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Maru Maru Hotel

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Rooftop terrace
City view from property
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Asian cuisine, ocean views

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

451 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar, 394-400

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

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) - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lukmaan - 5 min walk
  • 6 Degrees South - 6 min walk
  • Cape Town Fish Market - 4 min walk
  • Stone Town Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Mercury's Zanzibar - 7 min walk

About this property

Maru Maru Hotel

Maru Maru Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Zanzibar Town. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the lobby lounge. A rooftop terrace, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


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


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • 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


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


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 approximately TZS 18406.40 for adults and TZS 11504.00 for children
  • 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)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

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.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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.
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 (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.
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 Hamamni Persian Baths. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

A good stay but wouldn’t call a 4 star
A good stay and with friendly and accommodating staff. However the hotel is quite remote and without a car or moped you will be reliant on tax alternative is a 45min walk into town and a very rocky view. I was here in March and the sea had a lot of seaweed so couldn’t be swam in, which is the biggest let down. Pool use only. A very relaxing and peaceful stay. Seafood was really good admittedly I stuck to all things seafood on my visit
Tara, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeanette Emery, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

One week at Maru Maru Hotel
The Hotel is extremely good. Beautiful rooms, Nice pool and rooftop terrace! Not so happy with airport shuttle service, should be free as a service to guests. But they charge as a normal taxi!
G, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zeren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great value, service & views!
Perfect for what I was looking for – an affordable, clean, and trendy option that was within walking distance to the ferry for convenience. The service was great – everyone was so pleasant and the rooftop was a real treat. I enjoyed breakfast being included and it was actually quite good.
Ashley, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The staff was very nice
Maxi, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Close to restaurants and shopping. Very noisy inside the hotel and rooms.
leigh, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel is great. Very clean and has everything you need. Walkable to all over stone town. Friendly staff. I would stay again. My only complaint is that it is very loud and the walls are thin. I got woken up to a couple FaceTiming outside the door and the music playing in the restaurant also woke me up. I was in bed at 1030 though so it was kind of early. I put in earplugs and slept the rest of the night.
Crystal, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

I like the traditional Zanzibar look/style of the hotel. The staffing were quite friendly and nice. I really enjoyed the singer on the roof top restaurant, as well as the view.
Patrick, 2-night romance trip
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