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“Consistently good hotel close to Stonetown”
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Mtoni Marine Hotel
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Have stayed in this hotel on several occasions over the years and always appreciate small additions and improvements such as the Spa. Great location for combining beach with Stonetown visits, excellent pool, great breakfast and dinner. Club Rooms are good size with large bathrooms and comfy beds. Great value. Reception staff are wonderful as ever. Sports Bar is a cheaper alternative to the main restaurant but service is variable as is the food. Best stick to pizza and burgers there. The Mtoni Palace concert evening is magical but has suddenly become incredibly expensive.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Annie O
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review on your stay at our hotel. We are always happy to hear from our regular customers and considering the fact that you have consistently found our hotel good gives us a great feeling. We also would like to thank you for noticing the improvements and changes we have made; it shows how well you know our hotel which is simply amazing.

We are however, sorry to learn that you found the concert and dinner expensive. Our Tour, concert and dinner is a conservation project and we are trying our best to complete our mission of conserving the palace. Nevertheless, we hope that we will be able to cater to your needs in the best possible way.

Thank you and we hope you visit us again soon!

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We (= a family of two adults and two children below 5) stayed in this hotel after having stayed in the center of Stone Town for two days. This was so much more relaxed for visiting town. Our kids were free to run around in the garden, swim in the pool, etc. after a morning in town. We spent the morning in Stone Town and came back to enjoy the afternoon at the hotel. We stayed in a family apartment, which was very spacious and well-equipped. The only downside is that the service in the Sports Bar is slow. Food is good and staff are very friendly! The presence of the Mrembo Spa on the premises is an absolute bonus. Their massages are great.

Room Tip: If you take a dalla-dalla (local taxi bus) on the main road you'll spend less than 2000 Tsh (1,3...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment on our hotel. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your kids had ample space to play and have fun. We are a family oriented hotel and it gives us a very satisfying feeling to know that during your stay, your children felt comfortable to play around and enjoy their time at our place. However, we are sorry to know that you experienced slow service at our sports bar and we hope that the next time you visit us, you shall be served in the best way possible.

Thank you!

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

A welcoming hotel with a good standard of service and facilities. It is relatively small and enables guests to feel they are receiving personal service. The service and food in the restaurant were good at breakfast and dinner. Dinner on the beach is very relaxing and is accompanied by traditional music and a campfire. I was less partial to the sports bar but it seems to be popular with sports fans and those looking for a more informal setting. The do make very good pizzas, which can also be served at the poolside.
There is a very good pool - views out to sea. a good size. lots of sunbeds and the opportunities to sit in the sun or shade. It is open from dawn to sunset.
The rooms are all of a good size and well equipped but the upper floor palm court rooms are particularly comfortable (although larger sized TVs would be appreciated in these larger rooms).
We particularly enjoyed the concert and meal at the Mtoni Palace. The tour, food and music were all very good and it was great to know that we wee helping to preserve this important historical site.
Khadija was very helpful enabling us to sort out onward travel, excursions and accommodation issues.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Debbie R
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are so delighted to read your comment regarding our premises; Mtoni Marine & Mtoni Palace Ruins. It makes us truly happy to know your expectations were met and you were comfortable. The Mtoni Palace has always been amazing and we are glad you got the chance to experience a great evening at the palace.

Thank you for your suggestion regarding the TVs in our palm court rooms. We will work on it and we hope that the next time you pay us a visit, we shall have worked on your polite suggestion.

Looking forward to having you with us soon!

Thank you.

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We went as guests to swim at the beach only all facilities were provided yet we were not residents staff friendly and even offered to take care of belongings also the beach is open to the local public which is a good thing next time I shall reside there

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the comment regarding your day at the beach. We are pleased to know that you were taken care of and that your belongings were also looked after. It gives us great happiness to know that our staff efforts in ensuring our guests are satisfied are being recognized.

We truly look forward to be able to serve you soon. Thank you! Karibu sana,

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Shahzmah Tim
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is the hotel i stayed in Zanzibar for 2 nights and I have no complains.

Great rooms, value for money, amazing swimming pool and to top it all off an awesome restaurant. It is very close to the town but still far enough to give you that sense of privacy.

The only thing I didn't enjoy was the hotel's beach at the particular time I was there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ashilr
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for writing a review on Mtoni Marine. It is truly a great feeling to know that we meet our guests' expectations. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit us again soon.

Thank you again!

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Excellent...

A very good hotel to stay, wanted to stay more days... dint have enuf holiday,
Any next long holiday vl surely visit

Very good rooms n services excellent pool side...
Perfect timing arrangements in hotel.. good vehicle service...

Really enjoy the stay... guys dnt miss must visit once n experiance

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your post about your stay at our hotel. We are very happy to know that you had a good time here. It is unfortunate that your holiday was short and that you could not stay as long as you would have liked to, but we hope we will be able to serve you again when you visit Zanzibar next time. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to see our guests re-visiting us over and over.

Thank you, we look forward to having you again!

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Best swimming pool in stone town.. Food is amazing. Rooms are awesome!! fully air conditioned, TV available and most of all, clean.... just 1 small problem, it is 5 minutes drive away from the heart of stone town... you need a cab to get to stone town which will charge you about $5-$10 depending on your negotiations.... however, no complaints!!! i work in a tours company and i always suggest this hotel to my passengers (if location is not a big issue for them) i have personally stayed twice in this hotel and i would go there again.

Room Tip: Go for the Palm Rooms.... more spacious
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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MtoniM, Marketing Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Dear Guest,

We truly appreciate you taking your time to write a review on your stay with us at Mtoni Marine. We are very delighted to know that you find our place so amazing and we noticed that you also described our hotel quite broadly. Thank you and we are pleased to know that we met your expectations.

We would also like to thank you for recommending our hotel to your passengers; considering the fact that you work in a tours company is not only an added advantage but also gives us the feeling of sailing on the same boat with you and we are confident your recommendation would make a difference.

Thank you again.

Best Regards
Shahzmah Tim.

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Address: Malawi Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
Hotel Class:3 star — Mtoni Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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,Spa,The neighboring Mtoni Palace where Princess Salme was born and the perfect setting for Zanzibar weddings! ... more   less 
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Mtoni Marine Stone Town
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