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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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brandycat87
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Kiva is in a more remote part of Zanzibar so if you want quiet it is perfect but if you want activities and parties don't stay here as its a taxi ride to most places, which would add up really quick cost-wise. Our room was only a garden room but it was nestled in the back to the side... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

we booked with travel republic to go to Zanzibar in September. that was on a Friday 3 weeks ago, on the Monday the hotel e mailed me direct, to say that they would not honour the booking, I asked why they said that they had a dispute with travel republic, I said that I had paid up front for flights,... More

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

Hi Dave, good morning, your big problem was only with Travel Republic. You made a contract with them not with us and if they mistaken it's not our fault. We soon contacted Travel Republic for your problem and it was to them to resolve it, especially because you bought 13 days a very low price, too low, 13 days Half... More

Iisalmi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent perfect honey moon days in Villa Kiva with our family, relatives and friends. We were together 15 persons from Finland. It was low season and beach was quiet and felt like paradise. Food was good, staff was helpfull and Gabriella, the head of the staff, was helping us so many ways. For example she arranged a bus transfer... More

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wonderful hotel on the beautiful beach at Matemwe. The rooms are fantastic and the food is very good. Lot's of nice little touches around the hotel which opens onto the beach. Gabriella and her staff do a great job to make you feel very welcome and comfortable. Will definitely return!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ah, paradise. We stayed here for almost one week to relax and dive at Matemwe Island. Good food, and Gabriella will make sure you will get the right service. A tip: don't forget to bring an exiting book.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Villa Kiva is a boutique hotel, and as such attention is paid for even the smallest details. The rooms are beautifully decorated, extremely clean and very comfortable. The public areas lie within a flourishing garden and are very nice too. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the restaurant serves excellent food - both local and Italian.The Italian manager... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were the only guests when we stayed here for a few nights in December. It's not a bargain but the rooms are beautiful, the service is friendly and warm- and the location is great. We did some diving at the One Ocean dive center a five minute walk down the beach. We compared prices with other places in Matemwe-... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed at Villa Kiva Resort in September 2013 for 4 nights, which was enough time for us to unwind after a safari. The resort grounds and buildings were beautifully maintained and decorated. The resort is owned and operated by Italians and the resort reminded me of a beautiful Italian villa. We stayed in the Seaview suite which is in... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I really liked Villa Kiva very much. The double bungalows are perfect for families, the food is very very good (but breakfast is poor and strangely organized - there is always something lacking, no matter when you arrive). The beach is gorgeous and it is fascinating to see all the village activities going on at low tides. But: the water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

After 4 intense days of Safari in Kenya we went to relax to Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel in Zanzibar. We chose the perfect place. It is very quite, beautiful landscape, white sand and blue clear water. The food at the hotel is excellent, a mixture of italian food and african food. Delicioussss!!! The staff were very friendly, always smiling. Gabriella,... More

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Address: Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
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Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant 3*
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Villa Kiva is 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. Not far from Matemwe Beach is the Mnemba Atoll where it is possible to have amazing sea baths in deep blue water. ... more   less 
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