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netherlands
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I loved everything about this place. It is really a little paradise in Africa. The lovely gardens, nice rooms, good restaurant. I could not think of anything for improvement. It just was perfect! Or maybe the chairs in the dining area. Although they have a lovely African style, they are rather heavy to move. But this is just a minor...

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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...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is the perfect spot to enjoy quietness of the island and, if you want, plan some daily excursion or snorkelling, kite surfing etc. Very well located and simply stunningly beautiful, everything looks even better then in pictures! Rooms are very big and comfortable, with super cute decorations from the local hand craft market but all facilities like fridge...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Villa Kiva for 9 nights in March. Beautiful gardens, warm pools, superb rooms and quiet beach. They also have really nice staff even though service can be little bit slow but it doens't matter when you are on holiday. Only minus was the food. We did book half board and it was not good. There is no taste in...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here for 4 nights, rooms were of a good spec commensurate with price. Food was good and very well priced. Pleant staff, really enjoyed having food or a beer in the evening on the front sofas overlooking the sea. I would recommend the higher grade rooms as they are totally worth the money It is worth noting that Matemwe...

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Villa Kiva resort Zanzibar: great location, great food, very clean,management very helpful and professional, staff always nice and gentle, small but with 2 swimming pools, confortabile sunbeds, just in front of the beach, having breakfast lunch and dinner with that view is just amazing. Connected with ocean diver for diving that are also doing a great job, always make you...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great hotel; perfect service; beautiful rooms and kind staff! Perfect to relax after a safari! Owners are Italian and serve great food! Two quiet swimming pools. Best place we stayed while on Zanzibar

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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stayed for seven nights and loved every moment of our stay. Beautiful gardens, clean rooms, spacious bathrooms, fantastic common area, always smiling and helpful staff, the Italian owner always present and keeping an eye that all works perfectly. A small intimate hotel-resort, very good value for money. The location is excellent and you can swim any time regardless of...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $130 - $331 (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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“Rooms close to the entrance to the resort can be a bit noisy.”
enthusiast1955, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you require a sea view, request it upon booking”
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“Beach front villa, Villa #1”
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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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