Beautiful small hotel set on the North East Coast of Zanzibar.
The hotel is excellently maintained by Jan the Finnish co-owner, who personally supervises every aspect of the property.
Rooms are slightly on the small side, but are nicely decorated, with aircon and free wifi. Bathrooms are small but are well appointed.
There is a decent size pool and places to relax are spread around the pool, elsewhere in the grounds and the beach.
The hotel is set on a beautiful fine white sand beach adjacent to a fishing village. The beach has the softest sand I have ever come across and during our stay was deserted. The sea is OK to swim in at high tide, but the village women farm seaweed and so when the tide is out swimming is less practicable.
The food is outstanding. There is a fixed menu each day with two choices for main course. Wine and beer is reasonably priced.
The hotel is really set in a fairly isolated location with a few other small hotels and one or two restaurants, but you should seriously consider the full or half board options.
This is the ideal hotel if you want to get away from it all and relax in a tropical paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small beach Retreat. Good food and drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe
- Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe