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Zanzibar House, Matemwe

Matemwe beachfront B&B with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
$108 CAD

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between April 20 and June 30.

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  • Outdoor Pool
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Matemwe, Matemwe, Tanzania
  • This is the worst hotel experience we have had after travelling for many years across…

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Beautiful place; nice and helpful owners, tasty food. The beach is peaceful...but fyi,…

    Nov. 4, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Furnished balcony

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 9 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 35 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 3.7 mi / 6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Triple Room, Garden View
  • Double Room, Ocean View
  • Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 9 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 35 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Mnemba Island - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 10.6 mi / 17 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Uroa Beach - 14.9 mi / 24 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 69 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
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Matemwe, Matemwe, Tanzania

At a glance


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Fishing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include body scrubs and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 90 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 70.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • 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 and 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.


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Zanzibar House
  • Zanzibar House Bed & breakfast Matemwe
  • Zanzibar House B&B
  • Zanzibar House Matemwe
  • Zanzibar House B&B Matemwe
  • Zanzibar House Matemwe
  • Zanzibar House Bed & breakfast

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Zanzibar House 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.
  • The property is closed between April 20 and June 30.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Miramont Retreat Zanzibar (5-min walk), Bin Jabir restaurant (2.8 mi), and One Ocean (3.2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 90 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Zanzibar House also has a private beach and a sauna, as well as a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    Unfortunately our experience was not as nice as we had hoped. As two women in their 20s and 30s we felt that we were at times treated as children. We were informed by a male staff member that we were “not allowed” to eat breakfast at the table overlooking the ocean, even though the owner specifically informed us of this option the day prior (likely because he did not want to walk the extra distance.) Our ‘Garden View’ room was a view of the parked vehicles in front of the hotel. The room also lacked any storage space or shelves for suitcases and belongings, leaving our 4 bags blocking the door due to lack of any space. Breakfast had no fresh coffee, only instant, and ended abruptly—when I returned on the hour to refill my tea, I was told breakfast ended and the female staff would not bring back the tea kettle for hot water. I informed the owner I was gluten free on arrival, but no arrangements were made. This meant my breakfast options were limited to a fruit cup and eggs. Sauna/hammam must be requested in advance, as we were told it was “off”. The staff did not offer to turn on when we asked about it. In conclusion, beautiful hotel but not a beautiful experience.

    2 night trip with friends, Feb. 23, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Smukt sted - mindre behagelig stemning

    Lille hotel, der ligger utrolig smukt ned til vidunderlig strand. Dejlig udsigt fra balkon med udsigt over havet. Hotelophold indbefatter halvpension med fire retter mad, som er dejlig, men det bliver hurtigt alt for voldsomt. Man savner selv at kunne vælge a la carte. Personalet er venligt. Men værtsparret har desværre en ret utiltalende måde at behandle ansatte på, og der bliver ind imellem talt grimt og råbt højt af personalet, hvilket trækker gevaldigt ned på stemningen.

    4 night trip, Feb. 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hidden gem on lovely Matemwe beach

    A piece of paradise!! Everything was great, from the food to the service to the facilities to the beach. We loved it and will definitely go back!

    Ahmed, 4 night family trip, Jul. 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Zain, 2 night romance trip, Aug. 30, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    15 night trip, Nov. 18, 2018

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