Matemwe Lodge

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On the beach, scuba diving
On the beach, scuba diving
On the beach, scuba diving
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

Overview of Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge

4.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Top rated for amenities (5.0/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Matemwe Beach, Northeast Coast, Matemwe, Zanzibar North Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKigomani Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationMuyuni Beach18 min walk
  • Popular LocationMnemba Island9 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)79 min drive

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About this area


Located in Matemwe, Matemwe Lodge is on the beach. Kigomani Beach and Muyuni Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium. With kayaking and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water. Guests appreciate the lodge's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Kigomani Beach - 2 min walk
  • Muyuni Beach - 18 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 9 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 15 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 83 min drive


  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Makuti Beach - 5 min drive
  • Nangani Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Dolphin Local Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi - 11 min drive

About this property

Matemwe Lodge

4.5-star luxury lodge by the sea
At Matemwe Lodge, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a free manager's reception. This lodge is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and scuba diving. Treat yourself to a deep-tissue massage, a manicure/pedicure, or a body treatment at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy ocean views at the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a garden.
Other perks at this lodge include:
  • An outdoor pool with pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and wedding services
  • A gift shop, multilingual staff, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the quiet location, helpful staff, and overall condition
Room features
All 12 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and furnished patios, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-compatible safes and bathrobes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and free toiletries
  • Ceiling fans, daily housekeeping, and desks


Dutch, English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free reception
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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100% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed during April and May.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 130 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Matemwe Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Matemwe Lodge?

As of Sep 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Matemwe Lodge on Oct 17, 2022 start from $422.84, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Matemwe Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Matemwe Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Matemwe Lodge?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Matemwe Lodge?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Does Matemwe Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 130 per vehicle applies.

Where is Matemwe Lodge located?

Nestled on the beach, this Matemwe lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kigomani Beach and Muyuni Beach. Pwani Mchangani Beach and Mapenzi Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 43 out of 60 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 60 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 60 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 60 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 60 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was ok. They had great employees. The only problem is it’s a little far from all the vacation all popular beaches and activities. It’s 1hr away from stone town and airport.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Couples Vacation Destination
Gorgeous resort - quiet and serene during low season. Thoughtful kind service, staff genuinely cared about our stay - dinners on the beach and great activities - snorkeling, reef walks, kayaking.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Anon, UK
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect relaxation
This is a wonderful place to relax and do nothing, or walk along the endless beach, snorkel, dive, explore the local village.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2018

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Couple stay ❤️
Everything was perfect. The service, the food, just everything . Thank you Matemwe
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

4/5 Good

Aboud, Washington D.C.
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good hotel \ secluded \ not a swimming beach
The hotel is very nice with tasteful rustic bungalows that blend in well with the island and surrounding environment. Staff & mamangement friendly & very courteous. They tried to be very helpful but sometimes felt like they were trying too hard and weren’t as knowledgeable as tried to be. My problem with the hotel is how secluded it is which maybe great for someone looking for minimal interaction with others but it was a bit too much for us. I can’t recommend this hotel because of the beach access problem. The reef and the tide make it almost impossible to swim and you’d have to take a boat or venture out in a taxi to other beach towns. This hotel is a good one but definitely not for everyone.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Experience the Matenwe Hospitaility
The perfect "escape from it" all break. The staff could not be more helpful without being intrusive. The location was stunning and very peaceful. Food and beverage standard higher than similar properties. Would not hesitate to recommend to couple wanting a relaxing break. The short off-road track approaching the hotel was in poor condition due to the recent rain, but it did not retract from our excellent stay.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Magical Villa Experience
I enjoyed every single part of my stay. The villa is spacious, clean, and very peaceful. The view of the ocean is spectacular, and I just loved relaxing on the hammock watching the sun rise. The all inclusive meals were filling and delicious. Also the staff was attentive and courteous. I appreciated having my excursions arranged by the hotel, and felt completely safe on the grounds. I would HIGHLY recommended the lodge to anyone seeking seclusion, peace, and quiet. I look forward to visiting again.

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This place just makes you feel good. Everything is perfect, the decor is fantastic, cleanness, the view, the nature surrounding it. Above all the staff is the best ever, they are friendly and attentive but never intrusive. Food was another highlight of my holiday; all the dishes were fresh, everything was home-made. One night there was the barbecue and I had lobster, prawns, calamari, octopus, fish... The room is a bungalow, very spacious, with a lot of privacy and a fantastic view on the sea. It also has a veranda with a hammock and sofa. The resort organizes tours and activities, some of them are free.