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Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar

3 stars
Kumba UremboKiwengwaTanzania, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Good3.1 / 5
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Value for money
Best value for money
Comfort
Uncomfortable
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Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $52
  • Double Room Single Use
  • Double Room
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Quadruple Room
  • Triple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Express check-in/out
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Also known as

  • Blu Marlin Village
  • Blu Marlin Village Hotel
  • Blu Marlin Village Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Blu Marlin Village Kiwengwa
  • Blu Marlin Village Zanzibar/Kiwengwa

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

A city tax of US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 130560 per vehicle (roundtrip)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fishing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Beach towels
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar’s small print

Also known as

  • Blu Marlin Village
  • Blu Marlin Village Hotel
  • Blu Marlin Village Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Blu Marlin Village Kiwengwa
  • Blu Marlin Village Zanzibar/Kiwengwa

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

A city tax of US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 130560 per vehicle (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Good 3.1 /5 from 23 reviews

Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar
Outstanding5.0 / 5
only one night
As we only stayed one night, it is hard to say much about the Blu Marlin. It was very nice, good food and they were very accommodating. We did get to ride horses on the beach, they set that up for us too! It was a nice place and the staff were very helpful.
1 night trip with friends
Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar
Fair2.0 / 5
Most terrible service ever!
If you are Italian and want to travel to little Italy, eat poor Italian food, talk Italian and pay in expensive Euro prices, then Blu Marlin is the excellent place for you. However, if you're anything else than Italian and hoping on a holiday in Zanzibar with NORMAL customer service, half decent prices and anything non Italian, then you've definitely come to the wrong place. You need to decide straight after breakfast if you're having lunch and what you're having, and the same goes for dinner. Pasta and pizza (with barely any topping than tomato sauce) is basically the menu, costing you €10. More than 50% of the time the wrong dish was served with no excuse or compensation. Laundry costs €1 per piece for a hand wash. There was a power outage at least 2-3 times a day which also resulted in luke warm beers, waters and air conditioning not working throughout the night. The hotel facilities are nice and so are the Swahili staff, however unfortunately the Italian family owning this place have never understood the principle of customer service or to even put a smile on their faces. The hotel is located at the very end of the Kiwengwa beach meaning you have to walk for at least 15 minutes for any other food options. Thank God for the staff, service and food at Kiwi resort who made our stay in Zanzibar still as enjoyable as possible and reminding us that there are nice Italians as well outside of Blue Marlin. Many other Swedes and even Italians staying here had the same experience and we would therefor not recommending this place to anyone who would like to actually enjoy their holiday.
9 night family trip
Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar
Excellent4.0 / 5
Nice hotel in a remote location
Small family owned hotel in a very remote location. Direct and immediate access to a quiet beach. Small TV in bar area only. Limited menu in the restaurant and very few eating options nearby. No outside food or beverages allowed in resort including water. No complimentary water in room so forced to buy at very expensive rates from the restaurant. Accommodation was at good value but food was disappointing.
3 night family trip

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Blu Marlin Village, Zanzibar

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