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Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive

Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive

5.0 star property
Beachfront property in Matemwe with spa and restaurant

9,4/10 Exceptional

11 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 50 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 76 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Makuti Beach - 6 min drive
  • Nangani Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Dolphin Local Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi - 11 min drive

About this property

Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive

At Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing. 2 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, and reflexology. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious property include a rooftop terrace, a poolside bar, and a terrace.

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
Room service during certain hours
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Water activities

Kayaking

Lessons/classes/games

Cooking

Languages

Dutch, English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
Room service during certain hours
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Water activities

Kayaking

Lessons/classes/games

Cooking

Spa

The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is open daily.

Dining

Matemwe Restaurant - This restaurant overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 130.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed during April and May.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Matemwe Retreat All Inclusive All-inclusive property
Matemwe Retreat Hotel
Matemwe Retreat, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
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Matemwe Retreat All Inclusive
Matemwe Retreat Asilia Africa Hotel
Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive Matemwe
Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive All-inclusive property
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Frequently asked questions

Is Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive currently open?
The property is closed during April and May.
How much does it cost to stay at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
As of 28 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive on 01 December 2022 start from R15 501, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 130.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive also has private plunge pools and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive?
Yes, Matemwe Restaurant offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant (13-min walk), Nangani Restaurant (2.6 mi), and Dolphin Local Restaurant (3.2 mi).
Does Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive like?
Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive is located a short 6-minute walk from Kigomani Beach.

Overall score and ratings

9,4

Exceptional

9,2/10

Cleanliness

9,4/10

Staff & service

2,0/10

Amenities

8,8/10

Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

This is not a five star experience at all. We splurged on this place for our honeymoon and were VERY disappointed. The claim of a private chef is a lie, which was a huge selling feature for u as vegans; the chef is shared with the other villas and there is a fixed menu. Even though they wrote to ask about our dietary preferences in advance, the menu usually had exactly zero options that I could est. They did offer to make us something else, but didn't offer any suggestions and didn't know how to make a lot of things (like guacamole) and the food wasn't super tasty. The private villas are pretty for sure and good for instagram, but a super far walk from the beach (like 20 minutes). Many of the activities listed were not actually available, weren't on site, and were at an additional paid cost. The private pool had been recently repainted and the white paint would come off on your skin, which was gross. There were a TON of bugs everywhere. The air conditioning was ineffective, and they used very hard water in the shower. Overall just a bad experience. When we tried to raise concerns both while on site and afterwards, we were ignored. Temper your expectations if you decide stay here, and I would recommend you stay at Mnemba Island resort instead if you want actual luxury.
Katelyn, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dinko, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful beach! Great service. Many activities can be arranged. The snorkeling was awesome.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Little piece of Paradise
Perfect for a relaxing getaway. Resort was beautiful, and the staff excellent
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10/10 Exceptional

amazing journey !
From the arrival to the departure, everything has been perfect !! People are fantastic and the place looks like paradise. We have been pleased to be there and we hope to comme back again :)
David, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

un séjour au top !
un séjour parfait pour une lune de miel inoubliable. Un hôtel au top avec des services parfait : cuisinier d'exemption, major d'home, piscine privé... le rêve ! Je recommande vraiment pour un séjour en amoureux parfait !!!
Julie, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

THITI, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Magnifique
Un service parfait, des repas succulents, une vue magnifique...l'impression d'être seuls au monde!
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10/10 Exceptional

Traumhafte Villen
Tolle Villen, sind Teil von Matemwe Bungalows. Private Pool auf dem Dach, Betten draussen und drinnen. Kein Maledivenstrand, da nicht privat und Gezeiten, trotzdem schön anzusehen. Transfer besser im Voraus organisieren, da nicht ganz einfacher Weg, dafür interessant. Schnorcheln im nahen Mnemba Atoll (Tour). Waren nur 1 Tag in der Villa, deshalb keine genaueren Angaben bezüglich Aktivitäten.
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