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    Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

    Matemwe Beach | Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent82%
    • Very good15%
    • Average1%
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    “stone town” (24 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
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    Private Balcony
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    1 - 5 of 311 reviews

    Reviewed 9 September 2017

    This is going to be a very boring review as there isn't much to say beyond: "absolutely amazing". Everything is perfect, from the beautiful location, the room size, the swimming pool with its view over the turquoise ocean and the corn flour like sand. The...More

    1  Thank Veronique378
    Reviewed 2 September 2017

    This air conditioned 12 room hotel on an exquisite beach has all you could ask for. Jan, the proprietor, is lovely, as are all of the staff. The rooms are beautiful with comfortable outdoor space either on balconies or on chaises outside the door. The...More

    1  Thank Nancy W
    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    We are a young couple that stayed here for 9 nights in the beginning of august 2017. At first when we read the reviews, we were a bit put off because we thought that this was gonna be way to calm for us. It was...More

    Thank NAleksandraT
    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    My family ended our safari with a three night stay at this lovely hotel. We camped while on safari and were beyond giddy to not only have hot showers, but also luxurious rooms. To echo other reviews, this hotel is naturally beautiful without being pretentious,...More

    1  Thank Carole G
    Reviewed 25 August 2017

    We stayed this summer for 3 nights only on a stopover from Rwanda, and this little break at Zanzibar Retrait turned out to be beyond all expectations. It's very rare to find such a perfect balance between the great style and unpretentious flair that this...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$91 - US$785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Matemwe
    • Also Known As
    • Zanzibar Retreat Matemwe ,
    • Zanzibar Retreat Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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    Traveller (398)
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    Room & Suite (49)
    Dining (28)
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    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
    11 May 2017|
    Response from Lee M |
    Hi, It's about an hour from Stone Town or the airport to the hotel. Taxis are available.
    3 March 2017|
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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    "ask for 2nd floor room for great view of the Ocean."
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