Maru Maru Hotel

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.


How to get to the Maru Maru Hotel

The Maru Maru Hotel is approximately 20 minutes by road from Zanzibar Airport. Zanzibar Island is just 20 minutes by air from Dar es Salaam.

Activities at the Maru Maru Hotel

  • Stone Town tour
  • Spice tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Maru Maru Hotel Highlights

  • A charming boutique hotel set inside a lovingly restored townhouse
  • At the centre of Zanzibar’s World Heritage-listed Stone Town
  • With tastefully appointed, light and bright guestrooms 
  • One of the island’s most fabulous rooftop terraces
  • Three onsite dining venues

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Below are some of our preferred hotels and resorts on Zanzibar. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Baraza Resort and Spa

Exotic Baraza Resort and Spa combines Arabic, Swahili and Indian design elements, providing unparalleled luxury on the unspoilt southeastern shores of Zanzibar Island.

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel occupies the grand former home of a wealthy merchant in the heart of Stone Town, and is one of the city's most attractive and atmospheric small hotels.

Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House is an exquisite and peaceful boutique hotel set amid the hustle and bustle of ancient Stone Town

Konokono Beach Resort

Konokono Beach Resort boasts one of Zanzibar Island's most secluded and spectacular locations, set on a lush peninsula overlooking a turquoise bay.

Maru Maru Hotel

In the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town, Maru Maru Hotel is set inside a lovingly restored townhouse steps from all the attractions of this ancient city.

Mnemba Island Lodge

Just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar is the exclusive and romantic Mnemba Island, less than 1.5 kilometres in circumference.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

A magnificent internationally renowned luxury hotel with the attractions of World Heritage-listed Stone Town at your doorstep.

Shooting Star Lodge

A small family-run resort, Shooting Star Lodge overlooks a dazzling stretch of white sand on Zanzibar Island's idyllic northeast coast.

The Z Hotel

The Z Hotel is an absolutely stunning boutique resort close to the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island steps from powder white sand and the azure Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

This award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town is within walking distance to all the sights. Expect antiques, Persian rugs, rich silks and beautifully carved



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