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Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

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Plot number 143/93, Mbweni Street Kiembe Samakie, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent three nights here. The hotel is wonderful, great setting among the ruins. The room which had been updated, was spacious and really comfortable. we had a great balcony. There was some construction noise, but it was minimal and not during the day. Easy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself is fine and we did enjoy the gardens. However the screaming of angle grinders from early on did rather spoil our stay. The restaurant was good, staff friendly and the view from the deck was stunning. Beach attractive but not a great...More

Thank jcor2017
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 week ago

Dear jcor2017 Thank you for staying with us and taking time to share your experience on trip advisor. I am glad that you had an enjoyable stay overall apart from the renovation noises. I apologise for the inconveniences caused, but glad to inform that the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds of this hotel are lovely.. but there are almost no guests and it has a deserted and un-atmospheric feel. The pool is small and strangely murky and the beach dominated by guards patrolling to keep residents at bay. The staff are lovely but...More

Thank Gill209
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gill209 Thank you for your feedback. We will investigate the issues you highlighted and take necessary corrective actions to avoid inconveniences and dissatisfaction in the future. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first arrival at the hotel is quite impressive as it is set in the Mbweni Ruins and the rooms are great and close to the beach. However, the staff are friendly but not willing to go the extra mile (especially outside of normal office...More

Thank Tim W
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Magaer - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tim W Thank you for staying with us and taking time to share your experience on trip advisor. I am glad that you had an enjoyable stay overall and apologise for feeling that the STAFF did not go above and beyond. i have shared...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impolite and unpleasant staff on the beach of this hotel. It is enough to make your experience very bad.I will never ever raccomand this hotel to someone. Zanzibar city is full of better alternatives. Overrated and overpricedMore

Thank Ema_il_viaggiatore
Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ema_il_viaggiatore It appears that you visited our hotel as a day visitor as we did not register any such complaint from our in house GUESTS recently. I am not sure what the specifics are, but we apologise for any inconveniences caused and will be...More

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The only Protea in the beautiful Zanzibar, Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins provides the perfect choice for both beach and Stone Town holidays in Zanzibar. We are located amidst Mbweni Ruins dating ...More back to 1870s and a beautiful botanical garden. The hotel is ten minutes away from Stone Town, airport, ferry terminal and the CBD of Zanzibar. Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins is a cozy boutique hotel offering serene accommodations amidst a rare blend of history, greenery and ocean with a beautiful beach. Traditional Zanzibar hospitality at its best is offered at an affordable price. It's a hotel that complements your travel style. The site where the hotel is built was once an old Arab house, which was then bought by UMCA missionaries in 1871 to build a school for girls. The hotel makes a perfect base for exploring Stone Town. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
On the Beach
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Spa
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Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$145 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
Also Known As
Hotel Mbweni Ruins
,
Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$145 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins
Also Known As
Hotel Mbweni Ruins
,
Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
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Traveller (169)
Room & Suite (49)
Pool & Beach (32)
Dining (19)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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chocoluvr
6 July 2018|
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Response from ABRreviews | Reviewed this property |
They were doing them sequentially when I was there - so no. BUT the rooms I was in (2) were both lovely.
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gurhan33
5 March 2018|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
I remember it starts at 9 am from hotel front door and ends at 6 pm from city center to bring you back to hotel. Call hotel business center if you have any other questions.
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