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Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar, Asilia Africa

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lausanne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Dubai
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

the retreat itself is amazing nice facilities, the Vilas are big and decorated with taste. although the covers on outside sofas and hammack are full of stayed that seems to be birds "poopoo" it's far from Stone town and any other activities, the beaches are not that big and white sandy, lots of seaweed, unless you go to that small... More 

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AsiliaAfrica, General Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our sincere apologies for the negative experience during your stay with us. We understand your concerns, and have taken immediate measures with the specific staff member you mention, and - together with our management - are investigating this matter. I can assure you appropriate measures will be taken.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed in Matemwe Retreat for 6 nights at the start of our honeymoon and could not have loved it more. Our butler was George who is brilliant and always there for everything we needed and more! He made a special effort to arrange dinners and lunches in different locations around the retreat and lodge but also gave us plenty... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Loved our 7 post safari days here. Incredible Middle Eastern, Arabic style with comfy bed, A/C and plunge pool on the upper level. Huge for two people. Meals on the deck overlooking the ocean, all served by your butler. Each of the four villas has its own assigned butler. Loved the views of the dhows coming in and out of... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I can die happy now, that about sums it up... Matemwe will live in my dreams for ever. As beautiful as it is in every way, and it really is, the staff really make the experience. Every single one of them from the groundskeepers, guides, service staff, management and especially our awesome butler Zubeir needs commendation. So friendly, welcoming yet... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the day we arrived in Matemwe Retreat we felt right at home and were warmly welcomed by the Matemwe team. Our Villa with its rooftop pool and spacious interior was the perfect setting to wind down and soak in the beautiful views and enjoy our excellent meals served on our deck. Mohammed, our butler, made our stay even more... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Matemwe Retreat was the perfect location for our honeymoon. The villa is superbly appointed and has every luxury you could wish for. The roof top balcony with plunge pool is where we spent most of our time and when the sun tanning got too hot we moved to the beautiful downstairs patio. The setting of the lodge was out of... More 

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