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Mohammed's Beach Bungalows

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the food at Mohammed's to be the best in the Matemwe Beach area. We stayed at a resort a little way down the beach for most of our stay, but I stayed at Mohammed's for two nights before my fiance arrived. Mohammed's restaurant is really delicious - curries with fish and prawns with nice spicy sauces and rice...

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights. Food was delicious and great value, we ended up staying for food most nights! Great relaxed atmosphere with Mohammed and his lovely family. Mohammed was helpful and informactive. Clean, great value, local vibe - overall a great place to stay!

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had our lunch in mohammed's restaurant. Mohammed ans his crew were so kind and the food was excellent. We had fish cooked with local spices. We Will definitely go again to try other dishes and definitely recommand It.

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 7 August 2016

First of all Mohamed is a realy nice man with e grat place. We stayed 3 weeks in a private house in Matemwe, and Mohameds was our absulute favorite place to eat. The menu is plain, but the food is so tasty and fresh - fish and prawns in curries and coconut etc. We had our own car and visited...

Thank jesper D
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Staff is very friendly and the location is nice and quiet. Not too touristic and the food is delicious. Would definitely recommend it to you. You can do some snorkeling with dolphins if you're lucky or do fishing trips. Stayed here for 3 days too lay back and relax. Beautiful place

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you want to support one of the few, if not only, locally owned place in Matemwe, stay here. After days of spending lots of money of Norwegian/Italian/Swedish/British-owned fancy resorts, for swimming pools and TVs I never used, coming here was a relief. Though this place is no thrills, its clean, has hot water, free wifi and a nice restaurant...

Thank Karl L
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 days and 5 nights in this hotel. Mohammed and his family were so nice with us. The accomodation is good, with hot water and electricity in each bungalow. There is is free Wifi. The food is low-price and so delicious...we ate at the hotel twice a day without being bored. It's a quiet and peaceful place to...

Thank Jeffrey L
Gutersloh, Germany
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

After a week on safari we searched for a beachfront location away from the masses. Mohammed's bungalows sounded perfect. Isolated on the NE coast of Zanzibar in a fishing village seemed idyllic. We got there by Daldala (1hr from Stonetown) and immediately liked what we found. 5 bungalows, a beach bar/restaurant and miles of white sand. Facilities were posh back...

Thank Salsero402
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that Matemwe Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I've been to, on any continent. Perfect colours both in the sea and the sky with local fishing boats making up the perfect postcard. Now, if you plan to see Zanzibar on a 200 usd/week budget, then this place is for you. It's right on...

Thank aca0609_bucuresti
Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Mohammeds was a great find in an area that was mostly full of expensive hotels - much cheaper and more relaxed. Our room was basic but huge with two large beds and a verandah we could leave our shoes on, with a basin of water to wash the sand off our feet. There was a small open restaurant area where...

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Additional Information about Mohammed's Beach Bungalows

Address: Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mohammed`s Beach Bungalows Hotel Matemwe
Mohammed's Beach Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Matemwe
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“There are only four bungalows are situated in the garden at Mohammeds and facing towards the restaurant. Beach is only a 1 minute walk from any of the rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles katrina155, 8 Jul 2014 | Read review
“From what we could tell, all four bungalows are identical.”
  • The bungalows themselves
  • View of the courtyard and kitchen from bungalow 1
 of 5 bubbles EirinnMandrusiak, 15 Feb 2014 | Read review
“There is only one place on Zanzibar with an ATM and that is Stonetown.”
 of 5 bubbles 390dannyd, 26 Nov 2013 | Read review
“There is no swimming pool, but then again, the Indian Ocean is about 50 steps from your bungalow. There is also not a fitness center, but a jog on the beach in the early morning allows you to watch the local women harvesting seaweed in their bui-buis. Local kids play on the beach here, and will often invite you to join them in a game of soccer, but there are no beach boys/aggressive vendors selling things on this part of the beach. It's also quite safe...I was traveling alone and walked up and down the beach many times with no hassles, just friendly locals welcoming me.”
 of 5 bubbles FunandFabulous, 28 Sep 2013 | Read review
“All the bungalows are pretty well the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Damnablewing, 25 Aug 2013 | Read review
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