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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Retreat "huts" (there are four) are absolutely delightful in terms of accommodations. Multi-room, two-story individual buildings come with their own butler who serve your meals in your hut (outside but sheltered). Meant for two people on honeymoon or an anniversary. In my case, a milestone birthday. The bed faces the ocean and you wake up opening the wooden slotted...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for raising your concerns, we are glad that most of your concerns were sorted out after letting us know. We also appreciate the notes you have made and will continue to strive to improve. We would love to have...

Reviewed 28 July 2016

From the moment we arrived till the time we left we were treated like royalty. Starting from the drive through Matemwe village gives you a chance to start the holiday with this great experience to see how the local people are living. We been welcomed By Ross & Gina, they are such a lovely couple managing the hotel very well,...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hi Reda, Thank you so much for your amazing review - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we are so glad that you loved everything about you stay, it really means a lot to us! Hope to see you back again in the future. Regards, the Matemwe Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband & I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in late June & unlike normal couples, we decided to climb Kilimanjaro (we summited successfully!) in early July for our anniversary. As incentive to successfully summit, we also decided to treat ourselves to a 4 night stay at Matemwe Retreat. It's a long 1.5 hour drive to get there, a...

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AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa, responded to this review

Hello, Wow - what a great review, thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate all the positive comments. We hope to see you again in the future! Regards, the Matemwe Team

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was my second stay at Matemwe. The first time I stayed at the Lodge in one of the chalets. It met all of my expectations. This time around I wanted to stay at the Retreat in one of the villas. The luxury of the massive 2-story villa exceeded all of my expectations. My butler & chef were great. They...

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Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us for your second visit and would love to see you again in the future. Regards, the Matemwe Team

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Amazing, beautiful and very friendly hotel. WiFi everywhere which felt like luxury. Very tasty foods with the restaurant viewing the beach. The pool just outside the doorstep with the ocean as a backdrop. People were amazingly friendly. Definitely a place I would love to revisit soon.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stayed in Villa Leila for our honeymoon in September. The view was amazing and our butler, George, was fantastic :) The fact that I'm saying "our butler" makes me laugh- we've never stayed in a place with such luxury to have our breakfast, lunch and dinner brought to us in our room (or wherever else we would like) at...

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 7 days in heaven in a huge private villa with a rooftop pool, 2 wild terraces and even a bath with a view on the indian sea. Our butler was very kind and careful, he arranged us so many surprises! The hotel offers a large choice of activities and when we went snorkeling on the Mnemba atol we...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 26 February 2016

My birthday was celebrated on Zanzibar at the Matemwe Retreats. It was utterly fantastic. Zuberi our private butler conspired with my husband to give me the best birthday ever! From snorkeling, and the "found island" in the middle of the Indian Ocean, complete with picnic lunch, to a beautiful birthday dinner under the stars on the roof of our villa....

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Myself and my husband just got back from the Matemwe Retreat where we went for the 2nd part of our honeymoon (we went from Kimondo Camp in Tanzania to here - both part of Asilia Africa group). From the beginning our stay was wonderful. We were welcomed on arrival by the General Manager, Ross, who was so friendly and welcoming...

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Atmosphere/Activity: the retreat itself is large with plenty to do (spa time, beach activity, pool area), the beach itself has beautiful, powdery sand but beware of the water during low tide; there are hundreds and hundreds of sea urchin on the bottom (it is a fun game to try to walk out to the breaker without hurting yourself!) During high...

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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: RM3,430 - RM6,447 (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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