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“Terrible mismanagement”
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Keys Bungalows
Ranked #14 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
Reviewed January 6, 2012

We had booked two rooms for 5 people via multiple emails with keys bungalows.
Despite this booking being confirmed before we arrived, these rooms were not available when we got there. Instead of being advised of this on arrival, we were ushered in under false pretenses of "welcome to paradise" and given no information. When it became clear the rooms were not available, we were offered a dirty staffroom above the bar, which didn't even contain enough beds, and we were still expected to pay for it.
No apologies were offered and no help was provided to find alternative accommodation. In fact when we asked for assistance with transport, they offered a rate that was double what we were offered by a local taxi driver.
Ultimately this is unacceptable and I would strongly discourage anyone from staying here.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

A simple bungalow with beachview, clean and nicely made, amazing breakfast at the beachbar with fresh fruit, eggs and african coffee friendly served by Abbas!
More than reasonable prices. Check pics!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lotsie73
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

If you're looking for nice bungalows, beachbar, amazing view, then this is the place to be. Rastafary vibe, hours of walks on the beach........

Owner is Alli Keys rent also cars and scooters, we rented a car from him, everything with is 'polé polé', no stress at all.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank SophieSchmit
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

People probably come to Matemwe, because of its access to snorkelling off Muemba Island.
This is probably why the place charges more (for what you get) compared to other bungalows around the coast.
The bungalow was ok, the restaurant was satisfactory but with a limited range and not particularly inspiring.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Essexlol-007
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Reviewed May 12, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank Bart B
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Reviewed January 22, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Aurélie V
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Reviewed April 3, 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled with friends
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Thank Solene B
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Address: Darajani Street | North East Coast Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
Price Range: $57 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning location, right on the pearl white beach of Matemwe. See, feel and hear the proximity of the ocean while having a sundowner on the seaview terrace. Keys Bungalows is the perfect spot to enjoy snorkeling, diving, taking a spice tour, visiting the daily fish market or discovering the subaquatic wonders of nearby Mnemba Island. Feel at home thanks to the helpful staff and the laid-back atmosphere of this budget friendly accommodation. ... more   less 
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