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Sunshine Marine Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Muyuni - Matemwe, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Matemwe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully designed rooms. Cooled by constant sea breeze (fans if required). Rooms very clean and well maintained. Amazing gardens and having the focus of viewing the mnemba attoll really added to experience. Plenty of good quality sun loungers around the infinity pool (long enough for doing laps if so inclined). Dive centre as part of complex a real bonus as... More

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your review posted on Trip Advisor. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed our hotel, with its unique position and our Dive Point diving centre. We are sorry to hear that you had experienced problems with our mountain bikes, which we offer as a free service to all our guests. We do... More

Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is amazing! we had such a relaxing stay!! after travelling through africa for 4 weeks, our final stop was zanzibar. we usually love activity filled holidays, and travelling around africa was one of those holidays. we decided to choose this lodge because of its secluded location. it is in the middle of no mans land, with a gorgeous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long and bumpy journey from this hotel to anywhere else. Perfect if you want to hole-up in the hotel, laze by the beautiful infinity pool or dive around idyllic Mnemba and admire the coral. It also means there is so little light pollution you get a great view of the milky-way! The diving here is really good-... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of five and stayed at this lodge just last week. One of the reasons for travelling to Zanzibar was for my husband and our son to scuba dive and this is why we were attracted to this lodge. We stayed four nights at Sunshine hotel which is the lodges sister resort and then moved here for... More

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Ventura
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is my kind of place!!! The kind of place I'm always looking to discover. Way off the beaten path. You can arrive, relax, and everything you need is taken care of. The rooms and view are incredible. In Zanzibar and East Africa it can be difficult to find good customer service. Sunshine Marine had incredible customer service. Can't say... More

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leiden
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Lovely and quiet surroundings, comfortabele but not over the top. Fantastic staff at the restaurant and the reception, excellent house keeping. Kind, genuine, and pleasant place. Honest food, good size pool, pleasant other guests. While I was tehre, there were no children which was really nice as I was looking for peace and quiet, and that's exactly what you get.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Spent 2 nights in blue wave suite. Fantastic view, excellent snorkelling on Mnemba reef. The drive to the isolated Lodge is safari-like. Sports: A dive point is integrated in Hotel compound, mountain bikes in good condition allow for a ride to Muyuni beach ... or Matemwe.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It's a long bumpy road from the airport but so worth it. Staff are so friendly and helpful and the location is spectacular. Try the scuba diving and a trip to the capital Stonetown 45 minutes away is a must.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This hotel is heaven. It is quite out of the way so it is perfect to relax. The location is superb. What an amazing view of Mnemba. The resort itself is decorated really well. It is rustic chic and adds to the feeling of relaxation somehow. The food in the restaurant is very good and so I was happy to... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We spent 3 nights here over Easter. It is a lovely hotel and beautifully designed. The rooms were spacious and extremely clean. Housekeeping was on point and even came in the evening to spray the room against bugs and mosquitos. The staff are very friendly and helpful, overall service was excellent. As the lodge is quite secluded we ate at... More

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Address: Muyuni - Matemwe, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Marine Lodge 3.5*
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The Lodge is situated 20min. Far away from Matemwe, just in front of the beautiful Mnemba Atoll and near the unspoiled Muyuni Beach. Surrounded by a wild bush (local flora), Sunshine Marine Lodge is the ideal location to relax, enjoy the pure nature and the Dive Point diving center's activities (diving, snorkeling, dive courses), far away from the mass tourism and huge properties "all inclusive". The Lodge disposes of 3 outdoor pools overlooking the Ocean and Mnemba Atoll as well the Restaurant and Bar. Guests can choose from "a' la carte menu" tasty dishes from local and international cuisine, different all the days and cooked only with fresh ingredients and lovely care. Half or Full board are provided on request. As located on a rocky cliff, the wooden jetty gives the chance to reach the sea and swim or, on the low tide, do a nice promenade in the sea bottom and discover creeks, wild fauna or reach Muyuni Beach (700mt on foot or 15 minutes by bike). Our diving center provide for special reef shoes and mountain bikes are available at the reception, for free. All the bungalows are within a lush and colored garden. Bedrooms have an African modern design, with sea view, from the private garden with veranda or the terrace, all equipped with outdoor furniture to chilling out in privacy. King size bed with mosquito net, desk, stone bench, bathroom with shower, safe, 3 fans (no a/c and TV), are the main features in all the categories. Family, friends or little groups are welcome thanks to the huge Panorama Suites, suitable up to 4 people or extra/twin beds available in most of the other rooms. ... more   less 
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