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Sele's Bungalows

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Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights at Seles Bungalows after being on the Tanzanian mainland. From the first correspondence I had with Janet (the owner) via email, everything was answered promptly and efficiently. I booked a transfer with her from the airport which was there when we arrived and very reasonably priced for the 1 hour journey to Seles Bungalows. The bungalows... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there just one night, and regretted not to stay longer. The bungalows are managed by a foreigner and you can feel her touch everywhere. It's very clean, organized, the staff is available and nice. The rooms are quite big, the showers very comfortable. You can't see the ocean from the room but it is 100m away, just after... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Most amazing beach, great atmosphere and cocktails topped by Janet's smile. Thank you for some amazing few evenings and night parties until shut down. Fresh food and good music what else does one want when in ZANZIBAR !!! Can't wait to be back.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place is on the high end of price and doesn't take credit cards which is not convenient. There's no ATM to get money out in Matemwe so then you are forced to take one of their cars back to town to be able to pay for your bill at the end. I would have spent a lot more money... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Visited with some friends, sadly only for one night, Sele & the staff were extremely friendly & welcoming. Sele's is small hotel in a great location overlooking Menaba island, really charming how the garden is integrated with the restaurant & bar. Stayed in a upstairs room that was newly decorated, very clean, it even came with a fridge & air... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our room wasn't ready when we arrived but we were happy having a beer in the bar and exploring the beach while we waited. We had a very warm welcome from the manager Janet who was always checking guests were happy. Whitest sand we'd ever seen on the beach! A few touts trying to get you on the different trips... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

With a single phone call ... I manged to get an en suite for USD 40 which was perfect for me. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast is amazing. Staff are kind too. Wifi is available in the dining area and they organise day trips to nungwi if need be. No need to carry your shoes .... you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend arrived in Matemwe to get our PADI licenses at One Ocean. We had a look around Sele's and immediately liked it, so we booked in. We stayed in a room out the back of the bungalows, so slightly away from the other rooms, but actually we both really enjoyed this and felt the room was nice... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The place looks nice, but in a 4 pax room, we expect 4 seats, proper lightening and At least some privacy (The top Floor of this bungalow was open!). So for sure it's not a whole bungalow. The food is good, the beach has awkward yelly flash, but most awkward was the fact that there's no option to pay and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Seles Bungalows provided the perfect place to relax unwind at the end of our holiday. We spent five nights there and dived four days with scubafish who were a 15 minute walk down the beach and we would highly recommend them. The staff were very accommodating and served us breakfast early as we had to be at the dive shop... More 

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