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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Enjoyed a full week with a fabulous staff in a wonderful peaceful place Staff will ensure that your stay will be a maximum relaxing All is easy, no head heck even with kids All the food is homemade If there is one place to go it is that one !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A group of Swedes on an "active holiday" (daily yoga, etc) booked this hotel due to the practical location (right on the beach), without much other prior knowledge or expectations. We got so much more than we had hoped for: special care (the staff made new juices each morning that were supposed to be extra good for us yogis), lots... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A welcome reprieve from the hectic world, in the beautiful surroundings of the North-Eastern part of the island. Relax on the (powder sand-) beach sofas, relax around the pool and savor the freshly made meals (no buffets). Feel adventurous and go on the multitude of trips possible, snorkel around the reef, swim with the dolphins, descent into the caves, see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This hotel is all about relaxing. It’s a serene and lovely property. When my husband and I arrived we were made to feel very welcome by Karen, who showed us around the property. I liked the little thoughtful extras in our room, the straw beach bag and hat and kikois (like a sarong). The dining area was perfect, with a... More 

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Onsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Zanzibar Retreat, Matemwe, Zanzibar Absolutely the right name for this wonderful hotel. Beautifully situated at the quiet eastern beach. You share the beach with just a handful people, which is of course very relaxing. Should you get tired of the beach there is a very nice swimming pool at the hotel, with a lovely sea view. Everything you can possibly... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After a couple of days on other beaches me and my girlfriend came to Zanzibar Retreat Hotel to spend our last days of our holiday and its something we will never regret. The rooms were beautiful, the staff was great and really helpful. And the food tasted awsome. Zanzibar Retreat Hotel is a place i can recommend to other people... More 

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