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“Stunning! A vaccation memory for life”
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago

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nilssonbj...
Svedala, Sweden
1 review
“Stunning! A vaccation memory for life”
Reviewed March 4, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

After a long journey from cold Sweden we arrived at the Garden Beach Villa in Zanzibar.
It was simply a stunning view and an amazing spot on earth.
We were two families travelling together (8 Pers) and there were plenty of room for us in this beautiful Beach front Villa.
We enjoyed every single day.
Amazing food prepped by private chef Mati and friendly, nice service by the waiters.
The kids loved the place and will remember this for ever (and the fact that they got Nutella pancakes for breakfast every day:))

Karin, Jesse and William are fantastic hosts and made sure we had everything we needed at all times and helped out to plan and book all our trips.
(Payment for all trips were made at the end of our stay. So nice and rare not to use your wallet for 14 days)

I truly recommend this place! And we will for sure be back again!

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Management Response
Mar 6, 2018
Thank you so much for this great review! We are truly happy we could make this trip so special for all of you- even if it means Nutella with all meals;-)
We really hope to see you all back here one day!
Lots of warm greetings from all of us!

Karibu tena!
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lynnehewi...
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
“Paradise in Zanzibar”
Reviewed February 24, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Memories were made at Garden Beach Villa Zanzibar! Fantastic location with a huge pool that leads straight onto the beautiful beach. Accommodation was great with aircon in all the bedrooms with bathrooms en suite. Karin was an amazing host catering to our every whim and organizing all our day trips. Mati and Ali produced plentiful dishes of delicious food, lots of seafood! A fabulous beach holiday. I miss it already and hope to return one day. Thank you Karin, Mati and Ali.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 25, 2018
Thank you Lynne for the sweet words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We are happy to serve!
We hope you are well and always welcome back to Garden Beach!
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Leora V
1 review
“PARADISE”
Reviewed February 22, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

The pictures do not do this stunning villa and idyllic beach justice ! Perfect location , amazing food , our every need was catered to by Karin and the wonderful villa staff nothing was to much trouble , Karin arranged all our excursions and her knowledge of the island is invaluable . I cant wait to visit again and would stay at Garden Beach Villa in a heart beat.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 25, 2018
Thank you Leora for these sweet words! Real pleasure to host you- we are so happy that you truly enjoyed your stay here with us! And we hope to host you again one day!
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angelaH25...
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
“Paradise”
Reviewed February 20, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Wow..... Karin, Mati, Ali and the rest of the staff, you made our holiday! It was one of the most chilled, relaxing, fun filled holiday anyone could ask for. The house, location, food etc was more than we ever expected. Thank you so much, we will definitely invade you again. Oh yes, as for "The Dawa pack" .........(baie lekker - that's for Jesse!) - what a treat!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 22, 2018
Ah Angela! Thank you for the nice words- we are so happy you truly enjoyed the stay at the villa and on the island! We hope to see all your faces here again! Haha Jesse is happy that you enjoyed the Dawa's- come back for more soon!

Thank you again for choosing to spend your holiday here!
Karibu tena!
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worldtrav...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews
“truly a vacation spot”
Reviewed November 15, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

If you want a place to truly rest, get away and unplug while surrounded by an amazing view with an excellent hostess (Karin) and a talented chef, look no further! Spending two weeks at this location while being looked after wonderfully by Karin and her team, made me never want to leave! The food was delicious, with a wide variety of entrées and desserts to choose from. I loved having the swimming pool there and also being right on the beach. The house accommodates a big family, or large group of people, well. Karin, thank you for all your diligent work that allowed us to have an amazing, relaxing vacation!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2017
Oh it was a true pleasure- we are so happy that you had such a nice and relaxed time! We really hope we can host you again another time!
Thank you for your nice review- I will share this with my team!

Karibu tena!
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Katrine V
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A little paradise”
Reviewed October 28, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

A great place to spend time with family and friends in a private atmosphere. Everything you need is easy accessible. The friendly staff do the shopping, cooking and cleaning, while we could enjoy the ocean, the amazing white sands and the pool. We'd love to come back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 31, 2017
Thank you Katrine for your nice words! It was so nice to have you here- so nice to host you here so you could have some nice family time!
Let us know when you are planning to come back and we will try to make it as memorable as the first stay!
Karibu tena!
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scf700
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best family vacation ever!”
Reviewed October 2, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

I would give 10 stars if possible! The house, pool and beach are so beautiful, but what makes this incredibly special is the host Karin. She went out of her way to make our two weeks a relaxing and amazing time. She thought of absolutely everything, from having snacks for the kids upon our arrival, to making my birthday extra special! She went out and bought sand toys for the villa so that my kids would have things to play with on the beach! The chef is incredible and very accommodating, even when we requested different options for kid friendly food and adult food during the same meal. I really can't say enough good about this place. I really hope we will be able to return!!! It is amazing! You really feel at home and relaxed and that everything you need is taken care of. Thank you Karin for making our holiday the best it could possibly be! Everyone is eager to return.

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Management Response
Oct 4, 2017
Thank you so much for your sweet words- we truly enjoyed to have you guys here. It was so nice to see you all(kids and adults) enjoying so much- the pool, the beach, the food and just the time being together!
And thank you for sharing your stories with us- it was so nice to get to know you. I hope we meet again one day- here, Ethiopia or maybe even Canada?!

I hope we see you here first though!
Karibu tena- welcome back!
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