Ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from UK

Relaxing Hotel, Super Staff, Lovely Breakfast

Posted Aug 29, 2016
Pros: Care, attention, helpfulness & friendliness of all staff. Breakfast Buffet. Lovely and calm views of beach and sea. Beautiful sunsets. Wonderful trees
Cons: Shower space, shower water pressure, supply of bottled water and tea making sachets, More info on the local trees and plants.Supply of nsect repellent
Location: 10 minutes from Airport 15 minute free shuttle drive to Stone Town (drop and pick). Spice Farms, Beaches, Boat Rides. Can do a trip to DaresSalaam.
My wife and I stayed 5 nights on our special and first ever trip to Zanzibar. Staff were absolutely great and room staff went out of their way to decorate our room nicely and lovingly for our celebrations. The approach road to the hotel is absolutely terrible, a nightmare ride for about 10 minutes each way. The free shuttle to/from Stone Town was useful The room was comfortable, but the shower was tiny. The shower water pressure was not brilliant. They should provide additional water bottles as tap water for kettle is not very clean. Extra daily sachets of milk powder, sugar and tea bags would be nice. The location is very pleasant, with lots of amazing plants and trees (Including their own coconut trees). Many trees are labelled, many are not. A short local horticultural map / catalogue would be very useful indeed. The Mbweni Ruins within the Hotel grounds are interesting. With lots of trees / vegetation and being directly on a lovely beach (with beautiful daily sunset experiences) the place does suffer from lots and lots of insects and mosquitoes. However housekeeping do spray the room and bed daily (inside and outside the Four Poster Mosquito net). Nevertheless the Hotel should consider providing additional insect repellents and sprays inside every room. Breakfast (included) was brilliant and for us pure vegetarians, the lunch / dinner menu options were fine. The chef even cooked a special request meal for us a couple of times. Overall we had a wonderful stay
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NY, NY

Beautiful Hotel and Restaurant by the Beach

Posted Jul 4, 2016
The pictures of the Protea Hotel don't do the hotel any justice in my opinion. Our family room was absolutely gorgeous and the hotel grounds were even more beautiful. The staff were extremely nice and welcoming. Upon checking in we received a nice cold glass of mango-passion fruit juice and a towel to clean our hands. This small gesture made us feel like royalty. We would definitely stay at Protea again!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 31, 2016 on Hotels
All fine except the beach is mud when the tide is out. Friendly secure relaxed. Free yoga on Wednesdays. .. lovely secluded spot . Mbweni Ruins worth a visit.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from North Carolina, USA

Excellent Staff, Average facilities

Posted Feb 14, 2016
First I must say how wonderfully friendly & welcoming all the staff I encountered were. From the front desk, bellhop, wait staff & housekeeping. They always spoke when I saw them & went out of their way to be helpful. The pier & beachfront were pleasant. I especially appreciated that the local residents were free to enjoy as well. The grounds are plush & well kept. Where it not for the rooms being a bit aged & rustic, this would be a true 4 star facility.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A nice get away with easy access to stone town

Posted Jan 2, 2016
Good hotel on the beach and with gorgeous gardens and ruins
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nydelig sted!

Posted Jan 1, 2016 on Hotels
Vi hadde et veldig godt opphold - fri shuttelbuss til faste tider inn til sentrum av Stonetown. Hotellområdet var svært godt - anbefaler strandsko pga skjell på stranden. Veldig god og variert mat, svært god service.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from KA

Schön gelegen

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Das Hotel ist toll gelegen und vor allem am Abend sehr schön. Gute Lage auch um Stone Town zu besuchen, es gibt einen kostenlosen Transfer.
5 out of 5
by Ernestein

Beautiful, exclusive accommodation

Posted Oct 12, 2015 on Hotels
The Hotel Protea Mbweni Ruins was a really beautiful accommodation. The room was really nice. My mother and I stayed at the hotel and the room we were in had separate sleeping quarters for me. The beds were comfortable, the sitting area was nice, and there were screens and mosquito nets everywhere. The bathroom was great; the water pressure, temperature, and toiletries provided were all excellent. One thing that really set the hotel apart was that it is only 15 rooms. This made for a very intimate feeling. When coupled with the low-key entrance next to the ruins and the dedicated beach front access, it felt really exclusive. Breakfast had a lot of choice and the staff were very attentive and helpful in the morning. I would absolutely stay here again.
5 out of 5
by Paul

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 5, 2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Francesco

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 5, 2015 on Hotels