We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

Certificate of Excellence
P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
Hotel amenities
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
Rate this Hotel

219 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (38)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Yorkshire
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
57 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a great time in this hotel, we wanted peace and quiet and thats exactly what we got, it was nearly empty when we were there so lovely for us. The pool, bar and restaurant were very good and nice food, they did run out of a few things before we left, even the breakfast tea which is pretty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Les Cayes, Sud, Haiti
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 January 3, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
88 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

229 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (221)
Pool/beach area (68)
Dining (19)
Hotel & grounds (34)
Room/suite (48)
View from room (9)
Bathroom (3)
Other (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (8)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Dining (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question