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Matemwe Beach Village

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Matemwe, Tanzania
Matemwe Beach Village
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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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Sweden
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, my husband and our 7-year old son, stayed here for 4 nights in the end of February 2015. We were upgraded to Shamba suite #1, which was good, as we travelled there straight from home in northern Europe (didn't do a mainland safari) and appreciated the AC. Only the master bedroom has AC, though. We really appreciated the open... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms vary in size and decor, we had a triple one at the back of the plot. The room was decent enough with an aircon (which would work better if all the windows were glazed...) but food was delicious. Though the pool was unusable when we were there and the tides really affect the swimming possibilities, it did not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from an amazing 5 day stay at Matemwe Beach. It had a great atmosphere at the hotel, the staff looked after our every need and the food was the best we had in Zanzibar...really nice beach, lots of activities if you are feeling adventurous and very good value (compared to other hotels we have stayed at... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matemwe Beach Village is a very sweet and lovely place. We had an experience that will not be common to most. We booked an economy room, and when we arrived they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite! Our second honeymoon after 30 years! What luxury! A pool in our living room. So refreshing! The ocean water was remarkable in its'... More 

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Steninge, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful rooms/houses in a fantastic location. Good vibrations all the way. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Good dive shop and Excellent diving at Mnemba. Thank you Gail and local management for a great stay in the one-of-a-kind Asali suite!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Thanks Ali and Mnizi, we had a great time! You guys have a piece of paradise there... Good food, fast internet, beautiful beach, friendly staff. We enjoyed our Samba suite a lot, hakuna matata, see you soon

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Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The short version Positive: Good vibe/ feel Excellent food and location Good dive shop Very nice beach Negative: Pool murky Staff very relaxed 4 persons in suite, only aircondition for 2 Extras cost...extra Who/why/what 2 adults (aged 43) and two children (11, 9) traveling to Zanzibar without doing a safari first (this seem to be the most common combo). We... More 

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Seattle
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Coming off the mainland of Tanzania and several weeks of hiking Kilimanjaro and safari-ing, the Matemwe Beach Village was just what we needed! We stayed in a cute little room with a king size bed with only trees between us and the beach. The pool was relaxing and perfect for spending some time reading. My husband went scuba diving and... More 

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Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a week while we got dive certified at One Ocean. The dive center is co-located on the grounds of the hotel. The bar and beach area is relaxing and open. The restaurant and lounge area are also open air but people just eat there. They don't lounge. We also had a private dinner... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our family of four (mom/dad, 2 kids-12/11 yrs old) stayed at MBV for five days/four nights in Jan 2015 and couldn't have been more pleased with our relaxing vacation. We stayed in rooms #6 (twin beds) and #7 (king bed) and the kids felt perfectly safe in their room next door to us. No connecting room door, but just fine.... More 

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