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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

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Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Bialystok, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If You need to relax and rest in peace, Villa Kiva is the best place! Gabriela is the best manager and very hospitalable host. Rooms in bungalows are just perfect, and just a few steps from the beach. The restaurant with amazing manu. Everything tastes great! I would like to be back as soon as possible. One of my best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Comfortable boutique hotel on the beach on Zanzibar. It was a good place to relax and unwinde after enjoying a week of photo safari on the mainland. We appreciated having air conditioning as it was very hot and humid on the island. The room was spacious and very functional for our stay. Beautiful sandy beach, however not very swimmer friendly... More 

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