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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 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

You should stay here for the chilled out beach vibe alone but the staff and rooms are brilliant too. The food is fantastic, every dish was gorgeous and after chatting to guests from other hotels who came to Seles for dinner it was obvious we'd chosen the best place in the area when it came to eating. We stayed for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 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 August 21, 2014

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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Address: Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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