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Offering free bike rental, 2 outdoor pools and a lush garden, Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar is located on Matemwe Beach. Diving, PADI courses and snorkelling to Mnemba Atoll are available.

Decorated in a minimalistic and eco-friendly style, each unit offers a private terrace or patio with garden or sea views. The private bathrooms contain a shower. Extras include a safety deposit box and a fan.

Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar boasts an à la carte restaurant next to the pools and overlooking the Indian Ocean, a bar and a lounge for refreshments and snacks.

Guests can explore the surroundings by bike or relax on the beach. Massages can be arranged for an additional surcharge. Staff at the hotel can help you organize activities such as diving and snorkelling on site or in the nearby area.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar has been welcoming guests since 11 Oct 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Halal



Spa and wellness centre



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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Matemwe Beach

    Matemwe Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    50 yards from property
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach

    8.7 Fabulous beach
    1.3 miles from property
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Kichwele Forest Reserve
    10.3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Matemwe Beach
    50 yards
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach
    1.3 miles
  • Muyuni Beach
    4.6 miles
  • Kiwengwa Beach
    4.6 miles
Closest airports
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    25.3 miles
How to get to Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: African, Seafood, Local, International

Resort facilities of Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkelling Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool bar
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 - outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa facilities
  • Body treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Swahili

House rules Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


07:30 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar does not accept bank notes issued before 2006.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar

  • Guests staying at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar by:

    • Taxi 40min

  • Room options at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar include:

    • Suite
    • Triple

  • Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Massage
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Beachfront
    • Beauty Services
    • Beach
    • Horse riding
    • Walking tours
    • Body treatments
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spa facilities
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Private beach area
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage
    • Full body massage

  • Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar is 500 yards from the centre of Matemwe.