This hotel is heaven. It is quite out of the way so it is perfect to relax. The location is superb. What an amazing view of Mnemba. The resort itself is decorated really well. It is rustic chic and adds to the feeling of relaxation somehow. The food in the restaurant is very good and so I was happy to eat there despite being someone who likes to get out and about. I needed to relax and this was just the tonic.
The dive centre is great. The coolest looking dive centre I have encountered. I was very impressed with the equipment and the professionalism.
I have said the service is excellent. The service from the local staff and the male manager of the hotel are very good. I have to say that the female manager really needs to address her attitude. She apologised for snapping at me and being very unhelpful when I had booked another night at the hotel on Booking.com. She blamed it on being early in the morning and I put it to one side and enjoyed the rest of the stay. However I did see her scowling around the place. It is not consistent with my experience of the hotel. Perhaps she was just having a bad time of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge is situated 20min. far away from Matemwe, just in front of the beautiful Mnemba Atoll and near the unspoiled Muyuni Beach. Surrounded by a wild bush (local flora), Sunshine Marine Lodge is the ideal location to relax, enjoy the pure nature and the Dive Point diving center's activities (diving, snorkeling, dive courses), far away from the mass tourism and huge properties "all inclusive". The Lodge disposes of 3 outdoor pools overlooking the Ocean and Mnemba Atoll as well the Restaurant and Bar. Guests can choose from "a' la carte menu" tasty dishes from local and international cuisine, different all the days and cooked only with fresh ingredients and lovely care. Half or Full board are provided on request. As located on a rocky cliff, the wooden jetty gives the chance to reach the sea and swim or, on the low tide, do a nice promenade in the sea bottom and discover creeks, wild fauna or reach Muyuni Beach (700mt on foot or 15 minutes by bike). Our diving center provide for special reef shoes and mountain bikes are available at the reception, for free. All the bungalows are within a lush and colored garden. Bedrooms have an African modern design, with sea view, from the private garden with veranda or the terrace, all equipped with outdoor furniture to chilling out in privacy. King size bed with mosquito net, desk, stone bench, bathroom with shower, safe, 3 fans (no a/c and TV), are the main features in all the categories. Family, friends or little groups are welcome thanks to the huge Panorama Suites, suitable up to 4 people or extra/twin beds available in most of the other rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Marine Lodge Matemwe, Zanzibar Island