Mbweni Ruins Hotel

Location

The hotel is located on the beach on the West coast of the exotic Zanzibar island, only 6 km or a 10 minute drive from the Stone Town and 4 km from the airport. Set in lush gardens containing ruins from the era of Livingstone.

Descriptions & Features

There are 13 suites, which are air-conditioned and with ceiling fans, furnished in Zanzibari style with oriental rugs, mosquito nets and four-poster beds. Each suite is close to the swimming pool and secluded beach and has a balcony overlooking the sea. The Baobab suite is perfect for honeymoons and for that special treat. Three of the other suites are family suites.

The ruins are set in the spacious grounds which are a botanic garden with over 600 species of exotic trees and plants, many of them labelled. 

There is a pleasant restaurant on a cliff-top, which serves international cuisine with a Zanzibari flair, next to it is the Mangrove Bar perched above the ocean where guests can take a sundowner here, or even dine. 

The tide sweeps in below so you feel like you are on a dhow. The wooden jetty stretches out through the mangroves, making boat trips and connections to Chumbe Island easier than ever.