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5.0 out of 5

"If you look for a place to stay in total isolation it's wonderful. But if you want to go out, stroll around in town, be flexible with restaurants or f ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 16 Feb 2018

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Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

The free breakfast at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be close to Shangani Beach. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a free area shuttle. Built in 1994, this 4-star hotel has 13 rooms over 2 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and furnished balconies.

  • All rooms offer furnished balconies, LCD TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine and ocean views while dining at Raintree Restaurant
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Treat yourself to body scrubs, manicures and pedicures or massages at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes kayaking
  • Guests speak favourably about the pool and the breakfast
  • 4.4 miles (7 km) from Nakupenda Beach and 4.6 miles (7.4 km) from Shangani Beach
  • Free local-area shuttle service

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins ratings based on 1 verified reviews

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Guest reviews for Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

very nice quiet place with private beach!

Pros: wonderfully relaxing! in a green environment and calm beach (unfortunately this also means mosquitos!) in a place where sellers don't bother you!
Cons: rapidity to serve meals
Location: not much to do nearby in walking distance, but with taxi or own car it's not far away from stone town and ather places (i.e. Chumbe Island).
If you look for a place to stay in total isolation it's wonderful. But if you want to go out, stroll around in town, be flexible with restaurants or food, it's not what you want! It's just perfect to relax after a trip but a bit far off everything else.

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr 2019 by NICO

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to host you again soon.

About the Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

Location Mbweni, Zanzibar Town,

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 31 March 2020 to 28 February 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities, such as umbrellas and sunloungers. At Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities such as snorkelling and kayaking. Free breakfast is served daily. There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. This 4-star Zanzibar Town hotel is smoke free.

  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 10 buildings
  • Built in 1994
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 6 km; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins offers 13 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. This Zanzibar Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Raintree Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mangrove Bar – This bar overlooks the ocean.

Sundowner Bar – On-site bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Boat tours on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2320 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 33300 per vehicle (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: TZS 33300.00 (one-way), (from 7 to 16 years old)
  • Late check-out fee: TZS 128000 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Mbweni
  • Mbweni Hotel Zanzibar
  • Mbweni Ruins
  • Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
  • Mbweni Zanzibar
  • Ruins Hotel
  • Zanzibar Mbweni
  • Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar Town
  • Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
  • Protea Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
  • Protea Mbweni Ruins

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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