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Boutique Hotel Matlai

From $200 Night Tanzania, Zanzibar

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • Stunning new boutique hotel on the idyllic island of Zanzibar

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Early check-in/out

Welcome drinks


On the southeast coast of the magical island of Zanzibar lies brand new Boutique Hotel Matlai.  Here in Michamwi you will find paradise on earth.  Turquoise waters, tropical gardens and stylish and romantic rooms.  A snorkellers paradise, a diver's dream, this exotic and tranquil corner is the perfect island hideaway.


In front of Hotel Matlai there is a sand bar with sand as fine as icing sugar and an enviable snorkelling area which can be reached by foot at low tide. Bicycles are available for trips to the village, to Ras Michamwi or a little further to the next villages Bwejuu and Paje.  There are plenty of wonderful things to see and do on Zanzibar including visiting Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar, visiting the Jozani forest, home to the red Colobus Monkey.  A spice tour is a must as is a trip in the hotels own Dhow.


Boutique Hotel Matlai has an excellent chef who creates wonderful dishes based on traditional Kiswahili cuisine featuring freshly caught seafood.


car parking
child friendly
home cinema
private beach
swimming pool


Address: Boutique Hotel Matlai, PO Box 3464 , Tanzania

Nearest airport:

Nearest airport: Zanzibar Distance from nearest airport: 1 hour 15 minutes


Boutique Hotel Matlai has been designed as an exclusive villa for people who appreciated a high level of comfort and privacy in a relaxed, tranquil setting. The first villa, Asili House, has 4 large, airy bedrooms, named and decorated after the four elements. All of the rooms have their own dressing room, bathroom and balcony or terrace and have stunning sea views.  The rooms have king-size beds, fans and mosquito nets and TV and DVD players are available on request.  

Guests are provided with a cell phone during their stay and there is an intercom system in the lounge to communicate with your personal butler when needed.

Maji Room

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Ground Floor Water Room, 2 large single beds, 3. bed possible

Dunia Room

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Ground Floor Earth Room, huge double bed, 3. bed possible

Hewa Room

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Air Room, kingsize bed

Moto Room

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Fire Room, kingsize bed

All rooms

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All rooms have: around 30sqm, fantastic sea view, large balconies with lounger, hugh bathrooms, dressing area, desk, make-up table, fan, mosquito net, safe. Amenities: hairdryer, bahtrobe, slippers, beach bags, beach towels, ipod docking station, TV & dvd player on request. Bathrooms: All have a fantastic sea view and are equipped with double sink, rainshower head, bath tub.


Payments policy

25% non-refundable deposit to secure a booking, full payment strictly 30 days in advance of arrival.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation penalty of 1 month’s notice at 100%, and 2 months at 50%.

Check-in/check-out policy

Check-in is 14.00, check-out is 12.00.
Late departure subject to availability at 50USD surcharge p.p. until 15.00 h.

Early check-in: no

Late check-out: no

Please note

• Single Room Supplement: 70% of the rate per person. • Children in the room of their parents: up to 4 years stay for free, between 4-12 years pay 25% of the rate • Children up to 14 years in a double room with one adult get a discount of 25% of the rack rate. • Extra bed adults: 50% of the rate.

Why book with us?

Only the most chic

Each hotel selected for its unique charm and experience by Lulu the founder.

Chic Treats

Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

Price Match Promise

If you find your stay cheaper elswhere we will price match and give you £50 towards your next stay with us.



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