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Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

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Matemwe Village, Matemwe 3275, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Matemwe is a beautiful property run by the Asilia Africa group. The location is opposite Mnemba Island so it is close to some of the best snorkelling areas on Zanzibar but that means it is about 1.5 hours from Stone Town (great if you just want to relax). The views are stunning from each of the rooms but especially fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just took my third visit to Matemwe lodge. Each of my visits has been amazing. The staff are lovely and attentive. I go to Zanzibar for weekend trips from Dar es Salaam. I am looking for an escape and my primary goal is quietness and time on the water. Matemwe Lodge has easy access to the best snorkeling on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so this is a hard one because there were so many plus points for this hotel...but at the same time quite a few things that weren't what they should be... Pro 1: LODGINGS: Beautiful Con 1: LOCATION: A little too far away from the rest of the action, e.g. Stone Town which is 1.5 hours by car and which... More 

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Dear Thomas & Omobinke, Many thanks for the honest feedback. It’s with comments such as this that helps us improve. We have spoken to team and are using your feedback as a training to improve areas you felt needed improvement. I recall chatting to you a few times during your stay, if you were to return to Matemwe or any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights after a week long safari in early January. We could not have found a better place to unwind. The accommodations were private and the views were both beautiful and so interesting with the local villagers passing by in their traditional sail boats to fish the Indian Ocean. The food was excellent, we could not get enough... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

..perfect location and surround,, amazing atmosphere, a great hospitality, wonderful food and the most friendly staff. My expectation were high, but reality was only better than the pictures and reviews. All in all an amazing way go from safari to beach life - I could not ask for more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week here after safari in Kenya, and were in the Lodge for the first 5 nights then upgraded to the Retreat for the last two for a little more privacy. We really enjoyed both which share a restaurant and staff, the food and service was excellent. Everyone is really friendly and the communal areas with two pools... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve spent our honeymoon at Matemwe Retreat, and all we can say is: wow! We’ve booked our trip through TrueAfrica, a very professional and highly recommended travel agent that found us Asilia’s gem on Zanzibar. Matemwe really gave us the opportunity to unwind in a luxury yet casual environment. Our villa (Safina), offered a magnificent view on the ocean, where... More 

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Thank JonathanCPT
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really nice facilities. Comfortable private rooms, each with a deck and beautiful views. Great swimming and dining areas. Excellent cuisine with the chef accommodating all dietary requirements. Very friendly and courteous staff. Plenty of activities, e.g. snorkelling, sailing, walks, all managed by the Lodge.

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Thank hedleyh2016
Alkmaar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

After a great trip true Rwanda and Tanzania we landed in the beautifull Matemwe Lodge. A great place with outstanding food and a great staff made this a lovely end of a great trip. Thanks to Arthur and team

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Matemwe lodge. The room was beautiful, food tasty and plentiful and the staff were all without exception friendly, attentive and sensitive to our needs. We were very sad to leave.

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