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Maru Maru Hotel

4-star Hotel with Outdoor pool

4 stars

Plot No: 397 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar

+255 774 007 002
Very good

based on 980 reviews

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About Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar

Value for money

Situated in Zanzibar Town, Maru Maru Hotel provides contemporary accommodation and has city views. It also features a rooftop terrace and a swimming pool. Hotel Maru Maru has been recently refurbished and provides a coffee bar, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking. It has babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that operates 24 hours a day. Rooms at the hotel feature cable/satellite channels, mini bars and refrigerators. They are air conditioned and have a ceiling fan. The hotel's first-class restaurant offers a premium dining experience with a selection of Indian dishes to enjoy. In the evening, guests are welcome to relax with a beverage in the on-site bar. A choice of cafés and restaurants are also found in the surrounding area. The hotel enjoys a superb location, allowing guests easy access to a range of popular sights and attractions. Zanzibar International Airport is less than a 10-minute car ride away, and an airport transfer service is available on request.

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Deluxe Rooms - Harbor view
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$88 totalExpedia
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Standard Rooms - Courtyard view
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$142 totalHotels.com
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Double Rooms - POOL view
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$113 totalExpedia
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King Rooms - POOL view
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Queen Rooms - Sea view
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Other Rooms - Mountain view
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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Hairdryer
  • Open-air bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Storage available
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Rooftop pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Massage

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Scuba diving
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Playground
  • Children's high chair

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Fitness center

Maru Maru Hotel Reviews

Very goodBased on 980 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Super friendly staff. (in 60 reviews)
  • The staff and location are great (in 52 reviews)
  • "Beautiful Hotel, Great Location, Friendly Staff." (in 41 reviews)
Cons -
  • Never had such a poor night sleep. (in 2 reviews)
  • Always heard moving of furniture and dishes from my room. (in 2 reviews)
  • High surcharge for credit card payment. (in 1 review)

Maru Maru Hotel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Maru Maru Hotel compare to other 4 star hotels in Zanzibar?

    Maru Maru Hotel is typically below the average price of 4 star hotels in Zanzibar. On average, you can expect to pay $135 per night in Zanzibar. Maru Maru Hotel typically costs $79 per night, which is $56 cheaper than the Zanzibar average.

  • How far is Maru Maru Hotel from Zanzibar Kisauni?

    If there is no traffic, the 4.8 mi drive between Zanzibar Kisauni and Maru Maru Hotel should only take about 14min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to Maru Maru Hotel from Zanzibar Kisauni?

    Maru Maru Hotel has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way to not only get from Zanzibar Kisauni to the hotel, but also around Zanzibar during your stay may be renting a car. Car rentals in Zanzibar are on average $29/day. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Maru Maru Hotel. The nearest airport to the hotel is Zanzibar Kisauni.

  • Are there food options at Maru Maru Hotel?

    There is a restaurant at Maru Maru Hotel that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or take food to go. Call the front desk at +255 774 007 002 for kitchen hours. Guests staying at Maru Maru Hotel are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Does Maru Maru Hotel have a pool?

    Yes. Many momondo users traveling to Zanzibar specifically look for hotels with a pool. Maru Maru Hotel may have rules and guidelines for using the pool, so be sure to ask the front desk about things like pool hours.

  • How close is Maru Maru Hotel to Zanzibar city center?

    When staying at Maru Maru Hotel there is just 0.6 mi between you and Zanzibar city center. While making your way to the center of Zanzibar, you should plan to visit Slave Chambers, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • What is the phone number for Maru Maru Hotel?

    You can reach the main line at +255 774 007 002.

  • Does Maru Maru Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Maru Maru Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Is there a gym or fitness center available to guests at Maru Maru Hotel?

    There is a hotel gym accessible to guests staying at Maru Maru Hotel. Most hotel gyms are not 24-hours, so be sure to ask the front desk for gym hours and availability.

  • What time is check-out for Maru Maru Hotel?

    Standard check-out time at Maru Maru Hotel is 11:00 AM. Guests can check in after 2:00 PM.

  • How much is a room at Maru Maru Hotel?

    Guests can currently expect to pay $156 on average for a night at Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar. Enter your desired travel dates in the form above to find deals starting at $38 per night.

  • Is there laundry service in Maru Maru Hotel?

    Yes, you can do your laundry at Maru Maru Hotel. An iron and an ironing board will also be provided. You can ask for them at the front desk if they are not available in the room.

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Places of interest near Maru Maru Hotel

Attractions in Zanzibar, Tanzania curated by momondo

Maru Maru Hotel location: Plot No: 397 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Top landmarks

Old Fort0.0 mi
House of Wonders0.1 mi
Forodhani Gardens0.1 mi
Stone Town Beach0.2 mi
Christ Church0.2 mi
Slave Chambers0.2 mi
Livingstone's House0.9 mi
Nakupenda Beach2.9 mi

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