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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in September and we had a great time.
Our bungalow was just in front of the beach, is very quiet and calm. The room was big , recently refurbished, with a nice big balcony so you can enjoy the grest view.
Perfect place if you need to relax, you can spend your day diving, walking to the other beaches and villages or simply enjoying the awesome view and looking to the ladies picking up sea weed (which is fascinating)
Is far enough from the other hotels, so you don't get beach boys trying to drag you to their little stores or trying to sell you tours.
Food is a bit expensive, but very good specially the king prawns. Similar price as what you will fond in other hotels around.
Staff is very friendly, we enjoyed our time talking to Dastani, he was very funny and had great stories!!!
It was just the perfect stop for the beginning of our trip in Africa.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Very close to the Matemwe village, Panga Chumvi is a small pension not too far from the main activity center (e.g. expect 20-30 min to walk up to OneOcean / ScubaLibre diving centers).

We can either choose a big room directly facing the beach, or go for the cheaper option with a room few meters away, part of the main buildings. That's what we opted for. It was really quiet, staff was friendly.

Food are expensive (10USD for main course) but in line with all neighboring hotels/pensions. And very good.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bertrand X
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

The location is great and Matemwe is a wonderful beach. The room we stayed in was small, and its location was behind the restaurant which meant lots of noise from employees especially early in the morning. There are other rooms in a much nicer and more private location so perhaps you need to specifically ask for them. Definitely would not advise eating in the restaurant here even if you stay here- the food is mediocre at best and the prices are high. There are many other hotels on this stretch that offer better food and service for similar prices. We ate at the Sunshine Hotel just down the beach and it was wonderful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jen U
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Beautiful location, right on the beach. The property next door has a couple of guard dogs who bark at passers by on the beach. They seem to know if you are staying there for some reason though and quickly become your friend. If you like dogs, fine. If not, pay them little attention and they'll do the same. I guess it is reassuring knowing they are keeping an eye on anyone up to no good at night! That aside, bring your snorkel gear as the water is warm, shallow and there is an excellent reef about 50 metres out. There are women in the water picking a crop that grows there (used for manufacturing) and we found this a fascinating piece of local life to watch each day. The food is slightly expensive for Tanzania, but still cheap in comparison to home pricing. We had a beach bungalow which we loved and a large veranda looking out at the sea. So so relaxing. Deepest sleeps I have had in a long time. Staff really nice.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Intheknow30
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stayed here for a couple of days last year, Cozy little place with a beach literally all to your self.
Wendy is amazingly hospitable, and the chef made us some amazing food. Fishing, diving and snorkeling excursions are available (by externally operators) if you wish as well.

Like all places in matemwe, you can't really swim for some parts of the day, due to the tide, but It's still stunning :)

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank NathanielTA
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