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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Villa Kiva was exactly what we were expecting - not super luxury, but a nice clean and well run small hotel, in the quiet area of Matemwe. We were travelling with friends, and were given rooms next door to each other that shared a terrace which was really nice. The pools are both small, but clean, and between them they...

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Tazio B, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gemma_1million Thank you very much for this nice review and for your visit. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the valuable information you shared with all the users. Sorry for the inconvenience with the mattress that you found hard (true, most of african mattress are very hard) but I'm happy...

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our first meet with Villa Kiva was Tazio and Kamila welcoming us with a cold towel and a welcome drink. It felt like we arrived in paradise. The hotel is located a bit isolated on the matamwe beach. Be aware that the tide makes it impossible to go for a swim or to cool down in the water most hours....

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

First thing I didn't like was the fact that nobody told us about the 5% extra charge for paying with the credit card. Their explanation was that it is a bank commission. But it didn't say anywhere about this. And usually the bank's commission is charge separate. This 5% was basically added to my room fee . So on the...

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VillaKiva, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Burvil Thanks for your review and for your visit to villa kiva. We are happy to know that you liked our resort with our two pools and our open view to the Indian ocean. As you said, the area of matemwe is extremely quite and this is what is know for, relax and unwind. The island of menmba, as...

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Cold towels and welcome drink on arrival, what u see on the pics is what u get, staff friendly and unintrusive, turndown service w mosquito spraying every evening, free wifi around the place, heavenly massage, super clean and well kept, locally produced bathroom amenities worth to purchase in the town...the list goes on. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Buyoy Thank you very much for the nice word and for the time dedicated to villa kiva. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest and we are happy to read that you fully enjoyed our hotel and services. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Warm regards Tazio Bercelli

Cambridge, England
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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....

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

Dear tensorlegends Thanks for your visit and for this review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our Boutique hotel, the service of our staff and the kitchen all in the relaxed atmosphere on Matemwe. Indeed thanks for sharing your experience with all the users. We are looking forward to welcome you again here in Villa Kiva Best...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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,...

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

Dear AndreeaCPopa Thanks the time dedicated to villa kiva with this review. We are very pleased to read that you had a good stay with us and enjoyed our cuisine. We will love to welcome you again if you will decide to came back in Zanzibar Warm regards Tazio Bercelli

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • 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
  • 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: $107 - $346 (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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