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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful spot to end our vacation and to just kick back and relax for a couple of days. The manager a wonderful woman named Karin was both warm and welcoming. Karin was extremly helpful in organizing activities for us. The stay was peaceful and friendly. The food was delicious I would highly recommend this.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the safari, we relaxed in this great place and this was very enjoyable. Very friendly, clean, quiet and the food is excellent. They are also very helpfull for organizing trips and transfer. There is always a free sunbed to relax, either at the beach or at the pool, just 4 steps away. Nice local people on the beach (trying... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personalised, friendly service, excellent food, comfortable rooms in a stunning location. Relaxing, laid-back vibe, but excellent management is hands-on, ever-willing to respond to individual requests and providing customised service for an enjoyable stay. A real find - we'll certainly be going back.

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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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