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1 room, 2 adults

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Beach towels
  • Free self parking
Mbweni, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

Beachfront hotel in Zanzibar Town with spa and outdoor pool
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Beach towels
    • Free self parking
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  • It was a good say for one night. No complaints and the staff were friendly.Mar 14, 2019
  • GREAT staff. Room was shockingly damp, musty, spotted and worn. We could not understand…Mar 20, 2020

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

from ZAR 3,329
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Family Room

What’s around Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins


  • On the beach
  • Nakupenda Beach - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Shangani Beach - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Livingstone's House - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Old Fort - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Forodhani Gardens - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • House of Wonders - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 10 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle within 6 km

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10
  • Year Built - 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Raintree Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mangrove Bar - This bar overlooks the ocean.

Sundowner Bar - Onsite bar.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins’s small print

Also known as

  • Mbweni
  • Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar Town
  • Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
  • Protea Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
  • Protea Mbweni Ruins
  • Mbweni Hotel Zanzibar
  • Mbweni Ruins
  • Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins Hotel
  • Mbweni Ruins Zanzibar
  • Mbweni Zanzibar
  • Ruins Hotel
  • Zanzibar Mbweni


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2320 per person, per night

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of TZS 128000 (subject to availability)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 33300 per vehicle (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 7 and 16 costs TZS 33300.00 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

  • Does Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins currently open?
    This property is closed from March 31 2020 to August 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of TZS 128000 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 33300 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 46 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
A gem in Zanzibar
The grounds are beautiful and the location excellent. When our flight from Arusha was diverted and we arrived at night without our luggage, the night manager sent robes, slippers and a dental kits to our room. The restaurant stayed open late so we could get a bite to eat and a much appreciated glass of wine. The next day the front desk was helpful in contacting the airline to track our lost luggage which finally arrived by 1 pm. Shuttle to Stone Town is helpful. While the rooms show a little wear wear and tear, overall the hotel is well cared for. Despite the flight and luggage issue we enjoyed relaxing and exploring Zanzibar after our 12 day safari.
Susan, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
a relaxed hide-away from the bustle of Stone Town
a relaxed hotel with very helpful and friendly staff
sonja, us3 night trip
Fair 4,0
Mosquito heaven
My hotel room smelled damp. There weren't enough surfaces to put anything on so my open suitcase ended up on the floor. I didn't realise until 3 days later that the air conditioning unit has been dripping onto my suitcase which now had a puddle under it. There were a lot of biting insects inside and outside and a large dead cockroach under the bed. The hotel staff made a big deal of spraying insecticide in the room every evening but it's not great breathing in a lot of insecticide so waiting outside for a bit helps. Unfortunately I had to wait outside with the swarms of mosquitoes that the insecticide was supposed to be protecting me against. There was a large mosquito net spread over my huge bed which was great. However it would be even more helpful if they got rid of the pond with stagnant water just a few metres from my bedroom door ( I was on the ground floor ). The pond was presumably a breeding ground for those mosquitoes. Another point is that breakfast and dinner was in the outside restaurant, I was still trying to fend off the mosquitoes there. It would be nice if they could clean my room and squirt insecticide around it while I was in the restaurant rather than when I was in my room. The restaurant food was nice. The large amount of cats in the outdoor restaurant provided the entertainment - a least 2 cats sat under every table, hissing and spitting at each other while we ate. The redeeming feature of this hotel was the proximity to the beach and the sea.
Lisa, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
A perfectly peaceful haven
This is a beautiful property. It's not your standard Marriott experience but if you're looking for a clean, calm relaxed haven away from the hustle and bustle set in beautiful tropical gardens just 10 minutes from Stonetown, with friendly, efficient staff then this is for you. The room was clean and comfortable, the private balcony overlooking the water was perfect. The food and the staff in the restaurant were OUTSTANDING. As it is such a small resort, the service is very personal - the staff remembered all our preferences - even to keeping our 'favourite' table for us The sunset view over the ocean was picture postcard superb. We used the hotel drivers and shuttle service - very efficient. The grounds are beautiful and the ruins interesting. The only down side is if you have any mobility issues, the steeply sloping site and stairs everywhere may be an issue for you. We can't recommend this resort and it's staff highly enough.
Jenisse, au4 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Great location for airport, with beach andnpool
Good hotel complex with beach and pool, with ruins of a school in it's grounds. Fantastic location for airport transfer after a Zanzibar visit. Room was great, staff friendly. The hotel is showing some signs of age, but is well kept. Private beach and swimming pool all in lively gardens.
Michael, ca2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Unique, private little hotel located on the site of some ruins & on the beach. Only a small # of rooms - 13, I believe. Rooms are quite small, but every room has a patio or balcony facing the beach. Near the airport, with a free shuttle into Stonetown. A boat leaves from the dock to an island where you can spend the day or stay in another small private hotel.
ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great accommodation
Colin, us5 night trip
Very good 8,0
Secluded Beach Vibe
My stay was short but I recommend this hotel. I think its the only hotel in town that has that secluded beach vibe.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Lovely one night stay
Beautiful hotel set within the gardens of the ruins. Lovely view of the ocean and the staff were very accommodating.
Anne-Marie, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Great location, sub par service
The hotel location is amazing, private beach is quiet and secluded, a great place to get away from the world. The service was not up to the level of a Marriott, it seemed rushed and understaffed. The waiters were charging a hidden fee for delivering room service unbeknownst to the management. Overall a great hotel but needs to be run better.
us1 night trip

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