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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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Paris, France
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed only for one night but truly enjoyed our time at this place. We stayed at a room facing the ocean. The room was very spacious, very clean, and well decorated. The toilet and bathroom was also very clean and spacious. It also has a spacious veranda facing the ocean. The beach in front of the property is beautiful.... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cottage was very nice; the rooms were lovely and we were greeted with a bed covered in flower-petals! The main lodge had a lovely verandah with tea and cake available, which was a nice touch. However, Manager/owner did smoke on the verandah amongst guests, which some may find a bit irritating. Food was solid but not spectacular and the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great location- beautiful, white sandy beach with natural pool right out front of the hotel. The grounds were very nice and well maintained. The room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Food was pretty good although fairly pricey when there's a good place down the beach (turn left when leaving hotel to the beach, called Seles Bungalows) that offers a variety... More 

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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in Sept. This hotel is on a very low key beach, yet is very easy to organize activities. The property is quiet and charming. Food is good, better than many larger lodges. Dinner is always served with several kinds of freshly baked bread. Local fish dishes are delicious. We had very tasty seafood risotto... More 

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surrey
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a brilliant place to relax and take in the beauty. The room was spotless, and cleaned daily. We had room 5, in the main building. Lovely. The African staff were amazing and extremely courteous, friendly and always available to help out. They made our stay very enjoyable. The food was lovely, especially if you like seafood, which sadly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Friendly place, nice food and easy access from Stone Town. Swimming in the sea only at high tide. Difficult access to dive sites as boat trip only possible with high tide and bus trip back is long on rough roads. Awful diving with nearby One Ocean that organises diving for the masses. Worse dive of our lives, 40 min hovering... More 

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brandycat87
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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Newport, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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