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Matemwe Bungalows, Zanzibar

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Description & Facilities


4 Stars


Family Friendly



The Matemwe Bungalows are boutique and luxurious. They are located on the northeast coast of Zanzibar on a dramatic coral cliff top location. They overlook a powder white beach with an amazing coral reef just offshore.

There are just 14 bungalows at Matemwe so your holiday is not going to be crowded with other tourists. Each room has a thatched roof and sea facing verandas. They are very well furnished with a local feel using materials such as palm matting, beautiful Swahili fabrics & driftwood ornaments.

There is a beautiful open-air restaurant which neighbours the ocean and offers breathtaking views. You will find that the seafood is a highlight bought daily from local fisherman.

There are light buffet lunches again using fresh produce. There are African and European influences throughout. In the evening dinner offers plenty of choice with stunning fish, meat and vegetarian options. Afterwards you can relax in the restaurant's gorgeous lounge area.


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Matemwe Bungalows
Flight Time
9 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 35 minutes by Road

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"Hot with a breeze"
"Weather was great. A bit of rain on safari and one day of rain in Zanzibar but other than that it was hot and dry."
"Weather was hot, approx 35 degrees celcius"
"Hot but with a cool breeze off the sea. Quite humid in Stonetown on the west coast but typical Indian Ocean on the East Coast where we were based. Evenings warm but comfortable. Sun very strong!"
"very good"
"Not bad considering that it was the rainy season."
"Very light rain on a few occasions, other then that, Amazing."
"poor - rain and overcast for 10 days. the other days overcast with heavy rains showers then clearing up. Only one full day without rain"
"warm and pleasant"
"Good sunshine with a little rin on some mornings."
"Overcast and windy most of the week, with frequent showers, but the locals and staff all seemed to think this was very unusual for the period"
"In genera many cloudy days, no rain. Warm and humid. 50% sunny"
"Sunny quite breezy temps up to 28 degree."
"25c very nice"
"V good"
"Good, not too hot"
"The weather was hot and sunny 95% of the week, suntan guaranteed"
"It was cloudy a lot of the time and rained 3 - 4 days. When the sun came out it was glorious and there was a lovely breeze by the sea."
"Could not have been better, sunshine all day everyday."
"Perfect although some drizzle on last day."
"can be cloudy in the mornings but clears by midday for a full afternoon of sun."
"Lovely - sunny, not too hot though, about 27"
"hot and sunny"
"Perfect. Dry, hot and sunny with a constant on-shore breeze."
"Hot with only a couple of spells of rain"
"Average of 28c daily very little cloud"
"Absolutely fantastic until 31st Oct..then literlly rained from Nov..rained 1 whole day but was expected and fantastic up til then and not enough to spoil anything"
"Hot and humid, little sunshine."
"Lovely and hot and sunny. Average temp was about 29-31 C. No rain at all. No humidity which was nice."
"Hot - around 30 deg c daytime and 25 night time. Occasional shower."
"V hot"
"v hot"

Matemwe Bungalows, Zanzibar

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Rating Summary

Rooms 9.0 / 10
Service 9.0 / 10
Food 9.0 / 10
Facilities 9.0 / 10
Average 9.0 / 10

Sophie S Cheadle

Although there was a double booking at Matemwe therefore we did not get a suite despite booking and paying for it months in advance. The hotel still owe us a refund on the difference which we are still waiting for over two weeks later. They were very apologetic and provided excellent service and we would love to go back there despite the mix-up. The ambience of the place suited us perfectly. Dive masters were very good, and the safari blue trip was fabulous. Food was excellent, service excellent. Again loved it despite the mix up and can't wait to go back.
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