Traditional style beach front hotel on the West Coast close to Stone Town.
Mbweni Ruins Hotel
Mweni Ruins Hotel is located on a sheltered west coast beach just south of Zanzibar Stone Town.
The rooms are situated between the Mbweni Ruins and the hotel restaurant and bar which overlooks the pool, gardens and beach.
Mbweni offers thirteen air-conditioned suites, each furnished in distinctive Zanzibari style. Each suite has easy access to the swimming pool and secluded beach. All rooms have safes; tea and coffee-making; most with verandas with views over the Gardens, Pool and Ocean.
The Raintree Restaurant, set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, offers delicious combinations of International and Zanzibari food. We provide a full English breakfast prepared before your eyes, combined with a buffet of island fruits, yoghurt and cereals, freshly-squeezed fruit juices and a selection of herbal teas. The Mangrove Bar perches over the ocean, perfect for that evening drink while you watch the sunset!
The refreshing seafront pool is surrounded by swaying mangrove trees. The luscious gardens lead down from the ruins to the beach and are home to many species of butterflies and birds.
Mangroves dot the sea, providing a habitat for jewelled fish and birds including the gorgeous Mangrove Kingfisher. Swimming is possible from the beach, or if you prefer canoe along the shore. Mbweni is the perfect place to watch the sun set.
Easy excursions from the hotel include sailing on a traditional dhow to the nearby sandbanks,
for sunbathing and snorkelling and perhaps a barbecue picnic lunch; or to the nearby islands; or to Stone Town.