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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at this lodge. The staff was very professional and helpful, even waiting for us when we checked in a bit late. The room was airy, beautiful, well decorated, with organic soap, which we appreciated. The restaurant is very nice too, as is the food. Especially the breakfast, that has everything you could ask for. The beach... More 

Thank Alice G
Nacka, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A very good lodge with everything. Food ok, breakfast very good, but dinner could have a lager choice. A cleaning of the beach is urgent, there are machines that can take up the sea weed. Otherwise IT was a marvellious place.

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Thank kristina848
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice hotel, friendly personnel. The rooms are fantastic, the view over the beach and the see was amazing. The kitchen is very good, nice breakfast, lunch or diner. It's a good place to stay when you like a relaxing holiday.

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Thank 277cynthiap
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My friend and I booked a 5 night stay and arrived at the hotel very late evening as there was a delay with our flights at the airport. On arrival the staff were very warm and welcoming regardless of the fact we were arriving late at night. The reception was closed as it closes at 7pm but this wasn't a... More 

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SunshineZanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar, responded to this review

Wow! Dearest Beki and Kirsty Thank you sooo very much for such amazing review – it is truly such a joy to know that you enjoyed the stay with us and share it in such detailed way. You know that having you around was special and we all are looking forward hosting you anytime again and again ;) You have... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My fiancé and I spent 3 days at the Subshine and we really enjoyed our stay there. It's a very quiet and charming hotel. We loved our bedroom too with our own balcony and view on the pool. Definitely recommend it!

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Thank geraldinea303
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The beach at this resort is very beautiful, especially from the infinity pool, and the food here is absolutely amazing. It may be a little bit on the expensive side, but it is worth every penny, especially the fresh fruit at breakfast. The rooms are very nice as well, although the hard flooring does feel a little bit odd in... More 

Thank walale12
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1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, very calm. If you arelooking place for ultrarelaxation this is it. Not so many atraction despite of diving, snorkling or kitesurfing. Be careful if you do any business with local people - even if they are friendly they just want to get as many money as possible from you. Pricenegotiation of everything is neccesery. Bungalows are very comfortable,... More 

Thank Klaudia P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Average service and food. Bed as hard as a rock. Room clean but no hot water on our last night. Has internet which was welcomed. A basic eco style hotel. Ceiling fans in room. Two pools and right on the beach. Communication can be a bit difficult as English is not very strong. Remember this is the Sunshine Hotel NOT... More 

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SunshineZanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Pam and Barry Thank you for your comment – we appreciate every feedback from our esteemed guests in order to maintain good service. Due to the late night check out from the room above you – which is rather unusual we understood your disturbed night and the following morning we came to apologize along with an offer to find... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stayed for a week following a 5 day safari based on our travel companies recommendation; turned out to be exactly what we needed. The location is excellent, providing the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of the local 'beach life'; whether that be watching the octopus fishers, walking to the reef (mind the urchins!), wandering to the local fish market, snorkelling... More 

Thank drhoci
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81 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights here. The hotel has nice view, small pools, and good size rooms. Everything is clean and in the right place. The staff is friendly. Ava at the front desk was super efficient and helpful. We needed to change our flights and she looked after it perfectly. She also followed through with other information we requested. The... More 

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SunshineZanzibar, General Manager at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, thank you very much for your review and thank you very much for appreciating our hotel, service and cleanliness, we are sorry that you consider our food service slow but there is an easy explanation, all our food is freshly prepared, nothing is pre-cooked this can cause a little bit of delay due to cooking time of... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sunshine Hotel is a 16 room, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

Address: P.O. Box 4749, Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: ₹ 8,755 - ₹ 15,799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Matemwe
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“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
“Go for the special”
 of 5 bubbles kalimata, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“upstairs rooms have nice view”
 of 5 bubbles 612lindavv, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
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