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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 August 4, 2013
Bod123 Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed at Sele's our first night in Zanzibar to save money before going to a pricier resort. However, we were really surprised at what a great place Sele's was especially considering the price. The bungalows are simple, but close to the beach and have a chill, relaxing vibe. It really just makes you feel like you are enjoying the... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stayed here with family for 11 nights in May this year and had an amazing time. I stayed in one of the upstairs bungalows which are pretty open (no glazed windows, more window coverings) but it was lovely to wake up to the cool sea breeze and have such an elevated view - plus there was a hammock in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights after 2 weeks volunteering in Zambia and before 3 weeks volunteering at the Zanzibar Animal Affection Society (ZAASO) so we were looking for a relaxing break. We were reccomended Sele's and got in touch with Janet who runs the place who was very helpful with booking information. Sele's is about a 45 mminute drive... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

great value for money. rooms are simple and well equipped. food is great, cocktails also ... one of the rare places on this side of the island to go and hang out. guest include staff from other hotels so the bar is always buzzling. scoccer nights are alwaya busy :-)

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Zanzibar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Thank you for 2 wonderful nights of well needed rest, excellent food and great company! Rooms have everything we needed, and service, as usual was very good. The best coconut prawn curry, and cocktails! Asanta Sana

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Pointe-Noire, Kouilou, Republic of the Congo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We spent 3 nights there before New Year Eve. Place is really nice. As the team. Food is really good Our stay there was quite good but I guess Tripadvisor is also a good way to suggest few improvments: For the upstairs room, it would be great to put a bigger fan or to find a way to put the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed in Seles in December 2012 and we enyoyed immensely. Seles and his staff are extremely nice and helpful, food is fantastic, the best juice I have had in ages for breakfast. The beach in Kendwa, where we also stayed is much better, but our best memories in this trip are from Seles thanks to how well this place... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed at Sele's for four nights in July... the rooms are clean and what you would expect for the price, but what realy sets them apart is their wonderful, relaxed bar/restaurant. Every time we tried to eat someplace else we were disappointed.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

food is good yes, small bar is nice but bungalow to small, dirty sheets mine had some blood spots...so value to expensive for the quality and no coffee before 8h00...didn t like too narrow spot, i much prefer jambiani beach!!!!!!

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