Zanzibar Retreat is by far and large one of the best hotels I've stayed at, for numerous reasons.
- Location-location-location: Zanzibar Retreat is located right on Matemwe beach which is a dreamy paradise with white sandy beaches and turquoise water.The tide pulls back during mid day, so swimming in the ocean in the morning or afternoon is best.
- The food is delicious and locally grown which makes it extremely tasty, i loved the fruit and vegetable combo in the salads. The kitchen changes the menu every day so you don't get bored. I'm usually not too fuzzed about fish or seafood, but was amazed at the fish-dishes they created and had the tuna on several occasions.
- The owner was away on holiday so the hotel was run by the assistant manager, Karin. A lovely, hands-on and fun lady who runs a tight ship and facilitates a peaceful and chilled atmosphere. You could tell that she cares deeply about making her guests feel at home and relaxed while staying at the hotel and approached each guest every day asking how they were, such a small gesture goes a long way in making you feel looked after. She assisted with everything from organizing tours to treating a sun-burn --- thumbs up for her, she was great. The waiters, chefs and housekeepers were all attentive and efficient.
- The rooms are medium-sized and have everything you need, with a safe and Zanzibarian chests and closets - looks very authentic and cool.
This is not a party place by any means, which attracts an slightly mature and cool crowd, the hotel is small (13 rooms I believe) and you get to know everyone there. I'd say this place is great if you're traveling solo. Will definitely come back!
- 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