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Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to escape from big cities, crowd, stress and daily problems Matemwe Bandas is the best place on the Earth to do this! Small and cosy hotel with the most friendly team (Magda, Milky and Milosz) we have ever met and with probably best food on Zanzibar makes your holidays unforgettable and probably the best or at least...

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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another one if these hidden treasure, which I hope will remain hidden somehow. The word chillax was invented here. Hidden. Behind the village, nestled in, unexpected, yet divine. Milky is a great host and his staff are close in bis footsteps. If you seek peace and quiet with some great food to keep you going, this is the place to...

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great place. Lovely location on the beach in Matemwe. Beautiful sunrise on the beach. Can see the seaweed farms in low tide. Hosts were wonderful and very accommodating. Helped with a snorkeling tour and kitesurfing although not enough wind at the time we were there. Chef makes amazing food. Place is well looked after, very comfortable. Pool was a great...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The location is more to the southern part of Matemwe. I felt quite uneasy on the way owing to the road and surroundings looking very much deserted and dirty, but on arriving through the gates - you are met with paradise. Had the budget room for 70 dollar per night. lovely garden view. Spacious, warm water, electricity points (UK plugs)...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Hello guys from all over the world looking for a place to stay in Zanzibar. Your search is over because you found the place. This is the place to be. Quiet, cozy, relaxing, with a beautiful view, delicious food, excellent beach bungalows, and the nicest and more welcoming people I have ever met. I know it sounds like a payed...

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Ankara, Turkey
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Matemwe Bandas with my Friend. The hotel is in a village which disappointed us at first but when we reached the hotel, we forgot about it immediately, but also found out that the people are nice to tourists. The place was fantastic and the owners are really helpful and nice people. They recently owned the place and...

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $412 - $568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Go for the bungalows!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles theoi897, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are those facing the beach”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are Ocean front rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles olob2016, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Bandas by the beach are fantastic but close together. The ones set further back are more private”
 of 5 bubbles shonafullerton, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I didn't see Pool view villa, but sea front must go for sure , cause this is what this place is about.”
 of 5 bubbles Anieska30, 23 Feb 2015 | Read review
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