Boutique Hotel Matlai, Zanzibar
|Pingwe, Zanzibar, Zanzibar, TANZANIA.|
Description: Boutique Hotel MatlaiThe hotel will be closed for renovation from 12. May until 02. June 2014.
The luxury Boutique Hotel Matlai in Michamwi on the coast of the island of Zanzibar in East Africa offers personal service and comfortable beach accommodation set in a tropical garden overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean. Chwaka Bay, Jozani Forest and Butterfly Farm as well as cultural and adventure activities are all within easy reach of Boutique Hotel Matlai. As a family owned and run business, Boutique Hotel Matlai pampers guests in a warm and friendly ambience making each stay an unforgettable dream vacation.
Perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, stay in individually designed and decorated rooms, with furniture made just as unique by local craftsmen. Lounge in a beautifully landscaped garden, ideal for relaxing in the lush tropical vegetation.
Individual and careful attention to detail is evident in both construction and furnishings as well as in the care of guests. Boutique Hotel Matlai has the atmosphere, exclusive services and amenities of a first class boutique hotel. Personally managed by the owner and her son, a certified hotel expert with a university degree in tourism and event management, the entire team exudes not only professional competence but also the philosophy of personalized hospitality.
Type of rooms: Boutique Hotel MatlaiRoom capacity is for two adults. An extra bed for a child under 12 years old is possible.
2 Rooms with one king size bed.
2 rooms with two single beds (120 cm x 200 cm).
Additional information: Boutique Hotel Matlai
Dining: There are flexible meals and traditional Kiswahili cuisine with freshly caught seafood or request menus from the excellent chef.
Activities: There is a variety of activities for all age groups, including e.g. volleyball, boule, and beach ball or cross golf as well as the open-air-cinema and a library with a selection of paperback books in German and English.
Spend some exciting days on the traditional Dhow boat, lovingly furnished in Zanzibar-oriental style, for unforgettable cruises to the snorkelling paradise of the Pemba channel.
Explore an offshore sand bar with white sugar powder sand and a magnificent snorkelling area reached on foot at low tide.
For those who like to know the area around the hotel, bicycles are available for trips to the village, to Ras Michamwi or, if one is sportive and has no problem with the heat, to the next villages Bwejuu and Paje.
On low tide you can walk to the reef, because it is not too far. When the water recedes, small tidal creeks remain, where different sorts of marine animals have accumulated, awaiting the return of the tide. Especially for children, it is very interesting to explore the underwater world with a walk. For all water activities it is advisable to wear water shoes.
If you are interested in learning about the Zanzibari culture and the workaday life in the village, the hotel is pleased to arrange a visit to the village Michamwi.
There is a TV in the bar but not in the bedrooms.
Children: Not suitable for children under 3 years old. People under 8 years old must share a room with a parent or caretaker. Parents should be aware of unimpeded access to pool and ocean. Children up to 4 years in the room of their parents stay for free, children between 4-12 years get a discount of 25%.
Getting there: Boutique Hotel Matlai is in the Michamwi-Pingwe area. Coming from Zanzibar Town or from the airport, it is a one hour and 15 minutes drive on a good tarmac road. Taxis as well as Daladalas (public minibus) can be used. For guests, transport from and to the airport and to other places of the island can be arranged on request.
Airport transfer and laundry service can be arranged by the hotel but are not included in the rates and are charged.
English and German speaking management are accessible 24 h.
Number of rooms: 4
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2012.
Period of closure: open all year.Smoking policy: no smoking in the bedrooms.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard.
Nearest airport: Zanzibar International - 65 km, 1 hr 15 min