Beautiful small hotel set on the North East Coast of Zanzibar.
The hotel is excellently maintained by Jan the Finnish co-owner, who personally supervises every aspect of the property.
Rooms are slightly on the small side, but are nicely decorated, with aircon and free wifi. Bathrooms are small but are well appointed.
There is a decent size pool and places to relax are spread around the pool, elsewhere in the grounds and the beach.
The hotel is set on a beautiful fine white sand beach adjacent to a fishing village. The beach has the softest sand I have ever come across and during our stay was deserted. The sea is OK to swim in at high tide, but the village women farm seaweed and so when the tide is out swimming is less practicable.
The food is outstanding. There is a fixed menu each day with two choices for main course. Wine and beer is reasonably priced.
The hotel is really set in a fairly isolated location with a few other small hotels and one or two restaurants, but you should seriously consider the full or half board options.
This is the ideal hotel if you want to get away from it all and relax in a tropical paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is situated directly on the beach. Its a peaceful and tranquil setting with plenty of shady places for you to relax. There is a 16x8 meter pool perfect for a refreshing swim when the tide is out. The hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is a well-stocked bar to accompany. We are proud to have a good reputation regarding food. We work consequently with proper waist management, and support education in the village. Most of our suppliers are from the village, and we try our best to have a good relation with the whole village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe
- Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island