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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Overall we had a good time here, but o wouldn't recommend staying here. The room was nice and very clean which was good, but there was something missing at this place. There was no atmosphere. They have a pool but the pool area was seriously lacking. It didn't have a nice feel to it, the pool furniture was old and... More 

1 Thank Hannah F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I regret to write a mediocre review of Baharina Villas...because I came to really like Ame...the assistant manager who is working so hard to try and make ( the few) guests happy. And Barke in the restaurant who really does serve up good food. I don't know who owns this place or who manages it...but it needs some work and... More 

Thank rainbowsend8
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good location right on the beach with nice surrounding! Rooms are basic and clean. Very nice personnel making your stay feeling like home. If you like diving it is a pefect location close to Mnemba Island! Worth recommending!

Thank ivonne794
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights with an other couple friends. The room are clean and have air con + fan , the bed is comfortable and the environment is quiet for good night sleeps, the decoration is a bit kitsch. The restaurant is a bit gloomy , set in front of the sea but closed by a set of window glasses... More 

Thank SimbadTravels
Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

more expansive as comparable places . . small swiming pool . nice beach but by low tide is dry for several hundred meters .according my opinion charging too much / rooms 100 USD as well as restaurant / for such quality and service . good place for snorkeling and diving trips to Mnemba coral reef . helpful staff especially from... More 

1 Thank Marián P

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I had an amazing time with the guys. I would definitely recommend staying with them. Always friendly and willing to make it amazing. Top notch!!! Thank you for an amazing time. The water is warm, beaches clean - what more could you ask for.

1 Thank TomBosman
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Elisma and the staff at Matemwe Baharini Villas were great hosts. Elisma checked in frequently to make sure I was well taken care of during my stay. The staff was extremely friendly and happy to help with anything. As I was just finishing up an internship, I wanted a slow paced, relaxing beach escape and this certainly fit the bill.... More 

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Klosters, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Our stay could not have been better. The resort under new South African Management with Elizma and Pieter is outstanding. The hospitality could not have been better. The villas are so clean, all facilities in great condition, the beach beautiful. I can highly recommend everybody, if with kids or without, on honeymoon or with friends, to spend their holidays there.... More 

1 Thank fleur1234
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this hotel, as mohammed's hostel next door was not to our liking. Upon enterance we discovered that baharini villas was recently re-opened. The last owner kind of let things slip and that resulted in the negative reviews o n Tripadvisor. These reviews are no longer valid, since the hotel has a new management! The hotel looked quite... More 

1 Thank KoenvanM
Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We were excited to get to the resort based on what we saw on the website and what we read in reviews but when we arrived we were a little disappointed. It was low season so the resort was dead, which is understandable, but the dining room looked depressing and there was no bar. When we asked about drinks the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled between swaying palm trees, pristine ivory beach, this three star hotel offers its guests a piece of paradise on the dreamy tropical island of Zanzibar. Matemwe Baharini Villas is on the northeast coast of the island, in the village of Kigomani, about 54 km from the historic Stone Town and airport and is easily reachable. Rooms unwind in our beautiful guestrooms with private balcony offering panoramic pool and ocean views. Each room is fully air conditioned with ceiling fan option. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water shower. The hotel offers a total of 18 tastefully 'Zanzibarian' style rooms with makuti roof, scattered in our tropical garden with trees on the beach front. There is also a family villa that can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Area attractions: the large beach in front of the hotel makes it easy to organize and to practice many games such as : Beach Volley, Five-a-Side and Beach Tennis. Another pleasant way that you can enjoy the sea is to ask a local fisherman to bring you along the reef on the characteristic local fishing boat, the ingalawa, geared with barbells and latin sails. The Matemwe Baharini Villa's deep sea fishing boat offers the opportunity to both beginners and experienced fisherman to live the thrills of deep sea fishing in Pemba channel, where among others marlins, tuna, sailfish and kingfish are caught on a regular basis. Remember: the best fish is the one you catch yourself - and our executive chef will be happy to prepare your catch for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matemwe Baharini Villas

Address: Matemwe 1689, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: £46 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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