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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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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
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2 helpful votes 2 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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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Matembwe was the most peaceful, idyllic and romantic spot for our Honeymoon. We stayed at Leila Villa at the Retreat and had George as our butler. The villa was spacious and comfortable with unrivaled views, George while being very attentive and efficient was very discreet and inconspicuous which made us feel totally at home.The food was fresh and authentically island.... More 

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Arusha Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wow! Just spent the most wonderful 5 nights at this retreat. The villa is so beautiful, with gorgeous views across the ocean from the bedroom, loungers, plunge pool, private dinning area and bathroom. The service is outstanding here, nothing was too much trouble. Loved every minute of our stay, didnt want to leave. Thanks so much Ross, Gina, Zuberi and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It is absolutely amazing. The place, the services and the food are extraordinary, and the people as well sooo friendly. We stayed at Matenwe Retreat and our butler (George ) spoiled us completely. And we received a wonderful cooking lesson (chiken Masala) by chef "Ramadan Juma" also known as chef "Yummy Yummy"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed 3 days in one of their villas. The accommodations are incredibly beautiful and comfortable. Each villa has a small pool and dining area with a view. You can use the hotel facilities, which are about a 10 min walk away. We had a personal butler who could bring anything in the menu during dining times and would keep... More 

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