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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Average service and food. Bed as hard as a rock. Room clean but no hot water on our last night. Has internet which was welcomed. A basic eco style hotel. Ceiling fans in room. Two pools and right on the beach. Communication can be a bit difficult as English is not very strong. Remember this is the Sunshine Hotel NOT... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a week following a 5 day safari based on our travel companies recommendation; turned out to be exactly what we needed. The location is excellent, providing the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of the local 'beach life'; whether that be watching the octopus fishers, walking to the reef (mind the urchins!), wandering to the local fish market, snorkelling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights here. The hotel has nice view, small pools, and good size rooms. Everything is clean and in the right place. The staff is friendly. Ava at the front desk was super efficient and helpful. We needed to change our flights and she looked after it perfectly. She also followed through with other information we requested. The... More 

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SunshineZanzibar, General Manager at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, thank you very much for your review and thank you very much for appreciating our hotel, service and cleanliness, we are sorry that you consider our food service slow but there is an easy explanation, all our food is freshly prepared, nothing is pre-cooked this can cause a little bit of delay due to cooking time of... More 

Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a hotel that we stayed at to finish out the week on Zanzibar. It is clean and fairly friendly. Gabriella that runs the place did a good job to make sure we had what we needed. There are water shoes to borrow if you'd like to do a low tide wade. Be cautious of the sea urchins! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Dear trip planner Hotel has a very friendly staff and must say its a small hotel with good service The pool small and sufficient for the hotel residents and the sea is just right there . Food is good and I dont eat sea food so I got a little bit of a trouble in variety on the menu but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Elena had arranged for the Blue Breeze suite. This place was just amazing for our honey moon. My wife and I stayed here for three nights. After an action packed safari this was really what we needed. The staff at the place was incredible kind to us. They were really eager to make our visit fantastic while still being relaxed.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

A true gem among the several hotels in Matemwe, it is a small boutique style hotel with 2 pools and a beautiful restaurant/terrace with excellent food for lunch as well as for dinner. The staff makes an effort to make you feel at home and comfortable. We have stayed in the Sunshine suite (downstairs) which was beautiful and provided all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The price is fair and the hotel is so beautiful and cozy. I tried 3 different rooms and NONE of them disappointed me! Especially room nr.14 the honeymoon suite was breath taking with a spectacular view directly to the sea, I felt it was unreal. Highly recommended hotel! VERY clean and tidy place, I will definitely come back! Only disadvantage... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We stayed here after our safari. The resort is well cared for, rooms are nice, mattresses were very comfortable and the view was spectacular. Our room was a good size, large shower, hair dryer available at the front desk. Balcony overlooking the property. Quiet and relaxing. There are 2 pools, an outdoor restaurant and a small area on the beach... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I loved my experience staying at the Sunshine Hotel. The location, room, balcony, view and the decor. The food in the restaurant was amazing. A great place to chill and relax. Would definitely stay again next time I visit Zanzibar!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sunshine Hotel is a 16 room, beach hotel, located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Eco friendly, stylish and cozy, carefully designed by professional designers, creates a unique chill-out ambiance to make you feel happy and relaxed. Set right on the unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect gateway from everyday life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

Address: P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $111 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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