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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have travelled in most parts of the world both in business and for vacation, but the stay here is definitely the best hotel experience taking all things into account. We stayed for little more than two weeks and we were treated like royalty the whole time. The food is amazing and the the hotel works very well if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I stayed here with a friend for a night over Easter. We stayed in room 10 which is a deluxe sea view room with it's own private veranda. Our room was lovely, clean and really comfortable. The veranda was perfect for chilling out and private sunbathing. The view was gorgeous. We both slept really well. Something really cute that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I wanted a place where I could rest and be well treated. I must have reviewed over 75 different hotels on Trip Advisor and the Zanzibar Retreat Hotel appeared to be THE place I was looking for. After 6 months of humanitarian work in South Sudan, I needed a heaven. Because my flight was delayed, I arrived in the middle... More 

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