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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Matemwe | Zanzibar, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Muscat, Oman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Newport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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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*
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