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Utupoa Lodge, Sultani bedroom

4.90(50 reviews)SuperhostMatemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania
Private room in house hosted by Tim & Joyce
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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The ensuite Sultani bedroom has 2 separate Zanzibari beds that have been put together and echoes of an era of past Swahili grandeur. Although it is upstairs in Nyumba Safi, we always invite our guests to feel at home in both our houses.

The space
Nyumba Safi stands on the site where we first built a small two room hut to sleep in as we watched Nyumba Kubwa grow. Before our eldest daughter's wedding, which took place on the beach in front of Utupoa, we renovated the place to make space for the groom's family. We called it Nyumba Safi, which sort of translates to 'The Fancy House', because, well, in-laws. The name stuck, and we are now delighted to share the house with you. There is a self-contained kitchen and dining area, a place to chill out and drink tea on the first floor, and the Zanzibar equivalent of an attic or den upstairs, beneath a makuti thatched roof, where there is a TV, computer, a sound system, and Joyce's favourite round, red couch.
The ensuite Sultani bedroom has 2 separate Zanzibari beds that have been put together and echoes of an era of past Swahili grandeur. Although it is upstairs in Nyumba Safi, we always invite our guests to feel at home in both our houses.

The space
Nyumba Safi stands on the site where we first built a small two room hut to sleep in as we watched Nyumba Kubwa grow. Before our eldest daughter's wed…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 double beds

Amenities

TV
Cable TV
Wifi
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm
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Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

The most peaceful and dazzling beach on Zanzibar. On this side of the island, tidal variations determine what happens each day. They might limit your own swimming to the highs, but open up walks to the reef on the lows. We hope that your time with us on this beach, always conscious of the rustling of the East African Talls and the distant roar of the fringing reef, will tune out your worries of the world.
The most peaceful and dazzling beach on Zanzibar. On this side of the island, tidal variations determine what happens each day. They might limit your own swimming to the highs, but open up walks to the reef on…

Hosted by Tim & Joyce

Joined in October 2012
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Tim was a pilot in the Middle East when we first came to Zanzibar on a flight he was operating. It was 1992, before electricity, tarmac or cell phone networks. We fell in love with Matemwe and have made it our home. It is a home that we like sharing, and are very happy to welcome guests to experience the fantastic beach, food, hospitality and weather that Zanzibar has to offer.
Tim was a pilot in the Middle East when we first came to Zanzibar on a flight he was operating. It was 1992, before electricity, tarmac or cell phone networks. We fell in love with…
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As our guests at Utupoa, we invite you also to use our home as your own and, in particular, to join us for breakfast and any other meals, especially dinner at the famous round table. Joyce and I will be around to advise you about transport and tours and anything else you might need to know about the island.
As our guests at Utupoa, we invite you also to use our home as your own and, in particular, to join us for breakfast and any other meals, especially dinner at the famous round tabl…
Tim & Joyce is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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