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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cara and her team are very welcoming and the hotel is immaculate. Highly recommended. This is Zanzibar so don't expect a highly developed Mauritus style hotel. It is Boutique chic with the menu depending on what is available in Zanzibar that week. Zanzibar is very poor so most of the island is made up of villagers huts and stone buildings.... More

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful oasis just at the shore of Matemwe village. There is nothing outsite of the hotel, just a few huts of Matemwe, so You need to stay in the hotel, but it is surely no disadvantage, because this remote place is a very quiet, comfortable and peaceful paradise, where you can relax and catch some breath at the end of... More

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Brit in Uganda
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed in this and their sister hotel up the road. We came for a beach holiday and got it. Great location, great staff and service.. Visit for excellent personal service and for a beach that literally seems to come in to the hotel. We would definitely go again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First of all, before entering the hotel gate, you must first drive through a lot of impoverished areas. Just before you arrive to the gated hotel, you must pass through a village that obviously has no running water or electricity. Once the gate is opened, you enter a beautiful Oasis. This place looks like a boutique resort but lacks the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel is located right on the beach and is clean and well designed. The rooms are big (we stayed one night at the regular suite and then moved to the panoramic suite which has outstanding views). The staff is really nice and makes sure the visitors are satisfied (there is always a manager around). The food is really good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent place to relax hearing the sound of the waves. This relatively small and built with attention to details hotel is located just on the beach. In low tide it can be difficult to swim in the sea but there are two swimming pools with an amazing view. The beach is great to walk, run or go cycling (there are... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are a family of five (3 teenage children) and we stayed at Sunshine hotel for four nights last week. Firstly, this is a very well managed hotel with excellent staff . Cara the manager, is very hands on, extremely knowledgable, always available and makes the difference in this hotel. She is assisted by Doris who is so prompt in... 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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