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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#5 of 24 in Kiwengwa
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4.6
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4.5
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4.6
Value
4.3
Kiwengwa Beach Resort 5* is situated on the north east coast and is one of the best hotel in Zanzibar, the Spice island. The hotel has just been completely renovated into the bedrooms and in the public areas. The architect has chosen to combine the typical warm colors of Africa, used for the common areas, to the typical blue sea, used inside the rooms: the end result is a refined style that fully respects the ambient and present to the atmosphere something to special. Kiwengwa Beach Resorts have 120 rooms facing the longest white sand beach on the island. There is 30 suites and 90 standard rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There is 1 Honeymoon suite of 56 mq; it is directly on the beach with stunning view, private terrace, large en-suite bathroom, indoor jacuzzi, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities and free wifi. It have the possibility to be connect with a suite of 36 mq, with private entrance to make a Royal Family Suite of 92 mq. There are 17 Luxury bungalows & suites. They are room of 36/46 mq; they have: sea view, outdoor jacuzzi, private terrace, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities and free wifi. There are 12 bungalows, 2 with sea view and 10 with garden view. They are room of 30/36 mq and have outdoor jacuzzi, private terrace, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities, free wifi. There are 90 standard rooms, 30 with sea view and 60 with garden view. They are room of 30/32 mq. All rooms have been up-graded, with new bathrooms, furniture and fittings. About the restaurants Kiwengwa offer a Main Buffet and Grill Restaurant, with water-feature and view of the new swimming-pool and a Beach Restaurant, a la carte, directly on the beach with bar and lounge There is a Lounge bar with view of the beach and serving finger food and imported alcohol, this bar have a large lounge area and a zone with satelite TV. There is also a new extended beach bar, on the beach with music and dancing. Kiwengwa Beach Resort is directly on the beach of Kiwengwa, have a private zone with typical sunbeds and umbrella. For the guests are available the beach towels, for the beach and for the pool area. For who love the wellness and the relax of the mind there is a Spa near the beach with 2 massage room, hammam, hair and nails salon, outdoor relaxing tea and juice lounge. Upper floor Gym with panoramic view. Other facilities: reception area, swimming-pool and pool terrace, shuttle service or private limousine, water sports, beach volley ball, tennis court, mini golf, bike rental, 2 shops, travel agents front desk, beach massage area, beach disco, entertainment, live music and beach wear fashion show.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Italian
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DKF4949 wrote a review Apr 2022
Haifa, Israel66 contributions34 helpful votes
I promised the hotel staff I would write a review and despite two years and the pandemic, I am finally writing it. We had a joint flight hotel package. Really loved the hotel. The rooms were spacious and nice, and the staff friendly. The AC was a bit problematic in the room, but they fixed it fast and multiple times. Our ground floor room viewed swimming pools and ocean and was wonderful. The food in the restaurant was very good/excellent with a wide choice of foods. The pasta bar had an Italian chef and since the hotel is Egyptian owned, they had spectacular middle eastern deserts on "Egypt" cuisine night. Roomy and open dining area. It was 3 meals a day and we ate them all. The beach access is easy and wonderful and they even have a Jacuzzi Bar with sea view. Loved everything here, highly recommend. We felt booking local tours was better not through the hotel but through private outside guides, but this is no disadvantage. A real paradise of a place in Zanzibar.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: End of hotel on ground floor was great
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Dear Haifa, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with our team. We strive for every guest to provide a wonderful visit and really appreciate your feedback. We are glad to read that your stay exceeded your expectations from beginning to end and that most of hotel facilities and services met your liking especially your room and amazing ocean views. I am delighted that you felt the hospitality and service received from our staff exceeded your expectations and we will certainly share your feedback with them. We thank you for your review as it gives us opportunity to improve and enhance guests’ experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful experience. Warm Regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Viktoria F wrote a review Apr 2022
Greve, Denmark26 contributions1 helpful vote
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Vi have been at Kiwendwa resort 10-19 april. It was great experience- food was fresh, rooms are big and nice, cleaning was every day, entertainment every day. We met of The Beach Boys Sugar who arranged 5 trips for us with Eddy. He was really serviceminded, knew a lot of history about Zanzibar and took a lot of places We can highly recommend him. His mobile number is +255 777 841 032 and he is what’s up Their prices are much cheaper then tourists company’s.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Trips are good with local beach boys
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Viktoriaf Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with our team. We strive for every guest to provide a wonderful visit and really appreciate your feedback. We are glad to read that your stay exceeded your expectations from beginning to end and that most of hotel facilities and services met your liking especially your room cleaning and cuisine and our animation team and their activities. I am delighted that you felt the hospitality and service received from our staff exceeded your expectations and we will certainly share your feedback with them. We are delighted to know that you also had the opportunity to enjoy some great excursions and explore our wonderful island. We thank you for your review as it gives us opportunity to improve and enhance guests’ experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful experience. Warm Regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Scott wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family had an excellent visit, but they really need to fix the stray cat problem. There are around half a dozen feral cats that constantly bother you during each meal, brushing up against your feet and purring regularly. Even worse, some guests choose to feed them (so they immediately return and never leave), and the staff aren't strict enough to make this problem go away. It tainted our experience and was a constant nuisance (and quite uncleanly) that we feel should be remedied.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Scott, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with our team here at Kiwengwa Beach Resort. It was a pleasure to have been able to give you and your family a lovely vacation with us. We sincerely apologise for the issues with the cat's and we will of course address this issue with all of the team in order to meet our guests satisfaction. We also apologise that by other guests feeding the cats this made the issue worse and we will make sure for future holiday makers that this incident doesn't occur again. We do hope that despite this you have been able to take home some ever lasting memories of your stay and we do hope to welcome you all back in the near future. Kind regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Robert wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Everything was excellent. Our honeymoon was the perfect one Kiwengwa Resort was an awesome choice It was exactly as we expected apart from smokers around. I thought that will be designated smoking area but was mistaken. This recommendation to the hotel owners to think about that. Excursion! Do not hesitate to buy excursion from the locals. They take care about everything and will let you see more and give you more fruits, water and lunch than hotel or your travel agency excursion seller. The price is not comparable with others. You will have an opportunity to eat a lunch in a private house or at the beach with amazing sea foods without the end :) I have got to contact to the guys who take care about excursion and strongly recommend to choice this way of exploring the Zanzibar and Tanzania. Please invoke me if you decided to do that and call, you should get a good discount :) Karim +255 763 595 060 or Omar + 255 786 923 675
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms from 1 to 10 are bigger than others and located closer to the beach with the ocean view
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear J9757BRrobertj It is very pleasing to hear that you have spent a wonderful vacation with us here at Kiwengwa Beach Resort. It was a pleasure to welcome you and for you to enjoy our resort facilities to their fullest during your wonderful honeymoon stay. Its always a pleasure to read that our guests have received a high standard of hospitality throughout their stay as we have no doubt on this visit our staff met all your expectations in this area in order to have a perfect honeymoon. We are pleased that you really where able to enjoy our beautiful location and be able to visit and enjoy a variety of excursions and I'm sure fellow travellers will appreciate your feedback in this area. We sincerely apologise that your expectations where not met in regards to smoking areas and we fell short of the service in this area. We have taken note of your feedback and will forward to our managment team in order to improve this area for future guest satisfaction. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon to make some new holiday memories. Kind regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Simona S wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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Everything was beyond expectations! All the staff was extremly helpful and friendly . The landscape is a dream! The spa area is magic! There is also a kids club for families with children. Entertainment is for all ages during all day and all night long ! Beginning with the General Meneger they all tried to make our stay as plasent as possible. For sure we will go again at this wonderful resort !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 8, 2022
Dear Simona S Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our Kiwengwa Beach Resort team, something we really appreciate. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our hotel. Our team is honoured by your positive feedback and we are so glad to know that you have enjoyed our resort and found everything perfect during your vacation. Thank you for your kind mention of the staff who exceeded your expectations in the service provided to you. Rest assured we will share your kind feedback with them. Its great to know how much you loved the Spa, our beautiful grounds and entertainment. What a pleasure to know that you came home with lots of good memories after a relaxing holiday we really hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Our best regards. Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Giedre S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Wonderful resort, it is one of the most lovely holidays I have ever been...The hotel staff were so attentive,welcoming and caring...The rooms were clean and nice...The pool was clean and i loved swimming in it every day.The food was good and we loed how the menu changed each day... very nice and clean beach...beautiful garden...I wisch come back again and again....
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 8, 2022
Dear Giedre S, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your vacation to the fullest. Its also great to learn you made full use of the facilities on offer as well as enjoying our delicious cuisine. We are very happy that our team went above and beyond your expectations in regards to the quality of hospitality shown to your through out your stay. Feedback such as yours is always encouraging and rewarding for our team members and I will certainly pass on your comments. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we are hoping to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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tbell2010 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bowie, Maryland247 contributions41 helpful votes
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My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this resort. The staff were attentive, friendly, and outright amazing! The food was good, the alcoholic drinks were ok, and the view from our luxe ocean view room was stunning. The only cons were the 4 cats on the property and the ants on the outside of the villa. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The tide is low during the morning, but you can swim in the afternoon. There’s a short walk...
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Responded Apr 8, 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your vacation to the fullest. Its also great to learn you made full use of the facilities on offer as well as enjoying our delicious cuisine and ocean views. We are very happy that our team went above and beyond your expectations in regards to the quality of hospitality shown to your through out your stay. Feedback such as yours is always encouraging and rewarding for our team members and I will certainly pass on your comments. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we are hoping to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Jolita G wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Amazing resort.Very beautiful garden.The hotel staff were so attentive,welcoming and caring from the restaurant staff,reception staff, cleaners…Especially Thank you animators Faustas and Adomas🙏🙏Beautiful and clean beach.The Resort was very secure and safe. Thank you for amazing stay💖💖💖
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 7, 2022
Dear jolitag461 Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with our team. We strive for every guest to provide a wonderful visit and really appreciate your feedback. We are glad to read that your stay exceeded your expectations from beginning to end and that you enjoyed the hotel facilities and services met your liking especially our animation team the gardens and amazing ocean views. I am delighted that you felt the hospitality and service received from our staff exceeded your expectations and we will certainly share your feedback with them. We thank you for your review as it gives us opportunity to improve and enhance guests’ experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful experience. Warm Regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Mazsika94 wrote a review Apr 2022
Budapest, Hungary8 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had our first visit to Zanzibar and we chose this hotel. what luck !! Fabulous environment, beautiful oceanfront, clean pools, nice staff, excellent food. My husband and I were happy with everything. The low tide is simply inconceivable, a natural wonder, so I think it should be seen. True, the ocean washes out seaweed at high tide, but it wasn’t bothering us. There are no barriers, you go as long as you walk along the shore as far as your eyes can see. Excellent programs in the evenings, internet always available! Cocktails are delicious and made with love. 😊 There are vendors on the shore, they come all the time but sensible people who understand if you do not want to buy, nothing is mandatory! If a negative is accepted by the hotel, it is the lunch versions. It could be a little different every day. We also welcome a chef from home for heavenly dinners and desserts. This experience that Zanzibar itself and the hotel have given us cannot be described, everyone has to go. Thank You!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 4, 2022
Dear Mazeika94, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 1st vacation with us to the fullest. Its also great to learn you made full use of the facilities on offer as well as enjoying our delicious cuisine. We are very happy that our team went above and beyond your expectations so you could take home wonderful memories of your time spent with us. Feedback such as yours is always encouraging and rewarding for our team members and I will certainly pass on your comments. Thank you again for your kind words and we are hoping to welcome you back very soon as we also are missing our new friends. Kind regards Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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Simonas S wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution3 helpful votes
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Hotel was really very beautiful (sea, pool, staff) was amazing. Spa was very good, very good specialists. Food was good, every dinner you have different countries meals. Animators (Adam and Faustam) amazing! Best recommendation to visit this hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Apr 3, 2022
Dear FellowTraveler181038 it is a delight to read such a nice review about your recent vacation as well as our hotel. We are very happy that you spent a wonderful time with us. We always want to give you excellent service and create nice memories for all our guests; this remains our top priority. It was a pleasure that you could fully enjoy our beautiful location, the amazing Spa and pool areas as well as the wonderful ocean. Thank you also for complimenting the variety of cuisine on offer which our chefs will be pleased to hear and our wonderful animators Adam & Faustam. All of our team hope you have been able to take home with you some ever lasting memories of your vacation with us. We are already looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards from Kiwengwa Beach Resort Team
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PRICE RANGE
$118 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiwengwa Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (0.4 miles) and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Moby Dick Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kiwengwa Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Kiwengwa Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Arabic.