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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this place is amazing. The pool, the food, the beach, the facilities, the staff. Such a nice atmosphere. Jan the owner is helpful and welcoming, all of the staff are delightful. Everyone looked like they enjoyed working there. Lesukiru and Janet were so good at looking after all the guests each evening. The kitchen served some of the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regular visitor to Zanzibar (third time), this retreat is stunning, well maintained with excellent rooms (favourite hotel by far in Zanzibar). Everything is done really well, from the lavender scented rooms, decor, fresh towels, food, location and service! Location in Matemwe is close to Mnemba Reef which is some of the best diving in Tanzania!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: about an hour from the airport (maybe less) by taxi. On the east side of the island there was lots of sun and breeze. The breeze really helps minimize mosquitos. Quiet small place. Beach pretty quiet too although there are some touts around. Staff: Owners friendly and relaxed. Staff attentive. Food/drink: Nice wide selection of drinks. Not cheap but...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best hotel with the best service and nicest staff I have ever seen even in Europe sometimes. Hotel is owned by the finish guy and it is gorgeous. Very quiet, very relaxing, nice food -real retreat. Definitely must stay here, must come here and visit. In the rooms you will find a bag to go to the...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zanzibar Retreat really does a great job of making you comfortable and relaxed, so the name "retreat" is quite fitting. Staff at the hotel are very proactive about making sure your needs are taken care of so you can focus on swimming, sunbathing, or reading by the seashore. For example they would come around the property twice per day and...

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Solf, Finland
Reviewed 14 January 2017

About two weeks have passed since we came home from our familytrip to Tanzania and Zanzibar. After a very successful safari in Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro we (my husband and I and our children, grandchildren and son in law, alltogether 11 persons) needed a guiet place to relax. I do not think there could be any better place for...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This must be Heaven on Earth. So beautiful- so wounderful. Here is like your Home, you are sourrunded by family. The room was clean and fresh, carefully and beautifully decorated with flowers. The stuff where always close by ready to be of assistance at any time with a smile. The food was just delisious!! I'll be back! Most definetly. My...

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

the manager helped us a lot during our stay at the hotel, we enjoyed it very much .. sea is not encourage to swim at, but the pool was very nice and not crowded. the place is great for people who want some quit and stress free.

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Southern Finland, Finland
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My husband and I spent 9 wonderful days here and we loved every moment. The rooms were spacious and clean, the aircon worked perfectly and there was always hot water in the shower. The beds were big and comfortable, with mosquito nets. (Not that we had a problem with mosquitos...) They had a well functioning system where you hung a...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

As the title says, this place truly is a heaven on Earth! The ocean, beach, palms, service, rooms.. Everything is spectacular! The swimming pool is also more than excellent! Definitely my best vacation ever. I highly recommend this place.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is situated directly on the beach. Its a peaceful and tranquil setting with plenty of shady places for you to relax. There is a 16x8 meter pool perfect for a refreshing swim when the tide is out. The hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is a well-stocked bar to accompany. We are proud to have a good reputation regarding food. We work consequently with proper waist management, and support education in the village. Most of our suppliers are from the village, and we try our best to have a good relation with the whole village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

Address: Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $111 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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“Several rooms are adjacent to the pool and dining area. If you're sensitive to noise, ask for a room away from these areas.”
 of 5 bubbles ORD2Anywhere81, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 9 and 10 have sea views and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles KakaiM, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms on first floor with seaview. We didn't have that, but didn't need it. All rooms are nice!”
 of 5 bubbles lenersted, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 9 and 10 have a sea-view.”
 of 5 bubbles PuckPasha, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are amazing. :-)”
 of 5 bubbles gghiggins7, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
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