Jafferji Beach Retreat

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Private beach
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Jafferji Beach Retreat

Jafferji Beach Retreat

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Muyuni Beach

9,2/10 Superb

24 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Spa
The price is R1 702
Price available on 2022/07/20
Map
Matemwe, Matemwe, 1111
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 17 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 9 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 20 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 35 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 57 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 53 min drive
  • Nakupenda Beach - 80 min drive
  • Shangani Beach - 82 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 84 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Jafferji Beach Retreat

A great choice for a stay in Matemwe, Jafferji Beach Retreat features an airport shuttle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. The location and walkable location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms

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

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

Taking the kids

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for 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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel Matemwe
Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel
Jafferji Beach Retreat Matemwe
Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel
Jafferji Beach Retreat Matemwe
Jafferji Beach Retreat Hotel Matemwe

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9,2

Superb

9,6/10

Cleanliness

9,1/10

Staff & service

8,7/10

Amenities

9,1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

The whole setup of this property is amazing. The staff from the manager to the wait staff were super welcoming and helpful. Best seafood pasta i have had hand down. The location is quiet remote however. If you're ok spending time with yourself totally do it. I will be booking again.
Renata, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place, beautiful beach. Extra plus for reusable glass bottles for water!
Verena, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Property is well kept. Pool looks a little larger in the photo than in reality but otherwise everything is as pictured on their site.
Chad, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We were immediately upgraded to a huge suite with spectacular furniture with ocean view, because we booked with Expedia. MJ and the staff treated us royalty. As a boutique hotel, the menu was limited but fresh and the breakfast service choices were enjoyable.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I hadn't been to Zanzibar in many years and was afraid that the road from Stone Town (we took the ferry from Dar es Salaam) would be rough but it was a pleasant surprise to see the road was completely smooth, well maintained all the way to Matemwe. There were 6 of us staying at Jafferji Beach Retreat and were warmly welcomed on our arrival by manager "MJ" with a nice cool drink. Our rooms were very spacious and clean. The pool was very clean and nice to relax at. The breakfast each morning was excellent with a range of choices. We had dinner at Jafferji each evening and every meal we had was well-prepared - they have a great chef! Grilled octopus is a great choice as well as the prawns, if you like seafood. There are only small resorts bordering the Jafferji so this portion of the beach in Matemwe is very quiet. Most of the activity we could see were fishermen fishing with nets in the reef, which goes out several hundred meters. The reef is rough with a lot of sea urchins so if you venture out on the reef, make sure to wear thick diving boots or shoes you don't mind getting wet. If you head to the right on the beach, you will find a small fish market that is very active around noon. There are also a couple other resorts and restaurants down that way if you want to try lunch or dinner someplace else to mix it up. My wife had a pedicure and we all had a massage at the spa. Great massage! The masseuses come from Cinnamon Spa in Stone Town. MJ did a great job managing!
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

nothing
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel has a great location and views. Spacious room, friendly staff, ready to assist with anything.
Andriana, 9-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nathan, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One must travel a short distance on a bit of a "safari" road to reach Jafferji Beach Retreat, but this only adds to the charms of this remote gem! Once there you will be warmly greeted by Mr. Munisini (spelling?) who is the quintessential host--his answer to most requests: "Why not?" The room was splendid and the staff very attentive. The property is sheltered from a string of resorts up the beach by a coral outcropping and affords a view of Mnemba Island. The restaurant serves the best food in Zanzibar! I hope it never changes!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review