• Boutique Hotel
  • 6 Suites
  • Kids Welcome
  • Spa Services
  • Offsite Dive Facilities

Special Offers

Free Nights

Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6

Early Bird Offer

Book 6 months or more in advance and get an ADDITIONAL 15% discount

Last Minute Deal

Book 2 weeks or less before arrival and get an ADDITIONAL10% discount.

Offers not valid in the festive season
Offers not combineable

Boutique Hotel Matlai consists of 2 unique and extraordinary beach villas in Michamwi, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar. Spoil yourself under tropical palm trees and enjoy peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of modern life…

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!

Boutique Hotel Matlai consists of 2 separate beach villas, which offer a total of 6 private en-suite bedrooms (which can be booked separately).

Asili House

Asili House is a large villa directly on the beach, and offers 4 luxury rooms, all individually designed and decorated with furniture made by local craftsmen. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and wonderfully romantic bath tubs.

Asili House features:

  • 4 themed sea-view bedrooms, on two storeys
  • sea facing terraces with sun loungers and dining table
  • private infinity pool
  • lounge, guest library, huge dining table, fridge, tea and coffee bar

A tropical garden surrounds the house and merges into the spacious lounge and dining area. The palm-shaped pool invites you to relax and enjoy expansive views of the turquoise Indian Ocean in all its splendour!

Water, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included, and a TV and DVD player is available on request.

Asili House is perfect for families or a group of friends, providing luxury beach accommodation within a stone’s throw from the beach.

Villa Kidosho

Villa Kidosho also lies directly on the beach, with a size of around 200 sq.

Villa Kidosho features:

  • 2 suites with fantastic sea views
  • sea-facing private terraces with sun loungers and dining tables
  • private infinity pool with jacuzzi jets
  • huge lounge with elevated sitting area, coffee bar, guest library, dining table and terrace with direct access to the pool

Both suites offer: kingsize bed, fans, air condition, desk, sitting area, mini bar, safe, mosquito net, huge private terrace.

The bathrooms have a fantastic sea view and are equipped with double sink, double shower, bath tub, make-up table and separate toilet.
The high level of privacy makes Villa Kidosho perfect for honeymooners, families or friends.

Both villas offer the following amenities:

Hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, beach bags, beach towels, mobile phone, TV & dvd player on request, fridge and water dispenser in the lounge.

Services Include

  • Half-board (including breakfast & 3-course-dinner)
  • Menu of your choice, to be agreed with chef
  • Flexible dinner times between 7.00 am and 11 pm
  • Water, soft drinks, tea, coffee
  • Free access to all hotel facilities
  • Butler Service
  • WI-FI
  • 24 hour German/English-speaking management
  • All taxes and levies

Bar & Restaurant

The Matlai ZanziBar Bar & Restaurant is located directly on one of the nicest beaches in 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 choice of national and international dishes, a variety of wines, ice cold beers, exotic tropical cocktails and much more. Let the evening fade away by candle-light – with sand under your feet and the twinkling starry sky above you!

Boutique Hotel Matlai’s excellent chef will spoil you with traditional Swahili cuisine, freshly caught seafood – or with any special meals served at a time that suits you. A personal butler will always be at your disposal.

Activities

There is an offshore sand bar with white sand and an excellent snorkelling area directly opposite the hotel.

A variety of activities, such as volleyball, boules and cross-golf, are offered by Boutique Hotel Matlai. You are also invited to enjoy the open-air-cinema or enjoy a book at the library (there is a good selection of books in German and English).

Various other tours to attractions around the island can also be arranged.

Spa Services

Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage!

Boutique Hotel Matlai’s professional masseuse offers:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Aroma Therapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Oriental Foot Massage
  • Facial Treatments, and more!

The People

Boutique Hotel Matlai is personally managed by the owner, Inge Becker-Boost, and her son Tim Hennig. Tim is a certified hotel expert and has a university degree in tourism and event management. The other members of their team are chosen and trained carefully, not only for professional competence, but also in accordance with their team philosophy.

As a family business, Boutique Hotel Matlai takes great care to pamper their guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere and to make their stay an unforgettable vacation.

Both construction and furnishings, as well as the care of their guests, are guided by individualism and careful attention to detail.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

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Boutique Hotel Matlai

Special Offers @ Boutique Hotel Matlai

Free Nights

Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6

Early Bird Offer

Book 6 months or more in advance and get an ADDITIONAL 15% discount!

Last Minute Deal

Book 2 weeks or less before arrival and get an ADDITIONAL10% discount!

No offers are valid in the festive season
No offers are combineable

Further Notes

Boutique Hotel Matlai is a real family business and an intimate beach lodge.

The design is beautiful and the lodge is at a stunning part of the beach. Everything here is about personal service and feeling at home.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

Boutique Hotel Matlai

East Coast, Zanzibar

Rates from US$ 176 pp/pn

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 6 Suites
  • Kids Welcome
  • Spa Services
  • Offsite Dive Facilities

Rates

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(per person sharing)

Low season from US$176
High season from US$220
Peak season from US$246

Rate Includes
Half-board (including breakfast & 3-course-dinner), water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, butler service, Wi-Fi, hotel facilities, all taxes

Children
Kids under 12 are only accepted when a villa is booked exclusively

Seasons

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Low
15 March – 15 June
16 October – 20 December

High
4 January – 14 March
16 June – 15 October

Festive
21 December – 3 January

Special Offers

Free Nights

Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6

Early Bird Offer

Book 6 months or more in advance and get an ADDITIONAL 15% discount!

Last Minute Deal

Book 2 weeks or less before arrival and get an ADDITIONAL10% discount.

Offers not valid in the festive season
Offers not combineable

Boutique Hotel Matlai consists of 2 unique and extraordinary beach villas in Michamwi, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar. Spoil yourself under tropical palm trees and enjoy peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of modern life…

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!

Asili House

Tap to read.

Asili House is a large villa directly on the beach, and offers four luxury rooms, all individually designed and decorated with furniture made by local craftsmen. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and wonderfully romantic bath tubs.

Asili House features:

  • four themed sea-view bedrooms, on two storeys
  • sea facing terraces with sun loungers and dining table
  • private infinity pool
  • lounge, guest library, huge dining table, fridge, tea and coffee bar

A tropical garden surrounds the house and merges into the spacious lounge and dining area. The palm-shaped pool invites you to relax and enjoy expansive views of the turquoise Indian Ocean in all its splendour!

Water, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included, and a TV and DVD player is available on request.

Asili House is perfect for families or a group of friends, providing luxury beach accommodation within a stone’s throw from the beach.

Villa Kidosho

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Villa Kidosho also lies directly on the beach, with a size of around 200 sq.

Villa Kidosho features:

  • 2 suites with fantastic sea views
  • sea-facing private terraces with sun loungers and dining tables
  • private infinity pool with jacuzzi jets
  • huge lounge with elevated sitting area, coffee bar, guest library, dining table and terrace with direct access to the pool

Both suites offer: kingsize bed, fans, air condition, desk, sitting area, mini bar, safe, mosquito net, huge private terrace.

The bathrooms have a fantastic sea view and are equipped with double sink, double shower, bath tub, make-up table and separate toilet.
The high level of privacy makes Villa Kidosho perfect for honeymooners, families or friends.

Both villas offer the following amenities:

Hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, beach bags, beach towels, mobile phone, TV & dvd player on request, fridge and water dispenser in the lounge.

Services Include

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  • Half-board (including breakfast & 3-course-dinner)
  • Menu of your choice, to be agreed with chef
  • Flexible dinner times between 7.00 am and 11 pm
  • Water, soft drinks, tea, coffee
  • Free access to all hotel facilities
  • Butler Service
  • WI-FI
  • 24 hour German/English-speaking management
  • All taxes and levies

Bar & Restaurant

Tap to read.

The Matlai ZanziBar Bar & Restaurant is located directly on one of the nicest beaches in 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 choice of national and international dishes, a variety of wines, ice cold beers, exotic tropical cocktails and much more. Let the evening fade away by candle-light – with sand under your feet and the twinkling starry sky above you!

Matlai Hotel’s excellent chef will spoil you with traditional Swahili cuisine, freshly caught seafood – or with any special meals served at a time that suits you. A personal butler will always be at your disposal.

Activities

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There is an offshore sand bar with white sand and an excellent snorkelling area directly opposite the hotel.

A variety of activities, such as volleyball, boules and cross-golf, are offered by the hotel. You are also invited to enjoy the open-air-cinema or enjoy a book at the library (there is a good selection of books in German and English).

Various other tours to attractions around the island can also be arranged.

Spa Services

Tap to read.

Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage!

Matlai Hotel’s professional masseuse offers:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Aroma Therapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Oriental Foot Massage
  • Facial Treatments, and more!

The People

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Boutique Hotel Matlai is personally managed by the owner, Inge Becker-Boost, and her son Tim Hennig. Tim is a certified hotel expert and has a university degree in tourism and event management. The other members of their team are chosen and trained carefully, not only for professional competence, but also in accordance with their team philosophy.

As a family business, Boutique Hotel Matlai takes great care to pamper their guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere and to make their stay an unforgettable vacation.

Both construction and furnishings, as well as the care of their guests, are guided by individualism and careful attention to detail.

Further Notes

Tap to read.

Boutique Hotel Matlai is a real family business and an intimate beach lodge.

The design is beautiful and the lodge is at a stunning part of the beach. Everything here is about personal service and feeling at home.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

Boutique Hotel Matlai