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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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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small, lovely hotel right on the beach. Relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic staff and great food. We felt welcome from the very first second. The hotel accommodate for trips to Stone Town, spice tour, tour of the village etc. A couple of beach boys down on the beach but they leave you alone after the first day.

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reigate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I arrived at Zanzibar Retreat after a long journey from England on the 27th of July, we were welcomed by Julia and the staff with freshly squeezed juice and despite arriving early we were allowed to enjoy our first amazing breakfast of the week on the veranda and allowed into our room early. The hotel is a... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff of the Zanzibar Retreat make this place special. From the moment you arrive until departure you feel welcomed and at home. Rooms on the ground floor might have lacked some privacy for me, but I had opted for one of the top floor room and it was private with wonderful views and a lovely and restful balcony. The... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely room. Beautiful resort on white sandy beach. Very personal service, clean and inviting. The food was excellent and staff excellent. It is an amazing place, paradise! Reception by Julia on arrival was so welcoming we immediately relaxed and enjoyed every moment of our stay.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was excellent. It is right on the beach and there is a great pool also. The staff were very accommodating since we had several in our party that were vegetarian. Also went out of their way to make a special birthday cake for us. The rooms were beautiful, the bath also very nice.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 12, 2015

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 July 4, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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