Holy Smokes... did we have a great time at the Zanzibar House. My wife and I and our 2 sons (ages 12 and 10) stayed there June 17-22, 2013 and had a great time!! The owners are the greatest couple and bent over backward to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. We were cooked a 4 course meal EVERY evening, which was 5-star restuarant quality and breakfast every morning was GREAT. The view of the ocean was perfect - postcards could not even compare. if you dont want ocean there is a great pool instead. All means are served with a GREAT ocean view. The food, the view, the accomodation were all better than we could of imagined was possible on a family budget!! BUT THE BEST OF ALL was the owner, him and his wife were just plain awesome. When our tour guide for a Stone Town tour fell through, he volunteered to do it for us himself, he arranged all our excursions and even packed sac lunches for our boys (on the house) in case they didnt like any of the "african food." It was truly, truly a great place - my highest recommendation is not enough! We loved it, our boys loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zanzibar House is a 7 room privately owned and ran boutique hotel situated in the beautiful location of Matemwe on the North East coast of the island, about 40km from Stone Town.The hotel opened its doors in December 2012. The materials used in the construction are found in Zanzibar, with a traditional Makuti roof, decorated with Maritaki patterns, in harmony with the nature and not to disrupt the beautiful landscape. Zanzibar House offers its guests 7 rooms. 5 Rooms with sea view and 2 have views over the rich vegetation that surrounds the area. Four posters Queen size beds in every room. Extra beds and baby cots are available upon request. Satellite TV, complimentary WIFI, minibar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities are few of the amenities found in the rooms. Each and every room has a large terrace from where to enjoy the breathtaking views.The restaurant offers delicacies of international and local cuisine with extra care put into the selection of the produce, respecting the seasons and what is available in the market. The full licensed bar offers a selection of local beers, world reknown spirits brands, cocktails and much more all to be enjoyed in the porch overlooking the Indian Ocean. During the day guests are pampered by the carefully picked staff and presented with nibbles to accompany the passing hours; seasonal fruit skewers, spiced tea or coffee in the afternoon, home made savory or sweet treats according to the inspiration of the chef. Special efforts were made in choosing and making of the decorative details found across the house. All the doors were made with coconut wood, found in plentiful supply on the island; the wood was carved by a skilled carpenter in Stone Town with traditional Zanzibar motives, the floors are made of Galana, a local stone, the material used for the walls and structure is called Choka, the island's version of cement. A full menu of massages and treatments available all day along and tailor made solutions, such as custom made excursions, insiders tips to fully and responsably experience the magic of the island make of Zanzibar House an oasis of peace and tranquility, the perfect destination where to get rid of the stress of everyday's life and regenerate the senses with attentive to detail service never losing the essence and the warmth of African hospitality to make you feel truly welcomed at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar House Matemwe, Zanzibar Island