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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a quite holiday, away from the crowded tourist places in other parts of the Island. Every little detail in the hotel, is very well taken care of. The food is great, and the beach is very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in many places in Zanzibar and must say I spent lovely 10 days there. Very charming hotel with all accommodation you need to get the best time. Private beach, outdoor swimming pool, beautiful garden. The Indian Ocean is 10 steps from your door and you have a great view from the terrace to it, or to nice tropical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, we spent a few days in Zanzibar for some rest and relaxation. Zanzibar House came highly recommended by friends, so we booked it for 2 nights. We wish we stayed for a week. Whether it is the warm and friendly staff, the location, or the food, everything was absolutely wonderful. Dinner and breakfast are included in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I spent 2 weeks with my daughters at the Zanzibar House. Massi and Miria were amazing hosts and all the staff was kind to us. This boutique hotel is charming. The hotel is amazing and the view of the rooms is jaw dropping. Some of the rooms have a direct view on the Indian Ocean, others have a few on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you are looking relaxation, you have found the perfect place! Our stay at Zanzibar House was too short and we wish we would have been able to extend it. The house is beautiful, clean, and right on the beach. What more could you ask for? It is a little pricey but you pay for what you get and what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Clean and beautiful rooms, personalized service, perfect hospitality, affordable rates. Dinners are 4 courses, delicious and changing daily, items selected by the owner himself. We had an amazing stay at Zanzibar House, it was flawless.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The days spent in Zanzibar House were wonderful. Georgia, her little Sunshine and the each member of the staff made us feel so comfortable, like home. Thanks guys! Asante sana! Grazie mille! I hope to see you again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We have been fortunate to travel to Zanzibar on numerous occasions, staying at about 10 different hotels during those trips, and Zanzibar House comes out tops. Located on the much quieter East coast, Zanzibar House is ideally located away from the tourist resorts. You feel like you are in your own piece of paradise. At high tide it is a... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I strongly recommend Zanzibar House. I stayed in Zanzibar House in June and would definitely go back there. The guest house has a cozy and impeccable service. All the personnel, starting by the owners, are always trying to make you feel comfortable. The decoration of the hotel is warm and stylish; and the view from the room is stunning. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The location is spectacular, paradise doesn't do it justice, but more than anything it is the warmth of the hosts that is most exceptional. Georgia (and Carlotta) were brilliant from welcome to departure, making late arrangements, offering suggestions, and catering for my dietary requirements better than any other hotel I've stayed at in Africa. The food is a complete highlight... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zanzibar House is a 7 room privately owned and ran boutique hotel situated in the beautiful location of Matemwe on the North East coast of the island, about 40km from Stone Town.The hotel opened its doors in December 2012. The materials used in the construction are found in Zanzibar, with a traditional Makuti roof, decorated with Maritaki patterns, in harmony with the nature and not to disrupt the beautiful landscape. Zanzibar House offers its guests 7 rooms. 5 Rooms with sea view and 2 have views over the rich vegetation that surrounds the area. Four posters Queen size beds in every room. Extra beds and baby cots are available upon request. Satellite TV, complimentary WIFI, minibar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities are few of the amenities found in the rooms. Each and every room has a large terrace from where to enjoy the breathtaking views.The restaurant offers delicacies of international and local cuisine with extra care put into the selection of the produce, respecting the seasons and what is available in the market. The full licensed bar offers a selection of local beers, world reknown spirits brands, cocktails and much more all to be enjoyed in the porch overlooking the Indian Ocean. During the day guests are pampered by the carefully picked staff and presented with nibbles to accompany the passing hours; seasonal fruit skewers, spiced tea or coffee in the afternoon, home made savory or sweet treats according to the inspiration of the chef. Special efforts were made in choosing and making of the decorative details found across the house. All the doors were made with coconut wood, found in plentiful supply on the island; the wood was carved by a skilled carpenter in Stone Town with traditional Zanzibar motives, the floors are made of Galana, a local stone, the material used for the walls and structure is called Choka, the island's version of cement. A full menu of massages and treatments available all day along and tailor made solutions, such as custom made excursions, insiders tips to fully and responsably experience the magic of the island make of Zanzibar House an oasis of peace and tranquility, the perfect destination where to get rid of the stress of everyday's life and regenerate the senses with attentive to detail service never losing the essence and the warmth of African hospitality to make you feel truly welcomed at home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar House

Address: Matemwe | Matemwe Kilimajuu, Matemwe PO BOX 3085, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $108 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zanzibar House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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