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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for five nights in NURU one of the luxury retreat lodges at Matembe. We were looked after superbly by our own butler Nteki and our cook Chef John. The manager Ross was attentive and considerate. The lodge was amazing and the whole experience was unique and special. We were particularly impressed with the connection with the local community...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose, as many others do, to relax in Zanzibar after a safari in Tanzania. The resort we chose is rated highly and promises an exceptional experience, Unfortunately we were disappointed at the value for money. The 'bungalow' we stayed in was comfortable - although the second story loft was unnecessary as there was only the two of us -...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Retreat is the ultimate luxury experience! The villa is spacious and has everything you need, not to mention perfect views and a rooftop pool! We were looked after with utmost care by the Matemwe team, while every detail of our trip was meticulously planned by TrueAfrica. What a gem!

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OUR PERFECT HONEYMOON!!! After 5 days of Safari we decided to relax at this magnificent place for 5 nights. All the team is wonderful, they make you feel comfortable and respect your privacy hundred percent. There were many surprises during our honeymoon that I will not describe so the forthcoming honeymooners can enjoy :) Faki our butler is such a...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to put together your lovely review! We loved having the opportunity to spend your honeymoon with us and we would really love to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Lodge Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We spent four nights at the Matemwe Retreat. But we could have easily spent four YEARS there. What a luxurious getaway. Our two-story villa was gorgeous. We were so content sunbathing by our private plunge pool, enjoying the tropical breezes and lounging on the daybed and hammock, that we often didn't feel like leaving. And we never had to leave...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to put together such a detailed and lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we would really love to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Lodge Team

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 19, 2017

They are not great marketeers on line, the private butler and massive villa was a nice surprise. Lots of privacy and perfect service, coming back from a reefwalk and then being met on the beach with a cold glass of water is just that little extra that makes me happy.

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we would really love to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Lodge Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed January 15, 2017

This place is truly a dream. Not only is the location itself incredibly beautiful but the amount of attention the staff put into our stay did not go unnoticed. Everything was taken care of without the slightest hitch thanks to our amazing butler George. George was truly amazing- so sweet, accommodating, knowledgable... Not a day has gone by since our...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we are patiently waiting to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Lodge Team

Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We are staying down the beach at a lovely spot and decided to explore both sides of the long stretches of beach. On our second beach exploration day up toward and to Matemwe Retreat by bicycle along the beach on a beautiful and hot day we decided that we reached the end and would love to pop in to see...

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AsiliaAfrica, Guest Relations Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We’re very sorry to hear that you feel this way. Our guests usually stay with us on an all-inclusive basis and so no money is exchanged at our bar. The secluded location of our property means we do not often have day visitors or passers-by, but we have spoken to the staff involved to ensure...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 23, 2016

We went to Matemwe retreat for our honeymoon and what an amazing week it was. We were treated like royalty by our butler Ndaki and John our chef. The staff is very friendly and professional. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a week of total relaxation, privacy, top quality food and just an allround Island experience! Wish...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello Derik, Thank you for taking the time to put together your lovely review! We loved having the opportunity to spend your honeymoon with us and we would really love to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Lodge Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 17, 2016

We stayed at one of the Matemwe Retreats private villas. It was a gorgeous property with a stunning view of the ocean. Our own personal butler, George was so wonderful. The custom prepared meals, courtesy of Chef John, were always delicious. The roof-top deck and plunge pool was so lovely after a hot day on the beach. The grounds, bar,...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we would really love to see you back at Matemwe in the future! All the best, The Matemwe Lodge Team

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Africa

Address: Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $768 - $1,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Matembe lodge NURU was superb”
 of 5 bubbles J2176BOjohnh, 1 week ago | Read review
“The Retreat is definitely an upgrade with your own villa and all necessary expected amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles callawayn, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“A/C works great we used it for sleeping only!”
 of 5 bubbles robertlM2245AL, Feb 8, 2016 | Read review
“All villas seem similar to me.”
 of 5 bubbles An5532, Jan 21, 2016 | Read review
“All the retreat rooms are identical and equally amazing”
 of 5 bubbles JessInce, Jan 13, 2016 | Read review
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