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Sele's Bungalows

Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Cape Town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Jackson Heights, New York
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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed here at the end of a 6-week trip backpacking around Tanzania. It was just what we wanted - a gorgeous location, friendly staff, reasonably priced for Zanzibar, good food and yummy cocktails! I really liked the upstairs bar area. We were a bit worried as there were some bloodspot stains on the sheet - which suggested there might... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I chose to stay here because at $50 per night it was so much cheaper than the nearby resorts. I was expecting something pretty basic, but the place turned out to be much nicer than I expected. The rooms were probably smaller than the rooms at the larger resorts nearby, but for 1/4 the price it was fine. There was... 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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