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1 room, 2 adults

Matemwe Lodge

4.5-star4.5 stars
Matemwe Beach, Northeast Coast, Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region, Tanzania

Upscale beachfront lodge with spa, near Muyuni Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Gorgeous resort - quiet and serene during low season. Thoughtful kind service, staff…Dec 25, 2019
  • This is a wonderful place to relax and do nothing, or walk along the endless beach,…Feb 9, 2018

Matemwe Lodge

from $342
  • Chalet, Sea View
  • Sea View Chalet (With Mezzanine)
  • Plunge Pool Suite
  • Sea view Chalet (G)
  • Sea View Chalet (With Mezzanine) (G)
  • Plunge Pool Suite (G)

What’s around Matemwe Lodge


  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 18 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 92 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Tanzania may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. As the hotel is in a secluded area, driving oneself is not recommended.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: Dutch, English, Swahili.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 17
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Swahili

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Sea and Spice Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Onsite venue - This restaurant overlooks the ocean.

Matemwe Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Matemwe Main Lodge Asilia Africa Hotel
  • Matemwe Lodge Lodge
  • Matemwe Lodge, Asilia Africa Zanzibar
  • Matemwe Main Lodge, Asilia Africa Hotel Matemwe
  • Matemwe Lodge All Inclusive
  • Matemwe Lodge Matemwe
  • Matemwe Lodge Lodge Matemwe


Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa.

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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 130 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Matemwe Lodge

  • Does Matemwe Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Matemwe Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Matemwe Lodge currently open?
    The property is closed during April and May.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Matemwe Lodge?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Matemwe Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Matemwe Lodge?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Matemwe Lodge?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Matemwe Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Matemwe Lodge?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Miramont Retreat Zanzibar (4.4 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Matemwe Lodge?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 130 per vehicle roundtrip.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 12 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Couple stay ❤️
Everything was perfect. The service, the food, just everything . Thank you Matemwe
gb2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
V Matemwe Lodge nebudete zklamáni.
Krasné a čisté ubytování v bungalowech s krásným výhledem, vhodné pro různé typy hostů - od párů až po rodiny. Vybavení hotelu by se mělo vylepšit o spolehlivé a výkonné WiFi připojení. Vlastní servis hotelu je na velmi dobré, mezinárodně srovnatelné úrovni. personál ochotný a snaží se zajistit i ad hoc požadavky. Nabídka aktivit je více než reprezentativní - snad by se hodilo zahrnout i službu zprostředkování návštěvy ve velmi populární Cheetah Rock kontaktní zoologické zahradě. Dostupnost hotelu možná pro některé bude problémem - závěrečná část cesty do hotelu je méně kvalitní, odměnou je však klidné prostředí. Je nutno také respektovat umístění hotelu v příslušné lokalitě ostrova s vysokým přílivem/odlivem a s časy na dopravu na další místa Zanzibaru.
Pavel, cz4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Super, wenn Preis/Leistung keine Rolle spielt
Zuerst zum Positiven. Absolut tolle Anlage mit nur gerade 12 grosszügigen Zimmereinheiten. In Anbetracht der tropischen Umgebung sauber. Sehr freundliches Personal, was aber wohl bei den meisten Hotels in ZNZ der Fall zu sein scheint. Ein direkter Zugang zum Meer ist nicht möglich, da ein Korallenriff mit scharfen Steinkanten dies verhindert. Hingegen ist der Strand mit fast weissem und sehr feinem Sand seitlich vom Hotel erreichbar. Das Meer ist bei Ebbe nicht benutzbar (Seeigel massenhaft). Da bietet sich eher ein sehr empfehlenswerter Watgang zum Riff an. Kritisch möchten wir anmerken, dass die Hotelkette sich rühmt, sich stark für die Natur einzusetzen und verlangt einen zusätzlichen Obulus dafür. Papier ist ja bekanntlich geduldig. Wir konnten nirgends etwas Fassbares finden, was diese Tierliebe bestätigt (z.B. Jahresbericht). Der negativste Punkt ist für uns das Preis/Leistungsverhältnis, welches aus unserer Sicht total überrissen ist. Es bleibt zu hoffen, dass die Mitarbeitenden gerecht entlöhnt werden. Trotzdem würden wir bei einem möglichen nächsten Mal hier nochmals übernachten, denn unser Ziel war einfach während unseres Aufenthaltes in ZNZ ein Tag ohne Programm einzuschalten. Diese Rechnung ging voll auf. - Ein Wehmutstropfen hinterlässt die Tatsache, dass die Bewohner von Matemwe in Grossfamilien in nicht einmal halb so grossen Einheiten wie dieser luxuriöse Hoteleinrichtung leben, ohne irgendwelche sanitäre Einrichtungen, geschweige denn fliessendes Wasser.
Christoph, chRomance trip
Poor 2.0
Dålig kökshygien
Av 3 dagar ( 25-28/1) vistelse blev jag direkt sjuk i anslutning till en middag dag nr 2(26/1)!!. Jag blev återställd dagen vi åkte hem 28/1. Det var matförgitibg!
se3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Excellent service au niveau réception, direction et restaurant. Nourriture délicieuse. Emplacement magnifique. Seul bémol, organisation du taxi pour rejoindre l'hôtel qui est externalisée en Afrique du Sud et qui exige un paiement séparé et préalable rien que pour le transfert de l'aéroport à l'hôtel. J'y ai renoncé. Procédure de mon point de vue beaucoup trop lourde pour la commande d'un simple transfert.
be2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Grossartiger Service von Reception und Küche. Wunderschöne Lage direkt am Strand. Wann immer Fragen, Wünsche oder Probleme auftauchten wurde eine Lösung gefunden. Sehr zu empfehlen.
ch5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Eva, se2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Herve, fr6 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
ca3 night family trip

Matemwe Lodge