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Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel situated in sprawling compound - A heritage UNESCO site. Quite and near airport with a pier and beach access readily. Room we stayed in renovated and all facilities as you expect in a Marriott property. Clean and very well maintained. Secluded form stone town...More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bik_b Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I will pass your comments to them. We look forward to host you again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and unique in its setting. Away from town hustle bustle in quiet section with free shuttle to town. I missed the shuttle once and the manager immediately arranged for another. The welcome fruit platter and the morning breakfast in a beautiful setting was impressive.More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RanaDoc Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I will pass your comments to them. We look forward to host you again....More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Unique experience with the hotel part of the ruins. Our room views of the beach were great to see the sunset. Staff when out of their way to make our stay amazing. Food at the restaurant was excellent. My only thing: there was pollution/trash in...More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager ( Protea Hotels by Marriott -Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 26 November 2017

Dear goju1 Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I will pass your comments to them. We do clean the beach several times...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

it was a very nice and memorable trip . hotel staff and management very nice and helpful . location, beach and most like sunset point was awesome . food also very nice the staff also arrange for us birthday celebration for my friend's kid birthday....More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 26 November 2017

Dear chauhanjimit16 Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I will pass your comments to them. We look forward to host you again....More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Set against the historic ruins, Protea Hotel is perfectly located to explore the pristine beaches of Zanzibar and flavor of historic town. The hotel is convenient located between Airport, old town and central business center. The management and staffs are so friendly make us feel...More

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Response from DinishAntony, Group General Manager - Protea Hotels by Marriott ( Dsm/Znz) at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni RuinsResponded 26 November 2017

Dear Tim C Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great, detailed review. I am delighted that you had a great time and the STAFF ensured your comfort. I will pass your comments to them. We look forward to host...More

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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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US$148 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#11 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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US$148 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#11 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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TrvelMi
1 January 2018|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
You can easily get taxis from airport, ask the airport taxi service center if you have any questions about taxi fare. I paid $15 to the Protea Hotel. It’s less than 5 miles distance.
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julie-vgaff
12 April 2016|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
We used the shuttle - I think it runs in and out 3 times a day, at 9:00, 12:00 and 3:00 (ish). The hotel is only 15 minutes from Stonetown, so you can easily grab a taxi in town to go back to the hotel whenever you want.
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"top floors with view of ocean"
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"We had room 5 which has a large balcony off it and was very comfortable."
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"Beautiful room with a very nice balcony, so close to the beach that you could hear the sound of the wave!"
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"As close as possible to private beach !"
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