town but I couldn't resist going back to maru maru because I knew how comfortable and problem free the visit would be.
If you're going to stonetown stay here!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Dear Sir/Mam ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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Reviewed March 28, 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

Room Tip: Corner rooms
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Zojone
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Dear Sir/Mam ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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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
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank director059
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Maru Maru H, Manager at Maru Maru Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Dear Sir/Mam ,

Greetings from Hotel Maru Maru!

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Maru Maru. Your feedback is valuable to us and we ensure that we offer best of our services and hospitality to all our guests.

At Hotel Maru Maru we ensure our guests leave the hotel with memories and stories to rejoice with. We hope to see you back soon.

For any assistance please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Yours Thankfully
Ashwin Krishnamoorthi
Sales and Marketing Manager
marketing@marumaruzanzibar.com

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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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