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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited Villa Kiva for 9 nights in March. Beautiful gardens, warm pools, superb rooms and quiet beach. They also have really nice staff even though service can be little bit slow but it doens't matter when you are on holiday. Only minus was the food. We did book half board and it was not good. There is no taste in...

Thank Jussi S
Sausalito, California
Reviewed 11 December 2016

4 nights at Villa Kiva wasn't enough....it was a slice of Heaven after our safari's...the place is so cozy, friendly, unassuming and not filled with tourists. The staff and the rooms were perfect, I appreciated the Italian sheets and towels and good pillows, and the AC...it was so clean and the food was great, no need to leave the property...

1Thank Melissa K
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Tazio B, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Melissa K Thank you so much for this lovely review and for your visit. It has been a pleasure having you here with us and we are happy that we were able to meet and exceed your expectation. All the team is working hard to ensure the best treatment and service as possible to you as to all our...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here for 4 nights, rooms were of a good spec commensurate with price. Food was good and very well priced. Pleant staff, really enjoyed having food or a beer in the evening on the front sofas overlooking the sea. I would recommend the higher grade rooms as they are totally worth the money It is worth noting that Matemwe...

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Kiva resort Zanzibar: great location, great food, very clean,management very helpful and professional, staff always nice and gentle, small but with 2 swimming pools, confortabile sunbeds, just in front of the beach, having breakfast lunch and dinner with that view is just amazing. Connected with ocean diver for diving that are also doing a great job, always make you...

Thank Laura S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel; perfect service; beautiful rooms and kind staff! Perfect to relax after a safari! Owners are Italian and serve great food! Two quiet swimming pools. Best place we stayed while on Zanzibar

Thank bootenlot
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for seven nights and loved every moment of our stay. Beautiful gardens, clean rooms, spacious bathrooms, fantastic common area, always smiling and helpful staff, the Italian owner always present and keeping an eye that all works perfectly. A small intimate hotel-resort, very good value for money. The location is excellent and you can swim any time regardless of...

Thank enthusiast1955
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Fantastic little resort With a nice and a friendly staff, Best value for our money.facilities and Nature is excellent in This part of Zanzibar and it is easy to come on exciting Tours As snorkling, boat trips from the beach and a visit to Stonetown from the resort is only An our in taxi away. Rooms is nicly decorated, good...

Thank Carsten T
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at Villa Kiva and wished we had stayed longer. This was the best hotel we tried at Zanzibar. The standard is very high compared to other hotels and the atmosphere is amazing. Step into the door and you are relaxed, comfortable and just happy. Friendly staff, excellent rooms and very nice sunbed-area. Not a typical...

1Thank Hanna B
Korsberga, Sweden
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a place to go for rest not for partying. Which is what we where looking for. Staff was great and friendly and the location is absolutely perfect. The food could be a touch better, but it was ok.The rooms and the rest of the facility are great if you are looking for a small hotel.

Thank Lars A
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After staying at numerous hotels along the north west and east coast of Zanzibar, we would say that Villa Kiva is the best ! Great value for our money. Excellent staff, facilities, food and ambiance. We had a superb sea view from our balcony (room 15) and we could hardly drag ourselves away from it. The beach was very quiet...

1Thank RodKnee

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: $114 - $309 (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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