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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 January 23, 2014
Jae_Kim_22 Seoul, South Korea
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

When we travelled to Zanzibar we had visions of staying in a place like this. Coming from busy Kendwa this was a breath of fresh air. Simple nice rooms with ac and a fan, and a bathroom too. Food was great the coconut curry and catch and the day was delicious! Yummy fresh juices and chocolate, banana shakes. The bungalows... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had room 3, which has a steep staircase and seperate bathroom (and soggy mattress), but was still ok, especially as the communal areas were so nice. The food was very good, especially the cheese and tomato chapatis and the fish of the day (kingfish and chungu). The bar was really good too - the local hotel owners meet here,... 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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