Situated a five minute drive from the centre, Maruhubi Beach Villas is a peaceful place to relax between visits to the fascinating and picturesque Stone Town. half a minute's walk to the beautiful sand beach opening up to the Zanzibar Channel with a lovely view of, amongst others, Changu and Grave Island.
The small and pleasant villas at Maruhubi all come with seperate entrances, air conditioning, spacious and lovely beds with mosquito nets, a small veranda and easy access to a small, but delightful swimming pool and the roofed - but not walled - restaurant with a sea view. And all guests have access to an excellent free wi-fi.
Sitting by the pool side or in the restaurant watching the sun set, is one of the high lights of my vsit to Zanzibar. As was the evening stroll along the beach, striking up friendly converastions with the locals.
The food served at Maruhubi is good, though not exactly top cuisine. What's more important, in my eyes, is the friendly and fast service and laid back atmosphere of the place and staff.
After hectic Dar Es Salaam and the slightly chaotic port of Stone Town, arriving at Maruhubi was pure pleasure - even though the first person I met told me that the place was full and didn't know of my reservation. This was quickly sorted out, though, and the rest of my stay was mostly hassle free.
The only little hitch of my visit was the cost of outings arranged by the staff of Maruhubi Beach Villas. The price first agreed upon was never correct. Though not extremely costly, the final price always seemed to be at least 50% higher than what we first had agreed upon. This is the only reason for me not giving the place a full score.
Would I revisit Maruhubi Beach Villas? Definitely. But I would organize my own outings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maruhubi Beach Villas is situated on the seafront, five minutes north of Stone Town, between the Maruhubi Palace Grounds and the tropical gardens of Mtoni Marine Centre. Maruhubi is ideally located for exploring Stone Town, whilst having the peace and beauty of a beach location.The six stone-built villas have large verandas, which overlook Mtoni beach, all with excellent sea views. Each villa has two air-conditioned double bedrooms with en suite shower, toilet and basin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maruhubi Beach Villas Zanzibar Island/Stone Town