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mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Mbweni Ruins Hotel Zanzibar in our eyes is an oldie but goldy, privately secluded with swimming pool and close to the airport and away yet closeby the hustle and bustle of the Zanzibar Stone Town.

Ideal Honeymoon and Wedding location.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Mbweni Ruins Hotel lies on the West Coast, 10 minutes from Stone Town, 10 minutes from the Airport.

Mbweni offers accommodation for no more than 30 guests.

All the rooms are air-conditioned and afford views of the Indian Ocean and the gardens.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Set in botanic gardens by the ocean, the hotel is 10 minutes from Stone Town or from the Airport but is an oasis of peace to return to after your busy day.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Prices are reasonable and the emphasis is on giving you good value while maintaining high standards of service.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

MBWENI RUINS HOTEL ZANZIBAR ROOMS

Mbweni offers thirteen air-conditioned suites, each furnished in distinctive Zanzibari style, with oriental rugs, mosquito nets and four-poster beds, which echo the many cultural flavors that have influenced the Swahili Coast.

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 extra special treat.

This spacious suite,  complete with king-sized four-poster bed, has its own rooftop terrace with spectacular views over the ocean, the ruins and the garden, which is vibrant with the colour of frangipani, hibiscus and oleander.

Friendly staff are on hand to assist with arranging tours, re-confirming flights and making sure that all guests have a wonderful stay in Zanzibar.

The thirteen suites, each facing over the gardens, pool and ocean.

Mbweni offers accommodation for no more than 30 guests.

All the rooms are air-conditioned, with ceiling fans and louvred windows to the balcony.

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They are furnished in exotic Zanzibar style and every room has views of the Indian Ocean and of the gardens.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

THE POOL AND BEACH

The pool above the white sandy beach with beautiful mangroves swaying with the tide, is a perfect place from which to watch the sun go down.

Mbweni Pool Mbweni Pool

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The crystal clear fresh water pool, enfolded by the lush gardens lies on the edge of the beach, between the rooms and the restaurant where traditional spicy foods and a panoply of seafood delicacies await the discerning diner.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

The Mbweni Ruins are all that remain of St. Mary's School for Girls, which was built in 1874
by English missionaries influenced by David Livingstone.

The school provided an education for the daughters of freed slaves who had been released from captured slave-dhows.

Some were trained to be teachers but the less academic girls were taught cooking and sewing and in 1877 an extra wing was built for them.

The architecture of the school is a typical Zanzibari design, the buildings being focused around a central courtyard.

There is a ruined chapel, where today torchlit dinners conjure up the magical and mystical traditions of Zanzibar

The Raintree Restaurant

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Try our Raintree Restaurant for great food in a stunning environment.

link to list of items you may find on Lunch Menu

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Mbweni jetty Mbweni beach from jetty

The jetty passes through the mangroves (you can borrow the hotel kayak to explore them!) to the sea

For the more adventurous, Mbweni is part of a 5 day kayakking tour around Zanzibar.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

See more at www.membekayak.com - click on trips: 5 day excursion:

- making embarkation to Chumbe Island and other boats much easier! We can offer trips to the sandbanks, to stone town or to the islands nearby, on request.

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The Mangrove Bar The Sundowner Bar

The Mangrove Bar perches over the ocean, perfect for that evening drink while you watch the sunset!

Or the older Sundowner Bar (rhs) next to the Raintree Restaurant, offers a comfortable and shady venue for meeting friends.

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THE RESTAURANT
The Raintree Restaurant offers delicious combinations of International and Zanzibari Cuisine.

We provide a full English breakfast, combined with a buffet of island fruits, yoghurt and cereals,
freshly-squeezed fruit juices and a selection of herbal teas.

For lunch, guests can sample one of our specially prepared salads or explore the extensive menu.
Our chefs use fresh market produce and seafood specialties from the Indian Ocean.

Our table d’hôte dinner menus include vegetarian options. We are happy to accommodate any special requests.

The Mangrove Bar lower deck, just above the beach.

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Or just relax on the beach, great for swimming at high tide.

The Mbweni Spa owned and run by Daja, international hairstylist, offers hairstyling, colouring and cuts
as well as many exciting pampering treatments, in two beautiful rooms set in the old Ruins.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Yoga at Mbweni Yoga at Mbweni

Try the Yoga classes run by Jo Fox, held three times a week at Mbweni

Jo Fox is an Internationally accredited Yoga teacher based in Zanzibar.

She holds regular classes within the atmospheric and historical walls of the ruined chapel.

Mbweni Ruined Chapel Mbweni Ruined Chapel Mbweni Ruined Chapel

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.

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.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

The crystal clear fresh water pool on the edge of the beach connects the rooms to the restaurant and bar, where traditional spicy foods and a panoply of seafood delicacies await the discerning diner.

The view from the restaurant sweeps across the Indian Ocean to the islands of Chole, Bawe and Chumbe.

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 specializes in arranging Weddings—it is hard to imagine a more romantic venue for this purpose than the candlelit chapel or the beach.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

Mbweni Ruins Hotel Rates In U.S. Dollars All rooms in the hotel are suites:

Valid from Jan1st 2015 till Dec 31st 2015

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar

 MBWENI RUINS, ZANZIBAR RACK RATE

 SINGLE 120    DOUBLE 175    SUITE SINGLE 175    SUITE DOUBLE 245

Extra person:-

Third adult:- $40/- per night on BB inclusive of all taxes

Children:-
Up to two children aged 0-6 share the room with parent(s) at no extra charge

Children aged 7-12 pay $25/- per night on BB inclusive of all taxes

Children aged 13 and above are considered adults and pay $40/- per night on BB inclusive of all taxes

Mbweni Ruins Hotel, Zanzibar An intimate hotel set in botanic gardens by the sea,
just 10 minutes from Stone Town.

mbweni ruins hotel zanzibar