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Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar

Matemwe Mnazi Mrefu, Matemwe Mnazi Mrefu, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure to stay at the amazing Matemwe Bandas for three nights. And amazing it was. Three nights was actually to short, we would have really liked to stay longer but we had to fly back to Nairobi unfortunately. The banda's are clean, spacious and very romantic. It is fantastic to wake up, open your eyes and watch... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful cosy boutique hotel is right on the beach and the bungalow concept is great, however these bungalows need serious maintenance; broken ceiling fan (you really need this to be working perfectly in Zanzibar where nights are very warm), broken toilet flush, ageing window blinds. The staff try really hard but mistakes are still made constantly regarding food and... More 

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Glostrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We normally don't make recommendations when we have stayed at a hotel, but for Matemwe Bandas we will make an exception. Because it is an exception! Chichi and Tom have build a small private paradise with only five bungalows. Nearly everything is made of palm tree based on local building traditions. Three of the bungalows are placed on the beach... More 

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Belfast
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I think what "sold" this place to me was the Egyptian cotton sheets and White Company toiletries to make it stand out from the crowd. However when you're there everything pales into insignificance compared with the setting and views. Nothing was too much trouble for Salma and the team. I loved being able to eat on the verandah of the... More 

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Tom H, Manager at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel, I a'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and i am looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Regrads, Salma Salim More 

New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is a fantastic place, hidden away on the very gently developed ( small hotels and occasional private houses all built smartly to blend with the Nature) stretch of the beach, miles long. You will see no people on that beach save for a tourist couple walking by once an hour or local kids playing a few hundred yards away.... More 

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Tom H, Manager at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, We at Matemwe Bandas are happy that you enjoyed your holiday . If you are travelling to our area again soon, don't hesitate to call us. Regards, Salma Salim. More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

we stayed 4 nights. after 2 i was already reborn. it was just so wonderful: clean fresh bungalow from palmtrees directly on the beach, 10 km white beach to the right, 5 to the left. cozy small set up. salma cared in a non-intrusive and reliable way. she arranged all boat tours (snorkelling with dolphlns was hilarious !), visiting the... More 

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Tom H, Manager at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Matthias, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care! With best regards, Salma Salim More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at Matemwe bandas for a week and it was incredible. The beach is really peaceful compared to the other beaches in Zanzibar. Matemwe is a small village on the North East of Zanzibar. The village is located behind the bandas so we often saw fishermen going out during high tide, and local women collecting seaweed and shell fish.... More 

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Tom H, Manager at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your open and honest feedback about your experience at our hotel over the holiday. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. Do check out our Tripadvisor page for promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward... More 

Houston, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stayed here with a friend for 2 nights in July. We were in room number two, which is the middle bungalow directly on the beach. From what we saw when we walked the beach everyday, there is nothing like Bandas nearby. No other hotel has rooms so close to the beach. The rooms are constructed so that you can... More 

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Tom H, Owner at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

We would like to thank you, Megan, for sharing your very positive thoughts on your stay with us in Matemwe. We really appreciate your encouraging feedback and hope to see you again when you make it back to Zanzibar. All the very best, The Matemwe Bandas Team More 

Tokyo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful holiday at matemwe bandas located right in front of a beautiful beach with white and fine sands. The hotel has a few bungalows with interesting African design roofs. Each room provides a nice and big private space, so I can recommend it to couples, families with children or any types of guests. The direct access to... More 

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Tom H, Owner at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up your very favourable impressions of your time with us at Matemwe Bandas. We really appreciate your uplifting enthusiasm and very much look forward to your staying again very soon! Warm regards, The Matemwe Bandas Team More 

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Matemwe Bandas is the most beautiful hotel I have ever seen. The staff fulfills all your wishes before you can even think of them like just passing by at your room with a cup of hot chocolate after coming back from a diving tour. Another day I saw a local guy riding his scooter on the beach and I said... More 

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Tom H, Owner at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

It is very kind of you Ulrike to submit your very favourable impressions of your stay with us at Matemwe Bandas. We really value your feedback and hope to see you again when you return to Zanzibar in the future. All the very best, The Matemwe Bandas Team More 

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Address: Matemwe Mnazi Mrefu, Matemwe Mnazi Mrefu, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
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