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Boutique Hotel Matlai

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Beirut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Matlai is heaven on earth, we stayed 4 nights in the Hawa room, the room and service are perfect, very much luxury , and the food is delicious. The view from the room is breathtaking . Strongly recommend it.

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Villa Kidosho. Unique experience, everything was just perfect. The place, the sand, the beach, the lanscape, and the staff. The experience really worths it. Lovely place to just relax. Peaceful and quite, only the sound of the sea.

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Luanda, Angola
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No words can sufficiently describe our recent experience at the Matlai. We didn't get a chance to meet Tim, however, we met Inge and Ingolf, a wonderful German couple, who are also the owners of Matlai. We spent 5 nights and enjoyed every second of it! My husband and I have traveled extensively, and we've had our fair share of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights as a couple. From the beautiful gardens, the friendly welcome and the stunning beach setting - everything comes together at Matlai! Our room was the beautiful Hewa room, which is upstairs in the main house, and only one of 4 rooms. The best thing about Matlai really is the service and attention to detail shown... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent here 4 nights of our honeymoon and we wish we could have spent more time here! This is a fabulous place. Everything is simply perfect! Our room (Moto in the Asili house) was big and clean. The bathroom was huge with a nice bath tub that we have used a lot to relax in the... More 

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

Dear Dili & Pete, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. For early birds the sunrise is a must. In our planning period we were told that a bath tub is not necessary, because nobody would use it. Therefore we are very happy to learn that our guests like it and that we found... More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

No words can describe this place.... as close to paradise you can get. Amazing rooms, or houses, direct at the beach and with a superb pool. Good food, good service, all good..... Also close to The Rock, a must visit as well.

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your great comment and to upload some very nice photos of your stay. And yes, we are close to The Rock and you can easily go there for food or drinks. Kind regards Inge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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

Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for your great comment. Specially the harmony in simplicity and luxury describes exactly which our purpose is. The rocking bed at the beach is the favorite of many guests, we are already thinking where to place more of it. Your praise of the food was directly forwarded to the kitchen. I enjoy the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Dear Robert, Thanks a lot for your great review. I forwarded your high praise to the butlers, the chefs and the housekeepers, they really appreciate it. It would be great to see you one day again. Kindest regards Inge More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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: $328 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Boutique Hotel Matlai 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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Boutique Hotel Matlai Michamvi, Zanzibar Island
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Michamvi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Michamvi
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