There are hotels where you are a customer, treated with all due respect but all after all you are a customer. And there are places like the ZR where you instantly feel at home among friends. That is the big plus you can not buy with money but requires a special attitude and special personality of the people. We made the booking by email a few days in advance and got quick and easy answer by Jan, the finnish owner. When we arrived, everything was smooth and easy, no hustle at all. Also the assistant manager Karin was extremely sweet. Both try to be helpful with whatever you need, be it a tour, diving trips or getting an international driving license. You name it, they try really hard to help. More than you usually expect. Karin even helped to find another suitable hotel after we decided to extend our stay and found out ZR was unfortunatly fulöy booked. They offer a BBQ aprx. once a week you should not miss when you have the chance! Staff is friendly throughout. Food is delicious. There's a massage lady if you like. Withing very few days we felt like part of the big family among the people working at ZR, Scubafish Dive Centre and others.
Zanzibar Retreat is not a low budget location, okay. But it is very good value for what you pay! Would stay there again every time!
- 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