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Zanzibar Queen Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Zanzibar Queen Hotel

Zanzibar Queen Hotel

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Matemwe with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,4/10 Exceptional

110 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, 3663

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 72 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • Makuti Beach - 9 min walk
  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • Nangani Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Dolphin Local Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi - 7 min drive

About this property

Zanzibar Queen Hotel

Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Matemwe, putting you near activities like scuba diving. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, facials, and body treatments, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a fitness center, a snack bar/deli, and free bike rentals. Fellow travelers love the pool and helpful staff.


English, Polish, Swahili

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 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 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • One child (10 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Water dispenser


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counter/sink


  • English
  • Polish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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 45 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs USD 45 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Zanzibar Queen Hotel Matemwe
Zanzibar Queen Matemwe
Zanzibar Queen
Zanzibar Queen Hotel Hotel
Zanzibar Queen Hotel Matemwe
Zanzibar Queen Hotel Hotel Matemwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Zanzibar Queen Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zanzibar Queen Hotel 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 Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
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 Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 45 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Zanzibar Queen Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and spa services. Zanzibar Queen Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Zanzibar Queen Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Makuti Beach (9-min walk), Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi (2.1 mi), and Shadow Local Restaurant (2.9 mi).
What's the area around Zanzibar Queen Hotel like?
Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Muyuni Beach and 7 minutes' walk from Kigomani Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Fint ophold med plads til forbedring
Hotellet er placeret ved en dejlig strand. Bungalow er lækker og meget rummelige. Rengøring var meget sent, det var lidt utilfredsstillende. Service for det meste fin og venlig. Men en utrolig sløv bartender. Bestilte drinks før maden, men de kom først, da vi var færdig med forretten. Hygiejnen kunne også godt være bedre, fx er håndskrift et must ved en buffet!
Bettina, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I traveled with my wife during Easter holiday, April, and we had a fabulous time at the Queen Zanzibar Hotel. We booked a garden view room, it was spacious and clean. Staff was super friendly and smiley, from reception to restaurant. We had half board with dinner included and we did not regret for a second. HB offered a la carte menu with 3 courses and ir was delicious. The beach in from of the hotel was also good. We definitely recommend Queen Zanzibar!
Luis Bernardo Santos, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hotel.
Fantastic place. I was on a solo trip and the staff made me feel really welcome and even helped me arrange a scooter for the day. The beach is quiet and beautiful. I managed to run in the mornings along the beach which was perfect. I went the the other more popular side and must say that I preferred the more quiet side. The food was fantastic. If you’re anything other than white prepare for the other guests to stare at you like an alien which was annoying but other than that the stay was fantastic.
umer, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Truly amazing!
Amazing place, surroundings, staff, breakfast and rooms!! Would highly recommend. The staff deserves an extra applause, they were so friendly, helpful, and made our stay perfect. Will definitely come back.
Anne-Sophie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beachfront property, rooms are removed from beaches but top floor has beach view. Beach is long and beautiful but many sea urchins and low tides makes it not swimmable at all times. Proximity to Mnembe island however means you can go there snorkeling every day. Restaurant is very good. Breakfast buffet is plentiful. Staff meets every need and is very friendly. I was there during low season and it was calm and restful.
Anais, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

JUST BOOK ! It’s worth it !!
This was a Solo trip for me and This hotel was by far the best resort I’ve stayed at! Everything was 10s across the board ! The staff are superb and the most respectful group of people. The hotel is designed beautifully , the views are sensational and the comfy vibes naturally balanced throughout the garden and hotel yard is beyond well kept ! The food is also to die for , I enjoyed every meal I had during my entire Holiday!
Thomas, 7-night trip
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6/10 Good

L'endroit est sympa pour un séjours de tranquillité, mais pas beaucoup d'options et grands choses à faire. Le personnel peut chaleureux et ne portez pas de masques pour le service (cela était très frustrant) surtout qu'il parle à proximité. Le service aussi un peu deplorable: au déjeuner, il y avait des mouches qui s'invitent au buffet et si vous avez besoin d'un thé où vous l'apporte déjà dans une tasse. (Pas trop fan moi). Sinon, c'est un endroit tranquille moins bouillant et agréable
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I worked remotely from the Zanzibar Queen for three weeks, and it was wonderful. The staff is top notch, managament/front desk/housekeeping/restaurant staff/kitchen staff/security/spa staff were all friendly and helpful!!! The entertainment and yoga on site were nice additions, and really made my stay enjoyable. The room was quiet and well appointed. Seems like it was recently refreshed. The food at the restaurant was really good, and the options at the included breakfast were tasty and diverse, and allowed a really nice way to start the day.
Rachael, 21-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cast away experience
This hotel is amazing, the service is really good, the view from the rooms is awesome. We liked everything about it, location, service, food, friendly staff, the only small thing that is probably missing is that there aren't a lot of dining options around it, but it is definitely a perfect place for people who are seeking for a stay with a peace of mind, it is really a quiet place to stay in far from the noisy touristic areas.
Khalid, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jia, 5-night trip with friends
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