Mbweni Ruins Hotel - Zanzibar Hotels and Resorts - View Hotel

Mbweni Ruins Hotel


Special Offers are available at Mbweni Ruins in combination with safari camps owned by the same group. Call for details.

Zanzibar - West
Set in beautiful botanic gardens on the beach and operates a complimentary shuttle service into Stone Town which is just 10 minutes away.

  • From: $100 pp Bed and Breakfast.
  • From: £62 pp Bed and Breakfast.
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Mbweni Ruins Hotel is built on the site of an old Arab House, about 6km South of Stone Town near Chumbe Island marine sanctuary. Mbweni Ruins is a small intimate hotel with a good location away from the hectic chaos of Stone Town, but still close enough to pop in and see the sites. The hotel has had many uses over the years, including a chapel and school for freed slave girls established by Dr Livingstone in 1857.

Zanzibar - Mbweni Ruins
Zanzibar - Mbweni Ruins


Standard Rooms
All rooms have air conditioning and traditional Zanzibari furniture, are close to the swimming pool and have a balcony overlooking the beach.

The Baobab Suite
The Baobab suite is perfect for honeymooners and guests requiring more privacy. This suite comes with a a king size four-poster bed and its own private roof top terrace with sea views.

Zanzibar - Mbweni Ruins
Zanzibar - Mbweni Ruins


The gardens surrounding the property are exceptionally well maintained and well worth a look, as are the Ruins. The property does have a restaurant which attracts visitors from Stone Town and serves a good quality of food for the budget.

This hotel is a perfect base for those wishing to explore Stone Town without staying in the centre of the city and ideally situated for a trip to Chumbe Island, - which is a must for any trip to Zanzibar.

Our opinion

This is well run guest house with friendly staff in a good location. As it is part of the Adventure Camps group, (who also operate Lake Manze and Selous Impala Camps in the Selous Game Reserve), they are very well organised and well run with excellent staff who are helpful and well trained. The beach here is lovely, and often under-rated because Zanzibar has so many other beaches to offer. The sunsets from the beach at Mbweni Ruins are often spectacular.

Mbweni Ruins makes a perfect base for exploring Stone Town without being stuck in the centre of the busy city as well as a perfect base for most of the other main tour attractions on the island.

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