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Kilindini Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Pwani Mchangani Road, Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region
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2.91 mi from city centre
Kilindini Resort & Spa
Zanzibar Bahari Villas
3.5 out of 5
Muyuni Beach, Matemwe, Unguja North Region
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1 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Recommended for a beach getaway

"Hotel is nice and clean. Staff is courteous. Facilities and rooms are well kept and managed. Breakfast is good. Recommended"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

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Zanzibar Pearl Boutique Hotel & Villas
3.5 out of 5
Kaskazini A, Matemwe, Unguja North
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The price is £73 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
1.07 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)

"The place was like a green oasis. Lovely beach and very good food."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

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Kasha Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Kigomani, Matemwe
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1.55 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)

"We thought the service at the Kasha was absolutely amazing! The staff was excellent and made sure everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived. The food was good although for a longer trip I could see it being a little repetitive. The property is absolutely beautiful with stunning views. ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Kasha Boutique Hotel
SeVi Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Along Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Unguja North
The price is £123 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov
0.75 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Amazing Hotel, Amazing Service!

"George, the General Manager, was extremely helpful and accessible when changes needed to be made at the last minute for my stay. I couldn’t recommend this property more and I’m looking to booking my next trip!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2020

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Villa Kiva
4 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe
The price is £63 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
0.82 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (200 reviews)

"Loved every bit of it. The rooms are comfortable and simple but yet cozy and welcoming. Do you do feel the African love!!"…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2020

Villa Kiva
Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Zanzibar, Matemwe
The price is £70 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
1.98 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Beach was beautiful. Food not enough selection. The place need updating. Especially no A/C ."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel
Zawadi Beach Villas
3.5 out of 5
Matemew Beach, Matemwe
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0.97 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Nice villas to rest, beach not swimmable due to sea life. Food was good."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2018

Zawadi Beach Villas
Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe, Unguja Kaskazini
The price is £43 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
1.08 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (17 reviews)
Lovely stay at Isla Bonita...

"Wonderful hotel. Great service and very friendly staff. The pool and rooms Were Very clean. It had a wonderful garden. Great beach views from rooms. Staff exceptional. Lovely breakfast with mixture of fruit and Various different continental and swahili style breakfast each morning. Thank you Isla ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

Isla Bonita Zanzibar Beach Resort
Villa Paradise ON THE Ocean
3.5 out of 5
Po Box 152 Matemwe Zanzibar, Matemwe, Unguja North Region
The price is £1,405 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
0.59 mi from city centre
Villa Paradise ON THE Ocean
Sunshine Marine Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Off Mnemba Island Road, Muyuni, Matemwe
The price is £68 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
2.91 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)

"Amazing views, pools, food and service. Very relaxing private paradise!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Sunshine Marine Lodge
Kena Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe
The price is £154 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
0.28 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (50 reviews)

"Our family of 4 had a wonderful 3 night stay. The rooms were beautiful, beds comfortable, and the air con worked well. Turn down service to spruce up the rooms and set up the mosquito netting is a nice touch. The pavilion has impressive architectural presence which is brilliant planning for covering ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Kena Beach Hotel
Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
3.5 out of 5
Matemwe, Matemwe, Unguja Kaskazini Region
The price is £79 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
1.17 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (20 reviews)
Very quiet, lovely place. Food seemed overpriced.

"A lovely stay. Very peaceful. Not a ton of lounge chairs in sunny spots but there's always the beach. Nice to borrow bikes and snorkel gear. We ate next door (Zanzibar retreat) every night of our stay cheaper prices and amazing food."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
Zanzibar Queen Hotel
4 out of 5
Matemwe Beach, Matemwe
The price is £86 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
0.25 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (92 reviews)

"Free bikes to use was a nice bonus. Staff was friendly. Place attracts older generation of guests so if you want to be with younger crowd this hotel was full of geriatrics."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Zanzibar Queen Hotel
Miramont Retreat Zanzibar
3 out of 5
Kilima Juu Street, Matemwe, Unguja Kaskazini
The price is £24 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov
2.86 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"It was a very nice staying. Small and cosy place directly on the beach !"…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2018

Miramont Retreat Zanzibar
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Pocket Guide: Matemwe

Visiting Matemwe

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Matemwe, though all guests will undoubtedly appreciate the beaches, restaurants and diving. Relaxing and welcoming, this seaside city also attracts visitors with its snorkelling and island.

  • There are 9 Matemwe hotels
  • August is the most expensive month to travel here, whereas May is the most economical
  • Closest major airport is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), 26.4 mi (42.4 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Matemwe

  • The beaches, the sea and island highlight the natural beauty, and places to visit include Mnemba Island, Mapenzi Beach, and Kiwengwa Beach
  • Diving and snorkelling are also popular activities

Staying in Matemwe

With 13 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in Matemwe, you'll find a holiday retreat at an affordable rate. There are 5 hotels ranging from GBP 85 to GBP 183 per night.

You may enjoy one of these traveller-recommended, smaller hotels and specialty properties for a romantic getaway or boutique stay:
  • Villa Kiva
  • Zanzibar House

A favourite with Expedia travellers is Villa Kiva with a 4.6 out of 5 user rating, whereas Zanzibar House has a 4.6 rating by guests.

Dressing for Matemwe

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 33°C, while nighttime temperatures stay around 24°C
  • From April to June, the average is 31°C during the day and 23°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 29°C during the day and 22°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 32°C as the daytime average and 22°C as the night-time average
  • About 35 millimetres of rain falls on Matemwe each year

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Matemwe?
Sunshine Marine Lodge is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and free breakfast. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Matemwe Lodge and Villa Kiva.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Matemwe, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Matemwe.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Matemwe?
Villa Kiva is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Karabai Villa and Zanzibar Queen Hotel. Also, attractions in the area such as Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Matemwe?
Matemwe Lodge is a favourite 4.5-star lodge for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and premium bedding. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Kasha Boutique Hotel and Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Matemwe?
Kena Beach Hotel is a 3.5-star hotel featuring a restaurant and a poolside bar, and a favourite with Expedia travellers. Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive is another good option for your holiday.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Matemwe?
Kasha Boutique Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a private beach and a restaurant for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Karabai Villa and Sunshine Marine Lodge.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Matemwe?
Villa Kiva is a top 4-star beachfront hotel offering 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant, located within a short 1-minute walk of Muyuni Beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Zanzibar House and Kena Beach Hotel.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Matemwe?
Matemwe Lodge is a 4.5-star lodge with an ocean-view restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Kasha Boutique Hotel and Matemwe Retreat - All Inclusive are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Matemwe?
Kasha Boutique Hotel is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 11 guestrooms, a private beach and 2 bars. Zanzibar House and Villa Kiva are two other options for a boutique stay.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Matemwe?
Matemwe Lodge is a popular 4.5-star lodge featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and a full-service spa. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Zanzibar House and Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar.

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