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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via 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 16 February 2017 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 15 February 2017

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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Kerry
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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 11 February 2017 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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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our favorit spot at Villa Kiva was defintely the restaurant/lounge area overlooking the sea. I could sit there for hours. The staff were wonderful and accomodating! The room however was really humid and smelled a little funky. Otherwise good size on the room. If you decide to take a swim or explore the sea during low tide, be aware of...

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1Thank Nora Amel K
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Hotel/lodge is situated on the white beach of Matemwe, Zanzibar. It offers very nice and comfortable rooms in buildings of two units, most of them (but not all) having direct view to the see. The "blue" lagoon is just in front of you and snorkelling may be organised in a nearby area. If the level of see is low,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed at Villa Kiva for three nights in January 2017 and we had a magical time there. It is truly relaxing with a stunning location, views (and sounds) of the beach, two swimming pools, sun chairs, hammocks, beanbags, couches, everything you could wish for. We swam at the beach when it was high tide, we walked out to the...

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1Thank Anna R
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Wonderful resort, good meals provided and great atmosphere. Very easy to pick an excursion from the very hotel by boat, or by car. Quiet silent clean. The team is fantastic and you'll feel like home. Not easy to swim in matemwe but perfect to snorkel or dive given the reef and the very close mnemba island. Everything you want is...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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 )
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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: $120 - $284 (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.”
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“If you require a sea view, request it upon booking”
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“Beach front villa, Villa #1”
 of 5 bubbles OneFishonaHook, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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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