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Mbweni Ruins

Set in botanic gardens by the ocean, the hotel is 10 minutes from Stone Town or from the Airport. Set in romantic ruins from the era of Livingstone can be explored in their lush botanic garden environment, and over the years we have striven to provide a personal and discreet service in one of the most beautiful natural and historic situations in Zanzibar.  Mbweni offers accommodation for no more than 30 guests.  All the rooms are air-conditioned, furnished in exotic Zanzibar style and offer views of the Indian Ocean and the gardens. There are no phones or TVs in the room, to allow you peace.  But we do have an Internet Cafe in the main reception area.

The crystal clear fresh water pool on the edge of the beach lies between the rooms and the restaurant where traditional spicy foods and a panoply of seafood delicacies await the discerning diner. For great food in a stunning environment there is the Raintree Restaurant.  The new Mangrove Bar perches over the ocean, perfect for that evening sun owner.  There are many exciting activities including a dhow trip to the sandbanks opposite the hotel, swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling, a nature trail and visits to see the spice plantations, stone town and to swim with dolphins.  As well as trips to the sandbank, to stone town or to the islands on request.

Number of rooms: 13

Guide price:  Double room from US$    per night, half board.