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About Matemwe Lodge Zanzibar

Set on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe Lodge spills onto some of the finest beaches the Spice Island has to offer. Across the turquoise waters, the reefs of the nearby Mnemba Atoll offer world-class diving and superb snorkelling. Above the waters, tours of Stone Town and spice plantations delve into the island’s rich history.

Sightseeing aside, this is relaxation made easy: friendly staff deliver cooling cocktails while you laze by the pool, as soothing spa treatments fill the afternoons. Peckish? Fresh seafood and sumptuous cuisine are the speciality of the lodge kitchens.

The lodge offers 12 stylish chalets, each with a private sea-facing veranda. Quiet corners for lazy afternoons abound, from colourful guest areas to the lush tropical gardens that flourish in and around the lodge. Whether guests sink into a hammock or dive the depths, Matemwe Lodge is an unbeatable island escape.

Matemwe lodge is away from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of Zanzibar. It is perfect for relaxation with its perfect location, beaches, pools and spa. It is also perfect for activate people with a range of activities including diving, snorkeling, kayaking and reef walks. Matemwe lodge embodies the authentic Zanzibar culture and feeling.

Spa: Facials, Massages, Body treatments, manicure, pedicure, beauty treatments Pre-booking treatments is highly recommended, To make an appointment please email spa.matemwe@zanlink.com

Wedding Venues: We can arrange your perfect beach wedding. Please contact us for more information.

Romantic: Please enquire for our special honeymoon offer.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 21 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Unfortunately we don't accept children under 5 years unless the lodge is booked exclusively.

Rates include: Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks, kayaking, bicycle hire.
Rates exclude: Conservation charge (US$ 5 per person per...
Unfortunately we don't accept children under 5 years unless the lodge is booked exclusively.

Rates include: Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), guided reef walks and guided cultural village walks, kayaking, bicycle hire.
Rates exclude: Conservation charge (US$ 5 per person per night), transfers, massages and beauty treatments, laundry, diving and all other activities & excursions not mentioned in the "included" section.
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Reviews for Matemwe Lodge Zanzibar

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mark beare, South Africa
11 December 2013

FOUR AND A HALF STARS OF SHEER BLISS! After scanning six travel websites to get a generic recommendation (to filter out the 'incentivised' recommendations) I settled on three options for Zanzibar east coast. After receiving three quotes and submitting results to friends in Tanzania for review, I settled on Matemwe Lodge – middle of the price range, availability and apparent solitude prospects. The preparation paid off - with only a three day window and an urgent need to unwind before a December of report writing this was the best break I could have taken - beyond expectations in almost every...
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Yanni Vosloo, South Africa
16 January 2013

We spent a wonderful week at Matemwe, Zanzibar. The first three days at Matemwe Beach house, which was pure unwinding and de-stress. We transferred to Villa Nuru, Maremwe Retreat for the balance of our stay and it was pure bliss.Throughout the food was always fresh, tasty and well prepared with enough variety to ensure we didn't get bored. The octopus was world lass and we dream of it.Two things that needed some improvement however was the condition of the deck cushions at the beach house, and the quality of the stone town tour.All the staff were amazing and we were extremely well looked after...
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Alinjavwa Stephen Simumba, Zambia
06 July 2010

Well, it was nice, too nice to find words to describe our stay. I personally took time to walk two and half hours on the beach and I never found a place equal to Matemwe Lodge. Its one of its own kind and a MUST place to go..For once I was treated like a king.

Matemwe Lodge Zanzibar Map

Matemwe Lodge Zanzibar is 3.7km from the centre of Matemwe , the nearest airport 44.3km (Zanzibar International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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