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Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar, Asilia Africa

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Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had to pay extra to stay in a villa because the bungalows were all taken. But what a treat it turned out to be! The food was fantastic, the views out of this world!! Watching the sunrise from our room was so beautiful. We especially appreciated Arthur, he was so very kind, friendly and helpful. Incredibly beautiful property even... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow...what a great place to visit. Directly on the beach. A knock out residence with service by a personal butler. Watching the sunrise very morning on our porch and bathing in our edge pool on the second floor was outstanding. The food was great. Either brought to our residence or at the main lodge. Our Butler Mohamed Mkungu was superb.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's simply amazing!!! I've never been that pampered and relax. Me and my wife absolutely loved every moment of our 5 nights we spent there (which flew by). And the staff went above and beyond all expectations to make sure we have the best time. Thank u all so much for making the end of our honeymoon that much more... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In all our travels throughout the world the Matemwe Retreat stands out as the ultimate in beachside luxury, beauty, and service. Our butler Ndaki together with Arthur the GM provided us with warmth and personalized care that is rarely found. Privacy, seclusion, outstanding food, world class snorkeling, and a breathtaking view exceeding our high expectations.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights here after 2 weeks safari on the mainland. It's the perfect finish to a busy safari schedule. The retreats are HUGE for 2 people and beautifully appointed. The view from the upstairs terrace is stunning looking over the ocean. Everything is done for you and the staff are so well trained and eager to see you... More 

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Daughter and I visited Matemwe Retreat for a mother daughter weekend getaway. Our Villa was beautiful with a great view of the beach, sea and Mnemba Island. We especially enjoyed the terrace that has an infinity plunge pool, and was perfect for sun bathing, afternoon lunch and night caps while overlooking the beautiful scenery of dhows sailing by. Overall... More 

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Lausanne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matemwe Retreat is truly an amazing and unique place, very intimate and exclusive, with a fantastic service ! The villas are just gorgeous : the "ground" floor includes a very large terrace with sun chairs, a lovely bedroom and a bathroom both decorated in the Arabic style, with a big bath (inside) overlooking the sea. Stairs build into a small... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was hands-down the most relaxed I have ever been in my entire life. Every need was taken care of by our amazing butler Mohammed. He went the extra mile every single day. Every time we got back to our villa after a snorkel he even had a nice warm bath and cold coconuts waiting for us. The food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Our lovely honeymoon has just come to and end and I honestly could not have asked for anything more spectacular. Our room was full of the luxuries of a first world country but was able to keep its rustic charm. The people were absolutely amazing serving our every need and desire ( even the garden staff knew our timetable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Following our bush plane flight with Regional Air to Zanzibar, we were met by a representative from Island Express for our transfer to Matemwe Retreat. Upon landing, I was excited to see the aqua blue ocean and beaches below me, in contrast to the Serengeti – both individually beautiful in their own ways. We embarked on a fairly long drive... More 

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