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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Matemwe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Galway, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a hotel to stay during your trip to Zanzibar - look no further, Zanzibar Retreat Hotel is truly one of the most amazing places I've ever been to. We stayed at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel for 9 nights in June/July 2014 and wished we could've stayed on for another 9 nights. The hotel is small and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great trip to Zanzibar staying at this small hotel. It is on a beautiful stretch of beach with plenty of loungers of hammocks to relax in. With just 12 rooms you get a great, personalised service. We certainly felt well looked after by Karin and the team who were all friendly and efficient and helped organise excursions... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I only had one night to stay on the beach in Matemwe. From the afternoon when we arrived Karin was extremely helpful and welcoming. After we checked out she allowed us to stay at the resort and even opened up a room for us to shower before leaving in the evening- something beyond what I ever expected.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed and catered personally by Karin, the assistant manager, once we stepped into this hotel. She speaks very good and clear English, always wears a smile on her face. She knows everything you need and will get it ready by then. We had problems arranging a Discovery Scuba-dive course. She could settle and arrange everything just by a... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To make it short, it is a paradise. This wonderful hotel is located directly on the beautiful Matamwe Beach on the west side of Zanzibar. The beach is very quiet and the hotel fits nicely in the surrounding landscape. The staff is very friendly and warm, which easily makes you feel at home (but with better weather :)). The rooms... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice way to chill out after climbing kili and camping on safari. Happy hour with jan and karin was nice to have a good chat with some well travelled management. The staff were excellent when it came to all things. The food is central to the place, pretty nice that you may not want to try elsewhere. Rooms nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel exceeds all expectations. The staff go out of there way to assist, we had issues with our departing flights and the manager Jan took it upon himself to personally sought out for us. Karin's tips for tours are amazing, the serenity, the staff and food simply AMAZING! Don't stay anywhere else it you will be disappointed.

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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*
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