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Matemwe Kilimajuu Tanzania
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#41 of 393 Specialty lodging in Zanzibar Island
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Small family ran hotel located in Matemwe Kilimajuu near the white sandy beaches of the north east of the island. 8 rooms with all the comforts to ensure our guests have a pleasant stay: private balcony, A/C, fan, minibar, safety box, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi. The hotel has a restaurant, a full licensed bar and a swimming pool and solarium.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkeling
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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Zahar Faraey wrote a review Aug 2022
39 contributions10 helpful votes
The resort is located less than a minutes walk from a beautiful beach in a small village. You get to experience the best of both worlds at Kiganja- a serene and spotlessly clean resort with delicious breakfast pastries; and authentic Zanzibari village life. The rooms were thoughtfully designed and very comfortable. Georgia and her family were the best hosts and company. Warm, friendly, helpful and ecologically sensitive. A shout out to Abdullah at the restaurant too. We are so glad we chose Kiganja
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Excellent food at the local restaurant on the beach called Dorado. A three minutes walk from kiganja
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Ieva B wrote a review Oct 2021
Riga, Latvia20 contributions3 helpful votes
Small cozy hotel. Made me fell like at home. Very good breakfast and dinner changing every day. Rooms are cleaned several times per day, so it is a superclean hotel. Good WiFi, AC in every room. Owners are very nice and friendly. Ocean across the street. Nice pool. Best place to relax.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Would choose the room on second floor to be able to chill out on the balcony with an ocean view.
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Ari G. wrote a review Aug 2021
17 contributions25 helpful votes
- Good location near by the beach - Good restaurant with delicious homemade breakfast - New dinner menu every evening - Very friendly and helpful staff - Beautiful building amazing garden with pool - Very clean facilities - Beach towels at disposal
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mariusfyl wrote a review Mar 2021
Slatina, Romania12 contributions
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The property has a small exotic garden with many palm trees, bananas and other exotic flowers. The rooms are very clean and have AC, the food is very good and the owners are very kind ready to fulfill any wish.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jbs wrote a review Jan 2021
10 contributions
10/10 . Really amazing relaxing place . The owner Giorgia is very hands on and takes great pride to make sure everyone one is happy and checks up on guests at breakfast and dinner aswell as throughout the day . Breakfast is very good , with a semi buffet with hot items to order . Enjoyed the pastries baked in house . Rooms very well thought out with everything you need ( fridge , kettle , hairdryer ) with a nice balcony / terrace to chill out on . Amazing water pressure and temperature Control! Nice local toiletries . Complimentary bikes available aswell as games etc . Food in restaurant good . Very good value 15usd set dinner ( 3 courses and water ) or a la carte also well priced . Lots of places to eat also walking distance 3-30 mins . Situated next to the local village with a small shop for water etc ( 5 min walk ) . Beach 3 minutes walk . You can hear the sea from your balcony . Location was good for me as I do enjoy walking on the beach to places , but don’t expect things at your doorstep . WiFi very good . Pool area very relaxing . Very comfortable sunloungers ( not always the case in zanzi ! )Staff super polite . Can’t really fault it for the price point and what giorgia delivers , a true retreat . Look foward to returning .
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jilly Montana wrote a review Jan 2021
Prague, Czech Republic34 contributions2 helpful votes
This is one of the hotel/villa that can meet the European standards. The breakfast is superb and staff are friendly. Rooms are very clean and pool is nice. Wifi is everywhere, its not too cheap in terms of foods/drinks. Overall great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Amitin83 wrote a review Oct 2019
Jerusalem, Israel43 contributions48 helpful votes
Kiganja is located near a beautiful beach. The hotels and rooms are very nice and welcoming. The hotel is small and quite. The owner Georgia is wonderful, very nice and helpful with good advice. The main downside is the location, although at the beach it is far from restaurants, shops and main attractions though that may be for all places in Zanzibar or at least this part of the island.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Marketa wrote a review Aug 2019
Prague, Czech Republic5 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel is generally very nice. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful, mainly owner and also waiter. What can I highly recommend is food. The breakfast is wide. You can drink whatever you want. The owner comes from Italy so breakfast and lunch is reflected on amazinng italian cuising and also local. The room is appropriately equipped. We had really breathtaking view on swimming pool. No worries, no command, no bad reviews, because it was nice staying there. I can recommend you great taxi driver he is called Dulla, who took us everywhere for cheaper price +255776917660. Contact him if you want!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Irishman wrote a review Mar 2019
portlandman139 contributions8 helpful votes
Really nice stay at this quiet little hotel. The friendly owners, Georgia and Daniel, are warm and welcoming. The property is stylish and comfortable with plenty of lounge chairs and shade umbrellas for everyone. We enjoyed the generous and fresh breakfasts, as well  as a couple of nice dinners at the hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful. Very interesting to be in a local working village. The beach is just steps away and very beautiful. If you're looking for a place to relax, this hotel is a great place to do it. We recommend Kiganja Retreat!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SteelPulse78 wrote a review Jan 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the hotel in December - its a lovely place and excellent location. I decided to write a review because of how helpful the owners were... The airline changed my flights which meant that instead of arriving at 09.30 in the morning, I arrived at 3 in the morning... Georgia (the owner) waited up for me and didnt charge me for what was effectively an extra night's stay... thanks to Georgia and all the staff!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$49 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiganja
Which popular attractions are close to Kiganja?
Nearby attractions include Matemwe Beach (1.5 miles), Bandas Live Music (1.2 miles), and Cannibal Party (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiganja?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kiganja?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kiganja?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiganja?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kiganja?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bin Jabir Restaurant, Furaha Local Restaurant, and Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kiganja?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kiganja have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kiganja offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kiganja have airport transportation?
Yes, Kiganja offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kiganja?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Kiganja?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (9.4 miles) and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (6.4 miles).