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Mtoni Marine Hotel
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Stone Town
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
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“A very decent place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this small traditional African boutique hotel. It was right on the ocean with beautiful views, however the beach was littered with garbage that had washed up. I was a single person at the hotel and I felt very safe. I was well attended, the concierge (Dida Talu) was friendly and very helpful. The day trip I took on a Dhow was one of the most memorable snorkeling, fine dining and sailing experiences I have been on. Mtoni Marine rooms are very roomy, the staff are warm and friendly and the food was great. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Mtoni, Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2012
Dear Sandra
Thank you so much for your compliments and feedback; we certainly appreciate your contribution at Mtoni Marine and hope you will recommend our place to your friends for us.
Please keep on following us in the future on our facebook page as well as the blogg on the site.
If you have any nice pictures or stories we would appreciate if you could send them to us so we can place these on our blogg.
Looking forward to staying in touch and wishing you all the best,
Mtoni Marine
Management!

Toronto, Canada



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5 reviews

“A very decent place to stay”

Reviewed August 13, 2012 NEW


I was pleasantly surprised by this small traditional African boutique hotel. It was right on the ocean with beautiful views, however the beach was littered with garbage that had washed up. I was a single person at the hotel and I felt very safe. I was well attended, the concierge (Dida Talu) was friendly and very helpful. The day trip I took on a Dhow was one of the most memorable snorkeling, fine dining and sailing experiences I have been on. Mtoni Marine rooms are very roomy, the staff are warm and friendly and the food was great. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Balclutha
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

Traditional African accommodation but disappointed by the number of Mosquitos in our room. We continually sprayed our room but could not get rid of them, luckily there were mosquito nets which did help. The pool was lovely with a perfect view of the sunset and the food at the restaurant was very good. Staff very helpful in organizing an airport transfer, although no TV in the bedrooms and Wifi only available at the bar which wasn't a place one would want to spend much time in. This hotel is quite a distance from Stone town and too far to walk. Would not stay again however due to the Mosquitos and location.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

We had a pleasure to stay in the Mtoni Marine. Near to Stone Town and they can arrange different tours to the town, spice tour and elsewhere on the island. With beautiful garden, beautiful swimming pool close to the ocean and amazing sunset i have ever seen. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was good at the hotel's 2 restaurants. Good value for money. I would stay again, recommended

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank IlkaC
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Mtoni, Manager at Mtoni Marine Hotel, responded to this review, 1 August 2012
Dear Ilka!
Thank you very much for your positive words about our property; much appreciated!
Mtoni Marine always strives to improve and we need your feedback all the time.
Let us know both positive and negative and we look forward to having you stay with us in the future again.
Warm regards and till hopefully soon,
Management Mtoni Marine
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fremont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

After a full day of traveling, we had a sigh of pleasure when we checked into the Mtoni. Our room was just right with a lovely view of the pool and the ocean beyond. It was a nice place to hang out after a day of seeing the sights. The food was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. We'd stay again (and again!) if the opportunity arises!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Singapore
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

The hotel is near Stone Town and so it's convenient if you want to swim one day and have a meal at Stone Town the next day. The staff is friendly and helpful though a little slow in getting things done. They can also arrange vehicles to Stone Town and elsewhere on the island. Food at the hotel's 2 restaurants is good and reasonably priced. The rooms are basic and clean, but there seems to be mosquitoes everywhere. We killed many every evening and had to spray repellent everywhere.

We would love to have dinner at the hotel if not for the fact that mosquitoes begin harassing you from sunset onwards. WIFI is only available at the Sports Bar but you wouldn't want to surf there in the evening if there are so many mosquitoes. They should extend the WIFI coverage to the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank twcsingapore
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Amsterdam
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Perfect for who, like us, are not looking for a remote beach resort far from everything, but nevertheless want to relax at 10 minutes from Stone Town in a nice garden with a beautiful swimming pool. The Club rooms are perfect value for money, and the slightly more expensive Palm Court rooms add quite some space and luxury. Very nice restaurant where you can have your dinner on the beach, and the Sports bar for easy food (burgers and the like). Friendly staff. We keep comng back here whenever we visit Zanzibar and we are never disappointed.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

the hotel is 10mins away from stone town, perfect for short visits. the beach is nice and the pool is awesome! i had the club room (cheapest category for 110$ a night) it was a nice double spacious room with a balcony,AC and a nice neat bathroom. they had mosquito nets and room service comes daily to spray the room. i absolutely loved their restaurant especially for sunset dinner, they bring the tables to the beach with candle light and a band, the food is true gourmet. the breakfast was the only thing a bit disappointing since it lacks, cheese, veggies and yogurt, not european enough for me.
they have a bar with free WIFI that was a plus to me.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Mtoni Marine Hotel
Address: Malawi Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mtoni Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mtoni Marine is located on the west coast of Zanzibar, 10 minutes north of Stone Town and neighboring the legendary Mtoni Palace. This laid back and family friendly hotel is the ideal location from which to explore Stone Town and the rest of the island, while providing a peaceful retreat from it all. The hotel offers great facilities including a newly built infinity pool, a variety of restaurants and entertainment,Spa,The neighboring Mtoni Palace where Princess Salme was born and the perfect setting for Zanzibar weddings! ... more   less 
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Mtoni Marine Stone Town
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