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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 Reviewed February 27, 2014
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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Lisboa
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4 hotel reviews
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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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Very relaxing, beautiful and quiet place. Very comfortable bungalows. Gabriella and her staff were very friendly and attentive. We especially appreciated Gabriella's assistance in arranging for a car and driver to take us on daytrips around the island. Villa Kiva is conveniently located near Nungwi and Mnemba Island. We enjoyed our stay so much that we didn't want to leave.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were staying down the beach at Sunshine B&B (nice place) and came here for lunch. Lunch was great-amazing views and good food. Kids enjoyed the cheese pizza and we had red beans with coconut milk with chapati bread -fantastic! Honestly one of the best things I have eaten in this 3 week trip!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of days in January in the Africa room. Only positive things to say..the dinners were just great - we just couldn´t stop eating. The pasta if perfectly made! Just located on the beach we spend several hours just sunbathing. Low tide during the day but we did go to the little "pool" in the... More

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Tel Aviv
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

By far our best stop on the trip. We stayed here for 3 nights and kept reminiscing about this place after. We arranged a free pickup from Stone Town which lasted about 30 minutes. Upon arrival, we received lovely fruit cocktails and a fresh towel. The whole place is relatively new so all amenities are in excellent shape. Gabriella, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We didn't visit Villa Kiva on our first trip to Zanzibar a couple of months ago, but having eaten there several times on our return visit last week, we're wishing we had! The restaurant has an excellent menu with a wide choice of options - including many vegetarian dishes (a rarity in Matemwe). The prices are good compared to other... More

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Also Known As:
Villa Kiva Resort And Restaurant Matemwe, Zanzibar
Address: Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Matemwe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Matemwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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