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Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

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Matemwe Beach, Matemwe 10000 Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing stay at matemwe lodge. They really went above and beyond everything we could have hoped for - the food was wonderful, the staff, the location. We DID get engaged while visiting so spirits were starting at a high point but they...More

Thank ChristinaJeans
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Congratulations again! It was so special for us to be part of this amazing trip and a beautiful time in your lives. We really appreciate this great review and are thrilled you had such a wonderful stay. We are very pleased that you're planning...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed talking with Ross, the manager. He is very friendly to both guests and staff. The service was great, with everyone trained very well. The food and facilities were wonderful, too, and we hope to come back.More

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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, it was our pleasure hosting you. We truly appreciate your compliments with such pride. We look forward to welcome you back for another pampering stay and some more relaxation! Warmest regards from Zanzibar, The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really had a great time and enjoyed every single moment in this resort. the food in the BBQ party was amazing.Also, we took a tour to a local village and it was the highlight of our trip !. special thanks to Khamees, he was...More

Thank Mashael A
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mashael, Thank you for posting this wonderful review of your time with us. We're so pleased we could be part of special memories being made and Khamees really appreciates your compliment. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back and we do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Matemwe Lodge after having spent the preceding week or so on safari at other Asilia properties. As other folks have noted, Matemwe Lodge consists of a number of bungalows located along a beautiful white sand beach. The bungalows are rustic but beautiful,...More

Thank Darius714
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for this wonderful review and sharing your Matemwe Lodge experience, we sincerely appreciate your compliments to the team. We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time with us and that our hospitality, cuisine and beautiful setting contributed to your stay....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing place in an amazing location, that's for sure. A paradise like place with expansive bungalovs, each of them right next to the beach. The activities are sure way to keep you active during your stay and the nice SPA... But what stands out...More

Thank dnpsn
Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are so pleased that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. We appreciate your kind words to the team and our hospitality. Please do come back soon to our little...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Spa
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$32 - US$838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
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Matemwe Bungalows
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Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa Zanzibar Island
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$32 - US$838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
,
Matemwe Bungalows
,
Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa Zanzibar Island
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
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Room & Suite (121)
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Dining (39)
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Jen T
26 May 2018|
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Response from AsiliaAfrica | Property representative |
Dear Jen Thank you for your message. Unfortunately we cannot attach the Spa treatment menu here, but please do advise if you are interested in a specific treatment then we can send you the details. For your reference... More
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stushy2016
31 July 2017|
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Response from AsiliaAfrica | Property representative |
Hello! Snorkeling from the beach is included, if you would like to snorkel with a boat it is an extra charge of 35 USD per person. Guided reef walks, guided cultural village walks, and kayaking is included at Matemwe Lodge... More
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NYCwanderlusty
27 February 2017|
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Response from ludo001 | Reviewed this property |
Lovely place with sun beds and parasolls all over, to choose in function of wind and Sunshine, and the view you want: on a height with sea view or on the beach. Perfect place for honeymoon: at no extra cost you get candle... More
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"All of the rooms are standalone buildings on the ocean."
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"All rooms are fantastic. Right on the water's edge. Ask for Villa 9 or 10 if you want a personal plunge..."
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"We would suggest a towel rail/rack for hanging towels both in the bathroom (existing one is too small) but..."
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