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Maru Maru Hotel

Plot No: 397 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar 397 400

+255 242 238 516

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based on 404 reviews

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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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

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

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Mosquito net
  • 24-hour security
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


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

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

Pool and spa

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


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • 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
  • Street parking

Media and entertainment

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


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels


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


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Fitness center

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Maru Maru Hotel location: Plot No: 397 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar 397 400


Stone Town0.2 mi

Maru Maru Hotel Reviews

GreatBased on 404 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Staff friendly, responsive and helpful." (in 40 reviews)
  • Excellent location and great city views (in 31 reviews)
  • very clean hotel and perfect location. (in 24 reviews)
Cons -
  • We mainly had Indian dishes and they were far too salty. (in 2 reviews)
  • High surcharge for credit card payment. (in 2 reviews)
  • "First, two sets of locals were at the" (in 1 review)

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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

  • Maru Maru Hotel is typically below the average price of 4 star hotels in Zanzibar. On average, you can expect to pay $117 per night in Zanzibar. Maru Maru Hotel typically costs $89 per night, which is $28 cheaper than the Zanzibar average.

  • 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.

  • 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 $30/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.

  • 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 +255 242 238 516 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 House of Wonders, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • You can reach the main line at +255 242 238 516.

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

  • 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.

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