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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

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Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Room 10 was in the top floor - simply the best view ever to the sea and a lovely terrace. There was a coffee machine in the room with great coffee (and we are coffee lovers). The food at the restaurant was amazing, the staff was super friendly. The beach was speechless: white sand, a coral reefs perfect for snorkeling... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seriously every single aspect of this is a retreat - the food, the staff, the silence. This was a honeymoon place that was casually suggested by a travel agent and we booked based off of that. When we walked in I just loved it. Karin - the manager greeted us with a smile and some fresh juice. We got settled... More 

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Bruton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were made very welcome by Karin and her staff. The Hotel was immacutely clean and very relaxing. Food was delicious as were the cocktails according to my daughter. All in all a wonderful end to my holiday in Tanzania. Lovely swimming pool and beautiful white sandy beach.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room with a view on the white sandy beaches of Matemwe and the fantastic sunrise every morning was amazing. My wife and I spent a week reuniting with our daughter we hadn't seen in a year, could not have pick a better place in Zanzibar! Karin and all of the staff were fantastic, all made us feel relaxed and at... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very nice hotel by the beach of Matemwe. The location is really nice because you share the beach with local people, thus making it a very different experience from your traditional beach holiday. The hotel staff is very nice, and provides you with lots of genuine advice, and that makes a difference in the way you experience... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Zanzibar retreat is a great location right on the white sandy beaches of Matemwe. The rooms are clean and cosy, the decor is stylish and cultural, the price is reasonable, and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful - my bag didn't arrive at the airport and I found a tick in my head, and they were on hand to... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We spent six days in Zanzibar Retreat and we really enjoyed it. The owner and the manager are, as well as the staff, really kind and helpful, and the ambience is very homely. The food is delicious, the pool is clean and nice, the view is wonderful and the peace and tranquility is priceless. The rooms are a bit small,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Imagine being the first guests of the 2015 season! Now this notoriety only lasted one night! My sister and I were given a very warm welcome by the Assistant Manager. This set the tone for our four night stay at the Zanzibar Retreat. The room was well appointed (facing the Indian Ocean) but lacked living space. The single beds were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our stay at Zanzibar Retreat was relaxing and very pleasant. The resort has a cozy home away from home feel. Right on the beach front, a very large swimming pool and great relaxation/bar area. The service was exceptional, with the managers being on site to answer any questions you may have. A great family environment, where you are very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed here one night because of very limited time, but that didn't stop me being impressed. From the welcome and tour of the hotel facilities, to the rooms, food and service there is nothing negative to be said. The pool was lovely and the beach, 10 feet away was direct from a postcard. The food was lovely as... More 

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