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Mvuvi Resort

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Kiwengwa Beach | Zanzibar - Tanzania, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Province of Brescia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

great experience in a fantastic Resort, style decored, located in a lovely, beautiful and relaxing place, directly on the exciting Kiwengwa Beach, perfectly managed by Milly and Alessandro. With an efficient staff. The rooms are really confortable, perfectly cleaned and gave us a nice atmosphere. Congratulations to the chef for the mixed International and Zanzibarin food. A place that deserves... More 

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Mvuvi_Resort, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mvuvi Resort, responded to this review

Dear katiapaola66, thank you very much for your kind words! We're really happy to hear that our effort to make our clients pleased are appreciated, we hope to see you soon again here on the white sand of Kiwengwa Beach! Kind regards, Mvuvi Resort More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Very nice staff. From arrival to checkout. Nothing was impossible, You just had to ask. Quiet surroundings located right at the beach but still near the action. Close to the village Kiwengwa. 5 minutes walk to activities like diving(two PADI sites), snorkeling and kitesurfing. Small restaurants and bars in the area. Good food(mainly seafood but other choices available upon request).... More 

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Mvuvi_Resort, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mvuvi Resort, responded to this review

Dear per4sberg, thank you very much for your review! We try to make everything possible for our guest, and we're really happy that you appreciate that! We hope to see you soon again, we're still trying to fulfill every customare's wish! :D Best regards Mvuvi Resort More 

Hamburg, Germany
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

My boyfreind and I stayed here for two nights with breakfast and dinner. We picked to stay here after reading all the good reports. The manager Allesandro was extremely friendly and helpful. It is a wonderful quiet small place with fantastic food.

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Mvuvi_Resort, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mvuvi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Herry-vh, thank you for your nice words, all the review are useful to help us improve our work and be sure to provide you the best service! Hope to see you soon again! Kind regards Mvuvi Resort More 

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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stayed at Mvuvi for 3 nights. When we arrived we were greeted by Allasandro who is the manager. He was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The room at Mvuvi is a great size, with air con, a beautiful bathroom and a large bed. The meal option we had at Mvuvi was half board. The breakfasts were lovely,... More 

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Mvuvi_Resort, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mvuvi Resort, responded to this review

Dear OsborneEL, thank you for your review, with your words you're helping other guests to discover Mvuvi Resort and you're helping us improving our service! We're sorry to hear about the lack of wine, we try to provide the clients all the goods we can but sometimes it might be difficult to find them on the island! :) We hope... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and had the 1/2 board package with breakfast and dinner. We picked to stay here after reading many reviews, but I wish we had stayed elsewhere on the island. We were definitely outliers being American in a sea of Italian travelers. There were few activities to participate in, we inquired about... More 

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Mvuvi_Resort, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Mvuvi Resort, responded to this review

Dear AshleyJ517, we're sorry to hear about your inconvenience, we try our best to make guests happy, expecially when it comes to discover our wonderful ocean. Zanzibar is full of opportunities for sport or culture lovers and Mvuvi Resort don't want his client to get bored, that's why every year we look for new collaboration so that we could offer... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Muvuvi is not far from several of the large resorts, but is just secluded enough to allow you to truly relax and take it down a notch. Allesandro's wonderfully animated Southern Italian accent sets the atmosphere, the staff is warm and professional, and the gentle wind fills the main building and connects you to the beach throughout your time there.... More 

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Johannesburg, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife, myself and our friend from the UK stayed at Mvuvi for 10 nights in December 2015. The resort is a nice size. It is only six rooms, but still feels spacious and well-appointed. The rooms are rustic, but other wise perfectly comfortable with air-conditioning, fans and four-poster beds. The beach is beautiful, and they take care to clean... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My fiance and I were extremely impressed with Mvuvi Resort and all its staff! We stayed there for a week during December 2015 and were validated in our decision to go for a smaller, more intimate resort. Its staff were pleasant and attentive, and its management team (both Alessandro and Millie) were on site and willing to assist with any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Allesandro's Muvuvi Resort gets it right--it is intimate, peaceful, scenic, has a warm staff, and all the other ingredients to make a true vacation. Allesandro is careful to ensure everything is taken care of and that you have "no problems". With only six rooms at the resort, it never seemed overcrowded or too busy. The professional staff met any need... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stayed 12 nights in November 2015. Mvuvi has six rooms, a small pool, beautiful gardens and a beautiful beach which you step onto straight from the garden. The rooms are spacious with AC and fan and mosquito net, decorated in cool colours and have a nice balcony to sit out on. Everything works. All is calm. Breakfast is buffet... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mvuvi Resort is an elite boutique hotel on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is located on the white beach of Kiwengwa, overlooking the Indian Ocean; from there you can admire the crystal and clear waters of the reef. It can be defined as an intimate location, genuine and elegant at the same time, in a state of perfect harmony with the Swahili culture and traditions. A place where you can sunbathing on a peaceful private beach enjoying the real beauty of the nature or doing sports. There is something to suit all tastes, such as kite surfing, diving, and many others. It is also the ideal starting point for different kinds of excursions to Zanzibar or exciting safari in Tanzania. The building consists of six large rooms with all amenities and comfort, it is specializes in a highlevel hospitality. It represents the ideal destination for young couples (for instance, on their honeymoon), but for families with children and groups of friends also. Mvuvi Resort is not the typical mass tourist resort, it is something more: it’s a quiet and exclusive place, which has a saltwater pool and a private spa in its green garden. In the end, you can even admire and enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant with a nice terrace that overlooks the Ocean; it seems a perfect spot for romantic dinners and hearty breakfasts. A fusion cuisine, in which Mediterranean flavours are mixed with the colours and aromas of local products and goods, starting from fish to tropical fruits. An unspoiled place to spend carefree days of vacation in Zanzibar in a real African atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mvuvi Resort

Address: Kiwengwa Beach | Zanzibar - Tanzania, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $184 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mvuvi Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Mvuvi Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
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