We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sunshine Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Sunshine Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 186: English reviews
Start your review of Sunshine Hotel
 Click to rate
France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay at the Sunshine hotel. The staff was very nice and made us feel welcome. The food was ok. The fresh fruits for breakfast were delicious! Our room as well as the whole hotel complex was clean and nicely designed. We loved swimming in the pool while watching the tides.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NN0912
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What interfered me most was the class differences between workers and white workers. Price expensive without adequate compensation at all. There is no air-conditioning. And for some reason we were not able to sleep well at night .. no sense of privacy in the room !!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
4Thank 30bettyg
SunshineZanzibar, General Manager at Sunshine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sunshine hotel for your vacation, we are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, we would like to take our chance to reply to your review which due to your attitude made me an all my staff laugh. You talk abbot discrimination and immediately you make a discrimination yourself on booking.com...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at Sunshine Hotel with my in-laws. The resort itself was lovely and quiet which is exactly what we wanted. Staff were very informative on check in and were helpful throughout. We had a late check out on the last day and didn't leave until 4 p.m. which we weren't charge for - I thought this...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Maggie C
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for one night and two days at the sunsine hotel. The hotel is very charming, has a nice pool, has straight access to the beach, has good food and is in a very beatiful and calm area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank GW1_11
Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice place; calm, relaxed, beautiful view over the ocean and very nice pools. The staff was very friendly and the service great. The room was also very nice. We highly recommend this place for a relaxed stay in Zanzibar.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank theresea728
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a great time here. The pools are awesome, the food is generally good, and the grounds are well kept. We stayed in both the garden room (the one with two floors) and the honeymoon suite and we enjoyed both of them. The honeymoon suite is awesome tho!! Everyone is really friendly and welcome. We really loved our stay...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lydia M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The location of the hotel was extraordinary. The staff was really helpful and welcoming. Our room had a beautiful view on the ocean. The cuisine was excellent although we would have liked to have a bit more choice in the menu. Overall, we had a wonderful stay.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anne B
Markham, Ontario
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Lovely, clean, quiet, well run hotel. Very helpful staff. Enough lounge chairs, fresh towels daily. Annoying beach vendors (as is the case with most beachfront properties) No air conditioning so a little hot at night but manageable with fans. Would gladly go again.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank karenmM528WU
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The restaurant could have been better and cheaper. We ate at other places along the beach. The pools were great, especially the one which had plenty of shade around it. Staff were willing and helpful. We liked the reef shoes which were supplied

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank wen48mill
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is one of the best hotels in the area. A lot of posibilities for activities. Amazing food and friendly staff! Beautiful view!!! ..... a lot of Peace.... People who work there are trying to fulfill any wish you made.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Milos R

297 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (278)
Viewed
Room/Suite (50)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (76)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (84)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Matemwe
8.6 km away
Melia Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
#1 of 13 in Kiwengwa
1,432 reviews
0.0 km away
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
#1 of 6 in Matemwe
408 reviews
6.4 km away
Sunshine Marine Lodge
Sunshine Marine Lodge
#3 of 6 in Matemwe
156 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.0 km away
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
#6 of 17 in Nungwi
616 reviews
18.2 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
16.3 km away
Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sunshine Hotel is a 15 rooms 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. All the rooms feature with king size bed with mosquito net, desk, safe box, bathroom with shower and closed toilet, stone bench, 3 fans, private outdoor space to relax. All rooms have garden view, some of them partial sea view. 2 rooms in a private bungalow are located directly on the beach, perfect retreat for couples, honeymooners or just a romantic surprise. The 2 pools are suitable for everybody, also kids that can swim in the shallow water area. The own Diving Centre Dive Point Zanzibar, organizes daily trips for divers and snorkelers to Mnemba. The Restaurant and Bar are available from 7,30am to 9,30pm to everybody (outsiders are welcome too) for the main meals on a' la carte basis. Half Board and Full Board are also offered. The Reception is at guest disposal 12h each day to assist them also for excursions around the island. USD is the main hotel currency, credit/debit cards are welcome (+5% bank fee on each transaction) as well as Euro/Tshilling (hotel exchange rate only). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunshine Hotel

Address: Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: €124 - €404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia and Agoda so you can book your Sunshine Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sunshine Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sunshine Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sunshine Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room on the top floor and close to the pool.. that way you get the sea breeze”
 of 5 bubbles 29maggiec, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is beautiful and the private plunge pool and private beach is awesome!! ”
 of 5 bubbles lydiam919, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
5 of 5