The hotel is centrally located , very convenient for exploring the various sights of Stone Town. We were welcomed with a refreshing drink of the Bongo juice and then shown to our rooms. The rooms are all set around a courtyard giving a traditional touch to the hotel. The first room we were shown was much smaller than what we had seen on the website but when I mentioned this, we were immediately put into a larger beautifully fragranced room with a four poster bed and a spacious bathroom. We were also shown the famous waterfall bath room. We were out for most of the day but when we returned, the fragrance in our room had worn off to give a hint of sewage like smell. We immediately reported this to the reception but the hotel was full and they could not get us 2 rooms next to each other ( travelling with 2 children). Since we were only there for a night, we decided to put up with it. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were helpful. The roof terrace is lovely with wonderful views. We were also impressed by the breakfast which although not vast, was delicious, and we got to sample the local spiced coffee, bread fruit, cassava and other exotic fruits. Overall a good clean hotel ideally located to explore Stone Town.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town