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Mbweni Ruins Hotel

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Fast Facts

  • 13 suites
  • Air conditioned
  • Ceiling fans
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Lock up safes
  • Restaurant
  • 2 bars
  • Spa
  • Internet cafe

General Information

Mbweni offers 13 air-conditioned suites, each furnished in distinctive Zanzibari style. Each suite has easy access to the swimming pool and the secluded beach. The hotel caters for no more than 30 guests at any one time.

The hotel has a crystal blue fresh water pool surrounded by lush gardens. The pool is situated just off the beach meaning you can watch the Indian Ocean while taking a dip. After a swim you can enjoy a drink at the Mangrove Bar while contemplating the blue ocean waters.

The hotel also offers many exciting activities including dhow trips to the islets and sandbanks near the hotel. There is also swimming, fishing, diving, snorkeling, nature trails, and visits can be organized to the spice plantations and Stone Town. Excursions can also be organized to swim with the dolphins.

There are no phones or televisions in the rooms to allow you to relax, however there is an internet café in the main reception area.


Mbweni Ruins Hotel is set in the botanic gardens by the Indian Ocean and is 10 minutes from Stone Town and the airport.