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We have used this place several times for Zanzibar getaways, and ownership has changed several times over the last years. It is perfectly located on a private beach just ouside Stonetown, a great place to combine a beach vacation in an exotic ruin garden with...More
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The location was quiet and we felt safe. We stayed here because this hotel is the place where you get on the Chumbe Island excursion shuttle. It was not overly priced and quiet for a family or a couple.
This place is great and special, because unlikely any other spot of the island this is more quiet and has more special views. At this part the ocean is not as clear but it makes it more magical. It also has amazing beach part for...More
I have been taking my family to Ruins since Dec 2015 on a weekly basis, just to relax on the Jetty and enjoy the good food and great atmosphere. Staff is great and service is good. Best part is the GM (Oom Mari-biscuit as called...More
While this hotel was a bit of challenge to get to in our rental car, when we eventually arrived, we were quite pleased.
- Expansive property that's more like a resort than a hotel.
- Beautiful landscaping throughout.
- Lovely breakfast. Good to get...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Business Centre with Internet Access
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US$149 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
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#11 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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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.