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Boutique Hotel Matlai

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you arrive at Matlai boutique hotel, you are surrounded by beauty and kindness. Tim, Inge,and every people of the staff is absolutely dedicated to your bliss in this very special place. Luxury, simplicity are in total harmony with the stunning beach front of your eyes. Enjoy the delicious fine food prepared according to your taste from the rocking bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first view of The Boutique Hotel Matlai is breathtaking: and it just gets better from there. The owners and staff do everything to make your stay as wonderful as it can be. They are efficient and friendly, and the food is superb. I find myself running out of superlatives. Try it: As I said in my title: It's Perfection!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose Matlai as we were looking for a quiet, idyllic, and personal experience for our Honeymoon. The team at Matlai absolutely exceeded all of our expectations whilst we stayed with them. To say we were treated like royalty and spoiled would be an understatement. From the luscious refreshing coconut presented on arrival (with all of the team) to the... More 

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Thank Lisa and Alex R
IngeBB, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Lisa & Alex, Thank you so much for your great review. This is exactly what we are working for! It makes our work more pleasant to create small extras to make our guests happy. We wish you all the best. Kind regards Inge More 

Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

If you ever got a picture of the perfect honeymoon in your head - this is it! Matlai hotel is by far the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in! We’ve been to a lot of great 5 stars hotels in the past and in Tanzania, but this hotel sets a new standard for 5 stars hotels. The first thing I... More 

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IngeBB, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thanks a lot for your effort you have done with such a detailed description. And thank you for all the positive experiences you wrote about - this awakens the desire of holidays in Matlai. It would be great to welcoming you again. Kindest regards Inge & Tim More 

Haugesund
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This is simply the best place we have stayed anywhere in the world. The place is stunning, both the houses, gardens and the view. We got the best African food we have had on our trips, what to eat, when to eat it and where to eat it. The service was excellent, and the layout makes it easy to be... More 

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IngeBB, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Mia & Leif, Thank you very much for your great assessment, we appreciate it very much. I forwarded your high praise to the kitchen and to the butler. It would be great to welcoming you once again. Kindest regards Inge More 

Seattle
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

It has 6 rooms, a building with a building of 4, and a building of 2. We came with friends so we had a building to ourselves, which is to say our own pool, dining room, garden with dining facilities, etc.. If we wanted to, we could dine at the communal facility (aka one other table), and we did that... More 

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Thank whsy82seattle
IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you very much for your great review. I would say for groups our villas are ideal, because you are in a hotel with the feeling of a home. Our garden is now, after only four years, grown up so well, that lots of birds and butterflies settled here and our guests can always find a hidden place... More 

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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

I expected a great deal from Matlai based on reviews and pictures, but once you're there you still get a constant stream of positive surprises. You can read about the large beautiful rooms, the (semi) private pools, the ocean view, lush gardens and the food. But the stay at Matlai offered so much more. I'll try not to give too... More 

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Thank Sen C
IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Sen, Thanks a lot for your great review. Specially honeymoon holidays should be a great experience and it is very important for us to make it very special. We are therefore very delighted to receive these distinctions, happy customers are the reward we get for our work. Kind regards Inge & Tim More 

Vienna, Austria
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

we have stayed at Matlai for a week and could have stayed for many more :) .. a wonderful small boutique hotel with a max of privacy but at the same time we did not miss anything: excellent food served on our private terrace, beautiful views, extremely friendly staff, perfect pool, expect highest (german) standards in terms of hygiene and... More 

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Thank Slowtravel69
IngeBB, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you very much for the fantastic review. Your description sounds like it is a must to come here :-) Our staff learned a lot how to meet "german standards" and at the other side we learned from them how to be a bit more relaxed sometimes, if things don't run smoothly and how to be at bit... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Thanks for everything. Keep it this way. Excellent hotel, staff and food. There are few places in the world with such perfection. We stayed at the Kidosho guest house. We are coming back for sure since it feels like coming home :).

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Thank MarioWHH
IngeBB, Inhaber at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Mario, Thank you very much for your very good review. We also enjoyed the time with you and your family and it was a pleasure to meet your lovely kids. I think Kidosho is the perfect place for families. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Kindest regards Inge More 

United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed here for nine nights at this beautiful amazing place. We stayed in the new Kidosho accommodation which can only be described as out out this world. The decor was beautiful- amazing sea view, huge private swimming shared by only one other room. We also had a private garden with sun loungers and a private balcony with dinning area.... More 

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Thank Carolyn F
IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn, Thank you very much for your great review. Tim, me and the whole team are working very hard and we are always very happy to read how much clients enjoyed their stay. Tim and me spent much time planning the design and it is nice to read now that our guests like the place so much. I will... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Matlai is designed as an exclusive villa resort for people seeking a high level of comfort and privacy in a relaxed atmosphere. Our first villa, Asili House consists of four bedrooms, named and decorated after the four elements. All rooms are equipped with dressing room, bathroom and balcony or terrace and have a fantastic sea view. The furniture are unique and handmade by local craftsmen. Asili House is perfect for groups or families. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Boutique Hotel Matlai

Address: P.O. Box 3464 | Michamwi, Michamvi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Michamvi
Price Range: $344 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Boutique Hotel Matlai 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Boutique Hotel Matlai Michamvi, Zanzibar Island
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Michamvi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Michamvi
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