Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins

4.0 star property
Zanzibar Town beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

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Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Exclusive Double Room | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi
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Overview of Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
The price is $118
Price available on 10/15/2023
Mbweni, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
For families
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking

Room options

Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Sea View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Exclusive Double Room

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Double or Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Bunk Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 9 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lukmaan - 9 min drive
  • 6 Degrees South - 8 min drive
  • Secret Garden - 9 min drive
  • Ma Shaa Allah - 9 min drive
  • Abyssinian Maritim - 8 min drive

About this property

Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins

At Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and aromatherapy. Offering ocean views, Raintree Restaurant serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free area shuttle within 6 km

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Romance packages


  • 10 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 12515.65 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately TZS 35000 for adults and TZS 23000 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 35000 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of TZS 128000 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 23000 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 16 costs TZS 33300.00 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).


This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Mbweni Hotel Zanzibar
Mbweni Ruins
Mbweni Ruins Hotel
Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
Mbweni Zanzibar
Ruins Hotel
Zanzibar Mbweni
Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Hotel
Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
Protea Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
Protea Mbweni Ruins
Jungle Paradise & Mbweni Ruins
Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins Hotel
Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
As of Sep 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins on Oct 15, 2023 start from $118, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 35000 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of TZS 128000 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins and nearby?
Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Jungle Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Mbweni Ruins?
Yes, Raintree Restaurant offers international cuisine and ocean views.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

We only stayed one night but it was so relaxing and lovely.
Jane, 1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Great staff
GREAT staff. Room was shockingly damp, musty, spotted and worn. We could not understand how Marriott could be affiliated with this hotel.
Sofia, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A gem in Zanzibar
The grounds are beautiful and the location excellent. When our flight from Arusha was diverted and we arrived at night without our luggage, the night manager sent robes, slippers and a dental kits to our room. The restaurant stayed open late so we could get a bite to eat and a much appreciated glass of wine. The next day the front desk was helpful in contacting the airline to track our lost luggage which finally arrived by 1 pm. Shuttle to Stone Town is helpful. While the rooms show a little wear wear and tear, overall the hotel is well cared for. Despite the flight and luggage issue we enjoyed relaxing and exploring Zanzibar after our 12 day safari.
Susan, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

a relaxed hide-away from the bustle of Stone Town
a relaxed hotel with very helpful and friendly staff
sonja, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a terrific Hotel off the beaten path but with transportation to Stone Town. The staff was incredible and most helpful in ironing out tours for us and providing excellent service in the restaurant. Every need was looked after and the included breakfast was diverse and delicious.. The hotel is on the water and the breeze (so important in Zanzibar) keep conditions pleasant. It was both a great place to relax and "chill" (if one can use that word in Zanzibar) and a a base for tours of the area. No hesitation recommending this one!
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Mosquito heaven
My hotel room smelled damp. There weren't enough surfaces to put anything on so my open suitcase ended up on the floor. I didn't realise until 3 days later that the air conditioning unit has been dripping onto my suitcase which now had a puddle under it. There were a lot of biting insects inside and outside and a large dead cockroach under the bed. The hotel staff made a big deal of spraying insecticide in the room every evening but it's not great breathing in a lot of insecticide so waiting outside for a bit helps. Unfortunately I had to wait outside with the swarms of mosquitoes that the insecticide was supposed to be protecting me against. There was a large mosquito net spread over my huge bed which was great. However it would be even more helpful if they got rid of the pond with stagnant water just a few metres from my bedroom door ( I was on the ground floor ). The pond was presumably a breeding ground for those mosquitoes. Another point is that breakfast and dinner was in the outside restaurant, I was still trying to fend off the mosquitoes there. It would be nice if they could clean my room and squirt insecticide around it while I was in the restaurant rather than when I was in my room. The restaurant food was nice. The large amount of cats in the outdoor restaurant provided the entertainment - a least 2 cats sat under every table, hissing and spitting at each other while we ate. The redeeming feature of this hotel was the proximity to the beach and the sea.
Lisa, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A small hotel (14 rooms) with amazing historic atmosphere, set in the ruins of a 19th century school for freed slaves. The place is serene. The beach is scenic, swimmable when the tide is not too low, and kept very clean by the hotel. It is a very unique place for those who want peace, quiet and relaxation. It is a bit remote from Stone Town, but they do run a free shuttle. The staff are super friendly and efficient.
Deborah, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

I like that it was part of the Mwendi Ruins. I liked the staff very much - each of them were terrific! I did not like that the pictures the Marriott uses for the rooms is not up to date. Thus what I thought we booked was not what we received. It was still fine however not as lovely as I had wished for. The staff explained that the room I booked was under construction. This is Marriott's responsibility to have a current website.
June, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Beautiful settings, beach was lovely, quiet and peaceful. Very kind staff
Shellbie, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review