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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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  • Location
    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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in November and could not have found a better place with better value! The location is very good - right on the beach, close to Mnemba Island for diving/snorkeling and nearby other (but not too many) hotels where you can easily walk in and browse the different menus. However, the menu items at Zanzibar... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Zanzibar Retreat at the beginning of November, and while most of the island of Zanzibar was getting rained on, this little slice of heaven was pure sunshine with just enough breeze. The beach itself is quite nice during the high & low tide which fortunately for us was coming in and out during the hottest parts of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a hideen treasure on Zanzibar. Karin the Assistant Manager provided 5 Star service during our stay. The rooms was great and the daily menu was outstanding. As the name indicates this is a retreat location. If you want a Sandals resort or party experience Zanziabr Retreat may not be a good fit. If you are looking for... More 

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3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been meaning to write this sooner but pole pole does not exist in Toronto. Although this resort is secluded ( which was nice for us) you are surrounded by wonderful, caring and kind staff. I cannot say enough about them. We stayed here for 4 nights and our parents 6 ( we went to Nungwi for a few... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of nothing, right on the increadibly white beach! We loved the wonderful common areas; playing games, having drinks, relaxing in the feel-at-home atmosphere of Zanzibar resort! Children and Grown ups alike loved the service and hospitality! Food was excellent, and we certainly loved the opportunity to precook dinner, and not having to wait For it at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights late October and the weather was perfect following our Kenyan and Tanzanian safari. The hotel was recommended by a work colleague and we were not disappointed. This is a small, cozy, personable hotel where you instantly feel relaxed, no pretences. Our accommodation was in Room 10 which is upstairs and has its own verandah overlooking... More 

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Namur, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 excellent days at Zanzibar retreat hotel: very nice place, rooms are beautifull, and nicely organised. Just a small remark :try to avoid to be close to the kitchen which is quite noisy ealy morning, beside this, everyting perfect! Kitchen is excellent, Swimming pool is very relaxing, beaches are just in front of the hotel! Karin, the assistant... More 

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

great hotel for a family vacation and relax with friends excellent spacious beach clean rooms friendly staff delicious food I advise everyone to retreat with family or newlyweds or friends Here you can relax and not to think, to forget about work, home, problems! Have a good rest!

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Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Wonderful, private, quiet place to spend a weekend away from Stone Town. Best atmosphere, ever caring Karen to make you feel welcome and relaxed. Rooms are modern, airconditioned, clean and welcoming. A good pool to relax at, great shady hammocks and cosy corners to have a relaxing moment in and one long, white, palm beach to take wonderful walks at.... More 

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Dar Es Salaam
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is a room, first floor, with a private balcony - awesome !!!!! Perfect conditions to forget about everything and really really relax. Super location at the beach, nice pool, good food and super friendly staff. We are definitely planning to go there again. Ask hotel management to help you rent a car, you're more flexible and it's much much... More 

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Address: Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zanzibar Retreat Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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