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Keys Bungalows

Darajani Street | North East Coast Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't actually stay at the bungalows but just wanted to recommend the car hire service also run by Ally. Something of a local legend, Ally couldn't be more helpful, from meeting us at a bar to take us to the car to the same upon return, as well as delivering our possessions mistakenly left in the car back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I loved my stay at Keys Bungalow:) It is a very relaxing place!! It is right on the beach with hammocks The staff is very friendly. They have good food and fresh juice Another benefit is that this place is near Mnemba island. A boat trip will bring you to this snorkel place, which is also the best snorkel place... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

(+) The view from the room, a lot of friendly local people around! (-) cockroaches (dead & alive); sand in the room: loud; no windows; incompetent staff; too expensive; the water didn't work; the fan didn't work; the food is moderate. We had a Bungalow with a big bed for two persons. If you come into a room and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice low key bungalow collection. The staff and Ali is extremely friendly and helpful. Food is great. Ali also has a car rental on the side and it is very fun to drive around and explore Zanzibar. But we had a run-in with some local corrupt cops that ask for a bribe **IMPORTANT** if you rent... More 

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Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

I booked Keys Bungalows for New Year's Eve. One day before my arrival I asked at Keys if everything's alright with my booking and the transfer from the airport which I booked, they confirmed. One day later I arrived at the airport on Zanzibar, but no one was waiting for me. Thanks to the nice taxi driver Said who knew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Was there in January 16 and enjoyed it very much! Ally(the owner) is such a nice and helpful person and he also gives you a lot of advice if you ask him for some tips what to do or where to go! Me and my friends had a lot of fun adn enjoyed the stay very much! It is also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I love that this place exists, yes I hated sleeping there there were massive ants but that's because it's on the beach and it's a hut! And yes it feels like a hostel but what do you expect at $50 a night, what the place lacks in hygiene/luxury/comforts it really makes for with its charming staff, surprisingly good food, amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Great cheap option for backpackers to stay at the beautiful Matemwe beach. Very kind staff and delicious food. Definitely nice atmosphere to stay and relax. Clean rooms, but bathrooms need repair. Leaking toilet and taps full of limestone. Unfortunately also the water in the bathroom was smelling strange (but might be normal in this area?). If you want a cheap... More 

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Thank ValK00
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We first found this idyllic place 8 years ago, we had come to visit family here in Zanzibar but found the noise and heat too much and needed some time away to simply recharge. We met Ally in Darijani and he suggested his new resort we jumped at the chance. We weren't disappointed at all . Paradise.. Two days there... More 

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Thank Kathryn M
Marburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Dear Ali Keys crew, thanks a lot for your kindness and for making ginger tea when I was sick, helping me out with my Suaheli and the bracelet! I really felt at home and welcome! Matemwe is rather quiet and has a few high end places around, but not a lot on the lower price end to offer. The Keys... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stunning location, right on the pearl white beach of Matemwe. See, feel and hear the proximity of the ocean while having a sundowner on the seaview terrace. Keys Bungalows is the perfect spot to enjoy snorkeling, diving, taking a spice tour, visiting the daily fish market or discovering the subaquatic wonders of nearby Mnemba Island. Feel at home thanks to the helpful staff and the laid-back atmosphere of this budget friendly accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Keys Bungalows

Address: Darajani Street | North East Coast Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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