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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Matemwe Retreat was the first stop of our African honeymoon where we spent 6 nights in villa Safina. The drive to the resort was rather bumpy and we passed through the local village which is really very humbling. We were met at our villa by our butler Salum and one of the managers who offered us a nice cool coconut...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

it was one of the best holidays we ever had. The private villa with personal butler was just awesome, Zubiri was of great help to make our small break magical. The only thing is that the beach is full of seaweeds, so you don't get the best white sandy beach. there are many close by though and the private terrace...

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stayed in Villa Leila and we were amazed by the facilities, view and the service. We had a constant assistance from a man called George who was so professional, flexible and pleasant person. Highly recommended!

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Shefford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We have just returned from a 10 night stay in a retreat in Matemwe. From the moment we arrived to a fridge stocked with our favourite tipples, Sayari Camp had forwarded the information to them, good start. Things just got better and better, the retreat is out of this world and our butler Salum made our stay, nothing was too...

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We absolutely loved the Matemwe retreat and stayed 9 nights at the Safina villa where we were looked after by Zuberi, who was incredibly attentive and discreet. I would however have to caution anyone who was not comfortable with getting close to nature to consider whether this is the best option for them, for us we felt this was very...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My husband and I spent 5 days at Matemwa Retreat and were thrilled with the experience. Since we went at the start of winter season, we got a fantastic deal on the retreat villas. It felt like a steal when we arrived and realized we had two floors all to ourselves with a personal butler in a secluded section of...

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed with our 3 children in Matemwe Beach House for 5 nights. Our butler was George who is brilliant and always there for everything we needed. He made a special effort to arrange a special dinner and the birthday suprise and cake for my husband. We really appreciated the privacy that we experienced staying in that place. The villa...

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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Both the lodge and the retreat are fantastic . The location and service are outstanding and this is a perfect place for total relaxation. They have an interesting selection of activities that are worth doing. Well recommended.

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Chico, California
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Beautiful views, calm, quiet and relaxing...if you are looking for a few days in paradise this is the place. The staff is exceptionally polite and attentive. Water activities abound and the pools whether private or common are all perfectly maintained. The food is terrific in every respect.

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Switzerland
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Despite the fact that we both were ill most of the days of this week that we've spent in this marvellous place, we were very much surprised about the high quality and the warm atmosphere Matemwe Retreat delivers to its guests. The house provides you just with anything you need to relax after a safari - starting from fantastic views...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your own private tropical escape at Matemwe Retreat. The four elegant villas that make up the retreat are set high in the palm trees with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. With its secluded location and dedicated private butler, the retreat is considered one of the most exclusive choices of accommodation on Zanzibar Island. If you are looking for pure escapism, these villas - which combine the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of comfort - were designed for you. The private plunge pool, personal bar and spacious roof terrace with day bed and loungers are so appealing that we would not blame you if you relaxed in your hidden sanctuary for your entire holiday. Echoing the white sand beaches and the changing turquoise hues of the tropical waters, the fully air-conditioned Matemwe Retreat villas are a reflection of their tranquil island surroundings, filled with locally produced materials and furnishings. The ground floor of each villa features a private bar area, cool and airy double bedroom with king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with double basins, shower and a sunken bathtub with impressive views of the sparkling ocean. Outdoors, impressively comfortable and very private lounge areas invite you to make the most of the tropical climate.The rooftop deck with sparkling blue plunge pool offers panoramic Indian Ocean views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa

Address: Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $1,020 - $1,918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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