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    Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

    Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Tanzania
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    “stone town” (24 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 317 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Excellent and nice service. Excellent food and humble price level of drinks, wine and beer. Pool and approx 100 m to the beach. Possibility to use bicycles and explore the long beach. Close to snorkling, diving and We were lucky to swim with dolphins.

    Thank larsn801
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is by far the most beautiful place i have stayed in. 1. Serene and quite beech, not much crowd. 2. Amazing staff, not to forget the manager who without taking any extra charges upgraded my room to sea facing room. 3. Clean washrooms and...More

    Thank sameer r
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The hotel is situated in the small village Matemwe. We were happy with our room and bathroom and the cleaning was excellent. The food was delicious and served by a very caring staff; you could choose a full menu or just a single dish. The...More

    Thank T0nele
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stayed at 3 different hotels all over Zanzibar and the Zanzibar Retreat Hotel was by far the best. After reading all of the reviews for this place we already had high expectations for our stay. The moment we arrived we were greeted by the...More

    Thank devin d
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Was lucky to find this place after some initial problems with acommodation and it made my stay in Zanzbar unforgetable and a true escape. The owner and staff are very friendly and food is amazing! Located right at the beach with a nice outdoor swimming...More

    Thank Katarina B
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 92 - US$ 926 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Matemwe
    • Also Known As
    • Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe ,
    • Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Zanzibar Island/Matemwe
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    Dimoda_8
    12 June 2017|
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    Response from GoZanzibar | Property representative |
    Hi. Good question. The standard rooms are downstairs, all in the main building, and there is no sea view from the rooms. BUT, when you step out on the wooden porch surround the whole hotel, you have some kind of view of the... More
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    swarnsma
    11 May 2017|
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    Response from Lee M |
    Hi, It's about an hour from Stone Town or the airport to the hotel. Taxis are available.
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    carolyneawino99
    3 March 2017|
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    Response from GoZanzibar | Property representative |
    Hi. Send me an email and I have easier task to answer your questions. Google the hotel online and you will find the email you can use. Thanks Jan
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    Room Tips
    "Very quiet."
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    "The 2 rooms upstairs have private balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean."
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    "The whole place is great. But room 10 is the best. :)"
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    "Sea view--great balcony. Other rooms are less expensive and very, very nice."
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