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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
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    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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Stayed here for 4 days after end of 33 days driving safari. Rooms very comfortable. Lots of hot water. Food great, changing menu everyday Pools clean and warm Great position on the beach, no worries about the low tides. Mangers and staff friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights after a lengthy safari. The overall ambience as very relaxing and the rooms are very comfortable. Despite being a bloke and having a single room, I appreciated the flowers on the bed. Staff very helpful and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble. Menu changes daily and food varied between very good and exceptional,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

This was my second stay at Sunshine Hotel and I'd come again in an instant if given the opportunity! To wrap up a wonderful month-long safari, we headed to Zanzibar and 4 days resting at the beach, collating photos, and generally chilling out. If that's what you want, this is the perfect location. Sunshine Hotel is about an hour's drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

we stayed 4 perfet days in Sunshine Hotel. I read the reviews and I really wanted go there. Finally I could go, and the accommodation was much better than expective, even I was a lot expectations!. They are kind and nice people (all the staff).The food is really good. The room is clean and nice (we stayed in garden view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We went twice to sunshine for dinner. Every day they change their menu, so that you can vary day by day your diet! If I am not mistaken, the first time I had a grilled fish, while the second time I order grilled tuna with lemon butter sauce!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at Sunshine Hotel in July 2011 & had a wonderful stay. After a few busy weeks on safari & travelling this was a beautiful oasis by the sea where we relaxed and enjoyed the great food, cocktails & atmosphere. Our room was very clean, had a nice bathroom and lovely decor plus our own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011 via mobile

I stayed there for 3 nights, and also stayed for 2 nights at another Matemwe hotel which happened to be literally right next door, the Zanzibar Retreat Hotel. I liked both very much-- Sunshine hotel more expensive offers different amenities (140USD for a seaview room, 100USD for the "garden retreat" room -- whereas the Zanzibar retreat was 88 USD for... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We stayed here after 2 weeks of Safari in Kenia and Tanzania. It was exactly what we were looking for. It was nice and quiet, spacious rooms with a good bed, the never ending lovely seabreese and very friendly staff. Gabriella en Adam were very helpfull with getting around and they made our stay very pleasant. We enjoyed the food:... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We stayed here for three days in early July after climbing Kilimanjaro and it was perfect for what we were looking for: peace and quiet without much to do. We spent our days lounging by the pools, looking at and listening to the ocean, and sipping cheap beers and enjoying the shade afforded by the sails they had strung across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This hotel is run by Adam & Gabriella, two Poles who have settled in Zanzibar. The rest of their team are all local people and their standard of training and professional approach would put many of the best London hotels to shame. Apparently there were 2000 applications for jobs! The accommodation is in thatched bungalows that are well equipped and... 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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