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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our stay in Villa Kiva has been just perfect! We were a group of 5 friends coming from Stone Town and need to relax and chill before and after the full moon party: it was the best choice we could do! Beautiful place, excellent food, delicious wine, amazing view! The staff and the managers are incredibly nice and welcoming. The...

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

Dear Silavi M It was great to have you with us in villa kiva and thanks for the time you dedicated us with this review. I will share your nice words with all the team that will be extremely happy to receive them. We hope to be albe to have you with us again in your next visit to the...

Krakow
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've booked this hotel via booking.com. Though we read very good opinions about that place we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of service and and general impression. We spent 7 fantastic days in a relaxing atmosphere being pampered by the management (a nice polish-italian couple) and the whole staff. We'd love to come back again to Villa Kiva!!!.

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

Dear Marek F It was a great pleasure to have you here with us in Villa Kiva. Thanks for the visit and for the time dedicated to us with this nice review. We are very happy we were able to exceed the expectation for your stay and that you managed to relax here in Matemwe. This is what a visit...

New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a most relaxing and enjoyable experience for us. From the moment we were welcomed with cool drinks and a refreshing towel. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The pools were great for a cool down as at low tide it is not possible to swim in the sea. There was very little...

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

Dear TaggartNewZealand Thanks for the time dedicated to villa kiva with this nice review. We are glad you enjoyed and relaxed during your stay and thanks for the nice words for our staff witch is the backbone of our organization. I will share with them this review and I can guarantee you they will be all delighted. Looking forward to...

Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a relaxed little paradis in Matemwe. Very cosy and nice bongalos/rooms, a very nice common terrace where you have a lovely breakfast, consisting of fresh fruits, omeletts etc. Friendly, service minded staff and owners. And just outside the lovely hotel area there´s the beutiful Indian ocean. Very close as well you can snorkel around the amazing island Mnemba.

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

Dear Charlotte L Thanks for your nice review and for the time dedicated to villa kiva. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay, the white sand of Matemwe and the breathtaking water of Menmba. We hope to have you soon again with us Warm regards Tazio Bercelli

New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small resort with many positives for the price. The manager who met us at the entrance way was incredibly charming and warm. She made you feel instantly at home. We had an ocean facing villa that was very nice, spacious and had a fantastic view towards the water. The main common area was also spacious and well...

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

Dear Scott C We are really pleased to receive such a precise and positive review. Thanks for your time. Thanks for the comment about the position of our pools, it is good for all the user to knowing details how our layout is set. The reason why they are both placed in the back is because for 3/4 of the...

Kaslo, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our room at Villa Kiva was spacious, clean, and comfortable with a great view of the ocean. The two pools were well-cared for and positioned beautifully in the lush garden...great for relaxing and cooling off. The overall atmosphere was of peace and tranquility, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had hoped to walk the beautiful long beach...

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

Dear dianneBoquetePanama Thanks for this nice review and for the time dedicate to Villa Kiva. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our peace and tranquillity that is the essence of villa kiva. I'm sorry to hear that you did not felt totally comfortable with the beach boys, we have very few in our area compared to other parts...

Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Villa Kiva is what you need when expecting a relaxing place. It is all about peace and rest. My wife and I stayed here for one full week. We were welcomed by friendly manager Tazio and Camilla who explained the basic information needed to enjoy our stay. Lately we found that they do this for every new arrival, sometimes even...

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

Dear Massimiliano R Such a pleasure to receive your nice review. It was our pleasure to have you in Villa Kiva and we are happy to know you enjoyed your stay. I will share with the team all your nice words and they will be definitely delighted by them. Looking forward to have you again with us in Villa Kiva...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our expectations were high before we arrived. We are non the less concluding that those expectations were exceeded by far. We have seldom visited such a charming hotel with facilities and a staff attitude which makes such a difference. To the extent that we first extended our originally booked 2 days, with another 3 days. Then with another 2 days....

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

Dear ulfstrom Thanks for this wonderful words and for sharing your experience here with us, it was our pleasure to have you and even more to be able to extend your stay knowing that you didn't find other places better then us in Zanzibar, this really makes us happy. The staff will share with me your words and will be...

British Columbia
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We spent four nights at this Villa in September and it was a lovely stay. The Villa is on the beach, with a lovely view from its dining/relaxation area. The northeast area of the Island where it is situate has great beach walking in both directions - you can take a short stroll or wander for miles. The ocean is...

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

Dear Portnoff Thank you for the nice review of your stay here in Villa Kiva We are very happy and glad that you enjoyed our facility and that all our team was able to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. As you mention we do have some of the best spots for snorkelling and diving just in front of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

comfortable rooms, cleaned every day and turned down service too. delicious meals. Excellent facilities. The beach is beautiul and safe. Taxis arranged for site seeing too. Excellent massages too. Would recommend Villa Kiva

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

Dear 160mk110 Thank you for this nice review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our facilities and our calm and endless white sand beach, witch makes matemwe such a beautifull desitnation. We hope to have you again with us in your next trip to zanzibar Warm regards Tazio Bercelli

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: ₹ 6,094 - ₹ 15,558 (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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