Maru Maru Hotel

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Beach shuttle
Beach shuttle
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Maru Maru Hotel

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Maru Maru Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with 1 outdoor pools, connected to the convention center, near Old Fort

8.6/10 Fabulous

433 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $154
Price available on 10/08/2022
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Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar, 394-400
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • 3 meeting rooms
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 41 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Maru Maru Hotel

4-star eco-friendly hotel in the heart of Stone Town
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a rooftop terrace, and an art gallery on site at Maru Maru Hotel. With a beach shuttle, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The onsite Asian cuisine restaurant, Terrace Lounge, features ocean views and happy hour. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service, and an area shuttle
  • A front desk safe, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, overall value, and pool
Room features
All guestrooms at Maru Maru Hotel boast comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and desk chairs.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Highchairs, children's dinnerware, and free infant beds
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries
  • 24-inch HDTVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Mini fridges, CD players, and electric kettles

Languages

English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 51 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early 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 ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact 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
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

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

Transfers

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

Offsite

  • Area shuttle within 5 km*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu
  • Outlet covers

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Working away

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (500 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Art gallery on site
  • Spa services
  • No plastic water bottles

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

Languages

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • CD player

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Highchair

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.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

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 2321.34 per person, per night

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 116500.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Maru Maru Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Maru Maru Hotel 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 Maru Maru Hotel?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Maru Maru Hotel on 8 Oct 2022 start from CA $154, 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 Maru Maru Hotel?
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 Maru Maru Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Maru Maru Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Maru Maru Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Maru Maru Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 43510 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Maru Maru Hotel?
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.
What is there to do at Maru Maru Hotel and nearby?
Maru Maru Hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Maru Maru Hotel?
Yes, Terrace Lounge offers Asian cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Café Foro (3-min walk), Masa Japanese Restaurant (3-min walk), and Cafe Miwa (3-min walk).
What's the area around Maru Maru Hotel like?
Maru Maru Hotel is in Stone Town, a short 2-minute walk from Old Fort and 3 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

9.5/10

Cleanliness

8.6/10

Staff & service

8.7/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Nice Room
I spent most of my time there sick in my room, but it was comfortable, and staff was friendly and helpful.
DONNA, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

matthew, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

kaouter, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Uffe, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andreas, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Everything was great except the food. The menu is good, same for ingredients but there's no chef in this kitchen. Everything was overcook. So they get seafood from the sea right there on site but cook them like crazy so it's tasteless and with bad texture. Best cocktails I've had in my life tho.
MATTHIEU, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thurayya, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Khary, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel was clean, room was spacious, and I loved the hamam in the bathroom. Centrally located and easy to walk to shopping, points off interest, restaurants and the beach to catch boats to other islands. The only thing I didn’t like was the food in the terrace restaurant and I could hear the live music in my room until 11pm nightly.
Kristen, 3-night trip
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