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Zanzibar - East Coast - North

The Sunshine Hotel is a 16 room, beach hotel, located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar.

  • From: $75 pp Bed and Breakfast.
  • From: £48 pp Bed and Breakfast.
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Sunshine Hotel is a comfotable, stylish and eco-friendly resort. It has been considerately designed by professional architects to create a unique chill-out ambiance that will make you feel happy and relaxed as soon as you arrive. Set right on an unspoiled powder white sand beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect getaway from every-day life.

the beach at Sunshine Hotel in Zanzibar


At the Sunshine Hotel there are 16 rooms:
  • 12 Sea View Suites
  • 1 Honeymoon Suite
  • 1 Blue Breeze Suite
  • 1 Garden Retreat Apartment
  • 1 Garden View Room

In every room you will find a comfortable double/twin bed with large mosquito net, private bathroom with shower and toilet, electric fans fitted to the beds, safe deposit box, stone bench covered with cushions, wooden wardrobe, cool ambient lights and a spacious balcony or veranda (except garden rooms).

Sunshine Suites are located in 3 two story blocks named Clove, Cinnamon & Coconut which are all surrounded by beautifully designed gardens that bring the beach into the hotel grounds. All sunshine suites have a balcony or veranda although sea views are limited depending on which room you book.

The Honeymoon Suite is the most luxurious room and is located at the front of the hotel away from the Sunshine suites for extra privacy. With direct beach access, its own garden, beach banda and a jacuzzi.

Above the Honeymoon Suite (in the same building) we have the Blue Breeze Suite. It's equal in size but instead of a private garden, it has a spacious terrace with very comfortable sun beds and fantastic view of the Ocean. It also has unique furniture made of 300 year old wood.

Garden rooms are located at the back, but are nicely designed and very comfortable, excellent for those on tighter budget.

Please note that air conditioning is not in the rooms as standard. The hotel is eco-friendly and was specially designed to use the ocean breeze to cool down the rooms (like the sultan's palaces in the old times). On request (and at extra cost) Sunshine Hotel can provide mobile AC unit in some of the rooms.

pool at Sunshine Hotel in Zanzibar

Our opinion

Sunshine is a well designed and maintained hotel that offers simple but homely rooms and good views of Mnemba Island. The attention to detail is evident in everything here from the way the place is designed with beautiful gardens and public spaces, to the quality of the food which is fresh, and unpretentious. The homemade chips, fruit jams and the freshly caught sea food are all great and you can find some wonderful fair trade items in the boutique shop at reception which also has reef shoes to borrow.

Sunshine is the perfect place to stay for those who want to relax and get away from it all in a friendly and cosy environment, is a great place from which to explore Matemwe and sets the standard for hotels in this price range.

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