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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We rode our bikes here 3 times from our resort in Pwani Mchangani which is 40 minutes away. The coconut jumbo prawns and fish curry are a must. We also had the grilled octopus. The flavour of the curries are just right with subtle spices - the balance just perfect. Everything was super fresh. The chapatis are also crispy and...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Was staying in Nungwi at The Z Hotel, and my Uncle took me for a trip to Seles - one of his favourites. Loved spending the afternoon there sat at the bar. Staff very friendly, and the food was spot-on. Would definitely return for food/drinks/chill when back in the area.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you are looking for 5 star accommodation and luxury Seles Bungalows are not for you. However if you wish for clean, friendly, atmosphere with excellent food and a welcoming bar only yards from your room and the beach then this place is perfect. Jeanette and Suleman could not have been more helpful and friendly and the 2 dogs are...

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1Thank howcottrell
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed here July 2016 for 4 nights. Room and bathroom were nice, cosy, cool and clean. A muscito net was present. The restaurant, bar, relaxing area is awesome! The food was good and the crew very friendly. Wifi available. The British owner is very nice and helpfull. She helped us arranging a trip to Nungwi, which is worth it....

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Thank Ingrid K
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed three nights at Seles Bungalow and everything was perfect. The room is nice and as soon as you're out, you already have the feet in the sand. The lodge is wonderful, you can take your meal upstairs with a nice view on the beach or downstairs next to the bar, where you have a lot of choices of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have been to Zanzibar several times, stayed at different hotels, but Sele's Bungalows is THE ONE we always coming back, relaxing atmosphere, very clean rooms, delicious food, very high level customer service.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We found ourselves at Sele's Bungalows after hiking Kilimanjaro and taking a Safari through the Serengeti, and this is exactly what we needed. The atmosphere was relaxing, the food was great, and the beach was just a stones throw away from our bungalow. When I think about a moment in my life when I was comletely relaxed and in full...

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Thank Robert P
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at Seles Bungalows after being on the Tanzanian mainland. From the first correspondence I had with Janet (the owner) via email, everything was answered promptly and efficiently. I booked a transfer with her from the airport which was there when we arrived and very reasonably priced for the 1 hour journey to Seles Bungalows. The bungalows...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed there just one night, and regretted not to stay longer. The bungalows are managed by a foreigner and you can feel her touch everywhere. It's very clean, organized, the staff is available and nice. The rooms are quite big, the showers very comfortable. You can't see the ocean from the room but it is 100m away, just after...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Most amazing beach, great atmosphere and cocktails topped by Janet's smile. Thank you for some amazing few evenings and night parties until shut down. Fresh food and good music what else does one want when in ZANZIBAR !!! Can't wait to be back.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Sele's Bungalows

Address: Matemwe Beach | P.O. Box 3215 Zanzibar, Matemwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $100 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Sele`s Bungalows Hotel Matemwe
Sele's Bungalows Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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“Upstairs rooms with balcony are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles howcottrell, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we got a slight discount for being in the back room - was absolutely fine for us (2 more 'budget-y' inclined, 25 year old travellers)”
 of 5 bubbles Eddyt23, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“A two pax bungalow is a much better choice, take dollars with you, unless you like to be surprised by some very unpleasant (incorrect) exchange rates.”
 of 5 bubbles Golyadehond, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“- Room number 6 was cheap, but a bit too small for comfort! - Bigger rooms are located closer to the beach and lounge/dining area and are probably worth the extra money if you have the budget to spare. - Rooms located closer to the lounge/dining area might have acces to the free offered Wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles 256jordig, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi in the bar/restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles Z9992SWsimonb, 8 Nov 2014 | Read review
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