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Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I just adored the style of ... Everything. So much love in all details. These guys really turned it into a magic place. The pool clean. The food awesome. The prices super fair. The service great. The rooms cute and clean. And they only have people from the same village working for them. And their kite teacher JUMA is great!!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Fairly long drive from the Airport (just over 1 hour) and at the end we went off road through a local village, all of which are fairly poor in Zanzibar, to get to the gates of the Matemwe Bandas Resort. We enter and get out of the car only to be met with… Paradise !! One of the owners, Magdalena,...

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have cherished every single moment I've spent at Matemwe Bandas. Great localization, superb ambiance, very nice stuff, great food. Bandas are situated right on the beach which makes you feel like Sun rises just for you. The rooms are designed in great style fully lined with mkeka. Lovely Pool near the restaurant and great chill zone around. You can...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Positives Many to mention: - Fantastic owners: they couldn't have been more welcoming or accommodating. I required gluten free food and Magdalena wrote GF on the chalkboard next to the dishes I could have. - Friendly staff: staff were very pleasant. Those cleaning our rooms did so discretely. We'd have breakfast in the morning and as we returned, the room...

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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Difficult to find by your self, locatet at the wonderful withe sanded beach. Small boutique hotel with just 3 sea side bungalows and 2 pool side rooms. The wood bungalows are beautifuldirectly at the beach with a wonderful ocean sight, you can chill on the veranda. stylish shower, typical zansibarian furniture. very quiet place. The hotel area is small, built...

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London
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights on our honeymoon and had the most wonderful time. The bungalow was huge - the photos don't do it justice - with a very comfortable bed, great shower with hot water and lovely White Company products. We spent a good part of our time lounging out on balcony, taking it all in. The beach...

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Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed here as a couple for 3 nights and it is a truly amazing place. My girlfriend and I transferred here from Stone town (approx 1hr 20) and were blown away. The bungalows are very lovely, very spacious with hot running water that are literally 3 steps from the beach. The beach itself is very quiet, apart from the...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We just love this place! If you are looking for a small and cosy place with lovely local staff and laid back atmosphere then you have to come here. The bandas are spacoius, really comfortable and the view from the bed is just amazing. You can even see the sunrise,wow! Every morning amour served our breakfast with fresh juice and...

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Arzier, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is a fantastic place. The location is just amazing and we spent 7 days here after having been to 3 safari camps in Tanzania for 10 days. Salma and Chichi along with all the staff at the Bandas were incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we could possibly need (or want). We loved the natural way the...

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Tom H, Owner at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Shona, for taking the time to post your very favourable memories of your stay with us at Matemwe Bandas. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable time and we very much hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, The Matemwe Bandas Team

København
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Me and my family stayed here for three nights ind March 2015 - we should have spent seven nights here but wished to shorten our stay. The location is amazing. The bandas on the beach are beautiful and very spacious (but hot in the night) - we stayed with no problems two adults and two children there. Having breakfast on...

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Tom H, Owner at Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Matemwe Bandas. Having corresponded at length with your good wife by email about the issues you felt you faced at the beginning of your stay, I would like to reiterate our sincere apology. There was undoubtedly a lapse in service during one of your meals. The reason for this seems...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE HOTEL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Matemwe Bandas is as faithful to its natural surroundings and to the highest levels of luxury as we are to millennia old traditions of local master craftsmanship. We are also a fair trade business that is substantially locally owned, while every member of our team (including our four young apprentices) hails from the village of Matemwe around our property.With private direct access from your verandah, Matemwe’s breathtaking beach is only a step away. You can walk along its majestic palmed-lined breadth on dazzlingly white, super fine sand basking in the brilliant tropical sunshine for miles in both directions, only occasionally coming across other people. Nestling on the beach's edge in rustic exclusivity, our luxury coco wood and palm thatch bungalows share an elegant 11m x 5m swimming fresh water pool and sandy, decked and canopy-covered communal areas. We offer butler service and a la carte local & international fusion cuisine. We also provide high speed Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry service and mineral water in the bandas for free to all residents. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar

Address: Matemwe Mnazi Mrefu | Closed until further notice, Matemwe Mnazi Mrefu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: €259 - €358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are on the beach facing the sea; every single one of them are pretty amazing.”
600chelseap, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for the bungalows!!!!”
theoi897, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are those facing the beach”
, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are Ocean front rooms.”
olob2016, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Bandas by the beach are fantastic but close together. The ones set further back are more private”
shonafullerton, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
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