I came to Mtoni Marine the first time in 2008 during ZIFF and again during Christmas 2011. It was a truly lovely and unique place with great food (lovely fish and you can get freshly made omelets prepared after your own choice for breakfast). Atmosphere is quiet, friendly and staff very helpful. Guests are grown up and decent - this is not a party place, but ideal for relaxation or writer's getaway. Rooms are esthetically decorated with fresh flowers on the bed every day and small soaps with clove scent (probably bought by a local producer?), with or without sea view. Be sure to hand some tips to the piccolo or maid when they help you! The spa is also great, so is drinking chill white wine on the beach by night surrounded by candle lights in the sand and musicians.
This beach resort is placed just 10 minutes drive outside beautiful Stonetown and is a good place to explore the rest of the island. I didn't have the opportunity to go on any of Mtoni's guided tours, but were told by other guests that visiting the monkey island was exciting. They also assist with spice tours and other adventures.
On the negative side, you must be prepared to have your food stolen by naughty crows and other birds when eating in the outdoor restaurant, unless you play close attention.
I've traveled alone there and as a woman never felt unsafe, so I highly recommend this place and Zanzibar for all travelers.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mtoni Marine Stone Town
- Mtoni Marine Hotel Stone Town
- Mtoni Marine Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town