Boutique Beachfront Lodging in Zanzibar | Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins

Enjoy the balance of beach tranquility & history in Zanzibar

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The only Protea in the beautiful Zanzibar, Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins provides the perfect choice for both beach and Stone Town holidays in Zanzibar. We are located amidst Mbweni Ruins dating back to 1870s and a beautiful botanical garden. The hotel is ten minutes away from Stone Town, airport, ferry terminal and the CBD of Zanzibar. Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins is a cozy boutique hotel offering serene accommodations amidst a rare blend of history, greenery and ocean with a beautiful beach. Traditional Zanzibar hospitality at its best is offered at an affordable price. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. The site where the hotel is built was once an old Arab House, which was then bought by UMCA missionaries in 1871 to build a school for girls. The hotel makes a perfect base for exploring Stone Town. Please contact the hotel directly for any further information,

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Key Amenities

  • Free high-speed internet
  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Airport shuttle


  • Cozy boutique luxury hotel set by the ocean with pool, spa, serene beachside dining and private jetty in Zanzibar

  • Amidst Mbweni Ruins dating back to 1870s and a beautiful botanical garden; 10 minutes away from Stone Town, airport, ferry and CBD of Zanzibar

  • All spacious rooms and suites are decorated in traditional Swahili style with air-conditioning, with beautiful patios with beach and garden views

Guest Rooms

Serene accommodation amidst a rare blend of greenery & ocean

  • Standard Guest Room

    Guest room

    1 King, Sea view, Balcony
  • Standard Twin Guest Room

    Guest room

    2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
  • King Suite


    Guest room, Bedroom 1: 1 Queen, Bedroom 2: 1 Twin/Single Bed(s), Trundle Bed, Sea view

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Protea Hotel by Marriott® Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins

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