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 advertise but it is not. I just feel the need to share with everybody what a great experience I had at Zanzibar Bandas.
I will not described the place because anyone can see the pictures for himself, but what I will do is tell you how I felt all the time I was there...and I felt I was the center of their attention and that`s because every time I wanted something they were there for me and my girlfriend. To start with, Magdalena, one of the owners she was waiting for me at 2 o`clock in the morning, when I got there, with a big smile on her face welcoming me like I was a kind of VIP. And that is one of the things I liked most there…the time they invest to make sure you have a good time and the pleasure they have doing that. Basically the way they spend their days is by …talking to the people there and making sure they have whatever they need. Both Magdalena and Milky have done everything to make sure that we are having a good time. At first they upgraded our room to a beach bungalow (I thought I booked a beach bungalow which I didn`t, and the first day one was available they put us on it) then they borrowed us their bikes and then hearing we are bikers their own motorcycle. Magdalena spent a lot of time with us giving advices on where to go, what to visit, sharing her experiences and knowledge, or drawing maps with unknown touristic places to visit. When we needed to rent a car we didn`t have to go to Stone Town to take it, they just called a friend who came with the car and also with the Zanzibar driving permit (which by the way you must have if you want to drive on the island) All in all if you want a vacation where you do not want to worry about anything, do not worry, they `re going to worry for you.
Food ? Delicious!! Just try the tuna steaks. I haven`t left the place till I tasted everything they had on the menu. I didn`t feel the need to go somewhere else to try something different.
Accommodation? Excellent. You do not need something more. If you`re the type of super luxurious crowded hotels try some other place, but if you want intimacy, coziness, coco an palm wood made bungalows with a great ocean view and water coming on high tide almost to your doorstep try it and you will come again for sure. We sure will.
Magdalena, Milky, Milozs, thank you guys a lot for the wonderful vacation we had and for all of your attention.
Theo & Andreea
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Matemwe Bandas Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar Zanzibar Island