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Maru Maru Hotel

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, connected to the airport, near Old Fort

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$131

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Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, 394-400, Zanzibar, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • If you need luxury hotel don't stay away from Maru Maru hotel😊, Friendly staff,…

    Mar 3, 2021

  • the hotel was outrageously noisy. Some staff were extremly condscending. Was not…

    Feb 12, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Shopping
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 51 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 7 min walk
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
  • Twin Room, Non Smoking
  • Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 7 min walk
  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 3 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Prison Island - 14 min walk
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
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Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, 394-400, Zanzibar, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 51 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Playground on site
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 46
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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 - 3
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanity
  • Accessible bathtub

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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
  • DVD player

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 by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Maru
  • Maru Maru Hotel Hotel
  • Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Maru Maru Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Maru Hotel
  • Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
  • Maru Maru Hotel
  • Maru Maru Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Maru Maru Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 115040.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of TZS 18406.40 for adults and TZS 11504.00 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 43510 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 3)

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

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

FAQs

  • Yes, Maru Maru Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, Terrace Lounge offers Asian cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Café Foro (3-min walk), Livingstone (3-min walk), and Stone Town Cafe (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 43510 per vehicle one-way.
  • Maru Maru Hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as spa services and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    i liked the roof top restaurant most.and the staff were friendly

    5 night family trip, Dec 29, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Quiet but central

    Superb place with good roof top views

    2 night business trip, Dec 18, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    By the water

    Lovely sunsets

    3 night business trip, Dec 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Zanzibar centre

    Great location close to everything

    3 night business trip, Dec 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highly recommended

    Excellent! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to stay in Stone Town. There are swankier places but for the budget, this is great.

    Fahad, 1 night business trip, Feb 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    ⭐️

    I love Zanzibar and Maru Maru! The food was excellent and the staff friendly. Overall a great experience!

    Fahad, 4 night business trip, Feb 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really a great location, close to all the amenities you can ask for. In particular the roof top restaurant with great views of the ocean was just great.

    Masoud, 4 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent quality and reasonable price

    Sophia, 2 night family trip, Dec 23, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Management has done a remarkable j

    Elizabeth, 1 night family trip, Dec 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful decoration and construction. Very well located in Stone Town. Friendly staff but more smiles wouldn't hurt (never underestimate the power of a smile). Food was very good, both dinner and breakfast, but dinner portions are a little too small for the price. The only downside is that the construction, probably the windows and thin walls, do not prevent the live music from being heard all over the place. You can literally be partying while lying down with your pillow and windows closed.

    Javier, 1 night romance trip, Dec 19, 2019

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