We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
1/29/2018 1/30/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Boutique Hotel Matlai

    Pingwe | Michamwi, Pingwe, Tanzania
    011 255 777 300 012
    Hotel website
    Lowest prices for your stay
    1/29/2018 1/30/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Lowest price we found
    View Deal
    Traveler (267)
    Room & Suite (69)
    Pool & Beach (53)
    • Excellent96%
    • Very good3%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible0%
    Travelers talk about
    “crab soup” (7 reviews)
    “head butler” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Dry Cleaning
    Butler Service
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Offers from Boutique Hotel Matlai
    Special Price: 20% off room rate
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Jan 29Jan 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 1 partner sites to see rooms from $347.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Pingwe hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "b2829ded671a404da881c377ace65380", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":2644682,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[111648712],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":29,"month":1,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":30,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":347,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"b2829ded671a404da881c377ace65380","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":347,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":347,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Boutique Hotel Matlai","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImIyODI5ZGVkNjcxYTQwNGRhODgxYzM3N2FjZTY1MzgwIiwiQUlLIjoiMzc0NGU0NzY2NDU2NGZiMDhlM2Q2N2M1YzJhNzAzMjcifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "01/29/2018", "checkOut": "01/30/2018", "lowestPrice": "$347", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"111648712":"IB_eZeeTechnosysPvtLtd_1Ful83p"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (189)
    There are newer reviews for Boutique Hotel Matlai
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year

    31 - 35 of 101 reviews

    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...More

    2  Thank cred68
    Response from IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel MatlaiResponded November 20, 2016

    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...More

    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.More

    Thank ritaBeirut
    Response from IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel MatlaiResponded October 2, 2016

    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...More

    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.More

    Thank marcolosadagamst
    Response from IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel MatlaiResponded September 30, 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

    No words can sufficiently describe our recent experience at the Matlai. We didn't get a chance to meet Tim, however, we met Inge and Ingolf, a wonderful German couple, who are also the owners of Matlai. We spent 5 nights and enjoyed every second of...More

    1  Thank Ellentraveljunky
    Response from IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel MatlaiResponded September 30, 2016

    Dear Ellen, Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a great review. Ingulf and me also enjoyed the time with you, it was very nice to talk to you and love with you and your husband in the evenings. We are looking...More

    Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

    Stayed here for 3 nights as a couple. From the beautiful gardens, the friendly welcome and the stunning beach setting - everything comes together at Matlai! Our room was the beautiful Hewa room, which is upstairs in the main house, and only one of 4...More

    Thank Olivia W
    Response from IngeBB, Owner at Boutique Hotel MatlaiResponded September 30, 2016

    Dear Olivia, Thank you so much for your great comment. We appreciate it very much when agencies spend one or two nights with us to experience themselves the service we are offering. This is the best requirement for individual consulting of the customers. The great...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Travelers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • $307 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Boutique Hotel Matlai reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Pingwe
    • Also Known As
    • Boutique Hotel Matlai Zanzibar Island/Pingwe
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (267)
    Room & Suite (69)
    Pool & Beach (53)
    Dining (20)
    Hotel & Grounds (162)
    Bathroom (15)
    Nearby HotelsSee all 172 hotels in Zanzibar Island
    Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa
    1,072 reviews
    .27 miles away
    Upendo Zanzibar
    73 reviews
    .59 miles away
    Ras Michamvi Beach Resort
    213 reviews
    1.28 miles away
    Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar
    134 reviews
    1.65 miles away
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Rock
    2,788 reviews
    .52 miles away
    Sagando Restaurant & Bar
    18 reviews
    1.71 miles away
    Fishers Restaurant
    33 reviews
    3.05 miles away
    Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Restaurant
    45 reviews
    .28 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Coconuts Kite
    7 reviews
    6.87 miles away
    Uroa Bay
    266 reviews
    7.37 miles away
    Paje Beach
    699 reviews
    8.70 miles away
    Jozani Forest Reserve
    250 reviews
    9.70 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    December 1, 2015|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from IngeBB | Property representative |
    Thanks Jorge for your answer. I did not see the messsage before, sorry.
    Google Translation
    Room Tips
    "There are just 4 rooms. I was very satisfied of the "Moto room" at the first floor."
    Read review
    "each different, but all excellent"
    Read review
    "Rooms on the first floor have a nice balcony with views of the ocean"
    Read review
    "there are only 6-8 rooms and we had two of them - each more gorgeous than the next."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing