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Matemwe Beach Village

Matemwe, Tanzania
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Matemwe Beach Village
Ranked #3 of 5 Matemwe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durbanville, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were 4 families (18 people in total) who stayed at Matemwe beach village recently(28/6/14 - 5/7/14). What a blessing and joy! From the moment we arrived until we left,(with quite a few crying), everything was stunning. The staff and gail and ali were so friendly and the chef Mike was superb! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the... More

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Bunbury, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is great, the people, food, location and overall vibe. Everyone is very professional and helpful. I did a few dives with One Ocean dive company which was an amazing experience. My instructor was very thorough, he provided a lot of information on the dive locations, what to expect and all about the marine life we spotted.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Matemwe Beach as part of a month long honeymoon over Christmas 2013. I need to start with the positives: the pool area is good and food overall was very positive. They made a big effort at Christmas and it showed - the dinner spread was great. They also have themed nights which allow guests... More

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givemeanisland, General Manager at Matemwe Beach Village, responded to this review

We thank this guest for his many positive remarks. It is true that on his return he approached his tour operator seeking a refund on the basis of his complaints as outlined in this review. The operator in question sends us 100s of bookings a year and both they and us take any complaints very seriously indeed. However, on a... More

Madrid, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have tried a couple of other places on the island, in Stone Town and down south, but this is such a good location and the resort is great value for money compared to the neighbors and quite a cool understated place to hang out. The different areas for relaxing, sunbathing, lounging in the pools… The staff are excellent, well... More

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Sofiemyr, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great place and very great staff. They were excellent. Friendly, happy, nice people. Excellent hotel area and beautiful beaches.The food was so good!! best kitchen in hole our trip. best regards Lena og Morten Bergseng

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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It is hard to fault this hotel except they are trying too hard! The rooms are funky, the beach and pool are great and the food is exceptional. Staff are extremely well trained and here the problem if any lies. No personality comes across from the staff except consummate robotic professionalism. There is a fine line between excellent service and... More

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Regina, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
84 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We enjoy 3 nights here in a triple room that has 1 single and 2 double beds with 2 good pillows and a large decorative pillow. Mosquito netting is provided for every bed. The bathroom is basic with a shower, with good water pressure, sink, and flush toilet. Upon arrival we are greeted with a sweet spiced cold refreshment and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Working nearby and this 'hotel' was recommended by more than one colleague. We were not disappointed!! The pool is sheltered but an easy walk to the softest and whitest sand I have seen. 3 courses every night made "eating-in" in the evening most attractive, food excellent. Fantastic upgrade to the 'Asali' (the honeymoon suite) was a fabulous surprise. Got are... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Good points: The location is just perfect, set right on the beach which has the whitest sand I have ever seen and the sea is crystal clear. The hotel itself is quite small but this makes it more personal and you really get to know the staff who are very friendly and accommodating. The room we had to start off... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After spending 5 days on a Safari in Tanzania, camping in the middle of the Serengeti we were so ready for a little bit of luxury.... Originally we had booked a Shamba Suite but the hotel (or our tour operator) very kindly upgraded us to the Asali Suite. We were absolutely thrilled to bits as it was gorgeous, plenty of... More

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Address: Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Also Known As:
Matemwe Beach Village Hotel Matemwe
Matemwe Beach Village Zanzibar

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