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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights after staying at the sister hotel a little north (The Sunshine Marine Lodge). The rooms at the two places are nearly identical and very nice (comfortable queen bed, safe, stone walled shower, nice little patio, wifi). The pool and bar area at this hotel was very nice, and the service excellent. It does have a... More 

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Les Cayes, Sud, Haiti
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little bungalow located on the beach in Metamwe. The rooms are rustic-chic, with great balconies ocean facing. The staff are very helpful on local recs for restaurants, bars, water activities, etc. The main pool has a fantastic sunken bench which looks out on the Indian Ocean while drinking your cocktail. Def take advantage of the free bikes at reception... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights, which included New Year's eve at the end of 2014. I think I should just mention a few things about this hotel that people should be aware about: - The doors are simple made of slats, with great big holes in them. So insects (such as mosquitoes) are free to come and... More 

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SunshineZanzibar, General Manager at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Joshua Thanks for taking the time out to write this review. I would however like to comment on a few of the issues that you had mentioned. -Our rooms have been specifically designed to create a wonderful air flow throughout. It is almost impossible for mosquitoes to fly in between the slats. Also to note that in Matemwe we... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Cara and the team! We not only had a good relaxing experience at Sunshine, but we felt very welcomed by a friendly team. They went out of their way to send us some personal belonging we had forgotten while leaving to another place on the island. The place is beautiful, quiet, well maintained, clean and small enough that... More 

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This hotel suits everyone; families, friends and couples. Just by the beach and has a nice pool and relaxing area. Great breakfast and dinner. The manager was very helpful, showed us around and recommended us places to visit in the area. At night we were told that we had to switch rooms since the power was out in our bungalows.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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81 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a great place to just kick back and relax, away from everything. Don't go here for nightlife! The hotel is not too large and has nice, well equipped rooms, especially the suites. The swimming pools were well maintained and a welcome addition to the beach and ocean. Service in general was very good with very attentive staff. Even... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Sunshine Hotel is a perfect place after a Safari Tour and ideal for honeymooners (but we would recommend to book any of the suites rather than the garden retreat). Beautiful beaches, but extraordinary service and very kind staff! Food was also excellent. The whole Hotel is very clean and tidy, incl. pool areas etc. We (Swedish/German) were on honeymoon... More 

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46 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

From the dining/bar area you just walk straight onto the sand and the beach. Some tables are located on the sand which were the ones we usually preferred. The novelty of sand beneath your toes when you dined appealed to me in particular! Our upstairs room was spacious and clean with a balcony and great view overlooking the pool and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was a very nice stay in Sunshine Hotel. Reasons: 1. Room was really clean and well maintained 2. Staff was very friendly 3. Food was great 4. Beach was realllyyy nice 5. Bicycle for free during our stat We enjoyed so much our stay there and highly recommended.

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Brussels, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed in Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar for a full week after our safari. We loved it! The staff was amazing with us. Sandro, Doris and the personnel were awesome. This boutique hotel with direct access to the white sand beach is the right place to be if you are looking for relaxation. The natural materials used in all the facility... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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