My name is Culture Hamada and I’m from Zanzibar, I went with my girlfriend to Maru Maru, we were inside the hotel when I was violently attacked by a person, the manager of the place, because I was barefoot. Without saying “sorry” or “ please” he come to me shouting aloud: GO OUT FROM HERE, WITHOUT SCHOES YOU CANNOT STAY HERE, GO AWAY! Me and my girlfriend try to say “don’t shout to us , we hare customers, you can’t treat us like this, be nice!” the manager reply with violence: “YOU HAVE TO GO OUT NOW FROM THIS PLACE OR I CALL POLICE! WE DON’T SELL NOTHING FOR YOU!GO OUT! SECURITY! SECURITY!” We didn’t have any chance to reply because he was shouting and shouting me, we were shocked by his behaviour, he treated me like a criminal, the security come to me and with his hand in my back pushed me to go out. We left the place feeling really disappointed for his bad way to invite me to go out. They have proven to be racist without any respect for the people of Zanzibar. The Zanzibarians like to walk barefoot and if we can’t go in a place for this reason at least tell us with kindness at the main entrance. Black, Barefoot, Rasta, WE are persons, don’t treat us like animals.
God bless you
- 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