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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 7 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night for Marriott bonus point and received a (very) extended check-out time the day of leaving. Staff was very competent and friendly and organisation of a tour to prison island was very satisfactory. The location may feel a little isolated but there are...More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 14 February 2017

Dear PFN0412 Jambo from Protea Hotel by Marriott Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar. Thank you for staying with us and writing this great review. I am delighted that you had a memorable stay with us. I will share your feedback with the STAFF and thank them for...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

In reserved online for $119 and upon arrival the hotel said that was a mistake and charged me $157. Rooms were dirty and while in the room, the staff came in to spray for mosquitos at about 8PM, Staff very rude on arrivalMore

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 1 February 2017

Dear 548bpalme Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I understand that your booking was made for a single GUEST while you were...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our room was clean but small. Apparently even though we are Marriott Gold members, we have to ask for all of our rewards perks, as they were not honored here at all. After my experience in Tanzania, I believe this is on purpose, not mistake....More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott Dsm/Znz at Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 30 January 2017

Dear NotATravelNewbie Good day, I am extremely sorry to hear that you were not happy with your stay. We strive to provide our GUESTS with a memorable stay & unforgettable experiences, but it seems that we failed to deliver these during your stay. We were...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Protea Hotel, Mbweni Ruins for 7 nights from 20 to 27 December. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We found the courtesy shuttle service to town to be a well thought of idea. The driver picked us on time and...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Needing a hotel near the airport given my 1 AM scheduled arrival, I booked the Protea through Agoda (couldn't book through Marriott). When I arrived, exhausted, at 2 AM, the hotel staff were so solitious. Within minutes I was checked in, had internet, and even...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 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
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
On the Beach
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Awards & Recognition
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Certificate of Excellence
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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
Number of rooms
13
Price range
USD 146 - USD 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
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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
USD 146 - USD 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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chocoluvr
7 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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