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Boutique Hotel Matlai

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is simply paradise. We have staid at Matlai Hotel for 4 days to relax after a Safari and this is the perfect place for it. The Hotel has only 6 rooms and it is amazing how every little detail is taken care of. The staff, guided by Tim, is extremely nice and helpful - they will do everything...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning hotel in an incredible location! With only 6 rooms you really get a very personal service and everyone working there including management are so friendly. They really go out of their way to make your stay as special and relaxing as possible. We particularly enjoyed the luxury private island safari they organised. The rooms are very large and...

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your great review. The luxury private island safari is always a very special trip, not only for honeymooners as a part of the package, but also for other occasions to celebrate. Or just to enjoy a memorable day. For families or a group of friends Matlai is perfect indeed. You can stay together...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matlai Hotel is just fantastic, nothing to add! The location and the architecture of the hotel couldn't be any better. The service is outstanding. And the best point: You can eat wherever, whenever and whatever you want. We already miss the wonderful breakfast served on our private balcony! Thanks to Inge, Tim and their team! They have created a true...

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thanks you so much for your great review. After traveling ourselves for many years it was very important for us not to start the day with running to the restaurant because breakfast time is over at 10. And if you are hungry at 3 pm, you have to wait until dinner time. This is not a relaxing holiday...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 5 wonderful nights in this lovely hotel in the most idyllic spot on Zanzibar. Tim and his team made our stay memorable. Their personal service and attention to detail were beyond anything we've experienced before and that includes 6 star hotels and luxury cruise lines. Our complex of two suites shared an infinitely pool and the beach was...

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thanks a lot for your great review. We appreciate the details like the waterfall shower you described, because this is interesting for other customers. After nearly five years living in Michamvi it is still fascinating for us just to sit and watch the ocean, this is really very special. We are very proud to learn that you compare...

Eastham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

After spending a number of days on Safari, coming to Matlai was the perfect way to unwind. A small hotel with 6 rooms, it has everything needed for a relaxing stay. Meals coudl be had in any location in the hotel and grounds (your room, the eating area of the main 4 room block, the Gardens or Restaurant. It was...

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this very nice review. I am sorry that you have caught the windy time; there are cosy relaxing areas in the garden as well, but of course the front of the house with the great view over the sea is much better. However most important is that you could...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent professional, attentive and very friendly! A great surprise! The place is wonderful! Well located and with a very interesting beach. The ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. It exceeded our expectations. The variety of food is satisfactory.Enjoy!

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Ana and Pedro, Thank you very much for your great review. I like your comment concerning our beach, because it is true, the beach is not always sandy, but it is interesting all the year around and never dull. The praise for the food was forwarded to the kitchen staff. It would be nice to see you again one...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2016

My Wife and I recently got married in Zanzibar and stayed at the Hotel Matlai (although we did not get married at the hotel). We took all the rooms in the main building (four double rooms) for ourselves and immediate family. You will have read from the other reviews how beautiful the place is and it goes without saying that...

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are so happy that we could make these special days really special for you. It was a pleasure for us to organise your wedding dinner and all days around it and we enjoyed the talks with you. Our butler team is enlarged now by a fourth one, who fits...

Aguas de Lindoia, SP
Reviewed October 7, 2016

The Matlai is one of those hotels that you will never forget in your life. It is a lifetime experience. We stayed 12 nights in Zanzibar. We stayed in three hotels: Matlai, Essque Zalu and Hideaway of Nungwi. There were three very different experiences. The Matlai in my opinion , was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in....

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a detailed and positive review. For us it is quite natural to help our guests at all levels and I was really happy when your luggage arrived after all this airport chaos.We always try to do everything to make the stay of our guests as comfortable as possible....

Beirut
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Hotel Matlai is heaven on earth, we stayed 4 nights in the Hawa room, the room and service are perfect, very much luxury , and the food is delicious. The view from the room is breathtaking . Strongly recommend it.

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Rita, Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. The view of the extraordinary shades of blue of the Indian Ocean from all rooms is one of the our greatest attraction, even after several years it fascinates me again and again. The colour blue is calming and relaxing, therefore it is the perfect colour for recreational holidays. Kind regards Inge

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We were in Villa Kidosho. Unique experience, everything was just perfect. The place, the sand, the beach, the lanscape, and the staff. The experience really worths it. Lovely place to just relax. Peaceful and quite, only the sound of the sea.

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IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel Matlai, responded to this review

Dear Marco and family, Thank you very much for taking the time to right this nice review. We like to rent out Villa Kidosho to families, because it is perfect for people who are looking for privacy and intimacy and children and parents have not to show consideration for other clients. Kind regards Inge & Tim

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Matlai is designed as an exclusive villa resort for people seeking a high level of comfort and privacy in a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel contains of two villas, Asili House and Villa Kidosho. Both villas are directly on the beach, embedded in abounded blooming and scented plants. Asili House is designed with natural African and Swahili elements, Villa Kidosho in oriental style. Therefore the villas combine the typical african and arabic influences which have shaped the character of Zanzibar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Boutique Hotel Matlai

Address: Pingwe, Pingwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pingwe
Price Range: $363 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Boutique Hotel Matlai 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Two rooms on upper floor of Asili House have best views”
 of 5 bubbles stevesK1028PA, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We liked our Moto Room (1st floor) very much”
 of 5 bubbles LiundBa, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Only four rooms in main building so all beautiful and sea facing.”
 of 5 bubbles richardwt789, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Villa Kodosho is wonderful but I think all rooms are marvelous.”
 of 5 bubbles cred68, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“Villa Kidosho is good for at least four persons”
 of 5 bubbles marcolosadagamst, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
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