by Lesia
December 27, 2016

Maru Maru Hotel in Stone Town is priced as a medium property, but their service is definitely closer to luxury.

Julia and Lesia from the Shadows of Africa team visited this hotel with a site inspection and were treated as valued guests. That is one of the ways you can check the hospitality at the hotel. Upon arrival, they were greeted with fresh towels and drinks, a sure sign that this place knows how to greet guests.

Maru Maru is very careful with small details and you can feel it from the first step when you are entering reception and breathing in the fresh lemongrass aroma. The hotel keeps a classic Zanzibari style, carefully adding some modern things like elevator.

The hotel has its own bakery and we can confirm – their bread and cakes are delicious.

Maru Maru is probably most famous because of its rooftop restaurant. It has one of the most stunning views of the city, and it is often used by local television for this reason. When we visited hotel, one Zanzibari celebrity was giving an interview at one of the restaurant’s tables.

Maru Maru’s restaurant is also very popular for the nice food and the romantic atmosphere in the evening. Our team tried some Indian dishes there and everything was perfect.  The local chef followed all of their preferences, catering to their vegetarian diet to a tee.

Dinner on the roof with Alok Gupta - Sales & Marketing Manager of Maru Maru

We really recommend Maru Maru for its value of price and personalized service!

Are you interested in an African safari?

Contact one of our safari experts and we will tailor-make a safari for you!