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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

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Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is just what we needed for the vacation a relaxing boutique hotel where the people are there just to serve you and make your experience memorable!!! Amazing sandy beach where you can walk all you need and see the outstanding lunatic high and low tides ! The full moon period had a fantastic reflection at night on the ocean.... More 

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

rather comfortable and generous place to stay. Quiet and "akunama matata"! large property, two swimming pools, large and small rooms but all of them are comfortable, well furnished. soom of the rooms have a very nice balcony to stay on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Villa Kiva is the best place to stay at for snorkeling and diving at Mnemba Island/Atoll. It is a phenomenal hotel. The staff and the managers are extremely friendly and helpful. They will coordinate any desired trips on Zanzibar, even a boat picking you up immediately in front of the hotel to take you to the best snorkeling/diving spots around... More 

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

Dear Robert Thanks for the nice review. We are all very happy to hear that you Aukje had a good time in our resort. All our staff remember you with a smile! Best regards Tazio Bercelli More 

Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

From the villa itself, to the breathtaking beach right outside, to the lovely rooms and wonderful staff, we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our room was amazing, the food was simply wonderful and we barely had to step foot outside the villa as everything was so perfect. It was our honeymoon and we quickly made friends with the owners... More 

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

Dear Yvonne We are very happy you choose Villa Kiva for your Honey Moon. We had great time during your stay with us, and we tank you a lot for the nice review that you gave us. I will share with the team your comments and I ensure you that they are going to be very happy abut them. Looking... More 

Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed for three nights at Villa Kiva in July, and despite the weather not being great we would have loved to stay for longer. The staff were extremely friendly, and the food was great on 2 of the three nights. The rooms was clean and beautifully furnished, the garden and pool lovely, and of course you're directly on the... More 

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

Dear WJR1990 Thanks for your nice review. It was a great pleasure to host you in Villa Kiva. I will share your review with our staff that will appreciate it a lot. Thanks for the comment about the consistency of the food. We do have more then one chef in the kitchen as they work on shifts, anyway the service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's not easy to find the right words to describe such a great holiday spot, but it's definitely worth trying. Let's start by saying that everything in Villa Kiva was just perfect. From the location to the great decor, from the gentle service to the incredibly cozy room I got. The atmosphere is exactly was I was looking for...relax in... More 

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

Dear Tommaso P Thanks for choosing villa kiva as your holiday destination and for the time that you dedicated us to write this review. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guest and we are all extremely satisfied to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our resort and our kitchen. All our staff as great memory about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Three of us arrived on 17 July (Friday) late evening but was immediately greeted by the Resort's lovely owners. Not only have the staff accommodated our requests for an extra bed, they are extremely friendly too! Food was fantastic (made with good quality ingredients), and the eco-friendly environment adds up to a truly unique Zanzibarian experience. Highly recommended if you... More 

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

Dear Xander C It was a great pleasure to have you and your friends as guests in Villa Kiva. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the nice review. I will share it with all our team that i'm sure will appreciate it a lot. Hope to have you again as guest Tazio Bercelli More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We came to Villa Kiva with our 2 kids after a week safari at the main land. After visiting Zanzibar 16 years ago we were not sure how it will be looks like-but not lot has change. We very much like our stay and it all has to be with the wonderful hosts –Tazio and Camila and all the villa... More 

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

Dear buliHerzelia It was a great pleasure to have you and your lovely family as guests at Villa Kiva. I'm delighted to receive your review and i will share it with the rest of our team. We are all looking forward to welcoming you again in Villa Kiva. Always available for any further assistance. Best regards Tazio Bercelli General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed here for 2 weeks during the first half of our honeymoon and I can't speak highly enough of Villa Kiva! Everyone from the owners to the staff were amazing and the location is simply breathtaking. Nothing is a problem and the small touches go a long way; your bed being turned down at night, water being brought to your... More 

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

Dear Grazer81 It is such a pleasure to receive your review and thanks for the time that you dedicated to us doing that! We are very happy that you chose Villa Kiva for your Honey moon and that you enjoyed your stay at the resort. I will indeed share your review with out team who will strongly appreciate it In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had a great time here, a good bargain for all you were getting. The staff is very helpful and the beach at matemwe is amazing! We went snorkeling twice and saw dolphins! The restaurant is good for breakfast, less so for the other meals.

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

Dear uneedathneed Thanks a lot for the time you dedicated to us posting your kind review. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Kiva and the excursions that are possible to make nearby the resorts. I will share with the staff your nice words about them and i'm sure they will be delighted. I'm indeed... More 

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