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Tel Aviv District, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we are family of 5 (3 children,17,14,10). we had wonderful time at villa kiva. the hospitality, the support for our needs. everything was wonderful. it is a small quiet hotel, with professional service. the rooms are in very good condition. the food was very tasty. 2 nice small swimming pools that are enough for our use. the location was amazing.... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 8 days of safari, what a joy to come to rest in the hotel Villa Kiva. The owners and the staff are very friendly welcoming, the rooms are large with big bed (king size). The food is very good.The entire property is very clean and the beach is wonderful. There is a beautiful garden with two swimming pools. The... More 

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1 Thank Arnaud D
VillaKiva, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Arnaud D What a pleasure to read your words, we thank you for the time dedicated to us with this nice review. Thank you. It is great to hear that you liked our property, with our gardens and pools, the quality of the food and the attenction to details. Things that we all put alot of work in. I... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you look for relaxing vaction ,an excellent staff,comfterble conditions,helty and fresh food,and the havenly nature-this is the place! Kamila &Tatzio are the best! All of the staff are realy smiles at you and asks gentely if they can help,it seems like they are realy wants you to enjoy!just great!

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1 Thank אלון ש
VillaKiva, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was a real pleasure to meet you and host you in our Villa Kiva. Thanks for the time you dedicated to us doing this review, much appreciated. We are very happy you enjoy the unspoilt nature of matemwe and the kindness of our staff, this makes us happy to push even more in that direction. We hope... More 

Region of Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned in the title, Villa Kiva was a gorgeous place to stay. The aesthetic and construction of the buildings, the choices of decor and furnature, and, of course, the beach and water, were all excellent. Staff were courteous, discreet, and helpful. We had a great time at Villa Kiva, and thoroughly enjoyed the One Ocean snorkeling/diving tour or Mnemba... More 

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2 Thank Quinn039
VillaKiva, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Quinn039 Thanks for the time dedicated to us with this very nice review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay here with us in Villa Kiva. Thanks for mentioning our staff, they are all doing hard work to make your stay as pleasent as possible and they will be very happy to receive your words,... More 

Ostend, Belgium
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small hotel is well situated on the quiet north-east coast of Zanzibar. It is like an oasis, where you can relax in a tropical garden at the pool, or under palm trees in the sand and all this in a very pleasant climate. The hotel is tastefully decorated and the beautiful oriental/african furniture is found everywhere. No plastic here!... More 

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1 Thank Erwin I
VillaKiva, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Erwin I Is such a pleasure and satisfaction to read your wonderful review. Thank you for this and for the time dedicated to us. We were very happy to have you as our guest and even more now that we know that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay in Villa Kiva, form our decor, to our pools, to... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just excellent, great staff, great food and place! The place is far is far from the resort which is really nice. It's very quite, the rooms are really clean. The hotel respect the environment. It's not about about your money, it is about enjoying your time in Matemwe. I recommend it!

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1 Thank Ralph N
Tazio B, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ralph N So nice to receive your fantastic review, thanks for the time you dedicated to us. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in villa kiva. We are very happy you enjoy the quietness of Matemwe. All the staff remembers you all with a smile, I will share with them your words and they will... More 

UAE
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63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to Villa Kiva for an early dinner one evening. One of the better meals we had in Zanzibar. We ordered the local Ujoro soup (i think that's right), which was a little strange. But we also had the poached fish, curried eggplant, potatos, and salad. Definitely pricier than other places where you can get fantastic and cheap food,... More 

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Tazio B, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear RanaK69 Thanks for this nice review about our restaurant, we are happy you enjoyed it. We put great effort in sourcing the best and fresher ingredient to offer to our guest and we are happy we were able to satisfy your taste. I will share with the kitchen team your nice review and they will be definitely pleased. Once... More 

Berwick, Maine
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62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Villa Kiva was an attractive, neat, clean and just wonderful place to stay in Zanzibar. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was good, especially if you like seafood. The managers did everything possible to assist us with booking a dive, finding a taxi and suggesting side trips. The staff were great without being overbearing. The grounds were spacious, comfortable... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are extremely pleased you gave us your time to write this review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family in Villa Kiva. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful surrounding. Villa Kiva staff appreciate very much your kind words. We hope to have more opportunities to host you and your family... More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A beautiful small beach hotel on a exotic beach with guests from a lot of different countries. The exterior and interior of the hotel are full of nice details and very clean. The beds are very comfortable. The food, a mix of swahili and mediterranean food, is delicious. And best of all: the staff is exceptionally friendly.

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1 Thank HeidiS1968
VillaKiva, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear HeidiS1968 Nice review like yours feed us with energies to make your stay in Villa Kiva as good as possible. Sincerely thanks for this. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine of Villa Kiva and I will share it with the kitchen team that be even more happy to receive your words. Once again thanks ad... More 

Bucharest, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Everything was verryyy verrryy nice: the room, the ocean view, the garden is a little blooming paradise! At the restaurant, the food is delicious and the breakfast has a lot of exotic local fruits. The personal is very kind and friendly and always ready to assure the best accommodation. The room is decorated with local elements and the lemon grass... More 

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VillaKiva, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ramonafugaciu Great to receive your review and thanks for the time you dedicated to us with it. We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in villa kiva and all the staff remembers you with a smile. I will share with the team all your nice words as nothing would be possible without them. They are... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the 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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Address: Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: $93 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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