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Sele's Bungalows

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Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovey beach hotel with very clean rooms and pretty decor. Janet, one of the owners greeted us warmly on our arrival and it was the smoothest check in we ever had. However there are 2-3 main issues with the hotel: 1. The staff are in general rude people. They are not very welcoming or generous when it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed at Sele's Bungalows for 6 days halfway January, as part of a 10-day trip in Zanzibar. After arriving at the airport, Matemwe was our first destination. We had contacted a driver beforehand, who agreed to take us to Matemwe for 40.000 Tsh (about €20, a fair price). Upon arrival we were welcomed by the staff, who gave us... More 

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California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Small but lovely little hotel on the beach. My single room was tiny but very clean and efficient. It had a comfortable big bed, air conditioning, a fan, mosquito net and a little outside porch. The shore was hot with great pressure. The staff was very friendly. I was traveling alone but felt like I was with friends. The food... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I stayed 3 nights at Seles Bungalows in October. I chose Seles after reading reviews, and liaising with Janet via email before my trip. Like any accommodation you need to understand the balance between cost and comfort. It is not a 5-star resort. That being said, Janet runs the business very nicely and has got the balance right. I can't... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Seles, it is a small resort but has everything you need to relax and enjoy your break. The staff is very friendly, Janet runs the business very nicely (she actually bought a cake for my girlfriend's birthday which was a great touch). The beach is not great for swimming but is very close to Mnemba... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spend 6 nights at seles bungalow while doing our padi course at the nearby one ocean center. We enjoyed the beach and good food everyday. The staff was very welcoming and rooms where clean. The only reason I for the 4 and not 5 stars is the fact that they didnt accept creditcard. When we booked the hotel they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent three nights at Sele's and enjoyed it a lot. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, the little garden with several hammocks invite to relax and enjoy the silence. The food is amazing - always freshly cooked and delicious. The beautiful beach directly borders on the garden and the owners are good hosts. The same applies to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Seles for 5 nights in mid-October 2014. The staff at the hotel were very welcoming and friendly, accommodating any request we had. Our room was quite small, but well-appointed and reasonably clean (there were bloodstains on the sheets). Our room had both air-con and hot water, luxuries for hotels in this price range. The... More 

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