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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea urchins”(23 reviews)
“half board”(13 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Bar/Lounge
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
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4 Star Hotel
Villa Kiva is located 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...
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Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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25.6 miles to Kisauni Airport
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All reviewssea urchinshalf boardeither directionstone townboutique hotelmain buildingsea view roomlow tiderooms are greatcompared to other placesquiet placebeautiful gardendinner menuthe managerswelcome drinkswim in the oceanhot shower
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic paradise at Zanzibar with lovely food and very nice staff. The rooms where nice. Fantastic view from the morning and lunch restaurant and a very beautiful evening restaurant. We had half board which was real nice. The breakfast is 5-stars 😊Two nice pools.

Thank Bodil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

quite a bumpy ride to get to the hotel due to the recent rains. had the first of many "Zanzibar massages" on the way there. On arrival found a beautiful oasis. my daughter had booked me in that morning after a panicked cry for help...More

Thank Margygy4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a week with the family (3 teens) and our stay was very pleasant. Managers Kamila and Tazio were always helpful with local tips and all staff treated us wonderfully. Location at Matemwe beach is privileged and food / cocktails way above average. Some rooms...More

Thank Luis G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is going be a long one.... My first time to Zanzibar and I had no hotel arrangements before landing!! I had briefly researched Zanzibar prior to my flight but this was a last minute trip so didn’t actually make any bookings. Upon landing...More

Thank gypsyatheart7777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous hotel with a lovely garden with 2 pools, beautiful beach front and great views. Very pretty and comfortable rooms. The free buffet breakfast is varied and delicious. Food from the lunch/dinner menu is also great and prices are very reasonable. All staff members were...More

Thank Jana H
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Villa Kiva is located 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 ...More is still possible to share and live the local life, walking through a local fish market and having a relaxing time on the beach. Just in front of Villa Kiva there is the atoll of Mnemba Island where it is possible to admire the amazing reef and colourful fish both snorkeling and scuba diving. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
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Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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danielahura
April 27, 2018|
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Response from Flemming P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's not a beach for svimming. The reef is far out so you have to walk 500 meter out from the beach (accessible at low tide only). And you need to use shoes because there is a lot og sea urchines. It's not suitable for... More
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zehra1991
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Tatyana54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the beach is quite nice and quiet, great for long walks. However it's no good for snorkeling (or swimming) because of the tides. At low tide the water is only ankle-deep and you can walk all the way to the wave line at... More
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March 8, 2017|
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