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Jamaica
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This was a random choice after driving up the east coast and then turning off the road and heading for the sea. Lucky me! On Zanzibar all the beach hotels are surrounded by high walls and have large gates to secure the premises at night. This means you cannot really see what a place is like unless you enter the...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed one week here and it was perfect! The rooms are very nice, well maintained, clean. They are quite open so you have always a breeze going through. We were afraid of Mosquitos but the staff is preparing your room every night with the mosquito net and some repellent so Mosquitos were no issue. The whole hotel are is...

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3Thank Peer S
London
Reviewed 7 September 2012

After a lot of my own pre trip research I settled on Sunshine, certainly not for the name, but because it offered much better value comparable to other hotels. In this regard I was certainly not disappointed. The decor was simple and stylish. The rooms cool and clean. I chose the honeymoon suite as for $80 per night more than...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We did not stay here but ate here for dinner one night while staying at a hotel nearby. The facilities were absolutely gorgeous and the food was great, in addition to the amazing service. I would definitely choose to stay here if I go back to Zanzibar again!

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Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed at Sunshine for five nights after a week on safari and two nights in Stone Town. First of all we must thank the GM Rudi and assistant Lukas for hospitality and information on activities. Rudi's dog Bono especially lights up the atmosphere! Rooms don't have TV or radio but this definitely helps in relaxing and enjoying comfy armchairs...

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1Thank hvarcegovac
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We had a wonderful honeymoon at Sunshine Hotel. It was quiet and peaceful with beautiful views and atmospheric rooms. The pools were lovely and the bar and restaurant were good. The food was excellent and good value. The staff were all incredibly helpful and friendly. A very romantic place!

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Mjolby, Sweden
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at Sunshine hotel in early August 2012. We are very pleased with our stay. We loved the rooms, which didn't have a lot of amenities but was tastefully designed and had high quality fittings. Great location right on the beach with two lovely swimming pools and just a few steps down to the sea. The...

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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Booked direct with hotel and requested the garden room which was cheaper than the other rooms and situated near the reception area only a few metres from the pool area. All e mail correspondence was answered quickly and they arranged transport to pick us up from the airport ($50). The room was lovely; downstairs was a sitting area and bathroom...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2012

The Sunshine hotel is stunning. The location is idyllic, you are one step from the pool or the restaurant straight on to the beach - white sands, warm azure sea stretching for miles and pretty much all to yourself. The hotel is laid out in a thoughtful way with attractive and colourful gardens surrounding the bungalows and the pool area...

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3Thank Jean R
Paris, France
Reviewed 9 August 2012

... this hotel is a true gem! The first impression when arriving is a bit bland, as you reach an uninspired facade with an armed guard (lots of purse snatching on the beaches around there) and the just as uninspired name plaque. However, once you enter the premises, you find a beautifully manicured garden (an old lady meticulously spends all...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sunshine Hotel is a 15 rooms beach hotel, located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Eco friendly, stylish and cozy, carefully designed by professional designers, creates a unique chill-out ambiance to make you feel happy and relaxed. Set right on the unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect gateway from everyday life. All the rooms feature with king size bed with mosquito net, desk, safe box, bathroom with shower and closed toilet, stone bench, 3 fans, private outdoor space to relax. All rooms have garden view, some of them partial sea view. 2 rooms in a private bungalow are located directly on the beach, perfect retreat for couples, honeymooners or just a romantic surprise. The 2 pools are suitable for everybody, also kids that can swim in the shallow water area. The own Diving Centre Dive Point Zanzibar, organizes daily trips for divers and snorkelers to Mnemba. The Restaurant and Bar are available from 7,30am to 9,30pm to everybody (outsiders are welcome too) for the main meals on a' la carte basis. Half Board and Full Board are also offered. The Reception is at guest disposal 12h each day to assist them also for excursions around the island. USD is the main hotel currency, credit/debit cards are welcome (+5% bank fee on each transaction) as well as Euro/Tshilling (hotel exchange rate only). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunshine Hotel

Address: Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: RM558 - RM1,604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask for a room on the top floor and close to the pool.. that way you get the sea breeze”
 of 5 bubbles 29maggiec, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is beautiful and the private plunge pool and private beach is awesome!! ”
 of 5 bubbles lydiam919, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't book room 4 its noisy as its very close to Reception and a store room for housekeeping.”
 of 5 bubbles 945pamelal, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Blue Breeze suite or the Honeymoon Suite!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 673iljav, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are approx 4 buildings with 4 suites in each, 2 up and 2 down. I liked our upper room... but really all the rooms had nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles bebeth1919, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
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