Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400  show map
 4 stars
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Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Maru Maru Hotel is placed in the heart of Zanzibar and offers a sun terrace and a private swimming pool. The hotel was opened in 1915, renovated in 2012 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

A short distance to a ferry port enables you to get to Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and House of Wonders in no time. Maru Maru Hotel is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Zanzibar.

The venue is set next to shops and a market.

The property enjoys prime location within a 15-minute drive to Kisauni airport.

Rooms

The hotel has 44 modern rooms with arabic décor featuring individual climate control, wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, a safe and a wardrobe. The rooms look on to the garden. The rooms also feature marble floor and hand-crafted furnishing.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of fusion dishes is served at the terrace restaurant. Guests are invited to the Cocktail bar to unwind with a drink. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru and Monsoon Restaurant are about 50 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers currency exchange, an elevator and a luggage storage as well as a video projector, secretarial services and a slide projector for guests' comfort.

Relax

Guests with children at Maru Maru Hotel can take advantage of cribs, babysitting and a mini club. Diving and fishing are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid beach shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Private swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Clothes dryer
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
Extra bed FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
1 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 55
Children above
6 years or adults
Extra bed USD 55
One child
Extra bed USD 27.50
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.6 km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.8 km
Restaurants
  • Archipelago
    40 m
  • Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru (cuisine: African)
    30 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    280 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    280 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

Maru Maru Hotel photos Room
Standard Twin Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    32 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|TWIN STANDARD

Maru Maru Hotel photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Children's high chair
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Maru Maru Hotel photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    65 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 King-size beds, 1 Single bed and 2 Bunk beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices

Maru Maru Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.5 km

Shopping areas

  • The Zanzibar Curio shop100 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hamamni Persian Baths600 m

Museums

  • Old Fort of Zanzibar100 m
  • House of Wonders100 m
  • Peace Memorial Museum700 m

Near the hotel

  • House of Wonders 120 m
    Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
  • Palace Museum 280 m
  • Shakti Temple280 m
  • Forodhani Park280 m
    On the Waterfront, Stone Town
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches280 m
    al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
  • Zanzibar Land Animal Park 900 m
    Muungoni Village

Restaurants nearby

  • Archipelago40 m

    Phone: 255 77 746 2311

    75% likes this, based on 204 reviews

  • Mercury's Restaurant (Zanzibar)120 m

    Address: Mizingani Road
    Phone: 255 77 741 3081

  • Forodhani Gardens150 m

    62% likes this, based on 205 reviews

  • Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru30 m

    Address: Gizenga Street
    Phone: (0)24 223 8516

    72% likes this, based on 67 reviews
    Cuisine: African

  • Old Fort Buffet Dinner80 m

    Address: Old Fort

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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Cities nearby
  • Uroa hotels - 26 km
  • Michamvi Kae hotels - 32 km
  • Kiwengwa (Zanzibar) hotels - 28 km
  • Changuu Island hotels - 6 km
  • Mangapwani hotels - 15 km
  • Bububu hotels - 7 km
  • Pwani Mchangani hotels - 32 km
  • Pongwe hotels - 27 km
  • Bwejuu hotels - 37 km
  • Matemwe (Zanzibar) hotels - 36 km

Maru Maru Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Maru Maru Hotel

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 58 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.4

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Clean, Nice breakfast and excellent shower. Nice atmosphere.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Excellent roof terrace restaurant and bar Live band at night Cocktail hour on Friday night a shining star hidden in the streets of stone town Good quality freshly prepared food Well priced bar Proximity to other attractions is excellent Organisation of tours and transfers was faultless

    Poor network and wifi connectivity Credit card facilities not always working 5% fee on credit card transactions, the only place in Zanzibar that charged a fee and claimed it to be banking law Unchanging exchange rate, was the same for our entire stay

  • Couple
    9.2

    The roof terrace is very nice, staff was friendly and the rooms were nice.

    5% extra charge when paying with a credit card was a surprise. Didn't see it mentioned anywhere.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Clean hotel at the center of Stonetown. Friendly staff and good taxi service to the airport.

    Dinner at the roof-terrace was not good. Although the view is excellent the seafood that we ordered was not fresh and less than they described in the menu. Strange for an island that is surrounded by many fish and seafood...

  • Single
    9.6

    Lovely, modern, super friendly staff. Food at the restaurant is delicious and restaurant has a great view!

    Using credit cards with them is not super easy, and walking back alone at night can be a bit scary as it's in the middle of a labyrinth of dark streets.

  • Single
    9.2

    Clean, functional, colonial-style building and rooms

    Rooms have no view (but I guess that is the case for most hotels in downtown Stone Town (Zanzibar)

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Loved the rooftop Bar, my room was excellent. Bathrooms lovely and spacious, aircon great. Cleaners did an amazing job.

  • Single
    6.6

    Comfortable room, bed etc, big bathroom, good towels, excellent Mojito

    Food was horrible, wait staff unorganized, slow and the not enough tables to seat single people, was told to just sit in the bar, where everyone was smoking

  • Single
    5.4

    Booked.net needs to do a better job screening these hotels and there listed.

    Mosquito net

  • Single
    9.6

    I had the pleasure of staying at Maru Maru Hotel for my birthday during which I was treated like a king by the staff. Not only did every single staff person seem to know it was my birthday, the housekeeper jazzed up my room with a birthday message written in flower petals. The kitchen delivered a plate of fruit and biscuits on my special day, AND if that wasn't enough, upon returning to my room after 9 p.m., I answered a knock at the door to find another waiter with a birthday cake for me. Apparently he'd been waiting for several hours at the restaurant to sing happy birthday to me and was "tipped off" that I'd returned to the hotel by the front desk. The staff went above and beyond on my special day which made it all the more special. In addition to great service, the room was very nice, and the location couldn't be better. The hotel is steps away from the labyrinth of alley ways peppered with a variety of shops selling local and regional crafts. Within a few minutes walk is a lovely night-market which provides an excellent opportunity to taste local, budget-friendly cuisine (I highly recommend the banana-nutella pizza) and people-watch for hours. I can't wait to celebrate my birthday next year at Maru Maru and recommned it for everyone.

  • Single
    8.2

    Location. Terrace restaurant view. Room and clean

    Restaurant services are on lower level, little choice of menu, evening are item in drink and snack menu missing. For the price they asking, you find much better restaurant in the city

  • Single
    9.6

    Beautiful design, with an eye for detail including the rooms. Comfortable room and excellent bed, internet connection. Very competent staff, all of them able and willing to accomodate requests. Roof terrace, a breezy place to relax. Excellent Indian food.

  • Single
    10.0

    The Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Don't miss the roof-top Bar at sunset!

  • Single
    8.2

    Nice, simple bargain boutique-style hotel. Very new and nicely decorated.

    Area outside the front door is unfortunately not nice - refuse, undesirable people hanging around.

  • Couple
    8.2

    The location of the Maru Maru Hotel is excellent. Directly situated in the old Stone Town centre and the beach is only 100m away. The hotel itself is very good for african standards.

    There is no swimmingpool available, in our opion this makes the 5-stars of the hotel largely overrated.

How to reach hotel

hotel Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar Zanzibar location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 397-400

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.6 km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.8 km
Restaurants
  • Archipelago
    40 m
  • Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru (cuisine: African)
    30 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    280 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    280 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

TanzanianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedZanzibarMaru Maru Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Tanzania

Use Badge