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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic little resort With a nice and a friendly staff, Best value for our money.facilities and Nature is excellent in This part of Zanzibar and it is easy to come on exciting Tours As snorkling, boat trips from the beach and a visit to Stonetown from the resort is only An our in taxi away. Rooms is nicly decorated, good...

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Sausalito, California
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

4 nights at Villa Kiva wasn't enough....it was a slice of Heaven after our safari's...the place is so cozy, friendly, unassuming and not filled with tourists. The staff and the rooms were perfect, I appreciated the Italian sheets and towels and good pillows, and the AC...it was so clean and the food was great, no need to leave the property...

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Tazio B, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Melissa K Thank you so much for this lovely review and for your visit. It has been a pleasure having you here with us and we are happy that we were able to meet and exceed your expectation. All the team is working hard to ensure the best treatment and service as possible to you as to all our...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two nights at Villa Kiva and wished we had stayed longer. This was the best hotel we tried at Zanzibar. The standard is very high compared to other hotels and the atmosphere is amazing. Step into the door and you are relaxed, comfortable and just happy. Friendly staff, excellent rooms and very nice sunbed-area. Not a typical...

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Korsberga, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a place to go for rest not for partying. Which is what we where looking for. Staff was great and friendly and the location is absolutely perfect. The food could be a touch better, but it was ok.The rooms and the rest of the facility are great if you are looking for a small hotel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

After staying at numerous hotels along the north west and east coast of Zanzibar, we would say that Villa Kiva is the best ! Great value for our money. Excellent staff, facilities, food and ambiance. We had a superb sea view from our balcony (room 15) and we could hardly drag ourselves away from it. The beach was very quiet...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 6 nights in a garden view room at this boutique hotel and the experience was simply fantastic. I could have stayed another 6 more. The location is great for relaxing (this is not your place if you're looking for a vibrant nightlife). The place is right in front of the beach. The rooms and facilities are clean, nice,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the place through the dive company I knew, One Ocean...and when we arrived....well we had no words to describe what we found. It was the closest to paradise I've ever been - the place is beautiful and the beach is breathtakingly beautiful. We will be back. LOVED Villa Kiva - the food, the people, the location and the place...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Villa Kiva was amazing, not only were the staff and management very professional and friendly but they went out of their way to cater for our every need. We stayed at 6 properties while on Zanzibar island, some basic and some 5 star. Villa Kiva was the only resort to offer Fresh Brewed coffee! I'm not a...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Zanzibar, I was apprehensive about the place/island itself. After countless back and forth compare check with various online platforms finally I decided that we should go with Villa Kiva. As it turns out I was right! Zanzibar beach, of the area which we stayed in - Matemwe, is a great white sand beach that stretches for as...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great 4 day stay here in February on half board deal. The villa is about one hour from the airport and $35 should be price to pay, less if you can haggle well! Upon arrival we were met by the owners tazio and kamila plus nice welcome drink. We opted for a seaview villa and was nice...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Kiva is located on the long and white sandy beach of Matemwe on the north east coast of Zanzibar. Matemwe is well known for the absence of big resorts and mass tourism. It is a part of the island where it is still possible to share and live the local life, walking through a local fish market and having a relaxing time on the beach. Just in front of Villa Kiva there is the atoll of Mnemba Island where it is possible to admire the amazing reef and colourful fish both snorkeling and scuba diving. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Address: Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $116 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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“If you require a sea view, request it upon booking”
 of 5 bubbles MairtinMor, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“Choose a room with see view; you will have the view on the garden and the see. ideally the ones at 1st floor have a nicer view.”
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