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Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar

4 stars
MbweniZanzibar TownTanzania, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Excellent4.3 / 5
  • The Hotel Protea Mbweni Ruins was a really beautiful accommodation. The room was really…Oct 12, 2015
  • It was great. Although when I arrived they said I only booked the hotel for 1 guest, so I…Aug 29, 2014
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Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $107
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Family Room
  • Superior Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 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

Travelling with others

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 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle within 6 km

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

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

Policies

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

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

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 24000 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 16 costs TZS 6 (one way)

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
Services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10
  • Year Built 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • 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
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

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 Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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

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

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 24000 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 16 costs TZS 6 (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.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.3 /5 from 46 reviews

Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Excellent4.0 / 5
Beautiful beach hotel near Stonetown
The staff was friendly and helpful...the room was beautiful and the location could not be beat. It was the quintessential Zanzibar experience.
Other trip
Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Excellent4.0 / 5
This was our third hotel stay on the island. The hotel is situated 10 minutes taxi from the town, and the rooms are fine. The small beach is tidal, but there is a pool to cool off in. Kayaks are provided free of charge for residents, and can be used at high tide. We noticed that there seems to be a problem with sand flys on the beach, as we were only there 3 hours, but were bitten many times. Unless you take a taxi or the shuttle to town, there is nothing to do in the area, and with no room TV, it’s a good time to catch up on the reading. WiFi was available, but I only found out about it on the second night, but it was quick. Our only comment was regarding the food. The breakfast was limited, but the fruit very tasty. There was limited other options, no cheese, olives, etc., and for this price, I expected a higher quality breakfast. The evening meal was priced the same as town, but a little bland, and limited.
Other trip
Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Excellent4.0 / 5
Out of Town Beach
This was our third hotel stay on the island. The hotel is situated 10 minutes taxi from the town, and the rooms are fine. The small beach is tidal, but there is a pool to cool off in. Kayaks are provided free of charge for residents, and can be used at high tide. We noticed that there seems to be a problem with sand flys on the beach, as we were only there 3 hours, but were bitten many times. Unless you take a taxi or the shuttle to town, there is nothing to do in the area, and with no room TV, it’s a good time to catch up on the reading. WiFi was available, but I only found out about it on the second night, but it was quick. Our only comment was regarding the food. The breakfast was limited, but the fruit very tasty. There was limited other options, no cheese, olives, etc., and for this price, I expected a higher quality breakfast. The evening meal was priced the same as town, but a little bland, and limited.
2 night trip
Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Excellent4.0 / 5
All fine except the beach is mud when the tide is out. Friendly secure relaxed. Free yoga on Wednesdays. .. lovely secluded spot . Mbweni Ruins worth a visit.
5 night trip with friends
Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar
Outstanding5.0 / 5
An excellent stay
The hotel location and the facilities were excellent. We were welcomed by the manager and looked after very well for our stay. The small number of rooms allowed a more personal experience. The distance from Stone Town was perfect - not far but far away enough to allow relaxation.
4 night romance trip

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Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar, Zanzibar

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