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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect ending to our honeymoon. Relaxing, adventurous, and staff was excellent. Had a wonderful time and hope to return one day again. Would recommend to do a lot of the activities and check out stone town! Will miss the bush babies!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great visit at Matemwe! A beautiful location, great staff and wonderful food...the great end to an amazing honeymoon! The food especially was wonderful, lots of great seafood and an amazing wait staff. Muhammed at the bar also took great care of us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Matemwe Lodge for a few days during our honeymoon, and it was absolutely incredible. The Lodge was gorgeous, the food was exceptional, and the sand on the beach was like flour. But what really made it stand out was the service. The staff were incredibly nice, and they really went out of their way to make us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loving this place, great reception on arrival, room is a long walk from the reception area but worth it for the view and privacy. View of the lagoon and fishing boats coming and going, great room with everything we need and excellent out door area with private plunge pool to keep cool. Able to order beverages from the bar and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location and the lodge itself is gorgeous - 2 stunning pools, outdoor bar with sand floor, beautiful dining area. The bungalows are huge with high ceilings and wonderful amenities. The food is stellar and all of the staff are welcoming and friendly. I was traveling by myself and was always made to feel comfortable, both by the managers and... More 

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here after a fairly rigorous safari and the lodge was ideal for our needs. We very much wanted to unwind and this beautiful lodge situated on the shore proved to be a great choice. The cottages are very comfortable, with plenty of hot water and beautiful views across the Indian Ocean. Our cottage had the benefit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 August 21, 2016

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 August 20, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $396 - $849 (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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