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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 4 days here in between safaris to recharge our batteries. Every camp/lodge has its own welcome procedure and Matemwe's set the bar even higher by offering us fresh coconuts with straws! Very refreshing - and that's coming from someone who didn't think they liked anything to do with coconut... The drive from the main road was bumpy and I... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and myself needed a relaxing break from a tough year so far and we picked the right place! Matemwe Lodge has a great community atmosphere and you can get as much, or as little involved as you want to. Ross, the GM, and his staff were super efficient and nothing was too much effort. It was also nice... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such an amazing trip at Matemwe Lodge. The staff, service, food, drinks, excursions were all fantastic! (Especially Escape to Infinity) The perfect place for R&R, with an exclusive vibe. We cannot wait to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boutique style resort, with 12 bungalows all facing the ocean. The bungalows are beautifully decorated and have spacious bathrooms. There are two nice pools, both with natural shade from the palmtrees. The location is close to Matemwe village, which adds to the charm of this place, as you see the fishermen sail out in the morning and back in the... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Matemwe has beautiful bungalows, very private, spacious, comfortable, beautiful design, great for our family of four, though 2 queen beds. They were happy to set up bedding in a hammock for our 11-year old who was happy outside. Food was not as good as other places we stayed in Zanzibar. We were glad to have gotten a discounted rate, would... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Matemwe Lodge last week. We had an amazing time thanks to all the wonderful professional staff. The beautiful villas were so charming with exotic views to the blue ocean. The meals were delicious every time. My husband and I celebrated our milestone birthdays during our stay. The staff surprised us with a candle light dinner... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time here!! We were super impressed with the attention to detail and excellent service we received from everyone!!! George was an awesome butler and made everything extra special:) the bartender Mohammed was fabulous!!! The other bartender was amazing but I forgot his name!!!! The food was so fresh and delicious:) it was so fun seeing the bushbabies!!!... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the rooms ,I have seen Matemwe Lodge appear in various design periodicals over the years so was thrilled to finally get there. The Swahili style, thick plaster molded couches with bright cushions , with accents in carved old timber..and of course your own private deck with couches and a hammock to watch the hypnotic flow of the stunning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Ok, I said "almost" because it 'was' windy in the afternoons and it rained for an hour on one of the 5 days we were there. But it was the windy season.....so....other than that I can't give you one reason not to label Matemwe as Paradise. From the moment you sign in everyone introduces themselves and greets you daily by... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My wife and I continued our Honeymoon from the Masai Mara in Kenya to Zanzibar, with Matemwe being our first stop. Because of a late flight, we arrived to Matemwe at 3:00 AM, though were greeted and given a quick run-down by the resident manager (sorry we forgot his name). All of the staff were fantastic, and we felt at... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vibrant yet relaxed Matemwe, one of the first lodges in Zanzibar, has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and famed relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind. Guests quickly ease into the laid-back rhythm of island life, planning their day around the tides and their mood. The relaxed daily routines of Matemwe’s guests include enjoying fresh seafood, poolside cocktails, massages or simply hanging out in a hammock. The lodge has plenty on offer for the more active with superb diving and snorkeling off the renowned Mnembe Atoll; a highlight for many. Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each of the 12 spacious suites has a private veranda with a hammock and sofa and expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue. Here you can watch the fishermen head out every morning at dawn or listen to the songs of the village women as they harvest seaweed. The large bathrooms have both a deep bathtub and walk-in shower and all beds are enclosed by mosquito nets. The open-air restaurant sits just above the sea and has a tranquil lounge area with beautiful views of the palm fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of African and European flavours. Dinner offers a choice of main courses with fish, meat and vegetarian options. Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

Address: Matemwe Village | Matemwe Village, Matemwe 0000, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $399 - $856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
Matemwe Bungalows
Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa Zanzibar Island
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