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Cambridge, England
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 6 fantastic days at Villa Kiva. The staff are great from management to waiters to bar staff. Everyone is happy to see you and happy to help with anything. The rooms are perfect, not overly luxurious but have everything you need in a lovely style. The hotel is quiet and peaceful, a great place to kick back and relax.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is amazing! we had a beautiful and relaxing 10 day stay at Villa Kiva. The room with seaview is really nice and at high-tide you hear the waves. The restaurant is great and the half-board choice is good. And I am a picky eater! :) they have two pools with sunbeds in the garden and one private beach,... More 

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2 Thank AndreeaCPopa
Utrecht
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed our first 3 nights at Villa Kiva and had a real nice time. Tazio and his wife were very welcoming, helpfull and always in for a chat. Food and rooms were very comfortable and nicely decorated and the 2 pools very nice at low-tide. We did some scuba diving at the Mnemba Atol through the dive centre One... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights at Villa Kiva and everything was perfect. We were very nicely welcomed with a drink from the staff and the owners. Our room was in the garden area, very spacious and with a big safe and space to leave the luggage out of the way. The setting of this small hotel with two pools, a well... More 

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2 Thank vic0538
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ocean view room, and the bedding was very firm and comfortable. The staff was very attentive to our needs, and made sure we were always well provided for. We chose a full-board option, and the menu selection was excellent. There was a selection of local and international cuisine, as well as fresh fish and seafood of good... More 

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2 Thank James Francis D
Langley City, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little resort is fabulous. The food at the restaurant and setting is great, as well, the staff are friendly and go out of their way to welcome you. The service is great, the accommodations are clean and spacious. Wonderfully clean. The ocean view and beachfront is second to none. I can't say enough. There were ten of us in... More 

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1 Thank JGun54
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this lovely boutique hotel in Matemwe in October with 2 couples, mainly for diving Mnemba Atoll (Dive school Scuba Fish, 20 minute stroll along the beach from the hotel). The rooms are spacious and convenient and the hotel is situated right on the beach. However the sea has strong tides, so its not very attractive for swimming.... More 

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1 Thank Nynke H
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous facilities, super friendly staff and a chilled out atmosphere. Rooms were clean with great view of the lagoon and lots of lovely outdoor and dining/bar areas to relax in. Room had good air con, hot shower and mosquito nets (not that they were needed). Lots of variety on the menu and all was tasty. Great massage service as well.

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

Dear Trina K Thanks for the time dedicated to Villa Kiva with this nice words. It gives us great price knowing that you enjoy your stay here with us in Matemwe and that our Hotel meet your needs . We are looking forward to welcome you avian here in Zanzibar. Warm regards Tazio Bercelli More 

White Rock, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our ocean view room and it was a great place to unwind after a busy safari. The area is really quiet and after doing an afternoon trip into Nungwi we were glad we chose this area. The staff were always happy and helpful.

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

Dear nconick Thank you for your visit and for this lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you in Villa Kiva ad we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel. I will share with the time your nice words and i can guarantee you they will be delighted. Looking forward to have you again... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on a beautiful beach. Sunchairs / loungers with a magnificent view Comfortable / quite luxurious rooms Good breakfast Activities available (snorkelling etc) Two swimming pools Helpful staff Welcome drink

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

Dear sjm260 Thanks for this nice review, It has been a pleasure having you with us in Villa Kiva and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in the beautifull Matemwe. Looking forward to welcome you again Warm regards Tazio Bercelli More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • 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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $118 - $372 (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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“we had the last seaview (room 9, the last one, where the beach starts) and it was amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles AndreeaCPopa, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms have great views on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles vic0538, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles JGun54, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the sea view rooms, with the sun beds righ in front of us!”
 of 5 bubbles 685nynked, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“loved the ground floor sea view room”
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 of 5 bubbles 834trinak, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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