We, my husband and our 7-year old son, stayed here for 4 nights in the end of February 2015. We were upgraded to Shamba suite #1, which was good, as we travelled there straight from home in northern Europe (didn't do a mainland safari) and appreciated the AC. Only the master bedroom has AC, though. We really appreciated the open attic, where we would read in the afternoon.
The food was really, really good! Another Swedish family happened to stay there at the same time. One of their children have gluten intolerance. MBV really went out of their way to arrange for the girl!
I went on a half-day snorkelling trip to the Mnemba reef with the in-house One Ocean Dive center. A bit expensive, still worth it!
I can see that several others have written about the dirty pool. We were told that the pool cleaner was on vacation, but I don't know. You would think they would have some one else doing it, in the meantime. We still swam there, but this pulls down the grading.
One note about Matemwe beach. Any one who imagines themselves strolling along the beach, finding different small restaurants here, will be disappointed. It isn't set up in the same way at all, as on many beaches in Asia. One reason is probably the tide. It isn't possible to walk along the beach during high tide. Also, I guess, a lot of guests seem to stay at their respective hotel/privately rented villa.
Still, we would definitely considering returning there, if we would return to Zanzibar. We can recommend this place to families.
- Also Known As:
- Matemwe Beach Village Hotel Matemwe
- Matemwe Beach Village Zanzibar