We spent a long weekend at Matemwe bandas and I wish it had been a week. Beautifully simple rooms, private verandas onto the beach, unobtrusive yet efficient and friendly staff, a small but well stocked bar... very hard to find fault, but am prepared to go back and give it a go. Tom is a perfect host - he makes the place seem like a family home, but only seems to appear, as if by magic, when you need him. Go with a book and maybe a friend - nothing else needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE HOTEL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Matemwe Bandas is as faithful to its natural surroundings and to the highest levels of luxury as we are to millennia old traditions of local master craftsmanship. We are also a fair trade business that is substantially locally owned, while every member of our team (including our four young apprentices) hails from the village of Matemwe around our property.With private direct access from your verandah, Matemwe’s breathtaking beach is only a step away. You can walk along its majestic palmed-lined breadth on dazzlingly white, super fine sand basking in the brilliant tropical sunshine for miles in both directions, only occasionally coming across other people. Nestling on the beach's edge in rustic exclusivity, our luxury coco wood and palm thatch bungalows share an elegant 11m x 5m swimming fresh water pool and sandy, decked and canopy-covered communal areas. We offer butler service and a la carte local & international fusion cuisine. We also provide high speed Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry service and mineral water in the bandas for free to all residents. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar Zanzibar Island