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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 5 Matemwe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very relaxing and peaceful week at the Sunshine in Zanzibar. We are a family of 4, and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the place, the nice food and the friendly staff. The rooms are nice and clean, quite spacious, with fans on the ceiling and a standing one as well. There was a constant breeze, allowing... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Sunshine is quite remote, adjacent to a rural village, and right on the beach. It is small, with excellent, personal service and a lovely atmosphere. Food is quite good, and the staff are so helpful. We were just delighted with every aspect of this hotel. Also, please see my review of the Sunshine's sister hotel, the Sunshine Marina Hotel.... More

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San Diego, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights after visiting a very rustic village our daughter has been working in. It was comfortable an relaxing. No AC but the breezes in the area are sufficiently cool. The pools were nice, the food and drink, and service very good too. The rooms were nice and clean with fresh mosquito netting, not that we... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a great stay in the Sunshine Hotel on Zanzibar. All of the staff were very friendly and gave great service. Meals were very good; we enjoyed in particular the starters and "catch of the day" selections from the dinner card. Quiet accomodation on a great location and the weather was great (from a Ditch perspective very very hot..).... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We spend a high quality time at Sunshine. The room design was great giving comfort and at the same time bringing you close to the natural elements and well as local heritage. The atmosphere in the whole property is very relaxing so recovery from stressful work days start as soon you go through the front door. The staff is very... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A group of four of us stayed here in August/Sept 2013 and loved it. The fact that Matemwe is not one of the main stays was brilliant. No mass package groups here. This is a smaller hotel, so you get privacy but still fine service. It was the perfect rest after climbing Kili. We stayed four nights. The food here... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We spent 3 nights here. And it was truly relaxing. The food is very good. We ate fresh fish every day. Had the very good fortune of being upgraded to the honeymoon suite bungalow, situated right on the beach with your own private gate access and wonderfully private veranda with a fantastic little plunge pool. The room and bathroom were... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I'll start this review by emphasizing that hotel management was extremely flexible and they responded to our complaints quickly - within two hours we were moved to their sister property, where we were given the best rooms in the place and treated exceptionally well. In that regard, Sunshine Hotel displayed a high degree of customer service. I agree with other... More

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

Dear Family Willis, First of all we hope you accept again our deepest apologies for inconvenience and thank you, that you mentioned in your first sentences that we solved the problem immediately. Of course we didn't expect such a bad review after we arranged an free upgrade for the best room category in our sister hotel. It is our most... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Sunshine Hotel. It is a beautiful location, and the resort is really nicely designed. The pools are clean and quiet, and you can borrow mountain bikes and snorkelling equipment at no additional cost. The snack menu is a bit limited, so you are reliant on the menu of the day. The meals are very... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We spent three days at Sunshine Hotel, and we really found the peace we were looking for. Beautiful and quiet surroundings with all facilities easily available! We spent our first day on the beach and by the pool. The location is close to Matemwe village, and there are locals on the beach, which we found nice. Vivid, but not noisy... More

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

Dear Lassy Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Sunshine Hotel. It was such a pleasure hosting you.We are just a Little confused about your comment regarding our buffet dinners? We only ever do "Barbecue" evenings on very special occasions and never more than once a week. Again, thanks... More

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Additional Information about Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

Also Known As:
Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Matemwe
Address: P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunshine Hotel is a 16 room, beach hotel, located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Eco friendly, stylish and cozy, carefully designed by professional designers, creates a unique chill-out ambiance to make you feel happy and relaxed. Set right on the unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect gateway from everyday life. ... more   less 
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