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  • 🌟 Discover Boutique Hotel Matlai: TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice 2023! 🌟

    Escape to a world of unparalleled luxury and enchantment at Boutique Hotel Matlai, the proud recipient of the prestigious TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award for 2023! Prepare to be captivated by an experience that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary. 🏝️ Paradise Found: Nestled in a pristine tropical paradise, Boutique Hotel Matlai offers an idyllic retreat where the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet the golden sands of Zanzibar. Lose yourself in the beauty of this exclusive destination, where tranquility and indulgence go hand in hand. 🌺 Unmatched Elegance: Step into a realm of elegance and sophistication as you enter Boutique Hotel Matlai. Individually designed suites and villas exude opulence and style, showcasing a harmonious blend of traditional African influences and modern comfort. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere that effortlessly combines luxury and authenticity. 🌅 Breathtaking Views: Experience the awe-inspiring vistas that await you at Boutique Hotel Matlai. Whether it's the mesmerizing sunrises over the ocean or the lush tropical gardens that surround you, every moment is an opportunity to be mesmerized by the beauty of nature. Allow yourself to be transported to a world where serenity reigns supreme. 💫 Impeccable Service: At Boutique Hotel Matlai, your every need is anticipated and fulfilled with the utmost care. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing personalized attention and creating unforgettable memories for each and every guest. From the moment you arrive until your departure, expect nothing less than exceptional service. 🍽️ Gastronomic Delights: Indulge your senses in a culinary journey like no other at Boutique Hotel Matlai. Our experienced chefs create a symphony of flavors, using the freshest local ingredients to craft gastronomic masterpieces that will leave you craving more. From tantalizing seafood to exotic spices, prepare to embark on a culinary adventure. 🌟 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice 2023: Join us in celebrating the recognition bestowed upon Boutique Hotel Matlai as a TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice winner for 2023. This prestigious accolade is a testament to our commitment to excellence and the unforgettable experiences we offer to our cherished guests. 🎉 Book Your Escape: Embark on a journey of a lifetime and immerse yourself in the enchantment of Boutique Hotel Matlai, the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice 2023 winner. Discover a world where luxury, natural beauty, and warm hospitality converge to create an unforgettable experience. Book your escape today and let us create magical moments that will last a lifetime. 🔗 Visit our TripAdvisor page to learn more and secure your reservation. Your dream vacation awaits at Boutique Hotel Matlai, where memories are made and cherished forever.

  • Rejuvenated and Ready: Hotel Matlai Reopens its Doors with Exciting Upgrades!

    Welcome back, dear guests! We are delighted to announce that Hotel Matlai is all set to open its doors once again after our annual renovation in a few days. It's been a busy few months, filled with creativity, innovation, and meticulous attention to detail. We can't wait to share the amazing changes we've made, enhancing your stay and providing an unforgettable experience. Introducing Our Stunning New SPA Prepare to be pampered in our exquisite new SPA, a sanctuary of serenity and relaxation. Carefully designed with your comfort in mind, this rejuvenating space boasts new facilities and an ambiance that invites you to unwind and indulge your senses. From luxurious massages to invigorating treatments, our expert therapists are dedicated to providing you with a blissful escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Villa Kidosho's Revitalized Pool As part of our commitment to ensuring your utmost enjoyment, we've renovated the pool at Villa Kidosho. This idyllic oasis now shines brighter than ever, offering an enhanced swimming experience surrounded by lush tropical beauty. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, soak up the warm sunshine, and let your cares float away in this tranquil retreat. Refined Balconies at Asili House The scenic beauty of Asili House is now complemented by newly modified balconies. We've reimagined these outdoor spaces to provide the perfect setting for savoring breathtaking views. Relax with a morning coffee, bask in the glorious sunset hues, or simply immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere while admiring the stunning landscapes surrounding our resort. A Culinary Adventure Awaits Food enthusiasts, get ready for a culinary experience like no other! Our dedication to excellence has led us to construct a brand-new kitchen, allowing our talented chefs to craft extraordinary dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. From delectable local delicacies to international gourmet delights, every meal at Hotel Matlai promises to be a delightful celebration of flavors, prepared with passion and served with care. Maintenance and More In addition to our major upgrades, we've also taken care of the essential repairs and maintenance throughout the hotel. Our commitment to providing a seamless and comfortable experience means that every corner of our property is immaculate and ready to welcome you with open arms. Looking Ahead to a Spectacular Season As we gear up for a new season, we can't help but feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. The upgrades we've made and the attention to detail we've invested in every aspect of Hotel Matlai reflect our commitment to offering our cherished guests an unparalleled stay. Your comfort, relaxation, and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do, and we can't wait to share the results of our hard work with you. Whether you're a returning guest or planning your first visit, we invite you to experience the renewed Hotel Matlai. Be prepared for an exceptional journey filled with moments of tranquility, culinary delights, and heartfelt hospitality that will create memories to treasure for a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beloved resort. Prepare to be captivated by our outstanding new SPA, Villa Kidosho's inviting pool, the refined balconies of Asili House, and the culinary wonders that await in our new kitchen. Get ready for an extraordinary stay at Hotel Matlai! Book your stay today and let us make your dream vacation a reality. We can't wait to see you soon! With warmest regards, The Hotel Matlai Team

  • Before you pack your suitcase

    Some useful information Visa Travellers to Zanzibar require a valid visa. The costs are US$50 for most nationalities (US$100 for US citizens) for a single-entry visa, it is valid for a maximum of three months. If you want to avoid long lines at the airport, it's recommended to apply for your visa online in advance. You also get it on arrival at the Zanzibar International Airport, it has to be paid by credit card. Vaccination For Zanzibar a Yellow Feaver vaccination is an entry requirement for all travelers arriving (including airport transit more than 6 hours) from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. Zanzibar is considered to be malaria-free, but there were some cases from November 2020. Please contact your doctor for more information. Payments The official currency in Zanzibar is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Banknotes come in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 TZS. However, if you're bringing cash, the preferred means of payment is the U.S. Dollar. Just be sure to bring bills that are no older than 2006, as older bills may not be accepted. On the east coast, there are no banks, but there is an ATM in Paje. It's worth noting that all ATMs in Zanzibar only dispense Tanzanian Shillings. You can also withdraw money at the airport or in Zanzibar Town. Many shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Time Zone & Swahili time Zanzibar's time zone is East Africa Time (EAT), which is UCT (Universal Time Coordinated) plus three hours. This means that during Central European Time (CET), Zanzibar is two hours ahead. The Swahili Time is different from all other parts in the world. The reference points are sunrise and sunset. Most Swahili speakers live close to the equator, where sunrise and sunset are at the same time all year long between 6 & 7 am and 6 & 7 pm. The rising sun is the beginning of the day, therefore 7 am is 1 o’clock in Swahili time.

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  • Bar & Restaurant | Hotel Matlai

    Zatiny Beach Bar & Restaurant Zatiny by Matlai Bar & Restaurant is located directly on one of the nicest beaches of Zanzibar. Close your eyes for one moment and find yourself moved to a magical place where time stands still. You will be served an excellent cuisine of national and international dishes, variety of wines, ice cold beers, exotic tropical cocktails and much more. Reserve a table For walkin guests Start your day with a delicious breakfast with a fantastic view of the ocean. We offer a special breakfast menu for our guests from outside. Breakfast Menu For lunchtime or dinner, choose a delicious meal from our wide selection of dishes. Our kitchen offers both international and dishes influenced by the cuisine of Zanzibar and India. Vegetarians can choose from our special menu. All Day Menu Indulge yourself in a culinary delight with our daily changing 3-course menu. Our kitchen offers an exquisite selection of freshly prepared specialties. Menu of the Day End the evening with a good glass of wine or a delicious drink. In addition to a high-quality selection of wines and exceptional signature cocktails, our drinks menu also includes specialties for rum lovers. Drinks Menu

  • Spa | Hotel Matlai

    Bustani Spa by Matlai Bustani Spa treatments combine Oriental, Asian, and European techniques with spices, oils, and herbs from Zanzibar. For each massage, your therapist's analysis will ensure that you receive a personalized treatment to meet your individual needs. Choose from our luxurious selection of holistic massages. Feel free to enjoy the treatments in the massage pavilion surrounded by a tropical garden, on your balcony or terrace, in your room, or even in the garden—wherever you feel most comfortable. Spa Program Give yourself a moment of peace and comfort your skin in the best place. Bustani Spa is a company owned & run by Maryam Salim Hassan. She has been trained Ahlan Palace Institute, Zanzibar Town, specialising in different classical and Zanzibar style massage techniques, facial treatment, manicure and pedicure. Since 2014 she has been working at Matlai Hotel, seeking to contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing of the guests. ​

  • Hotel Matlai | exclusive beach hotel

    Welcome Looking for a luxurious escape to paradise? Paradise is not on earth, but you may find a piece of it here ... Read more The Accommodation Boutique Hotel Matlai comprises of two villas, Asili House and Villa Kidosho. Both villas are situated directly on the beach, surrounded by lush blooming and fragrant vegetation. Asili House features natural African and Swahili elements in its design, while Villa Kidosho is designed in an Oriental style. As a result, the villas blend the typical African and Arabic influences that have shaped the character of Zanzibar. Book Online Asili House is a large villa directly on the beach. In Swahili Asili means „nature, origin", and that's what the architecture of the house characterises. Asili House has four ensuite rooms. Book either a single room or the entire house. Asili House is ideal for small groups or families to relax in a tropical paradise and be pampered by an attentive staff. ​ ​ Read more Villa Kidosho is a low-rise house directly on the beach. In Swahili Kidosho means „beauty“, the villa reflects the timeless beauty of the former sultan palaces. Villa Kidosho has two ensuite rooms​. Book either a single suite or the entire villa. The high level of privacy makes Villa Kidosho perfect for honeymooners, families or friends. ​ ​ The Beach The beach is very quiet and the sea shimmers in the most amazing colours you have ever seen. At low tide a powdered sugar white sand bank appears in front of the hotel, a fascinating place. The Garden Read more The Garden is huge and a feast for all the senses with plenty of palm trees, fruit trees, tropical flowers, butterflies, birds and ... Several dining areas, loungers and hammocks invite you to relax, Open-air cinema with a wide range of DVD's, Recreation area for volley ball, boule, ladder golf and other outdoor games. All rooms All Categories Play Video Play Video 02:09 Boutique Hotel Matlai Asili House - Dunia Room Impressions of Room Dunia Play Video Play Video 02:07 Boutique Hotel Matlai Asili House - Room Hewa Impressions of Room Hewa Play Video Play Video 01:26 Boutique Hotel Matlai Asili House - Room Moto Impressions of Room Moto Play Video Play Video 02:07 Boutique Hotel Matlai Asili House - Room Maji Impressions of Room Maji Play Video Play Video 02:19 Boutique Hotel Matlai Villa Kidosho - Room Mwezi Impressions of Suite Mwezi Play Video Play Video 02:19 Boutique Hotel Matlai Villa Kidosho - Suite Jua Impressions of Suite Jua May 24 Rejuvenated and Ready: Hotel Matlai Reopens its Doors with Exciting Upgrades! 37 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Matlai Blog Team Dedication. Expertise. Passion. It's the heart that gives, the fingers only give away. (from Africa) ​ Hotel Matlai is personally managed by the owner, Inge Becker-Boost and her son Tim Hennig.Tim Hennig is a certified hotel expert and has a university degree in tourism and event management. The other members of our team are chosen and trained carefully not only for professional competence but also in accordance with our team philosophy. ​ In the Kiswahili language of Zanzibar Matlai means the first wind in the early morning that blows into the sails. For the Zanzibari, especially the fisherman, this is a very special moment. Our philosophy is to give our guests many special moments every day for a perfect dream of holidays. At the same time it is very important for us to protect the beauty and uniqueness of this wonderful place and to meet the Zanzibari people in mutual respect and acceptance. Both construction and furnishings as well as the care of our guests are guided by individualism and careful attention to any detail. As a family business is our greatest concern to pamper our guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere and to make their stay in our hotel an unforgettable vacation of their dreams.

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