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Mvuvi Boutique Resort

4-star beachfront resort with spa, near Kiwengwa Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From
A$213

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.

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East Coast, Kiwengwa, 2698, Tanzania
9.6.Exceptional.
  • sensational.. from the perfect location to the perfect staff...we stayed here for 5…

    Nov. 1, 2015

  • It was really nice, all the staff were always 110% available to make the stay…

    Jan. 31, 2022

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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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 13 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 5 mi / 8.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Standard Double Room, Garden View
  • Superior Quadruple Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Sea View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 13 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Uroa Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Marumbi Beach - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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East Coast, Kiwengwa, 2698, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

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

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. There is no front desk at this property. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free, per registered adult, when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Free reception

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Beach towels

Services

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Mvuvi Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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 80 per vehicle (roundtrip, Maximum occupancy 5)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Outside food is not permitted on the premises.

Also known as

  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Resort
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort
  • Mvuvi Boutique Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort
  • Mvuvi Boutique Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Mvuvi Boutique Resort 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.
  • 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.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include SI BurgerS (9-min walk), Cafe Africa (9-min walk), and Hug IV Soul (12-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 80 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and safari tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Mvuvi Boutique Resort also has a private beach and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highly recommend!

    Absolutely wonderful stay at Mvuvi! Beautiful boutique hotel right on the beach. The service was wonderful and everyone was so friendly and attentive. If you are looking for a nice little paradise escape this is the place!

    Segolenne, 3 night trip, Nov. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location on the beach, warm hospitality. We would definitely return.

    Jonathan, 11 night romance trip, Oct. 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Came as a guest, left as a friend.

    Came as a guest, left as a friend. I can’t think of a better way to describe my stay at the Mvuvi resort in Zanzibar. I had originally booked for 4 nights but ended up staying 8 nights. The location is perfect, the beach has pristine clear water, the rooms are clean, the stuff is friendly and helpful, the hotel is very well maintained, the menu is accommodating for all tastes, and so on…. I would like to personally thank the manager C for making my experience in Zanzibar unforgettable. Height recommend this beautiful boutique resort. Ciao.

    Sheila, 1 night trip, Oct. 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a tiny, quiet and superbly run little hotel.

    5 night trip with friends, Jan. 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff really friendly and accommodating. Service good and needs attended to efficiently.

    Mesu, 10 night romance trip, Jan. 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We loved the location on the beach and the private area with a guard. The food was lovely and well presented. The room had everything we needed but did smell a bit damp. I think the moisture in the humid air is hard to control. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Grace went out of her way to make our trip relaxing. We loved Samwell a newish trainee who works very hard and has a great sense of humour. My only criticism is that no fresh coffee is offered or available at the hotel. I had to go next door to get my fix. We would definitely visit again and bring the cafetière. Shame with all the lovely African coffee on offer.

    5 night romance trip, Oct. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Mvuvi

    We had 2 rooms for our family at Mvuvi which is on the lovely Kiwengwa beach with powder white sand and beautiful turquoise water. The resort is small, private and a bit rustic but fit our family perfectly. If you are looking for a big, party place, keep looking. The staff led by Grace was very attentive and always available. Grace helped us with excursions and even gave us a partial refund when we were disappointed in one outing. She also helped us when there was a problem with something we had booked ahead of time and it worked out great. The food at Mvuvi is outstanding! There were good vegetarian options as well. I would have preferred regular coffee rather than instant but that is minor. The dining room is upstairs with a lovely view. WiFi is spotty and only worked for us in the dining room but I think that is quite common in Zanzibar. Thank you Grace and everyone at Mvuvi for making our stay so special!

    Cheryl, 4 night family trip, Aug. 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Hospitality!

    This place is amazing ! Relaxing. Perfect for couples or family that seek peace and quite!!! Where shall I begin...? From the rose water they provide to wash your hands and the delicious juice they offer at arrival or the amazing hospitality ? Grace, has been an amazing host. Has arranged my excursions based on my schedule and needs. I was in need of bandaids and she went above and beyond on getting some from the pharmacy and bringing them directly to me!!! Clean place and great food! I highly recommend it !

    Panagiotis, 1 night trip, Jul. 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise and a trained chef to prepare the meals!

    Everything about Mvuvi resort was EXCELLENT. the hotel is on a white sand beach with its own private area. There is a reef just off the beach with many fish and some healthy coral-reached by a dhow(small boat that you stand up in) A "captain" sails the boat. Our room was a good size with fan and aircon and was spotless. Always had HOT showers., The hotel staff (organised by Grace)were so obliging-- anything we asked about or wanted they sorted. This included a car and driver for a half day-cost 35$ We had half board and the food was really good. Choices for breakfast and a four course meal for dinner which you chose after breakfast.The food was cooked to perfection and served quietly and professionally .We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a truely relaxed time in a paradise location.

    christine, 10 night romance trip, Jun. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff was amazing special thanks to Grace, Blandina and mangager Alexandro,.

    Alice, 2 night trip with friends, Nov. 14, 2018

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