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Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Matemwe Village, Matemwe 3275, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wilton, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful, special place. Our family group of 15 - ages (8-55) really enjoyed our stay here. The bungalows are spacious, spotless and well appointed. The food and staff were very accommodating and the water and beach beautiful! Delightful. A quiet, friendly getaway. Well done!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a disappointment! You can't swim in the sea unless you take a paid-for trip (at least $30), the food is mediocre and there is no buzz whatsoever. I quite liked my room and enjoyed the view of the reef from the terrace and walking around the reef at low tide, but the whole experience is nothing close to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Matemwe with several friends for a 4-day post-safari excursion. Upon arrival, we were greeted with fresh coconuts, and were taken to gorgeous bungalows that faced the ocean. The staff was incredibly friendly, and went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time. There was literally not a single moment in the day... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Matemwe Lodge from August 28-31. It was the end of 2 weeks of travel and we were excited for some down time. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend it to friends. We were in one of 12 bungalows that overlook the ocean. It was nice and private which is exactly... More

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Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed at Matemwe Lodge for four nights after a safari in Tanzania. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy views of the beautiful Indian Ocean. The accommodations are very comfortable in private bungalows located on a small bluff right over the water. You can hear the waves at night and there is a porch an hammock to... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend three nights in Matemwe House, a private villa adjacent to the lodge. Cared for by George, we were grateful for his attentive care as we all arrived terribly sick from a stomach bug of sorts - and the first day he did nothing by tuck us up in bed! The villa has two double... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is amazing!!! The setting, the rooms and above all the service are all spectacular. They manage to create luxury but in a very down-to-earth way, which benefits the local community. We spent our honeymoon here and it was made perfect by the hard work and kind, genuine nature of all the staff. The management team of Ross, Gina... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Jambo! We went to Matemwe Lodge for rest and relaxation after a Safari in Tanzania and were not disappointed! The staff were always friendly, available for any help you needed yet not too invasive. I had a wonderful massage in the spa from Bertha, the massage room is situated by the edge of the cliff faces so you look out... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I went for solitude, rest, spa and spoiling .. and I got it all and more. The service was absolutely fantastic and the staff friendly, yet subtle in their attendance. The spa is fantastic, Bertha and the girls know their stuff, situated on top of the cliff looking out to sea whilst having a massage, using the local treatments, is... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I have traveled a lot all over er the world but this was our first trip to Africa. We love Zanzibar and loved every moment of our time at Matemwe lodge. Everything was taken care of for us and we felt super safe at all times. The food was absolutely incredible! The massages at the spa were... More

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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*
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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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Matemwe Main Lodge has twelve spacious, tastefully decorated and newly refurbished (May 2012) chalets, each featuring large verandas overlooking the Indian Ocean. Matemwe embodies the quintessential beach experience: a relaxing atmosphere, friendly and personable staff, massages, cocktails, swimming pools, lush tropical gardens and sumptuous cuisine – fresh seafood being the specialty. This gem on Zanzibar's main island offers privacy and seclusion and is the perfect destination to simply relax and unwind. ... more   less 
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