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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

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Copenhagen
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here 4 nights’ mid-march. It's a very lovely hotel located in a very lovely location. Actually everything here is lovely: room, breakfast and swimming pool. The service is excellent and the staff and the owner Jan really make you feel welcome. We only had dinner her once, and that was a mistake. It was fantastic. Very peacefully and...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little hotel (only 12 rooms) with a personal atmosphere. The friendly Finnish chef says hello to every guest nearly every day. The beach is only 20 steps away from your room. From the terrace of the hotel where you have breakfast and other meals, if you like, you look out on the sea through mangrove trees. By the little...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel in March 2017 with friends. Fantastic food, nice and clean room with wi-fi. The hotel has a wonderful location on the white beach. The transportation from the airport was perfect. The staff is really nice at Zanzibar Retreat Hotel and I will soon come back to Janne and Salome who made my first trip...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stay in Zanzibar and the amenities and location were fantastic. Nothing was a problem to organise through the hotel and owner was a wealth of knowledge with plenty of tips . Clean , professional service . Thank you

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Wedel, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most friendly small retreat, only 12 rooms at the beach. Very relaxed atmosphere and well suited for both couples, families with small children or scuba divers. No night life or beach parties. Almost no noises at all just the waves and the wind. As the sun goes down it turns really dark. The restaurant offers well cooked and tasty...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 9 February 2017

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 7 February 2017

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 31 January 2017 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 25 January 2017

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: RM335 - RM1,139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Retreat Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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“Order a room with sea view”
  • View from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles 332tosv, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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