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Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar, Asilia Africa

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Matemwe, Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We spent 6 wonderful days at Matemwe Retreat in 'Nuru' at the end of our Honeymoon and it was fantastic. Menlad was a superb butler - very attentive to detail and professional. We loved our Swahili lessons! The retreat, with it stunning views, very thoughtful design and amazing roof terrace with plunge pool was all we had hoped for and... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

the reason i cant give an "excellent" is because you cannot swim in the water out front. and for me, ive learned that if im on the BEACH, i want to be able to get in the water out front or why bother going all the way to the island in the first place? you can walk the reef but... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from 8 days at Matemwe retreat and can't fault it at all. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left (at 4am all packed up with breakfast for the journey to the airport) we were treated like royalty. The retreat itself is stunning. So much so that all our plans to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

wow. what a wonderful place to stay! we didn't want to leave. Our butler Salim was the happiest man I have ever met and made our stay so special. If you are staying here ask for SALIM! The room was absolutely perfect. Service perfect. Ambience perfect. The only small negative was that the pastries and desserts were average for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The other reviews pretty much say it all. This a a lovely, relaxing place to spend some time on the beach, and the service is phenomenal. My one quibble is that although the rooms are advertised as having air conditioning, it did not work in my room. Normally, this would be a big problem for me, as I really love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

After a 9 day safari we where ready to relax. The resort is beautiful and the staff is magnificent. We were met by David (the manager) and our butler for our stay, from then on we were treated like family. Everyone knows your name and is so friendly. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. Our friends contacted the resort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Matemwe retreat, and apart from Ramirez our taxi driver stopping at 2 other hotels before finding Matemwe retreat ( used to be called bungalows), everything was most enjoyable. Our not-so-little bungalow, Safina ( the ark in Swahili) was simply marvelous. Large bedroom, great bathroom and bathtub facing the sea, a large shaded terrace and on... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed here for the last week of our honeymoon in Tanzania and the place is amazing. It was a bit of an indulgence but worth it. From the moment we arrived we were so well looked after by all the staff. Champagne waiting for us and flowers strewn accross our room on arrival and we met Martin our butler... More 

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Salmiya, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We absolutely loved Matemwe Retreat and the entire staff. What made our stay exceptional, however, was our butler Menlad. He was so kind, anticipated every need and made our stay paradise. We will never forget the candlelight dinner on our roof our last night there. Menlad even remembered what we said our favorite food was and made sure we had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

What an awesome stay at Matemwe Retreat. Was the perfect way to start our honeymoon. The Villa we stayed in (Leila) was way beyond what the pictures and stories of others brought across. Spacious, PRIVATE, clean with such amazing views. With the humidity the real bonus was the private plunge pool on the roof deck. We spent a lot of... More 

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