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Zanzibar House

3.5-star beachfront B&B with outdoor pool, near Muyuni Beach

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Matemwe, Matemwe, Tanzania
  • Unfortunately our experience was not as nice as we had hoped. As two women in their 20s…

    Feb 23, 2021

  • This is the worst hotel experience we have had after travelling for many years across…

    Feb 17, 2020

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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
  • Mapenzi Beach - 35 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 9 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Mnemba Island - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

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


Matemwe, Matemwe, Tanzania
  • On a private beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 35 min walk

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 35 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 9 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Mnemba Island - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Nungwi Beach - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 10.6 mi / 17 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 76 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)

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

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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 small print 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).

Small print

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 70.0 per night

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


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to 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.

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.


  • Yes, Zanzibar House 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.
  • 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.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful place; nice and helpful owners, tasty food. The beach is peaceful...but fyi, has serious tides and seaweed. But there are a few lovely spots to float around at. It is an easy day trip to other more swim-happy beaches and about an hour to Stonetown. This is a place to go an relax. But options through hotel or beach dudes are plentiful if you want activities.

    3 night trip, Nov 4, 2018

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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

    Verified guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    15 night trip, Nov 18, 2018

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