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Zanzibar Queen Hotel

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#2 of 12 hotels in Matemwe
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
Zanzibar Queen Hotel is located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world. To meet our guests high expectations, in Zanzibar Queen Hotel we offer yoga classes run by an Indian teacher, relaxing massage and diving in the waters of Indian Ocean. Our hotel has 30 luxurious double deluxe rooms. They are the place where comfort, exoticism, modernity and diversity meet.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Diving
Snorkeling
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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BuzzML85 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Very beautiful place, very clean. Staff very organized and helpful And yesterday there was a very good live band at the restaurant was playing some old classic rock song with Ukulele and Cajon… really impressive We really enjoy our stay Thanks
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Inga wrote a review Dec 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in Zanzibar Queen hotel for 2 weeks (still here, leaving on 23/12/2023). The hotel and staff - 10 out of 10. Facilities, cleanliness, services they offer - faultless Beach and area - clean, safe and very well maintained. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t be concerned of Maasai men seen around hotel territory and beach - they are employed by...
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Ania K wrote a review Dec 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is truly an unique place!. The hotel is very cozy, quiet and friendly. It is a wonderful place for those (like me), who are looking for silence and chillout and do not want animations and music and parties all day and night. Food is delicious - for breakfast each day I have eaten sth new (I had spent ther 12 days) , dinners are served and their presentations and taste is exquisite. Te staff is very helpful, friendly and always smiling. thank you - Kasia, Regina, Darek and George and all those names I have already forgotten (the reception desk, all the waiters and cooks) for making my stay so special! I wish I would be back...
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Katarzyna R wrote a review Dec 2023
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Beautiful hotel, with awesome food, nice people around. I was in this hotel in November with my family. Great experience. Verry good food, served in the most beautiful way. Awesome drinks and cocktails. Verry helpful and nice service. Managers are very proffesional and helpful. Hotel verry clean. It was great vacations. If we will return to Zanzi definitely we will stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Eduard wrote a review Nov 2023
Yerevan, Armenia14 contributions
The place was amazing. The staff was amazing, the waiter Amon will help you in any question. He will not only serve you but he will dance with you, he will make all the guests at dinner time. We are very satisfied ❤️ we will be back. We left some surprise in our room 😊
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: They have parking, they will help you rent a car, will show you where to go and what to see.
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127gbl wrote a review Oct 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Charming, friendly staff, lovely restaurant, good food. Family friendly. Gym. Yoga. Rooms cleaned twice a day. Gorgeous tropical grounds. Comfy poolside loungers. Soft white sand beach. The manager, Derek, and his staff are great. Very relaxing for 3 days after a safari. The only disappointment: there are sea urchins everywhere on the ocean floor, and the sea is very shallow. Even with water shoes, I didn't want to spend time in the ocean. We did go on a local reef & swim-with-dolphins boat ride (I'm glad I brought my own snorkel cause their equipment wasn't great). The dolphin part with a thrill -- brief close-up swims while a dolphin pod surfaced, and thankfully the boats didn't crowd the dophins. As for the reef, there are still many beautiful fish, but the coral reef is virtually dead; bleached, as in so many parts of the world. In my younger days, I saw colourful, vibrant reefs, but climate change is killing them, and they can't live in the warmer temperatures. Sad for the oceans and the people who rely on the tourist industry. This is a lovely R&R spot.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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amourjodi wrote a review Oct 2023
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff was friendly and accommodating. Right on the beach, unfortunately it's public so anyone can come up to you but they mean no harm. Pool is a great size, and food was a solid 8/10, even though it's one restaurant. I felt safe and relaxed here. I was also able to do a very late check-out since my flight was at 10pm. Everything was great here. Would love to come back again
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Jessica P wrote a review Oct 2023
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Zanzibar Queen. The hotel and facilities are absolutely beautiful! Great gardens, a pool, well appointed rooms, and a beautiful beach. The hotel has many thoughtful touches - a lending library, board games, lawn games, even a basketball hoop. It's family friendly without feeling like kid-central - a great balance for people traveling with or without kids. I was also impressed with their commitment to environmental sustainability, including having purified water available to refill plastic bottles so as to avoid more single use plastic. Wifi worked great throughout, though there was so much to do we managed to stay off of our devices for the most part. The restaurant was top notch - delicious food, with items to meet all needs. As vegetarians, we appreciated that there were multiple options for us at every meal, all very well prepared. I expect it's one of the best restaurants on the island. In the restaurant and throughout the hotel, the customer service was terrific. There were regular evening events like live music and some fantastic acrobats one night. One of the wonderful things about Zanzibar is that it's so welcoming and safe. We walked along the beach from the hotel to a town about a mile away and always felt secure. There might be people who want to sell you something or book your snorkeling trip, but everyone was friendly and understood when no was the answer. While in Zanzibar we had two amazing snorkeling trips. The hotel can help arrange them or you can book with any number of outfits. The hotel was very helpful in arranging airport transfer for us. I'd also emailed them in advance to book massages because I knew we'd arrive exhausted from travel. They were very accommodating and the massages were exactly what we needed. I'd put a lot of time into researching the island in terms of where to stay for proximity to Stone Town as well as snorkeling. I'm so glad we ended up at the Zanzibar Queen! We definitely hope to return.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Petero wrote a review Oct 2023
Hong Kong, China8 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic holiday destination in Zanzibar. Friendly staff, Cool environment, white sands beach ⛱️ with many activities to do like snorkeling, Visit to the village, yoga for yoga enthusiasts. Food is superb 👌, buffet breakfast and dinner with many options 😋 to choose from. Very relaxing and quiet place to relax 😌 and recharge your energy and recollect your mind. I would recommend it to any traveler keen on getting their value for money 💰. Try it and you will never regret. For all the activities the hotel can plan and organize it on your behalf including pick up and dropping off at the airport. Everything DONE ✔️ 🙌 for you.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Carol L wrote a review Oct 2023
Hong Kong, China268 contributions48 helpful votes
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If you are choosing a place to enjoy your holidays, getting away from crowd and enjoy peaceful moments, it’s definitely a right place for you. Hotel staff is very nice and helpful. Food in hotel restaurant is excellent, they offer different menu for lunch and dinner. Verify options for breakfast buffet, you will never feel bored for their food. Hotel offers yoga class on the morning daily except Sunday. Family or solo can also start with a “ Good morning “. There is a swimming pool, small gym room, different ball games for visitors to chill. Hotel is also connected with different Partners, no need to worry about the day trip prior arrival. They can plan everything for you including stone town visit, prison island , snorkelling. We just enjoy our time during our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$150 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandMatemwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar Queen Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bin Jabir Restaurant, Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant, and Makuti Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Zanzibar Queen Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Zanzibar Queen Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tumbatu Island (10.0 miles), Fukuchani Ruins (7.1 miles), and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (9.0 miles).
Does Zanzibar Queen Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.