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Keys Bungalows

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Darajani Street, Matemwe, Tanzania
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Keys Bungalows
Ranked #10 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I traveled with two friends and I had made a reservation at a place nearby in advance based on TA reviews but when we arrived at the other place we were underwhelmed by our greeting and the back and forth over the exchange rate since we were paying in Tsh. Oh yeah, and they didn't have a bar... so we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

First of all Keys Bungalows is a great backpacker friendly place. The double room we had was great and the bar/restaurant area is really nice. There are a few hammocks and you can really chill out there. It is right on the beach but that for me is the issue. The beach is not the idyllic indian ocean sea we... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 amazing days at Keys Bungalows and we didn't want to leave. Our bungalow was the most comfortable accomodation we have had in Tanzania with a beautiful double bed, plenty of space to move around, medium cabinet for storage and a very clean ensuit bathroom. There is a spacious restaurant/bar that looks out on a... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We loved everything about this place: Our lovely, large bungalow (which had two double beds, large bathroom and storage area), the various outside sitting areas and the fabulous views from the restaurant/bar. You could easily sit there for hours watching the coming and going of the fishermen, villagers, tourists. The whole atmosphere at Keys is extremely friendly and relaxed and... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a lovely time staying at Keys Bungalows mainly because the staff were so nice and fun. The bungalows are located right on the white beach, Keys' restaurant (although limited in choice) has good food at very reasonable prices. The complimentary beakfast consists of fruitplatters served by the beach and fried eggs/toast. We were worried at first that it... More

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Ostend, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this wonderful location just next to the beach. The staff was nice, we met Ali, the owner who told us his life story witch made us really quite. The man started from nothing... didn't even go to school and is now owner of this fine place. Cool beer, fantastic food and music.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I spent 5 wonderful days in Key's. The people were very friendly, meals very tasty, rooms cosy and clean, and the athmosphere is the biggest plus of this place. I would recomend it to anyone, I enjoyed it much more than other places at Zanzibar. They have the best staff in Tanzania :) Thanks a looot guys!

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This hostel is based in Matemwe, one of the less spoilt beaches in Zanzibar. It provides modest rooms with the basic commodities and a fantastic host who welcomes you heartily and provides you with anything you might want ;)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We arrived to Key's quiet desperate from trying to find a decent budget option in Zanzibar. The place is just on the beach, with a wonderful sea view from any spot you seat. The rooms are simple, but clean and decent. Key is very nice and friendly, so is the staff. The place is very small, which is really nice... More

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Zuerich
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is a great budget option. The rooms are minimalistic but clean. The location is right on the beachfront and 6 minute walk from 3 diving companies. The food is good and the staff are friendly.

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Additional Information about Keys Bungalows

Address: Darajani Street, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Keys Bungalows Matemwe, Zanzibar

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