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Overview
Matemwe Beach, Matemwe Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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7 Oct8 Oct
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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All reviewsfood was amazingsmall hotelstone townlaid backlovely poolother placesmatemwe beachmakes you feelour honeymoonlow tideother guestshotel is situatedlounge chairsperfect beachlocal womencommon areasperfect place to relax
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in the middle of a 2 week trip to Zanzibar but would have happily stayed longer. The property is situated on the beach and has a swimming pool, bar and restaurant where we enjoyed the best food we had...More

Thank DaveandMichelle41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit for a week with our kids. Charming place, great location. The hosts are very friendly, they helped us with all our requests to enjoy our visit. The food and rooms were great. We felt like in paradise.

Thank Tzvika L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best food I have eaten during my holiday. They have a great diversity of meals, drinks and a lovely place with ocean view. Also the staff is very friendly, especially the owner who wants to make sure that everybody is comfortable!

1  Thank LionvanEgmond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’d been recommend the Retreat by friends and overall it didn’t disappoint, especially the food. We came here a couple of times during our trip to Zanzibar and without doubt the food was the best we had, absolutely outstanding 5*. The Retreat is a small...More

2  Thank Legohead9
Response from GoZanzibar, Owner at Zanzibar Retreat HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Thanks for your review Mister. Im very sad to hear that you did not feel so happy here, that my approach to you was arrogant and unwelcoming. That was not my intention what so ever. We expected new arrivals that day and I just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy to have this beautiful place to relax and unwind after a very stimulating trip in Ethiopia. Jan is a wonderful laid-back host who made sure our needs were met. The room was comfortable, especially the bed (so important). The food was...More

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Description
The hotel is situated directly on the beach. Its a peaceful and tranquil setting with plenty of shady places for you to relax. There is a 16x8 meter pool perfect for a refreshing swim when the tide is out. ...More The hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is a well-stocked bar to accompany. We are proud to have a good reputation regarding food. We work consequently with proper waist management, and support education in the village. Most of our suppliers are from the village, and we try our best to have a good relation with the whole village. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$128 - US$345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe
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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
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Traveller (473)
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Dining (30)
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Questions & Answers
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Dimoda_8
12 June 2017|
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Response from kismet80 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with what the others have answered, no seaview from the standard rooms, but the beach is right outside. Can really recommend this hotel, if you are looking for a comfortable hotel away from the crowds, with nice... More
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swarnsma
11 May 2017|
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Response from Lee M |
Hi, It's about an hour from Stone Town or the airport to the hotel. Taxis are available.
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carolyneawino99
3 March 2017|
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Response from GoZanzibar | Property representative |
Hi. Send me an email and I have easier task to answer your questions. Google the hotel online and you will find the email you can use. Thanks Jan
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Room Tips
"Seaview room is fantastic"
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"I'd choose ground floor for the pool and the beach."
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"Standard rooms are the only ones on the ground floor -- handier for beach and pool."
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"Very quiet."
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