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1 room, 2 adults

Mocco Beach Villa

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • On beach
  • Beach property
Kendwa, Kendwa, Tanzania

3-star beachfront hotel with beach shuttle, near Kendwa Beach
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • On beach
    • Beach property

Restrictions related to your trip

Tanzania may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Not a place I’d recommend. The staff is nice and friendly but all the rest is horrible Jan. 9, 2021
  • It is difficult to judge at the time being (Oct-Nov 2020) as the number of tourists…Oct. 28, 2020

Mocco Beach Villa

from A$144
  • Double Room, Patio
  • Triple Room, Patio
  • Standard Double Room (Upstairs)
  • Standard Twin Room (Upstairs)
  • Standard Double Room, Ground Floor
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace
  • Comfort Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Terrace

What’s around Mocco Beach Villa


  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 45 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.5 mi / 20.2 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.5 mi / 26.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 62 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Tanzania may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

  • Beach shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures.


Mocca Beach Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.


On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Volleyball on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Mocco Beach Villa’s small print

Also known as

  • Mocco Beach Villa Hotel Kendwa
  • Mocco Beach Villa Hotel
  • Mocco Beach Villa Kendwa
  • Mocco Beach Villa Hotel
  • Mocco Beach Villa Kendwa
  • Mocco Beach Villa Hotel Kendwa


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services, spa treatments, and private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

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

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

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle and beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Mocco Beach Villa

  • Does Mocco Beach Villa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Mocco Beach Villa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mocco Beach Villa?
    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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Mocco Beach Villa?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Mocco Beach Villa?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Mocco Beach Villa?
    You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mocco Beach Villa?
    Yes, Mocca Beach Restaurant offers beachfront dining, local and international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (6-min walk), Bistro del mar (7-min walk), and Essence Restaurant (9-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Mocco Beach Villa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 29 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at Mocco Beach Villa. Its location is perfect in idillic Kendwa Beach, rooms are basic but comfortable, food at the restaurant is very tasty. The cherry on the cake is its staff, so friendly and accommodating. Special mention to Said, asante sana rafiki! We highly recommend this property and will most definitely go back.
Amile, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a very pleasant little hotel. The rooms are nice, clean with strong AC (a must in the area). Comfy beds with a good mosquito net. They also have a fun monthly Friday beach bar! The staff are VERY friendly and helpful. In fact, I left something in my room and left the area. They contacted me and had it returned to a different party of the island. Excellent customer service!!!! They even let us check in early cause our rooms were ready.
us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
I'm being generous rating the hotel with 3 stars. The manager Shirleen was attentive and tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible. She is the main reason I'm not rating the hotel with less stars. The location is good and the room is clean. However, I would PAY ATTENTION to the cons: 1- the AC didn't work half the time we were there. We weren't the only ones complaining about this issue. For the price of this hotel, I would expect everything to be perfect. 2- the food at the restaurant was just OK and the portions were small. 3- the service at the restaurant was very slow. I do NOT recommend this hotel unless you are OK with dealing with those issues.
us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The staff here are fabulous. It's a really nice and low key place to stay and much more chilled out than the other places in Kendwa. Pretty basic but lovely staff and restaurant.
gb3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Overall, good value for the price. We stayed for 2 nights. Property on the beach as advertised! Staff was nice. The massages were our FAVORITE part! A must do! Just a few complaints: 1. No wifi in the rooms. You can ONLY get wifi in the restaurant. There's not even wifi near the front desk. Our room was relatively close to the restaurant, but as SOON as you leave the eating area the wifi could no longer be detected. So that was very inconvenient as we were using whats app as our main point of communication with our driver, family, and friends. So lots of late responses to messages. 2. The breakfast was good overall. Good variety. HOWEVER, there were flies flying all over. For some reason that was not AT ALL an issue for dinner, but the flies made eating breakfast nearly impossible. Had to throw away some parts of my food because of it. 3. This is likely just Kendwa beach itself, but there were a lot of vendors on the beach to the point that we were approached every 15 min. That took away from the quiet relaxing beach experience that I wanted to have. Having the shops nearby was convenient, but it's just the being constantly approached that i did not like. They would say "Jambo, where you from?" As SOON as you engage them, here comes the sales pitch! One was even like "give me five" as his opener. It got old pretty quick. 3. Only one restaurant on the property. It had some variety, so it wasn't bad for the price, but we had some snapper the 2nd night which was dry.
Nancy, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
It's good. Exactly infront of the beach. 5' walking on the beach from Kendwa Rocks. Really calm hotel. People working there are very kind and helpfull.
Aminah Jamal, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice one!
Lovely service, the hotel is in a great location with basic standard but the service provided by the employee is great!
marco, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is my 4th time back and I was very surprised to find that they have improved their guest services and added more rooms to the building. Madam Sofie looked after us really well and accommodated all our requests. We were given one of the new rooms that had just been completed which was lovely, it just needed a bit of shelving/cupboard space which probably hadn’t arrived yet. If you are looking for affordable accommodation right on the beach, this is the place to be in Kendwa.
gb5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice Hotel on the Beach
Mocco Beach was brilliant, we were a group of 8 students that wanted somewhere to stay on the beach. The rooms met all our needs having mosquito nets, a.c., a fan, etc. The breakfast was included and was very yummy. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. Kendwa is a beautiful place with a pristine beach. The private sunbeds for people staying there were handy. The wifi was not brilliant and we could not use it in the room but it was a good break and meant we were off our phones! For the price, it was perfect!
Shy, gb5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Okomplicerat & trevligt
Enkelt, propert, trevligt och välplacerat badortshotell med glad och tillmötesgående personal beläget invid strand och intilliggande fiskeläge. Stranden vid hotellet försvinner inte vid tidvatten och där fanns ingen grupprese-helpensions-allinclusive-publik. Allt funkar, dock inte wi-fi på rummen, vilket endast finns bar/mat-loungen
Alexander, se3 night trip

Mocco Beach Villa