On the
outskirts of Stone
, on the beach, is
a magnficent botanical garden, popular with romantics. Within this
spectacular and secluded setting lies the Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins, 7km
south of Stone Town,
offering easy access to spice plantations, the Jozani Forest
and East Coast beaches.

Accommodation is exclusive (no more than 30 GUESTS), with breathtaking views
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.
Mbweni offers 13 air-conditioned suites, each furnished in distinctive Zanzibar style, with oriental rugs, mosquito nets and
four-poster beds, which echo the many cultural flavours that have infuenced
the Swahili Coast.
The Baobab Suite is perfect for honeymoons, and forf that extra special
treat. This spacious suite, complete with kig-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 the frangipani, hibiscus and
The rooms are situated in a picturesque setting dotted with palm trees and a
kaleidoscope of exotic plant life. Each suite is located close to the
attractive swimming pool and secluded beach and has a balcony overlooking the

Paths through the gardens lead to the cliff-top where the bar and
Raintree restaurant are situated, offering refreshing drinks, excellent
cuisine and impressive views over the grounds and the Indian
. From the terrace of the Sundowner Bar, Guests can gaze at
the spectacular sunset whilst sipping a gin and tonicm a Pimms or our
uniquely blended Zanzibar
punch. Alternatively, we stock a variety of East African beers, cocktails and
a selection of South African wines.

Facilities include a beautiful swimming pool and a bar and restaurant on
the clifftop, overlooking the ocean. Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins magically
blends the living experience of Zanzibar`s historic past with modern-day
luxury and comfort. Here, the weary visitor can relax and pamper themselves
whilst enjoying nature`s true beauty.



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