Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar

Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar

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4.5
#2 of 8 B&Bs in Matemwe
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
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Zoi Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. It is a stylish ocean-front boutique hotel with 16 spacious rooms decorated in a chic-Swahili and eco-friendly style. Set right on the unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean. Zoi Boutique Hotel is a fantastic place for those looking for relaxing holidays on the beach. Zoi Boutique Hotel is set right on the beautiful stretch of beach so you can go for long walks, ride a bike or just sunbathe. The boutique hotel has two swimming pools and many beach beds with umbrellas, offering plenty of space for our guests. You can also relax on the balconies or verandas of the rooms, cool down with a refreshing drink in the swimming pool facing the Ocean or chill out on nicely cold and comfortable traditional benches in the lounge area of our restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Fishing
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Greek

Location

Matemwe 4749 Tanzania
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Kisauni Airport
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Kathy R wrote a review Mar 2021
Pontlevoy, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely little property in the heart of Matemwe. The beach is beautiful and walkable. The pool, grounds, and gardens are lovely. The service staff by the restaurant and pool was great. The local food was very tasty (the veggie samosas and mango salads were excellent!).

We stayed in room 2. There were some spider webs and dust in the room, but the fresh flower decorations were beautiful. There was a torrential downpour in the middle of the night and water came through the roof in several spots, including directly onto the bed as we were sleeping, and onto our open suitcases which made our clothes and bags wet our day of departure. The management was very apologetic and allowed us to do a late check out so we could let our things dry in the room all morning. They even adjusted our food/drinks bill as an apology. They really made things right.

All in all we were very happy with our short stay and would recommend this place to people traveling to Matemwe. Great and attentive management and staff. Many thanks for a nice stay!
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sunshine Boutique Hotel, Other at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Feb 2, 2022
Dear valued guest, thank you very much for this wonderful feedback of your stay with us. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Sunshine soon! Warm wishes, The Sunshine Team
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Julia Z. wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was looking for a quiet place with some privacy and I found it at the Zoi Boutique Hotel in Matemwe! The managing director of the hotel was extreemly friendly and he gave us an exceptional rate for the Honeymoon Suite! That Suite was 50% more expensive than the other rooms but it was absolutely worth it! We had a private sandy garden, a private mini pool and a direct access to the beach. It was paradise! The food in the restaurant was very delicous and the atmosphere always relaxed. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Nice, a very nice and loving person! I immediately took her to my heart.
If you look for a nice quiet place to relax and enjoy then book the Zoi Boutique Hotel. You won't regret!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Zoi Boutique Hotel, Owner at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded May 26, 2023
Dear Julia, We are thrilled to hear that you found our hotel to be a great boutique destination with friendly staff. Creating a peaceful and private retreat for our guests is one of our top priorities, and we're delighted that you were able to find exactly what you were looking for at our hotel in Matemwe. It brings us joy to know that your suite exceeded your expectations and that you found it worth the additional investment. The private sandy garden, plunge pool, and direct access to the beach truly create a paradise-like experience, and we're thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed them. We're also glad to hear that the food in our restaurant met your expectations and that you found it delicious. Our team takes pride in preparing flavorful and delightful meals for our guests. We're also pleased that the relaxed atmosphere added to your overall dining experience. Warmly welcoming our guests is a priority for us, and we're delighted to hear that Nice, made a positive impression on you. We will pass along your kind words to her, as they will undoubtedly brighten her day. Thank you for recommending the Zoi Boutique Hotel as a great place to relax and enjoy. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are our ultimate goals, and we're grateful that we were able to provide you with a memorable stay. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you back to Zoi Boutique Hotel soon! Sunny greetings, The Zoi Boutique Hotel Team
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Christian F wrote a review Sep 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay was amazing!
We received a room with ocean and amazing sunrise
views.
At first we faced some challenges such as lightbulbs, but
after addressing it to reception they took immediate
action and replaced them.….. perfectly service oriented
In the restaurant we we're served most of the time by
Mcha who delivers a perfectly welcoming service and
was happy to share information or recipes. But in general
everybody ist super ambitious and friendly.
Food quality was way above standard and octopus, tuna,
seafoodplatter, chicken etc. we're prepared with love,
passion and spices.
During our stay we had the possibility to enjoy a 30 min
massage which was relaxing and the spa attendant made
us feel comfortable.
all in all come here for a couple of days to treat yourself
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your seashoes and be safe
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Response from Sunshine Boutique Hotel, Other at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Oct 4, 2022
Dear Christian, we thank you for this wonderful feedback and your kind words! We are delighted to read that we managed to offer you a memorable experience and wish you all the best. Warmest regards, The Zoi Boutique Hotel Team
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Paul D wrote a review Sep 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's ok, but the room was falling apart. The service personal was not able to clean the room properly and they almost never gave us fresh towels. The toilet was leaking on the floor (disgusting). You have to wait 10 min to get hot water in the shower.

Be aware that the personal of the reception is selling you "trips" or taxi rides that cost more than double what you would pay by booking it directly with the local agencies.

The pool area is beautiful and the restaurant is pretty good. The staff there is very friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Use local taxi services. Find them via google. It's much cheaper.
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Bauke7546 wrote a review Mar 2020
Enschede
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This very nice resort in the North West of Zanzibar Island is a paradise at a snow white beach with palm trees and everything one can think of on a bounty beach. The rooms are great. Location is top. Actually the only flaw is the buy in. Kitchen menu is limited through a censervative buy in, causing several no's to guest's request to deviate slightly from the menu as well having to say no to menu items as they simply are not able to deliver. Lot of pretention and less performance. After four days.we were glad to move.on despite the paraduse alike surroundings
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Zanzibar Management, Owner at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Aug 18, 2023
Dear valued guest thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We wish you all the best!
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Salsa wrote a review Feb 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location right on the beach. Fabulous pools. Beach is uncrowded. Beautifully designed rooms ( but not really thought out). Friendly staff.

Rooms are rustic design. Great views. Unfortunately lots of bugs in room as no netting except around bed. Big gaps in slats on doors, ceiling is kind of lots of interwoven twigs. No air con is possible as rooms not really sealed. Very hot, aircon is needed in Zanzibar! Or at least efficient fans.

Breakfast and lunch are good, lots of choice, tasty, reasonable prices.

Dinner is not good, small choice of not very good food at high prices. We ate next door as much more choice and much better value. Cocktails also small and overpriced.

Eco friendly? Have to run fans all night, bottled water, plastic straws!!!!!

Hope this place ups its game.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Zanzibar Management, Owner at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Aug 18, 2023
Dear valued guest thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We wish you all the best!
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Jasmine wrote a review Oct 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the worst hotel I’ve ever been
They tried to rob us from the beggining until the check out. Be carreful of Nice, the receptionnist. She’s the worst liar I’ve never seen.
We came for our honey moon my husband and I and the 4 nights stay we booked were just horrible. First of all, we booked a transfer with the hotel from the airport to the hotel but we waited at the airport more than 1 hour because they forgot us and of course didn’t inform us. The driver NEVER apologize. They refused to give us back our money and offer to us a complimentary massage.
They charged us $20 the way back from the hotel to the nearest ATM at 15mn away and we realised there were an ATM closer at 5mn but the hotel driver just want for us to pay more !!
The room is poor and old. Not a 4 stars standing hotel. The room are so close each other that you can ear everything your neighboor did.
The wifi didn’t work wherever you stay at the reception or in your room. There were 3 electricity cut in a day.
The personnal is a liar, not polite at all, non professional and not helping.
Moreover the beach in front of the hotel is dirty with algae so you can’t swim.
There is absolutly nothing around even a supermarket.
Don’t waste your money on this hotel and go somewhere else it’s an advice
Thank you for the worst honey moon ever
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Date of stay: October 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Monika Petrillo wrote a review Jun 2023
California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the best stay at Zoi Boutique Hotel! Waking up with a view of the ocean, enjoying delicious food prepared by Chefu and being spoiled by the very caring staff. Nais and Mussa were very attentive and even provided us with a room to stay on our last day because our flight wasn’t until the evening. Edward helped my husband remove some sea urchin spikes from his foot. And Mcha, Faleh and Farita took good care of us in the bar/restaurant. We felt very much at home! Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Zanzibar Management, Owner at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Jul 7, 2023
Dear Monika, Thank you for taking the time to share your perfect experience at Zoi Boutique Hotel. We're delighted to hear that your stay with us was nothing short of exceptional. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed waking up to a breathtaking view of the ocean. Our team takes pride in providing delicious food, and we're thrilled that our Chef's culinary creations delighted your taste buds. We're glad that our caring staff, made your stay even more memorable. Their attentiveness and willingness to go the extra mile exemplify the level of service we strive to provide. It warms our hearts to hear that you felt at home during your stay. Creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere is a priority for us, and we're glad that we could contribute to making your stay special. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Zoi Boutique Hotel for your stay in paradise. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another exceptional experience. Sunny greetings, The Zoi Boutique Hotel Team
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Traveller1 wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the hotel is a real success. architecture, location, service, everything is perfect. the receptionnist, manager,waiters, the people of the household, everyone is very caring and very welcoming. the African-style room, very comfortable, and there are many superb details: ecological soaps, beach towels, basket ... an ideal stay on the beach. Thank you ! Laura
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sunshine Boutique Hotel, Other at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Feb 2, 2022
Dear valued guest, thank you very much for this wonderful feedback of your stay with us. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Sunshine soon! Warm wishes, The Sunshine Team
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roxane l wrote a review Aug 2023
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very beautiful, nestled at
Surrounded by lush vegetation and animated by lovely and very professional people.
My chef cooks wonderfully well. Breakfasts are a great time. The decor is very elegant. The beach is right in front , an immensity of white sand. Spécial mention to Eunice, Naima , the chef And the Two girls at welcome desk who have made for us this Stay unforgettable. We felt in a big family.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Zanzibar Management, Owner at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Responded Aug 17, 2023
Dear Roxane, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful impressions of our hotel. we are thrilled that our breakfasts left a positive mark on your stay. It's heartwarming to read that you found our décor elegant and that the beach, with its vast expanse of white sand, added to the beauty of your experience. Your kind words about our chef's culinary skills are truly appreciated, ana we're especially grateful for your special mentions of our team members. Creating an unforgettable stay and fostering a sense of being part of a big family is always our goal. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for another exceptional stay. Sunny greetings, The Zoi Boutique Hotel Team
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sfcaligirl2014 asked a question Aug 2018
Danville, California21 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello, Do you offer vegetarian offerings with a half board reservation?
Answer from Sunshine Hotel
Matemwe, Tanzania
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Hotel. Yes we do offer vegeterian dishes even when booked in Half Board as well as choice of salad.
Answer from Rodica F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates68 contributions20 helpful votes
Hello Meganpi, I have visited this hotel in July this year and if I'm not mistaking a beer will be like 3-5 $ Not sure about the wine maybe 15$ per bottle and up.
Tasha K asked a question Oct 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
do you accept payment by visa card?
Answer from Daniela V
London, United Kingdom32 contributions8 helpful votes
Yes they do
Answer from E M
Erfurt, Germany77 contributions27 helpful votes
Bei Ebbe kann man gar nicht schwimmen. Bei Flut ist es gefährlich. Vielleicht in einem kleinen Zeitfenster zwischen den Gezeiten kann man schwimmen.
Morgaaaneee asked a question Aug 2020
Frontignan, France140 contributions25 helpful votes
Bonjour, Avez-vous une chambre spéciale lune de miel ? Cordialement
Volha V wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Highly recommended!"
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Robin L wrote a tip Mar 2024
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania15 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Slow service, if you want to order a coctail, you must expect it to take at least 30 minutes."
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danafrommunich wrote a tip Dec 2023
Munich, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room number 15 right by the sea is simply a dream!"
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Paul D wrote a tip Sep 2023
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use local taxi services. Find them via google. It's much cheaper. "
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Marcos T wrote a tip Aug 2023
Hamburg, Germany87 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Explore also surroundings around it."
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sunshine Boutique Hotel
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandMatemwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Matemwe Beach (0.03 miles), Jambo Jambo Matemwe Beach (0.3 miles), and Muyuni Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Furaha Local Restaurant, Marlin Restaurant, and Marafiki Beach Hotel & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tumbatu Island (9.8 miles), Fukuchani Ruins (8.0 miles), and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (7.9 miles).
Does Zoi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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