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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were here for 4 nights as part of a week away in Zanzibar. We were actually pretty sick the first day (nothing to do with the hotel) but it was a fantastic place to rest and recuperate watching the ocean with the ocean breeze. Even in your room you are at one with the sea. The...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Sam, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review - we had a great time with you and hope to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Team

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had two nights at Matemwe Lodge --- our only mistake in booking it was not staying longer. Martin, Rachel, Ross, and Gina and many other members of the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous stay. They managed a birthday cake with short notice, provided private dining and excursion options and all around made...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that you appreciated the little things done for you. We are so glad you were happy and would love to welcome you back! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Perfect place to rest after 14 days travelling. Excellent staff, great food, quiet and comfortable room with great views. We also had a splendid massage which left us totally relaxed to enjoy the pools and the beach.

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Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and would love to have you back! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I added Matemwe Lodge at the last minute after staying in two other Asilia properties in Kenya. Getting to the resort from the Zanzibar airport is a cultural drive in itself and the village surrounding the property didn't make us want to venture out. However, the grounds and the accommodations were superb. We upgraded to a retreat...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and would warmly welcome you back in the future! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Tongeren, Belgium
Reviewed 3 October 2016

with a group of six, we stayed for three nights at Matemwe Lodge Beach House, Asilia, a semi private family house with butler service. The house consists of two large rooms with private bath room and one upstairs room without bathroom: perfect family place with personalized service: you choose your menu and time of breakfast, lunch and dinner. All possibilities...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to have you back! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We booked three days at the end of a safari at Matemwe Lodge so that we could relax and unwind and the resort truly delivered. Our bungalow was large, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. The best feature were the gorgeous wooden carved doors that opened directly to a private seating area directly on the Indian Ocean. Lying in a hammock while...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Wow - what a wonderful review, thank you! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We will be sure to look into providing an all-inclusive option in the future. Regards, the Matemwe Team

La Habra, California
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Perfect ending to our honeymoon. Relaxing, adventurous, and staff was excellent. Had a wonderful time and hope to return one day again. Would recommend to do a lot of the activities and check out stone town! Will miss the bush babies!

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Susie, Thank you for the wonderful review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed spending your honeymoon with us and would love to welcome you back! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had a great visit at Matemwe! A beautiful location, great staff and wonderful food...the great end to an amazing honeymoon! The food especially was wonderful, lots of great seafood and an amazing wait staff. Muhammed at the bar also took great care of us!

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. We would love to have you back! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed at Matemwe Lodge for a few days during our honeymoon, and it was absolutely incredible. The Lodge was gorgeous, the food was exceptional, and the sand on the beach was like flour. But what really made it stand out was the service. The staff were incredibly nice, and they really went out of their way to make us...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Evan, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for the wonderful review, it was lovely having you with us. Regards, the Matemwe Team

Flying Fish Cove, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Loving this place, great reception on arrival, room is a long walk from the reception area but worth it for the view and privacy. View of the lagoon and fishing boats coming and going, great room with everything we need and excellent out door area with private plunge pool to keep cool. Able to order beverages from the bar and...

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Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to have you back! Regards, the Matemwe Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vibrant yet relaxed Matemwe, one of the first lodges in Zanzibar, has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and famed relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind. Guests quickly ease into the laid-back rhythm of island life, planning their day around the tides and their mood. The relaxed daily routines of Matemwe’s guests include enjoying fresh seafood, poolside cocktails, massages or simply hanging out in a hammock. The lodge has plenty on offer for the more active with superb diving and snorkeling off the renowned Mnembe Atoll; a highlight for many. Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each of the 12 spacious suites has a private veranda with a hammock and sofa and expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue. Here you can watch the fishermen head out every morning at dawn or listen to the songs of the village women as they harvest seaweed. The large bathrooms have both a deep bathtub and walk-in shower and all beds are enclosed by mosquito nets. The open-air restaurant sits just above the sea and has a tranquil lounge area with beautiful views of the palm fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of African and European flavours. Dinner offers a choice of main courses with fish, meat and vegetarian options. Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

Address: Matemwe Village | Matemwe Village, Matemwe 0000, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: £310 - £672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
Matemwe Bungalows
Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa Zanzibar Island
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“We had Bungalow 7. It was private and lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 128cnb, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room (10) was some distance from reception and dining room but the bonus was that it felt totally private and as if we were the only guests.”
 of 5 bubbles U3822FEstephenb, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you are a family go for the beach house”
  • private dining place
 of 5 bubbles ludo001, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The lower numbers are closer to the dining hall, the higher numbers are a little bit more secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles 666evanj, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All cottages have a good view of the ocean. End 2 have a plunge pool.”
 of 5 bubbles johnwC9099SG, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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