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Sele's Bungalows

Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent our first two nights in Zanzibar at Seles. Perfect start to a great holiday. Bungalow, food, vibe and service was great. Also, perfect location for long walks on the beach. We also went on a snorkeling trip to Mnemba island with Seles. We were very fortunate to spot dolphins on the way to the island. The captain very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for three or four nights at Seles Bungalows, and recommend the experience highly. The location is good: a white palm-fringed beach, fronted by a lagoon and coral reef washed by deeply turquoise seas. On successive days we walked for 3 miles south, and then north on the following day, meeting some children, a couple of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Seles for 4 nights so we could do some diving. How do I describe Seles... It's cool, chilled, relaxed and I half expected bob Marley to walk into the place any minute. The bar and restaurant is the hang out in the area. It's the kind of place you wish you had as a local near your... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I can highly recommend this place, the staff is amazing, the owners are fantastic and the food is some of the best on the island. Honest, helpful, friendly staff, nice beach, lots of shade, free wifi,

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Since we travelled other sides of Zanzibar, we found out that Matemwe is more expensive than other places. But Sele's bungalow's offers a reasonable price and, at the same time, great quality acoomodation with the great restaurant. Coconut mile-based curries and burgers are really good and grilled seafood is also enjoyable. But octopus is disappointing.... The best part of staying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stayed at Sele's Bungalows and feel compelled to write a review as Seles was such a nice accommodating man. I stayed for 2 nights. It's located right in the middle of a pristine 5km stretch of beautiful white beach where the water is nice and warm - so as far as location goes it doesn't get any better. On my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend for three nights last August, and I loved it here! Breakfast was included every morning, and we ate lunch and dinner there each day. The prices were amazing, and the food was five star quality. I think that the wait for the food was well worth it, and the flavors were like I had... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed here with my girlfriend for 3 nights in August 2013 and this place was superb! The food was the best I have had to date in my 30 years of life. It may take a while to come out of the kitchen but if you don't learn patience in Africa you are traveling wrong. My room was big... More

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We were at Seles for 2 nights after our safari. Place it's really clean, rooms are really nice with airco and hot water. Internet it's free to use and works quite good. Beach in front of the hotel it's ok...not the best but good for a walk. Annoying beach boys trying to sell you anything and following you everywhere. Food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed there in october 2012 with a friend and it was simply beautiful and amazing! Nice little bungalow. Small room with fan and clean bathroom. Beautiful environment. Very cozy and comfy common area where you could relax on the sofas. Nice bar. Good food, amazing fresh juices at breakfast. When you sit on the second floor to eat you... More

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Address: Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
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