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Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

5.0 of 5 Matemwe Village, Matemwe 3275, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel itself has a lot of potential, rooms are rustic, but beautiful, the manager is a very nice guy, but I thing staff is the problem here. I don't know if they didn't get good training or if they are just lazy. But we got the same feeling throughout the hotel, maybe except for the restaurant. Towels were left... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 7 days of our honeymoon at Matemwe Retreat. In villa Zam Zam. The villas are absolutely incredible. Immaculately designed with a beautiful arabic feel to cater for a private, luxurious and perfectly relaxing stay. The roof deck with enormous couches and it's own private plunge pool is an exceptional touch and well needed as in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a couple seeking some peace and quiet and a romantic beautiful setting for a relaxing holiday, one couldn't have chosen a better place. The Rooms all have fantastic views and are comfortable, spacious and tastefully designed. The Verandas of the rooms are amazing and in fact I only regret we didn't spend more time just relaxing in the hammock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 4 night stay at Matemwe Lodge was the perfect stopover after a Tanzanian safari. We received a warm welcome and were greeted each morning with guidance about local activities. We snorkeled with dolphins, picnicked on the sand bar, walked out to the reef, visited the local fish market and toured a local spice farm, all accompanied by friendly and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets just say that first meal we had at Matemwe set the precedent which they seem to meet every day/night. We had a Sea Food Braai (BBQ) on the crystal white beach that is infront of the resort and Waiters were running around to make sure you were happy! What a night! Thanks Matemwe!

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Matemwe Lodge was the most incredible venue for our holiday in Zanzibar. We stayed for 4 nights, and each day was filled with adventure, assisted by the wonderful team on board. Every night was a different setting and theme for dinner which created variety to the routine of the day, and everywhere we went the hotel staff greeted us by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a great stay, we truly enjoyed our time there and the catering for my wife (with three complex food intolerance issues) was outstanding - this was the first time she was truly taken care of in our African travels although we have traveled to quite a number of other places (including more expensive and allegedly more exclusive in all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place. Peaceful, beautifully designed, comfortable but understated bungalows, friendly staff who greet you by name and stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The food and spa are also excellent. However, there a few things which stop Matemwe Lodge from being 5/5. Firstly, the rooms don't have air conditioning. Although the hotel is clearly trying to minimise... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed only 2 nights at Matemwe Lodge unfortunately, the first night in one of the charming bungalow and the 2nd in one of the private retreats. The bungalow was really well decorated, spatious, with a private terrace including a double hammock and a sofa, perfect for napping after lunch or just to chill and admire the view. The retreat... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed at Matemwe Lodge for four days. Excellent staff who did everything to make our stay a memorable one (including for our 82-year old mother). Flexible, helpful and always very friendly and joyous. Comfortable lodges, good food, great atmosphere. Support for the local people and village adds to the warm feeling.

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Address: Matemwe Village, Matemwe 3275, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
Matemwe Bungalows
Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa Zanzibar

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