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“Perfect Low Budget Paradise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Keys Bungalows
Ranked #12 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Low Budget Paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Keys Bungalows is a realy friendly and perfect organised resort. Price-Quality is super!
It's still an resort, but not that expensive as others on that side of the island. Ideal for backpackers, to have your last days in a luxery, beautiful and flexible place!
The women of the house is very friendly and open. All the staff is polite and helpfull and the cooking lady is amasing. It's next to the beach, so in a 10 second walk you're in the beautiful blue sea. There is a diving and snorkling school next door, a worthed experience!
The rooms are clean and zanzibari. The wooden roof belongs to the beach picture.
It's a place to recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank annouk p
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wanda89
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lotsie73
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SophieSchmit
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Nottingham England
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105 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Essexlol-007
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Property: Keys Bungalows
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 #12 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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