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Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, Zanzibar Town

4-star4 stars
MbweniZanzibar TownTanzania

Mbweni beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
  • Our staying was good. The facility is under renovation and we awared of that, so it was…Sep 29, 2017
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, Zanzibar Town

from $106
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Family Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time noon-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle within 6 km

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach towels
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10
  • Year Built 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include massages, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Raintree Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mangrove Bar - This bar overlooks the ocean.

Sundowner Bar - Onsite bar.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Mbweni
  • Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
  • Protea Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
  • Protea Mbweni Ruins
  • Mbweni Hotel Zanzibar
  • Mbweni Ruins
  • Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
  • Mbweni Zanzibar
  • Ruins Hotel
  • Zanzibar Mbweni


Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before 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 property 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

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of TZS 128000

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 33300 per vehicle (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 16 costs TZS 33300.00 (one-way)

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.

What’s around Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, Zanzibar Town


  • On the beach
  • Peace Memorial Museum - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Darajani Market - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Livingstone's House - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Shangani Beach - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Malindi Mosque - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • Old Fort - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, Zanzibar Town

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