Sunshine Hotel

Matemwe, Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 4749 - See map
4-star Resort
Free Wi-Fi
8.6
Excellent
/10
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Sunshine Hotel

"Staff super friendly."

Alexander - November 20, 2019

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Exceptional comfort
10.0 room quality and comfort
Exceptional cleanliness
9.0 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.4 facilities on premise

The location is beautiful, right on the white sandy beach ( the beach with all its colours how me away).

Rebecca | January 8, 2020

Everything about this hotel was great .

Rebecca | January 8, 2020

Rooms very clean, lovely balcony.

Alexander | November 20, 2019

10/10, would recommend to all!

Alexander | November 20, 2019

Great choice for hotel.

Alexander | November 20, 2019

Would highly recommend

Rebecca | January 8, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Zanzibar in the last 24 hoursCompared to 755 Zanzibar properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center48.6 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
Distance to airport40.4 km

Rooms available at Sunshine Hotel

10.0
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Superior Room Queen
Superior Room Queen
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Honeymoon Suite with Private Pool
Honeymoon Suite with Private Pool
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  • Ocean view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite with Ocean Front
Deluxe Suite with Ocean Front
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Suite with Private Pool
Suite with Private Pool
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Double Room with Garden View
Double Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Sea Deluxe
Sea Deluxe
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  • Ocean view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Economy Room
Economy Room
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  • Garden view
  • Shower
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Deluxe Family Room
Deluxe Family Room
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  • Garden view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 2 double be...
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Queen Bed
Queen Bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Sunshine Hotel?

    Check-in is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Sunshine Hotel?

    Sunshine Hotel 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 TZS 50. 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 Sunshine Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sunshine Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Zanzibar with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    What is the smoking policy at Sunshine Hotel?

    Sunshine Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    9.6/10
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    9.3/10
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    9.2/10
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    Overall rating:
    8.6
    Excellent
    35 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.0
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    8.6
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    More about Sunshine Hotel

    More about Sunshine Hotel

    When visiting Zanzibar, you'll feel right at home at Sunshine Hotel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. With its location just 48.6 km from the city center and 53.1 km from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Sunshine Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Zanzibar. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

    Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find private pool, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, desk, balcony/terrace. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include snorkeling, private beach, outdoor pool, diving, massage are designed for escape and relaxation. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Sunshine Hotel hits the spot in many ways.

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    Breakfast options

    Continental
    Halal

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    Restaurant
    Cuisine:European, Italian, Local
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Sunshine Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (35)Booking.com Reviews (220)
    8.6
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    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality10.0
    Service8.9
    Value for money7.9
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    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (9)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (0)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    Mar - May (1)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (5)
    Dec - Feb (7)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rebecca from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

    Wonderful hotel”

    My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights. The location is beautiful, right on the white sandy beach ( the beach with all its colours how me away). Everything about this hotel was great ... would highly recommend

    Reviewed January 08, 2020
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sara from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

    Probably one of the nicest resorts in Matemwe ”

    Pros: beautifully maintained, African style bungalows, mosquito nets maintained, 2 perfect swimming pools with great views to the white sand beach, the last resort for a stretch of the beach so next door was a local village house with goats grazing in the yard. We enjoyed listening to the goats. The BEST FOOD in Matemwe beach! They have an excellent cook on staff. Cons: everything on Matemwe beach is quite expensive and overpriced. There are locals hustling you along the beach as soon as you step off the resort, so it was not possible to have a peaceful beach walk.

    Reviewed December 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alexander from Sweden
    Couple
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2019

    Lovely”

    Great choice for hotel. Rooms very clean, lovely balcony. Pool area great. Staff super friendly. Beach marvelous and hardly any people. Hotel never felt crowded at all. 10/10, would recommend to all!

    Reviewed November 20, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Ruth from Israel
    Couple
    Economy Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Great staff, disappointing facilities ”

    We booked the hotel for 7 nights and unfortunately checked out after 3. The good things: the staff! Everyone is very helpful and always welcoming, especially Theresa, the reservations manager who was very helpful and understanding of our issues. The beach is very relaxing. The room is well-cleaned. However, I would say it is not a 4-star hotel and the cost doesn't match the value. The location is in the middle of the village, and everything that happens there is heard. There is no air conditioning in the room and the fans are not enough. The doors are not sealed, therefore bugs come in through the cracks. We had no hot water pressure in the shower. It is important to know that you cannot brush your teeth with the water in the sink (we were given 2 water bottles every morning. We moved to a different hotel in the area, so we know it is not the case for all hotels). There were wifi issues. Breakfast was insufficient and the dinner was pricy.

    Reviewed October 22, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Werner from China
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2017

    Exceptional”

    Sunshine hotel is a wonderful place to relax and quite. The staff and hotel rooms are top class that makes you feel you somewhere on a secluded island. Dinner might have more options available especially if you don't want to spend 14-18 doller every night. Regardless of this it was a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed July 05, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anirudh from India
    Couple
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    Excellent experience- Will visit again”

    The location is about an hour drive from the harbour. We got a complimentary upgrade to Honeymoon Suite which was extremely beautiful and offered a full view of the turquoise blue Matemwe beach from the bed. The place is a quiet, quaint, well kept secret. The managers there went the extra mile to ensure we were taken care of. The chef made vegetarian dishes specially for us. On early morning checkout, they packed us a breakfast at 5 AM in the morning. Felt loved and cared in this place. Must see.

    Reviewed June 21, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Karl-Johan from Sweden
    Couple
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

    Wonderfull”

    Nice location, wonderfull facilites with greate service

    We stayed at sunshine hotel for 3 nights and had a wnoderfull time just chilling by the pool and beach. The hotell has a greate location next to the beach (wich is much more nice here then the south of zanzibar) and two relaxed pool areas with a view over the beach.

    Reviewed March 12, 2014
    6.7
    Good
    Ruby from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

    Extremely disappointed!”

    Easy access to good diving, spacious rooms, friendly waiters

    The hotel was very pretty but unfortunately the management doesn't seem to have their act together. Despite their clearly long experience in the industry the managers seem to have become too comfortable in their positions. On two occasions breakfast was an hour late to start which was very inconvenient as many of us had diving trips booked. On the first such day we couldn't finish eating before we had to leave and on the second occasion we literally had to scream outside the managers room to wake him up to open the kitchen. The food was extremely limited especially for non fish eaters and as the hotel was relatively secluded we were forced to pay a lot for such dishes as chicken with French fries for dinner. The included breakfast was also limited and did not offer options like potatoes. The management did not offer compensation or options for our inconvenience and only apologized when confronted. One manager yelled at the staff abusively which made it very uncomfortable. Although they claim to spray for bugs we found numerous cockroaches in our bed which we did not have in another zanzibarian hotel.

    Reviewed February 16, 2014
    8.8
    Excellent
    nadia from France
    Family with teens
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2020

    Calme et détente ”

    Dépaysement total ! Nous avons passé un très bon moment en famille. Petit déjeuner copieux le restaurant propose une carte sympa (prix moyen 15$) Matemwe est un petit village où vous trouverez quelques gargotes où vous pourrez manger à des prix plus que raisonnables !

    Reviewed February 19, 2020
    4.0
    Anne from France
    Family with teens
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

    Hôtel 2 étoiles commercialisé comme 4!”

    Hôtel de petite catégorie qui est vendu pour le prix de 4 étoiles... Salle de bain vieille et mal entretenue, pas d’eau dans la douche, chambres vieillissantes, bref je ne recommande pas du tout cet hôtel. JE NE COMPRENDS PAS COMMENT CELA PEUT ÊTRE UN 4 *....

    Reviewed February 15, 2020
    6.8
    Good
    valerie from Belgium
    Couple
    Sea Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Good”

    Hôtel très chère mais bien.

    Reviewed November 20, 2019
    5.6
    Gabor from Germany
    Couple
    Honeymoon Suite with Private Pool
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2019

    Schöne Anlage, überzogene Preise, unehrliche Guestmanagerin.”

    Was uns gefallen hat: - Die Reinigung der Zimmer war einwandfrei. - Abendlicher Turndown Service - Anlage ist gepflegt und schön gestaltet Was uns nicht gefallen hat: - Größter Kritikpunkt ist, dass uns die Managerin anlog. Es sei kein Late-Checkout möglich, da am nächsten Tag Gäste sehr früh anreisen würden und wir sollen zwei mal das Zimmer am Abreisetag wechseln. Trotzdem konnten wir unser Zimmer für einen weiteren Tag bei booking.com buchen und somit dann doch erst gegen Abend auschecken. Da fühlt man sich etwas abgezockt. - Frühstück war bis auf die frischen Früchte sehr bescheiden. Zumal wir in vielen Fällen nicht das bekamen was wir bestellt hatten oder alles auf einem Teller. - Die Preise im Restaurant für Speisen am Abend und Getränken sind überzogen, deshalb sind wir dann auch zumeist auf das Nachbarhotel ausgewichen. Hier fanden wir die Preise angemessen und das Essen lecker. - Strom und Internetausfall dauerte zum Teil den ganzen Tag

    Reviewed December 14, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Klaus from Germany
    Couple
    Superior Room Queen
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2019

    Sehr schön, gute Atmosphäre”

    Restaurant etwas zu teuer

    Reviewed January 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    SHIRO from Japan
    Couple
    Sea Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    最高のバルコニー”

    空港から1時間強と少し遠いですが、ホテルとしてはとてもいいです。たまたま最もいいビューの部屋の1つだったので、目の前にプールと海が広がり、広々としたバルコニーでコーヒーを飲みながら見た朝焼けとサンセットは特別な時間でした。

    Reviewed September 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    EKATERINA from Russia
    Couple
    Honeymoon Suite with Private Pool
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

    Рай”

    Это тихий уютный кусочек Занзибара для тех кто устал от шума, московских пробок, людей. В отеле очень красивая зелёная ухоженная территория. Супер продуманные и комфортные номера (мне удалось пожить в Honeymoon Suite with Private Pool и в номере superior). Очень чисто. Ресторан с маленькими выбором блюд по меню, но все очень вкусно и с шикарной подачей. Не верьте тем кто пишет, что океана тут нет! Нужно просто посмотреть расписание приливов и отливов и ваша жизнь будет Акуна Матата! Во время отлива можно загорать, спать, гулять, пить коктели, наслаждаться шикарными видами и тишиной. Когда прилив то это самый красивый океан из всег северных пляжей. Песок белоснежный, вода теплая (не менее 27 градусов) и прозрачная. В отеле есть свои бесплатные лежаки, зонтики, пляжные полотенца. Шикарный бассейн Инфинити. Это бутик отель всего несколько номеров. Но главная фишка этого отеля - его персонал! Вас уже на входе встретят с улыбкой, с холодными полотенцами и освежающим напитком. Женщина на рецепции прекрасно говорит по английски, пока вы будете максимум 10 мин ждать заселения эта красавица родом из Кении окружит вас своей заботой и вниманием, но не навязчиво, все садовники и уборщики номеров гостеприимны, дружелюбны, никогда не просят взамен своей работы ничего, кроме слова Jambo и улыбки. Шеф повар ресторана удивит вас не меньше, чем повара лучших ресторанов мира(я знаю о чем говорю, много где побывала), официанты в ресторане - очень напоминают мне итальянских профи своего дела. Они никогда не оставят вас без внимания, если вам это нужно и вовремя удалятся, если вы хотите покоя. Они посоветуют вам и расскажут на чистом английском языке что у них и как. Прекрасная винная карта! Рядом с отелем есть ещё пара кафе, в которых тоже вкусно. Рядом с отелем в 25 мин на лодке кораловый остров Мнемба. Обязателен к посещению! Огромное спасибо этому замечательному отелю за гостеприимство, релакс и кайф на все 4 дня, что мы там были!

    Reviewed November 28, 2019
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