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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 4 nights at Matemwe Retreat as part of Honeymoon. The Villas were absolutely gorgeous, the pictures don't do them justice. The rooftop lounge area equipped with plunge pool was spectacular with breath taking views of the indian ocean. Our butler George was outstanding and made sure our entire stay was perfect. He quickly learned our favorite drink (champagne)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambience Great staff Gina and Ross the best ever Salum our butler as well And and John our chef The Swahili evenings were fab Food great Lovely cocktails The boat trip and lunch on the sand bank fantastic What can we say Bring on next year Can't wait

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes about an 1.5 hours to get from the airport to Matemwe Retreat where you can take in the sights of local towns and peoples day to day goings on as you drive past, along with the stunning scenery of the island. We booked the Matemwe Retreat as a rest and relaxation break set in paradise for me and... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, spoilt with attention and delicious sea food. Lovely beach and snorkelling trip. We were so well looked after. Out on the boat our skipper had towels, snacks and water which no other boat had.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Retreat "huts" (there are four) are absolutely delightful in terms of accommodations. Multi-room, two-story individual buildings come with their own butler who serve your meals in your hut (outside but sheltered). Meant for two people on honeymoon or an anniversary. In my case, a milestone birthday. The bed faces the ocean and you wake up opening the wooden slotted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived till the time we left we were treated like royalty. Starting from the drive through Matemwe village gives you a chance to start the holiday with this great experience to see how the local people are living. We been welcomed By Ross & Gina, they are such a lovely couple managing the hotel very well,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My husband & I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in late June & unlike normal couples, we decided to climb Kilimanjaro (we summited successfully!) in early July for our anniversary. As incentive to successfully summit, we also decided to treat ourselves to a 4 night stay at Matemwe Retreat. It's a long 1.5 hour drive to get there, a... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This was my second stay at Matemwe. The first time I stayed at the Lodge in one of the chalets. It met all of my expectations. This time around I wanted to stay at the Retreat in one of the villas. The luxury of the massive 2-story villa exceeded all of my expectations. My butler & chef were great. They... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing, beautiful and very friendly hotel. WiFi everywhere which felt like luxury. Very tasty foods with the restaurant viewing the beach. The pool just outside the doorstep with the ocean as a backdrop. People were amazingly friendly. Definitely a place I would love to revisit soon.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We stayed in Villa Leila for our honeymoon in September. The view was amazing and our butler, George, was fantastic :) The fact that I'm saying "our butler" makes me laugh- we've never stayed in a place with such luxury to have our breakfast, lunch and dinner brought to us in our room (or wherever else we would like) at... More 

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Enjoy your own private tropical escape at Matemwe Retreat. The four elegant villas that make up the Retreat are set high in the palm trees with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. With its secluded location and dedicated private butler, the Retreat is considered one of the most exclusive choices of accommodation on Zanzibar Island. If you are looking for pure escapism, these villas - which combine the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of comfort - were designed for you. The private plunge pool, personal bar and spacious roof terrace with day bed and loungers are so appealing that we would not blame you if you relaxed in your hidden sanctuary for your entire holiday. Echoing the white sand beaches and the changing turquoise hues of the tropical waters, the fully air-conditioned Matemwe Retreat villas are a reflection of their tranquil island surroundings, filled with locally produced materials and furnishings. The ground floor of each villa features a private bar area, cool and airy double bedroom with king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with double basins, shower and a sunken bathtub with impressive views of the sparkling ocean. Outdoors, impressively comfortable and very private lounge areas invite you to make the most of the tropical climate.The rooftop deck with sparkling blue plunge pool offers panoramic Indian Ocean views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matemwe Retreat - Asilia

Address: Matemwe Beach | Matemwe Village, Matemwe 0000, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $791 - $1,410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matemwe Retreat - Asilia 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
Matemwe Retreat - Asilia Zanzibar Island
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