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Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa

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Matemwe Beach, Matemwe 10000 Tanzania See on map
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
2.5 Star accommodation
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My husband and I stayed at Matemwe Main Lodge and Retreat, Zanzibar, for 5 nights.The hotel is situated on the east cost of Zanzibar, approx. 80 minutes drive from the airport in Stone town. The accomodation was just marvelous, with full view of the ocean...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I went to Matemwe Lodge to celebrate my 50th and her 49th. It was my second visit and we will most certainly try and get there every year. It was the most incredible experience - as was last time. The management and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Bobby and Karin, It was wonderful having you back with us and we're so glad you chose to celebrate your birthdays with us. It was an absolute pleasure to spoil you and we look forward to having the opportunity to do that again. There's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matemwe Lodge is a delightful, secluded, quiet, low-key hotel near the fishing village of Matemwe. Its units are nicely designed and decorated Zanzibar style, situated on a low coral cliff, a few feet above the ocean, right next to a huge powder-sand beach, where local...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your recommendation and this great review! Your comments are truly appreciated and we're thrilled that you could enjoy some peaceful relaxation. Your descriptions capture the idyllic setting so beautifully. We do hope that the very special memories made will have you...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

We spent three nights at the Matemwe Lodge after a 12 day safari in the Serengeti. Our private bungalow on the beach was beautiful. There was no air conditioning but the ocean breezes were just enough to keep us cool. The staff was very attentive...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 6 November 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post this review and sharing your Matemwe Lodge experience. It was our pleasure hosting you and are thrilled that you had such a relaxing and rejuvenating stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again in...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

We spent 4 nights here relaxing after a safari and celebrating our anniversary. It’s a very quiet, relaxing place. The staff (especially James and Mohammed) were so sweet and helpful. Thank you for the lovely surprise dinner! Definitely take a reef walk with Omari -...More

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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from AsiliaAfrica, Manager at Matemwe Lodge, Asilia AfricaResponded 2 November 2018

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review of your time with us. We are so pleased we could be a fitting end to a very special trip. We do hope you returned home feeling rejuvenated and with plenty of happy memories. It would be an...More

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Vibrant yet relaxed Matemwe, one of the first lodges in Zanzibar, has perfected the tropical island experience. Perched on an outcrop overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast More coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and famed relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind. Guests quickly ease into the laid-back rhythm of island life, planning their day around the tides and their mood. The relaxed daily routines of Matemwe’s guests include enjoying fresh seafood, poolside cocktails, massages or simply hanging out in a hammock. The lodge has plenty on offer for the more active with superb diving and snorkeling off the renowned Mnembe Atoll; a highlight for many. Built from local materials and surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, each of the 12 spacious suites has a private veranda with a hammock and sofa and expansive views of the Indian Ocean with its constantly changing hues of blue. Here you can watch the fishermen head out every morning at dawn or listen to the songs of the village women as they harvest seaweed. The large bathrooms have both a deep bathtub and walk-in shower and all beds are enclosed by mosquito nets. The open-air restaurant sits just above the sea and has a tranquil lounge area with beautiful views of the palm fringed beach and gently rocking dhows. Seafood is the specialty of the house, with all produce bought daily from the local markets. Lunch is a buffet offering a delicious mix of African and European flavours. Dinner offers a choice of main courses with fish, meat and vegetarian options. Matemwe has a multi-level swimming pool surrounded with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Freshly mixed cocktails are served at the poolside bar. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Spa
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$41 - US$832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
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Matemwe Bungalows
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$41 - US$832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
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Matemwe Bungalows
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
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Jen T
26 May 2018|
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Response from AsiliaAfrica | Property representative |
Dear Jen Thank you for your message. Unfortunately we cannot attach the Spa treatment menu here, but please do advise if you are interested in a specific treatment then we can send you the details. For your reference... More
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stushy2016
31 July 2017|
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Response from AsiliaAfrica | Property representative |
Hello! Snorkeling from the beach is included, if you would like to snorkel with a boat it is an extra charge of 35 USD per person. Guided reef walks, guided cultural village walks, and kayaking is included at Matemwe Lodge... More
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NYCwanderlusty
27 February 2017|
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Response from ludo001 | Reviewed this property |
Lovely place with sun beds and parasolls all over, to choose in function of wind and Sunshine, and the view you want: on a height with sea view or on the beach. Perfect place for honeymoon: at no extra cost you get candle... More
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Room Tips
"Try to get a room with a plunge pool! Great view, but more privacy, and lovey sun deck! "
smcnd02
01 Nov 2018
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"All of the rooms are standalone buildings on the ocean."
SP_Denver
20 Aug 2018
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"Stay at a different hotel-"
maripatw2015
12 Jul 2018
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"All rooms are fantastic. Right on the water's edge. Ask for Villa 9 or 10 if you want a personal plunge..."
Jeanri-Tine
05 Jul 2018
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