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Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town

4 stars4 stars
Gizenga Street, ShanganiStone Town, Zanzibar Town394-400Tanzania, 800-491-6126
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Excellent4.4 / 5
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Location
Great location
Cleanliness
Clean
Comfort
More comfort would be nice
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Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $97
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room
  • Twin Room
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking (limited)

Offsite

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Area shuttle within 5 km *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Hotel Maru
  • Maru Hotel
  • Maru Maru
  • Maru Maru Hotel
  • Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Maru Maru Zanzibar Town

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2260 per person, per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 80000 per stay

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 15.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference space size (feet) - 388
  • Conference space size (meters) - 36
  • Conference center
Services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator/lift
  • Rooftop terrace
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Terrace Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar specializes in Asian cuisine. Happy hour is offered.

Terrace Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Coffee Lounge - Overlooking the garden, this lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Maru
  • Maru Hotel
  • Maru Maru
  • Maru Maru Hotel
  • Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Maru Maru Zanzibar Town

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2260 per person, per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 80000 per stay

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 15.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

Excellent 4.4 /5 from 82 reviews

Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
The best of the best
MaruMaru is simply a gem. The rooms wère comfortable and clean beyond the normal. The location is the best you can get in stone town as it is close to everything and easy to find (important in stone town wère you will spend you days asking for direction lol). The breakfast was delicious and varied enough, food generally was really good but above all that the service is impecable. The staff, from the manager to the house cleaning was so helpful. They accommodated my needs and went out of their way to help. One small thing, if you are very sensitive to noise then avoid room 309 because it's under the rooftop restaurent, but I have to say I stayed there and that only vaguely bothered me on Saturday the rest of the week was noiseless!! (Oh and even on Saturday i put on ear plugs and slept like a baby on the comfortable swahili bed)
1 night trip with friends
Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
Perfect Stone Town Property
Great hotel centrally located. Boutique style, good decorations, friendly staff, fantastic rooftop restaurant and bar with a beautiful view.
3 night business trip
Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
Great Stone Town Stay
Very pleased would stay again and recommend
1 night trip with friends
Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
Stone Town practical hotel
Good hotel, clean and centrally located.
2 night family trip
Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great Hotel!
We had a wonderful stay! The hotel staff was friendly, courteous, and professional. It's in the perfect spot, just a few steps away from the Old Fort, the House of Wonders, Palace Museum, and Forodhani Gardens. Strong wifi signal and walking distance from the ferry.
2 night romance trip

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Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar Town

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