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Zanzibar Queen Hotel

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On the beach, white sand
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Zanzibar Queen Hotel

Zanzibar Queen Hotel

4-star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, 3663

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuyuni Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationKigomani Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMnemba Island11 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)81 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Matemwe, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mnemba Island and Mapenzi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also worth visiting. With scuba diving and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Muyuni Beach - 6 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 7 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 11 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 11 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 77 min drive


  • Makuti Beach - 9 min walk
  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • Nangani Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Dolphin Local Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi - 7 min drive

About this property

Zanzibar Queen Hotel

4-star hotel by the sea
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden at Zanzibar Queen Hotel. With a white sand beach, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body treatment, a massage, or a facial. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite local and international cuisine restaurant. In addition to a library and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • A ferry terminal shuttle, a gift shop, and a computer station
  • A 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Zanzibar Queen Hotel boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rainfall showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Electric kettles, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


English, Polish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 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

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Treatment room


  • 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)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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98% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 10 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 45 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 45 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

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, debit card, or cash deposit 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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
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

Property is also known as

Zanzibar Queen Hotel Matemwe
Zanzibar Queen Matemwe
Zanzibar Queen
Zanzibar Queen Hotel Hotel
Zanzibar Queen Hotel Matemwe
Zanzibar Queen Hotel Hotel Matemwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Zanzibar Queen Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?

As of Oct 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Zanzibar Queen Hotel on Nov 6, 2022 start from $173.03, 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 Zanzibar Queen Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Zanzibar Queen Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Zanzibar Queen Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 45 per vehicle applies.

Where is Zanzibar Queen Hotel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Matemwe hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mnemba Island, Mapenzi Beach, and Kiwengwa Beach. Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 85 out of 109 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 22 out of 109 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 109 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 109 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 109 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Luis Bernardo Santos
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I traveled with my wife during Easter holiday, April, and we had a fabulous time at the Queen Zanzibar Hotel. We booked a garden view room, it was spacious and clean. Staff was super friendly and smiley, from reception to restaurant. We had half board with dinner included and we did not regret for a second. HB offered a la carte menu with 3 courses and ir was delicious. The beach in from of the hotel was also good. We definitely recommend Queen Zanzibar!
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic hotel.
Fantastic place. I was on a solo trip and the staff made me feel really welcome and even helped me arrange a scooter for the day. The beach is quiet and beautiful. I managed to run in the mornings along the beach which was perfect. I went the the other more popular side and must say that I preferred the more quiet side. The food was fantastic. If you’re anything other than white prepare for the other guests to stare at you like an alien which was annoying but other than that the stay was fantastic.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Truly amazing!
Amazing place, surroundings, staff, breakfast and rooms!! Would highly recommend. The staff deserves an extra applause, they were so friendly, helpful, and made our stay perfect. Will definitely come back.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beachfront property, rooms are removed from beaches but top floor has beach view. Beach is long and beautiful but many sea urchins and low tides makes it not swimmable at all times. Proximity to Mnembe island however means you can go there snorkeling every day. Restaurant is very good. Breakfast buffet is plentiful. Staff meets every need and is very friendly. I was there during low season and it was calm and restful.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
JUST BOOK ! It’s worth it !!
This was a Solo trip for me and This hotel was by far the best resort I’ve stayed at! Everything was 10s across the board ! The staff are superb and the most respectful group of people. The hotel is designed beautifully , the views are sensational and the comfy vibes naturally balanced throughout the garden and hotel yard is beyond well kept ! The food is also to die for , I enjoyed every meal I had during my entire Holiday!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
L'endroit est sympa pour un séjours de tranquillité, mais pas beaucoup d'options et grands choses à faire. Le personnel peut chaleureux et ne portez pas de masques pour le service (cela était très frustrant) surtout qu'il parle à proximité. Le service aussi un peu deplorable: au déjeuner, il y avait des mouches qui s'invitent au buffet et si vous avez besoin d'un thé où vous l'apporte déjà dans une tasse. (Pas trop fan moi). Sinon, c'est un endroit tranquille moins bouillant et agréable
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I worked remotely from the Zanzibar Queen for three weeks, and it was wonderful. The staff is top notch, managament/front desk/housekeeping/restaurant staff/kitchen staff/security/spa staff were all friendly and helpful!!! The entertainment and yoga on site were nice additions, and really made my stay enjoyable. The room was quiet and well appointed. Seems like it was recently refreshed. The food at the restaurant was really good, and the options at the included breakfast were tasty and diverse, and allowed a really nice way to start the day.
Stayed 21 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cast away experience
This hotel is amazing, the service is really good, the view from the rooms is awesome. We liked everything about it, location, service, food, friendly staff, the only small thing that is probably missing is that there aren't a lot of dining options around it, but it is definitely a perfect place for people who are seeking for a stay with a peace of mind, it is really a quiet place to stay in far from the noisy touristic areas.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020