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Zanzibar House

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Matemwe | Matemwe Kilimajuu, Matemwe PO BOX 3085, Tanzania
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to come if you want to be welcomed in the arms of a warm Italian family. The owners make every effort to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable. Food is delicious and they cater well for special diets (but bring something for breakfast if you are gluten free). Rooms are simple but have all... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really beautiful spot on the beach and the service was exceptional. Everyone from the young waitron in training to the manager make you feel right at home. We had an evening flight and they let us check out late without any extra charge. We had an ocean facing room with a beautiful little veranda. You can hear the ocean waves... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family of 4 with 2 young children this was the perfect African retreat. We are a British family that live in Africa and I can tell you if you want superb food, tranquility, modern facilities with a gorgeous beach on which daily village life unfolds peacefully, this is the place. Rooms: these are spacious, cool with much needed... More 

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Madrid
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

For those who prefer cozy boutique hotels with a personal touch to large chain hotels. The hotel is built from local materials and following local Swahili design and traditions. It therefore leaves a very authentic impression. It is small, has only a few rooms, so the service is very personal. You are greeted by the owner Massimo on your arrival,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Really loved this place. A bit pricey - we stayed there on an off-season discount - but I think worth the full price. The rooms are lovely, there's a fantastic pool with lots of chairs/couches/beach chairs/tables etc. to relax and read. The patio and pool deck area is set up in a really nice way. There's a long sandy beach... More 

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Toronto
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have used tripadvisor for many years and this was the first time that I really began to question the authenticity of the reviews. We arrived at the hotel, a 50 min drive over rough roads from the airport and the old town, and we were struck by the wonderful beach and the funkiness of the place. There the enjoyment... More 

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ZanzibarHouse, Proprietario at Zanzibar House, responded to this review

Dear Eric, I think that's his name, perhaps he forgot to sign himself, you write that review a hotel on Tripadvisor is of little value. I agree with you if it is done without a great deal of attention. I thank you for choosing Zanzibar House for your stay on the island. I would to start by reminding that all... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is an amazing boutique hotel located in a peaceful beach in Zanzibar. The owners are very nice and friendly. They did everything to make our stay even more delightful. The food is delicious. I´m very picky to eat. Every day they come to me to say the menu, and if I didn´t like something, they offered another option for... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Most of the time picture can fools you and they're not as expected. The different experience I had when I arrived at Zanzibar House is the other way around. This beautiful boutique resort is exceed my expectation, beyond the pics I saw on the web! The resort, the atmosphere, service and the hospitality of all the staff are just great!... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Absolutely amazing experience and great value! The manager was excellent and catered to our every need. The food was wonderful, the room was extremely clean with an enormous balcony and a gorgeous view of the Indian Ocean. We rode bicycles on the beach, played ping pong, pool, and kicked a soccer ball around on the beach, all free on charge.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This hotel is very well located, right on the beach. It is very comfortable and the owners are very nice. The service is attentive. While the food was excellent, eating fish five days in a row was a bit much.

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