Set inside a lovingly restored townhouse famous for its exquisite marble floors and tilework, the Maru Maru Hotel has all the attractions of ancient Stone Town – from markets to shops – at its doorstep. In fact, its rooftop terrace boasts 360-degree panoramic views over the labyrinthine streets and old buildings, making it the perfect place for a refreshing cocktail as the sun sets into the Indian Ocean.
There are just 51 light-filled guestrooms at the Maru Maru Hotel. All have cool tile floors, canopied beds and plenty of space. Like the rest of the property, interiors are a charming blend of traditional and modern, while guests have access to every 21st century comfort from air-conditioning to Wi-Fi access.
On the property are three dining venues: an elegant terrace restaurant, a relaxed lounge bar and a casual courtyard cafe. Cuisine reflects Zanzibar’s exotic heritage, with continent, Chinese, Indian and Swahili meals on the menu.