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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

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P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a life-saver. We literally had to move from another hotel down the beach because there was some weird stuff going on with the management and Sunshine Hotel took us in and we loved it here. They have a nail/massage person right on site, as well as bikes to ride up and down the beach. The pool area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovel boutique hotel very well kept and clean. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food and drink prices above matemwe average. Food not that great compared to just next door at Retreat Hotel, price and quality wise. Retreat do a happy hour from 4 to 6 daily which is great and they serve bar snacks, so created a nice social ambience.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food in the hotel is very good and fresh But the food and drinks in the hotel is very expensive and not always worth it and can make your staying much more expensive then you have thought The beach is very dirty and difficult to enter and to enjoy it

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

we stayed here during Easter and had a great time. We read our books at the pool ,had long walks on the beach and enjoyed romantic dinners. The rooms are clean and comfortable. i highly recommend this place it is one of its kind along the Matemwe coast !

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the food is delicious, you always get fantastic ocean view from each room, excelent and helpful crew. Every time I come back to zanzibar I visit sunshine hotel in Matemwe. In Africa it's very hard to keep The high level of services. Sunshine Zanzibar can do it!

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was by far the best hotel we stayed at in Zanzibar. Expecting the same or similar poor standard of service as we experienced further south in Bwejuu and also in Nungwi we were so impressed with Sunshine Hotel. From the minute we arrived we were welcomed by lovely friendly staff and the service and food in the restaurant was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Let me say first that Cara the manager was sympathetic and helpful for our situation, and did what she could to make things better, but when you are on holiday you want a pleasant time, and our stay was a bit of a disaster. Doris was not as pleasant to deal with, insisting that “this is Africa, and you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Me and my friend stayed in this hotel for 4 nights, all what we wanted was a chill-out place when we could fully relax and forget totally about our busy lives in London. From the moment we arrived, we absolutely enjoyed every single moment in that place. The service was great, very friendly and helpful staff, the food fantastic -... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Sunshine Hotel was one huge and positive surprise for us. I guess we're expecting to stay at just another good hotel and what we'd met at the destination left us speachless. We loved everything about that place. Rooms, design, staff, atmosphere, food, pools, beach which was just there in front of us. Additionally, the hotel offers a variety of trips... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I stayed at the Sunshine Hotel for 4 nights after a safari and thoroughly enjoyed the time. Particularly loved the open-air design of the rooms, comfy chairs on the balcony, nice swimming pools and the wide, white sandy beach. The turquoise waters look beautiful, however ocean swimming is limited to high tide (but that's the case along most of the... More 

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