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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cute hotel by the beach, staff was lovely and very welcoming! We had a fantastic room with balcony and sea view. The beach was quite without too many people selling stuff. Food was excellent! We didnt do any of the activities, since we were only there for 3 days. Perfect place to relax before flying home.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travel quite frequently for work and leisure, and stay at a range of hotels, from luxury to backpackers. I'm careful to rate each experience for what it is - I don't expect a cheap room to be terribly fancy. I went to Zanzibar Retreat expecting a clean and basic room close to the beach. The beach was certainly there,... More 

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GoZanzibar, Owner at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there. Thank you for your review Mister. I cant say Im glad to have this review for the 3rd time, as the other once violated the guidelines of making a review. But, well well, this is your review, yet again a result of expectations going overboard. Its not that the five points we have mean 5 star accommodation. I... More 

Belfast
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went here after our climb of Kilimanjaro. The whole experience from start to finish was excellent and very relaxing. We organised an additional transfer from the airport to the hotel which was worth it as we arrived at night and it was great to be collected and taken straight to the hotel which was just less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited ZRH towards the end of our honeymoon. Despite booking very late (only 3 weeks or so before arriving) we felt that for the price we paid we got exceptionally good value. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the staff - as was the case in most places we stayed in TZ to be... More 

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Ishoej, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has the perfect combination of luxury needs and still with respect for the african charm and originality. I felt in total harmony with cosyness and relaxation. The staff was nice, smiling, professional and proud of their hotel. The food was fresh, delicious and beautiful served. The beach is better than the pictures! We want to come back the... More 

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GoZanzibar, Owner at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel, responded to this review

Hello my friends. Thanks for a great review. I like your expressions like "harmony, african charm, our smiling and professional staff" and so on.... That made my day! A million thanks and welcome back at any time. Have a splendid time. best wishes Jan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here for a few days to relax after climbing Kilimanjaro. It was exactly what we wanted. We opted for the North East coast as it is quieter and more secluded than the busy tourist filled North part of the island. The hotel was beautiful and led straight out onto the stunning beach. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Owner (jan) and staff are very friendly. We had a seaview room which was absolutely lovely. Really appreciated all the small bells and whistles - toiletries provided (unlike most places we stayed in Tanzania), beach bags/hats/sarongs, room strewn with bougainvillea, rooms sprayed for mosquitoes in evening, thorough information about local excursions... We had no problems with electricity, wifi, or a/c... More 

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GoZanzibar, Owner at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel, responded to this review

Hello people, and thanks for a very good review and generous score. We will certainly look into all your valuable suggestions. But Im sad to hear you got some stomach problems on your trip back, and thats not nice at all whatever the reason for the bacteria. I think if it was a bad prawn, you would have much more... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our time at the Zanzibar Retreat Hotel! My cousin and I stayed there for 3 nights this past June after a safari. The hotel is very charming, with an outdoor (covered) bar and table for meals overlooking the beach, and a little area with couches and books to read. It is right on the ocean and there were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent five days in paradise at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel. The location is beautiful with many places to relax and look at the beautifull indian ocean. The rooms, the pool and the surroundings are nice and clean. The food is great. The personnal is very friendly. The barman Mathias made me the most délicious cocktails. There are plenty activities you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We spent 5 nights at this great Place enjoying every moment. The staff was extremely friendly and service minded. The location of the hotel is just by the beach and the view from the restaurant facing the beach is stunning. The atmosphere was very relaxed and with good internet access we could follow what was happening in the World while... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small beach Retreat. Good food and drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

Address: Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $77 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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