Maru Maru Hotel’s cocktail bar has 360-degree views over Stone Town and the Indian Ocean. With four-poster beds in every spacious room, its décor combines African and Arabian styles. Wi-Fi is free.
Overlooking the town or garden, the air-conditioned rooms have furniture made by local producers. Some have wooden ceiling beams and a step-in shower with seats in the private bathroom.
Featuring chandeliers and stained-glass windows, Fountain Restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner. Terrace Restaurant offers Indian cuisine and room service is available. Hotel Maru Maru also has a bar and barbecue facilities.
The 24-hour reception can arrange massages, car hire and trips, including Stone Town tours and dolphin watching. Stone Town Beach and Forodhani Gardens are less than 5 minutes’ walk, and Jozani Forest is 40 minutes by car.
On-site parking is free and an airport shuttle can be arranged at a charge from Zanzibar International Airport, 8 km away. The ferry terminal to the mainland is 12 minutes’ walk away.