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Boutique Hotel Matlai
Boutique Hotel Matlai
Boutique Hotel Matlai
Boutique Hotel Matlai
Boutique Hotel Matlai
Boutique Hotel Matlai
Boutique Hotel Matlai

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196 reviews

196 reviews

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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Nearby landmarks
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport 33.6 km
Julius Nyerere International Airport 87.8 km
Pemba Airport 103.9 km
Tanga Airport 127.3 km
Mafia Airport 197.2 km

Boutique Hotel Matlai

Michamvi, Michamvi, Michamvi, Tanzania - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Michamvi part of Michamvi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

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Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in/out [private]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer


Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Value for money9.9
Distance to city center60.0 Km
Location rating9.9

Rooms available at Boutique Hotel Matlai

Room comfort & quality


Deluxe Suite
  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed & 1 single bed
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Deluxe Room
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed & 1 single bed
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Deluxe Suite with Sea View
  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room with Sea View ( Asili House )
  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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Suite with Sea View ( Villa Kidosho )
  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
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Suite - Single use - De Luxe
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        Deluxe Suite Lake View
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          Suite with Sea View ( Villa Kidosho ) With Breakfast
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

            What time is check-in and check-out at Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

            How do I get to Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Boutique Hotel Matlai is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 80000 TZS. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Boutique Hotel Matlai also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Boutique Hotel Matlai has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Michamvi with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

            Is breakfast offered at Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Boutique Hotel Matlai.

            What are my dining options at Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Boutique Hotel Matlai features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Boutique Hotel Matlai does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What restaurants are nearby Boutique Hotel Matlai?

            Boutique Hotel Matlai’s neighborhood is Michamvi which includes popular restaurants such as The Rock, Sagando Restaurant & Bar and Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant.

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            What people love about Boutique Hotel Matlai

            • 10


              "We have been overwhelmed by the serenity of the place, the welcome of the staff, and the professionality of the services ."



              March 11, 2020

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            196 reviews
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            Boutique Hotel Matlai

            Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Boutique Hotel Matlai. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Michamvi.
            If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the hotel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm.
            Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
            Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Boutique Hotel Matlai guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Boutique Hotel Matlai include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
            The hotel also offers mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.

            Dining and things to do

            Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Boutique Hotel Matlai. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
            Recreational facilities at Boutique Hotel Matlai are designed for escape and relaxation. Don't miss the special private beach at the hotel, which allows exclusive direct ocean access. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and spa. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
            Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling and non-motorized water sports. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing dart board at Boutique Hotel Matlai. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library.

            Reasons to stay here

            Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.
            This hotel beats 96% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
            Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.

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            Amenities and facilities


            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining

            1 mention

            Swimming Pool

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • German


            • Bicycles

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Dart board
            • Diving
            • Fishing
            • Game room
            • Garden
            • Golf course [on-site]
            • Massage
            • On-site entertainment
            • Pool with view
            • Private beach
            • Snorkeling
            • Spa
            • Swimming pool [indoor]
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Ticket services
            • Tours
            • Water sports (non-motorized)
            • Yoga room

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Breakfast in room
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Free face masks
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Alternative meal arrangement
            • Bar
            • BBQ facilities
            • Happy hour
            • Restaurants
            • Room service [24-hour]

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Concierge
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Doorman
            • Elevator
            • Fireplace
            • Food delivery
            • Invoice provided
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Library
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Salon
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace

            For the kids

            • Babysitting service
            • Kids meal


            • Adult-only property
            • CCTV in common areas
            • CCTV outside property
            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Safety/security feature
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Bicycle parking
            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Rental car
            • Shuttle service
            • Taxi service
            • Valet parking

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Balcony/terrace
            • Bathrobes
            • Bathtub
            • Desk
            • DVD/CD player
            • Fan
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Free bottled water
            • Free welcome drink
            • Hair dryer
            • In-room safe box
            • Laptop safe box
            • Linens
            • Mini bar
            • Mosquito net
            • Seating area
            • Separate dining area
            • Separate shower/bathtub
            • Shower
            • Slippers
            • Sofa
            • Telephone
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Wake-up service
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • Continental
            • Vegetarian
            • Vegan
            • Full English/Irish
            • Gluten-free
            Restaurants on site


            • Cuisine: International, Local, Seafood
            • Menu: Buffet
            Michamvi, Michamvi, Michamvi, Tanzania


            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Children 0-14 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 15 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts


            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until10:30

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee80000 TZS
            • Distance from city center60.0 Km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)75

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
            • Number of floors2
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 4
            • Room voltage220
            • Year property opened2012

            Reviews of Boutique Hotel Matlai from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            Room comfort and quality10.0
            Value for money9.9
            High score for Michamvi
            9+ Exceptional (10)
            8-9 Excellent (0)
            7-8 Very Good (0)
            6-7 Good (0)
            <6 Below Expectation (0)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (1)
            Jun - Aug (1)
            Sep - Nov (2)
            Dec - Feb (6)
            All guests (17)
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            Hussein from United Arab Emirates
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 4 nights in March 2020

            Excellent package”

            We have been overwhelmed by the serenity of the place, the welcome of the staff, and the professionality of the services . Thank you all .

            Reviewed March 11, 2020

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            Louise from United Kingdom
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

            Highly recommend! ”

            This is definitely a place to visit if you are heading to Zanzibar - the service was impeccable and the rooms were large, clean and nicely furnished (we also had the beach on our door step - you can't beat waking up to waves lapping up the beach). They had thought of all the small details that make a holiday special and the staff were all so helpful and exceptionally welcoming. We actually moved hotel for the last 2 days to stay with friends, the second hotel was larger (a well known brand) and quite a lot more expensive and I can 100% say I wish we had stayed at Matlai!

            Reviewed October 30, 2017

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            Kyle from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

            Totally Incredible”

            The Boutique Hotel Matlai was simply incredible. The management were truly wonderful people who made the place feel like home. The staff were exceptional, the facilities were out-of-this-world and my stay there was a dream. The location is magical, the rooms are glorious, the pool is beautiful and the whole site is amazing. I must add that due to a system error I booked this hotel at a drastically reduced price but the owners were so wonderfully kind in honouring the booking and not limiting the service I received. Truly, they are the best kind of people to run a hotel and I can guarantee with absolute certainty that they will make your stay a magical and memorable one.

            Reviewed February 17, 2016

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            david from United Kingdom
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 5 nights in February 2016

            peace and tranquility”

            Excellent accommodation, nice pool, ideal if you want exclusivity. Friendly staff and good food.

            Reviewed February 13, 2016

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            Marie from Austria
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

            Exceptional hotel”

            Room, Food, Service

            Matlai is clearly one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The premise and the building with only 4 rooms are wonderful, build with such love to the detail. The Service is great, staff is very friendly. The Food is amazing and always prepared fresh. The room is very nice and spacious, the bathroom as well and beautifully decorated with an outdoor feeling and even a bath tub! The beach is nice but maybe not the best, however the beautiful pool is a great alternative. The hotel performs clearly above expectations and I can only recommend it!

            Reviewed June 22, 2015

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            Lisete from Mozambique
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

            Don't understand your request ”

            Accomodation, food and service
            Reviewed January 03, 2015

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            Joerg from Germany
            Deluxe Suite with Sea View
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

            Ein Traum für alle Sinne!”

            Dieses kleine exklusive Hotel bietet alles auf höchstem Niveau, die folgendes suchen: Ruhe, wunderschön authentisch gestaltete Zimmer/Suiten auf einem Palmen gestandenen Grundstück, hervorragendes Essen, ein perfekter Gastgeber und superfreundliches Personal, professionelle Massagen, weißer Sand und nicht zuletzt die tollen Wasserfarben.

            Reviewed February 23, 2022

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            corinna from Austria
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

            Luxus pur!”

            Dieses Boutique Hotel ist eingebettet in eine wunderschöne Gartenanlage mit Privatstrand, und erfüllt alle Kriterien auf höchstem Niveau. Außerdem bietet es ein herausragendes Hotel- und Restaurantkonzept. Wir haben Halbpension gebucht. Das Frühstück wird serviert (kein Buffet), man kann bestellen was man möchte und es kann überall eingenommen werden wo man will. Ebenso das Abendessen, wir durften von der gesamten Speisekarte unser Menü selbst zusammenstellen und überall einnehmen wo wir wollten. Das gesamte Personal ist unwahrscheinlich freundlich und leistet ein Service der Extraklasse. Hier fehlt es an nichts und trotzdem wurden auch unsere Bedürfnisse nach Ruhe und Entspannung bestens erfüllt. Liebe Inge und lieber Tim, nochmals vielen Dank für diesen unvergesslichen Urlaub. Corinna und Kurt

            Reviewed December 08, 2017

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            Oehler from Switzerland
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

            Den Himmel auf Erden”

            Hotelzimmer, Ausblick auf's Meer, Freundlichkeit

            Einfach traumhafter Aufenthalt. Das Hotel mit Aussicht aufs Meer und die ganze Gartenanlage ist eine Augenweide. Die Inhaber Ilse und Tim sind sehr hilfsbereit und liebenswert. Die Mitarbeiter sehr zuvorkommend und immer diskret im Hintergrund. Eine wunderbare Privatsphäre. Vielen Dank für die schönen Tage.

            Reviewed February 23, 2016

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            JI from South Korea
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            신혼여행지로 강추 하는 호텔입니다!”

            잔지바로 신혼여행온 커플이라면, 이 곳을 강추합니다! 체크인부터 오너와 헤드 버틀러가 코코넛음료와 물수건을 준비하며 카리부(웰컴)해주는 마트라이!! 정말 소규모의 게스트만 받아 조용히 쉴 수 잇게 관리하며 대문을 열고 들어가자마자 파란 수영장을 잇는 인도양을 보시면 단번에 반하게 됩니다! 모든 스텝들이 친절하며 편의시설에 대해 자세하게 설명해줍니다 ㅎㅎ 젠틀한 오너의 매너에 또 한번 반하게되는 ㅎㅎ 저희는 드레스도 가져가서 인생샷 남기고 왓답니다! 매력에 푹 빠져오실 겁니다!

            Reviewed December 20, 2018

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