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Mbweni Ruins is situated on the West Coast of Zanzibar about 6 km from the Airport, and Stone Town. Mbweni Ruins is set in beautifully well kept garden on a private beach backing on to the ruins of an old convent that was the former haven of freed slaves.
Mbweni Ruins Hotel merges the living experience of Zanzibar's history with modern-day luxury and comfort. Here visitors can relax and pamper themselves while enjoying nature's true beauty.
Accommodation is limited to no more than 30 guests and offers gorgeous vistas of the Indian Ocean and the gardens, which are home to a vast variety of birds and butterflies, before leading down to the beach where mangroves sprout out from the sea.
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Property AmenitiesRaintree Restaurant
Large swimming pool near the beach
Tea- and coffee-making facilities
A courtesy bus to Stone Town leaves five times a day.
Area AttractionsAccommodation at Mbweni Ruins
Mbweni Ruins offers its guests exclusive accommodation in 13 suites that cater for no more than 30 guests providing that special retreat of peacefulness and calmness, in close proximity to the swimming pool and secluded beach.
All the rooms also provide a balcony with table and chairs that overlook the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the landscaped gardens down below.
All suites have been furnished in distinctive Zanzibarian style, with oriental rugs, four poster beds and furnishings fit for a Sultan, which echo the many cultural flavors that have influenced the Swahili Coast. All suites are equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, air conditioning, mini bar, balcony and en suite bathroom facilities with hot and cold water.
Dining at Mbweni Ruins
Mbweni Ruins Raintree Restaurant is set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers delicious combinations of International and Zanzibarian food. Food is well prepared and enjoyable as the chefs use only fresh market produce and seafood specialties from the Indian Ocean.
Mbweni Ruins provides a full English breakfast, combined with a buffet of island fruits, yoghurt and cereals, freshly squeezed fruit juices and a selection of herbal teas. At lunchtime guests can sample one of our specially prepared salads or explore the extensive menu while dinner is best enjoyed on the beach with a romantic barbecue.
Mbweni Ruins Activities:
- Explore the Mbweni Ruins
- Stroll in the botanical gardens, identifying plants and birds
- Staff can assist in organizing day trips to Stone Town, the spice plantations and dhow rides to Prison, Bawe and Chumbe islands.