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Villa Kiva

4-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Muyuni Beach

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
A$132

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between April 18 and June 9.

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Matemwe, Matemwe, 3151, Tanzania
9.2.Superb.
  • Beautiful quiet hotel. Staff were lovely and helpful and the room was a great size. We…

    Feb. 25, 2018

  • Really nice little hotel directly at Matemwe beach. The rooms are spacious and the hotel…

    Nov. 7, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach umbrellas

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 12.6 mi / 20.2 km
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 mi / 21 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard room Ocean front
  • Suite, Garden View
  • Standard Room, Garden View
  • Economy Double Room, Garden View
  • Superior room Ocean front
  • Junior Suite Ocean View with terrace
  • Comfort Triple Room, Balcony

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 12.6 mi / 20.2 km
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 mi / 21 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 28.7 mi / 46.2 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 72 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Matemwe, Matemwe, 3151, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa services on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Beach towels

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and body scrubs.

Dining

Villa Kiva Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per room (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 40 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Villa Kiva Hotel Matemwe
  • Villa Kiva Hotel
  • Villa Kiva Matemwe
  • Villa Kiva
  • Villa Kiva Resort And Restaurant Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
  • Villa Kiva Resort And Restaurant Matemwe
  • Villa Kiva Matemwe
  • Villa Kiva Hotel Matemwe

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FAQs

  • Yes, Villa Kiva does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between April 18 and June 9.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, Villa Kiva Restaurant offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Bin Jabir restaurant (3-min walk), Miramont Retreat Zanzibar (2.5 mi), and Blue Fish Restaurant (4.2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per room one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property is clean and friendly staff, I’m glad I choose the Villa very nice beach

    HOWARD LEE, 1 night trip, Oct. 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Do not hesitate to book this Villa. Place is super clean and serene. Breakfast is really good. The staffs are so helpful and friendly and oh the complementary fresh juice on arrival was nice. We spent only a night there and my wife said we should go back there again so we booked another 2nights. The beach too is clean overall the place is good .

    HOWARD, 1 night romance trip, Oct. 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly helpful staff!

    2 night romance trip, Jul. 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly staff, good service at the SPA, the place is nice but need a bit of lift abs TLC Didn’t like there was not internet connection from the room or pool Only in the lobby area Overall 3 stars

    2 night romance trip, Mar. 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Overall a good hotel

    A lovely hotel located right on the beach with a great outside decked area. Room was good with a balcony with partial sea view. Shower good with hot water. The matress on the bed however was the hardest mattress i've ever slept on!! I didnt complain as i had read a similar comment on some elses review. Breakfast was okay, a little limited in choice but that seems to be the case with most African hotels. I was disappointed one morning when i asked for the pancakes with banana & honey. When it arrived it was just pancakes!! I then asked what happened to the rest of it and another waiter said that they had run out of bananas!! In Africa really!! I did get the honey. The beach is wounderfull and great for long walks. The pool and garden area is also very nice. Dinner was generally a good choice, however i used to venture along the beach and try some of the local establishments including Bobs garden restaurant which was pretty good and not expensive. Staff were all friendly, though i did ask for an early breakfast one day as was due to go diving at 8am and even though the booklet in the room said they can provide breakfast at 7am when i asked for it at 7:15am they said they could do me a packed breakfast! Even though they start breakfast at 7:30am. I did bring that to the attention of management later that day who stated that shouldn't have been the case. Dive centre just along the beach and diving off Memba island was pretty good and probably the best location in Zanzibar.

    Manish, 8 night trip, Mar. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Blissful stay at Villa Kiva

    Mina, 7 night trip, Nov. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The resort was clean and the room was spacious. I paid for the upgrade to ocean view and am glad I did that. We had a large balcony (on 2nd floor) that provided shade and a nice breeze. Restaurant was also good and I enjoyed the pizza. The pools were small and looked “tired”. Could use a refresh. The beach cabanas were nice though and we used those. Paid some young boys to navigate the urchins at low tide out to the reef. It was fun to do!

    staceyo, 2 night romance trip, Feb. 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a lovely, romantic stay!

    Villa Kiva is a fantastic place to stay. It's very lovely and has all the services you need for a very relaxing stay! We really enjoyed the two swimming pools and the view from our balcony and a wonderful breakfast.

    Paula, 2 night trip, Feb. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent service from staff. A quiet and peaceful place great for a weekend getaway. Fabulous snorkelling and swimming with dolphins. Entertainment with Maasai dancers in evening. A very enjoyable stay.

    3 night trip with friends, Jan. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This truly is a hidden gem as far as a wonderful place to relax. There is a gorgeous beach, fantastic staff, a facility to sign up for diving and snorkeling right there and you can walk down the beach to board the boat. The ocean was pristine, the pools warm, plenty of lounges to lay on, and did I mention the staff was one of the friendliest I have come across. Because it is small, we were able to get to know many of the guests there which was an added bonus. If you want a lively nightclub atmosphere or fast pace place, this is not it. If you want to relax and enjoy yourself with peace and quiet, there is no better place. The prices were very reasonable though DO BRING cash if you want to eat outside of the hotel or go on excursions..

    5 night romance trip, Jan. 27, 2020

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