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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really felt at home at this beautifull place. Great location right on the beach. The manager Karin made us feel really welcome as did all the staff. The food was awesome, loved the advocado and shrimp salad!

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Thank HeidiV79
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for about a week in August and enjoyed it very much! This is a small hotel with a personal touch and Karin was an excellent manager, making us feel very welcome. The location is excellent, right at a beautiful beach and the food is very good. We also liked that the hotel actually works with the local community... More 

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Thank Lumineiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a standard room. Very beautiful and relaxing place. Karine is a great and very welcoming and caring host/manager. The pool and the beach are great - best beach we went to in Zanzibar ! Many snorkeling spots are close to the hotel. The food is fine, and more specifically the soups are very good. Great value for money.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel a lot and stay in lots of different hotels and this is one of our favourites. The location right on the beach is amazing, with lounges on the sand, plus hammocks and loungers by the pool. The staff are amazing and the Swedish manager is the kindest lady who makes you feel so welcome even taking you out... More 

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Thank Holly885
Arusha, Tanzania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our perfect stay at Zanzibar! Small, pool, right on the beach, best food in Zanzibar. And best manager! We all love him, and the place! Will always come back! The rooms a cozy, and they can help you with everything you need. Extra us if you can talk Swedish, because the manager can;-)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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Thank John R
Ishoej, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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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
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $78 - $576 (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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