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Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar, Asilia Africa

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Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In combination with Sayari (another Asilia property for a weeks safari) we had a simply magical holiday. For a week we were spoilt rotten by George our butler, and i have to be honest we did absolutely nothing...a busy day would be walking down to the main bar which is attached to the lodge. But with busy working lives back... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Zam Zam at Matemwe Retreat during the last week of January. Salum who looked after us for the week was brilliant. The accommodation, food were excellent and the trip to the sand bank was a highlight. Definitely recommended and thanks to all the staff who made our stay so wonderful

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Adegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this property 6 nights starting December 31st at Zamzam villa. First of all I would like to point out that the service in the retreat is excellent. We especially want to thank Ndaki for the fantastic service. He did an excellent job making our stay in this hotel relaxing and very pleasant without being intrusive. Also John,... More 

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

Excellent facilities, food and service, the retreat rooms come with your own butler on call. Very private and you have everything you need including roof top sunbathing terrace and plunge pool so you could hideaway from the rest of the world for your entire stay if you wanted to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned from 4 nights at Matemwe retreat staying in Nuru and I already want to go back. The villa is pure indulgence with a beautiful sunken bath from which you have a magnificent view of the sea and just pure perfection. It was so nice to properly escape real life, you honestly never needed to leave the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic place to stay and chill out. We stayed at one of the retreat bungalows with butler service. You know it will be a great stay when you ask for a gin, and the butler brings a litre bottle, along with ice and lemon, then thinks to refresh as needed without being asked. Great food, personal service - even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely 6 nights escape with my wife here - perfect. Went snorkeling 1 day but couldn't stand the crowds at mnemba - returned the next day to dive which was much better. Pleasant paddling canoes out front and a team that was ready to assist in any way possible. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband and I traveled here as part of our honeymoon after 5 days of a safari. To say that we were blown away was an understatement. Upon our arrival we were met by our private butler George. From that point forward, every need of ours was met. He would help us plan our activities for the day and all... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Wanted to give a shout-out to Arthur, Emmanuel and all the staff at Matemwe Retreat for making the end of our honeymoon experience so unforgettable. We stayed at Nuru villa with a breath-taking view of the of the ocean. Our personal butler, Emmanuel always had a huge smile on his face, always finding some way to surprise us -- freshly... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Not sure where to start here... The retreat was outstanding on so many levels. The staff were amazing. The food delicious. The location was like paradise and the villa like something out of the pages of a architectural digest... Arthur - the manager, did an outstanding job and was highly visible without being obtrusive. This is truly a five start... More 

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