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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Matemwe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights over an extended weekend. Staff were attentive and friendly, food was great and the beach is right there in front of the hotel. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a low-key place to relax (with easy access to nearby scuba centres)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great 3 night stay at this charming, warm and tranquil hotel. Service was excellent and staff was very attentive. The atmosphere is cozy, simple and just the right place to unwind. Thank you for the wonderful holiday. Look forward to coming back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the beautiful nature of Matemwe. This place is cosy and friendly, smart but not too much. Direct access to the beach. The food was great, the cocktails too. Karin was adorable. She welcomed us with a large smile and assist us with any requests we had. I definitively recommend this hotel,... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such a wonderful long weekend at this lovely boutique hotel. From the very beginning I was so very well taken care of. Starting with the taxi that was arranged for me as I had a very late flight and was travelling alone, to the very tastefully furnished room, beautiful surroundings of the hotel which is delightfully small yet... More

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

It is not easy to find the right balance between warm hospitality and complete peace and quiet, attentive and yet not intrusive service , un-pretentiousness yet really pampering and intimate, but Zanzibar Retreat manages to do just this.... Lovely, always smiling and thoroughly professional Karin and the rest of equally lovely staff were a joy to be with. Beautiful rooms... More

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Arusha, Tanzania
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a warm welcome! And so was the location & atmosphere here It is such an easy place to unwind....pool > beach > massage. Loved the Baobab jam too! Need to order some of that! Thank you for 3 unforgettable days! I hope you will have full house for days to come! No one will regret it. Asanteni sana!!

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Rafz, Switzerland
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15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time at a wonderful place with wonderful staff!!! Ideal family hotel, not too many rooms but very family friendly. The food was the best we had during the whole trip. Several different activities can be organized by the staff. Highly recommended!

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Galway, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We knew we had made the right decision when we stepped into the Reception of the Zanzibar Retreat greeted as we were by an array of sweet smells (more on that!) and a welcome drink to boot from Karin our host. Our room was perfect and after modelling the straw hats and sarongs which are complimentary, if not quirky, for... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We LOVED Zanzibar Retreat Hotel and were lucky enough to get Room 10. From the incredibly friendly and helpful staff - Karin especially - to the brilliant food and the fabulous view of the turquoise sea during the day and starry skies at night. If you want a more personalised, laid-back encounter on a beautiful beach in Zanzibar with everything... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a wonderful five days at Zanzibar Retreat and wish we could have stayed for longer. The hotel is located on the beautiful and quiet beach at Matemwe. The size of the hotel meant that we got a personalised service and could book activities or just be left to our own devices. Everything was beautifully done, from the flowers... 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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