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5.0 out of 5

"Staff were fantastic. As warm and friendly as they were helpful :) Location, gardens and pool areas were beautiful. Nice massages on site. Lovely food ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 17 Jan 2020

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Economy Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£73* Per night/room 16 Feb - 17 Feb

Comfort Triple Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior room Ocean front

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard room Ocean front

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite Ocean View with terrace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Villa Kiva's great beach location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Muyuni Beach. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking are available. This 4-star hotel has 22 rooms. Free WiFi and minibars are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with minibars, premium bedding and coffee/tea makers
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Villa Kiva Restaurant
  • Take a swim in the 2 outdoor pools
  • Amenities include laundry facilities, a terrace and library
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the beach
  • 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Muyuni Beach and 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Mnemba Island
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Villa Kiva ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

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Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Villa Kiva

Everyone (3) Couples (6)
5 out of 5
Staff were fantastic. As warm and friendly as they were helpful :) Location, gardens and pool areas were beautiful. Nice massages on site. Lovely food, breakfast and drinks.

Posted by on 17 Jan 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jan 2020 by Tazio Bercelli

Thank you very much for those kind words about our hotel. We are glad that you liked our facilities and rest assured that I will share with the team your comments. They will be extremely gratified. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Zanzibar. Warm regards,

5 out of 5

Amazing Honeymoon!

Brilliant time, friendly staff . Amazing location . Would definitely come back!

Posted by on 25 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic couple getaway

We finished our holidays in this little paradise. The perfect spot to get lost with your partner. quite, romantic, elegant, good look, clean, good service, nice beach, a lot of sun... and so on We really enjoyed it. Also, thanks to Gabriella for everything !!!

Posted by on 24 Nov 2014

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5 out of 5
Hôtel plein de charme en bord de mer. Calme, reposant. Personnel au top. Je recommande

Posted by on 27 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct 2019 by Tazio Bercelli

Dear Guest Thanks for your visit and for this nice review. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in villa kiva. Warm regards

5 out of 5

Einfaches Hotel an einem einsamen Strand.

Villa Kiva ist ein schönes Hotel an einem einsamen Strand. Weit weg vom städtischen Troubel. Service, Zimmer und Anlage sehr gut. Der Tauchschulpartner des Hotels (One Ocean) ist ebenfalls sehr empfehlenswert.

Posted by , from Bern, Schweiz on 19 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Schönes angenehmes Hotel in Strandnähe

Pros: kein Trubel, sondern ruhige Atmosphäre.
Cons: Vielleicht den Seetang am Strand öfter mal entfernen lassen. Ein paar mehr Ablagemöglichkeiten im Zimmer und auch ein kleines Tischchen mit 2 Stühlen
Es hat einfach alles gepasst - schönes Zimmer, gutes Essen, schöne Anlage mit Pools un d sehr, sehr freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal!

Posted by on 18 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Ruhiger Traumurlaub

Wunderschönes, kleines Hotel in einer ruhigen Lage, weit abseits der Touristen-Hochburgen. Wer gerne Club-Urlaub mit vielen anderen Touristen und Animationsprogramm erleben möchte, der sollte an die Westküste. Die Villa Kiva an der Ostküste ist eher geeignet für Reisende, die es gerne etwas ruhiger und privater haben möchten. Die Zimmer und Anlage sind sehr sauber. Das Personal genauso wie die Betreiber extrem freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wenn man gerne einen Ausflug, die Fahrt zum Airport oder sonstige Aktivitäten planen möchte, einfach nachfragen und alles wird für einen organisiert. Wenngleich die Taxi-Kosten vergleichsweise hoch sind. Was man beachten sollte: Die Ostküste Sansibars ist geprägt von den Gezeiten. Ebbe und Flut geben vor, wann man ins Meer kann bzw. mit dem Boot über das Riff hinaus fahren kann. Auch gibt es Seegras und weiter draußen im Meer unzählige Seeigel. Wer sich daran nicht stört, den erwartet ein wunderschöner weißer Sandstrand, glasklares Wasser und eine tolle Unterwasserwelt. Eine Wanderung hinaus zum Riff bei Ebbe ist genauso Pflicht wie das Schnorcheln/Tauchen an der nahe gelegen Mnemba Insel (wir hatten sogar das Glück mit fünf Delfinen schwimmen zu können). Wer sich um seine Sicherheit Gedanken macht, dem kann gesagt sein, dass sowohl das Hotel als auch die Umgebung völlig gefahrenfrei sind. Egal ob ein nächtlicher Spaziergang am Strand oder ein Ausflug ins Dorf. Bedenken muss man hierbei sicherlich nicht haben. Die Menschen sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Natürlich sollte man damit rechen, am Strand von dem ein oder anderen Strandverkäufer angesprochen zu werden. Im Vergleich zu anderen Teilen der Insel oder anderen Ländern hält sich dies jedoch sehr in Grenzen. Auf dem Privatstrand des Hotels bleibt man hiervon natürlich gänzlich verschont. Was die Verpflegung anbelangt, so sollte man kein 5-Sterne-Buffet oder ähnliches erwarten. Zum Frühstück gibt es ein übersichtliches Büffet aus super leckerem, frischem Obst, Säften, einigem Gebäck und auf Wunsch frisch zubereiteten Eierspeisen. Zum Lunch und Dinner gibt die Speisekarte des Hotels alles her, was das Herz begehrt. Egal ob suahelische oder mediterane Kost. Das Personal erfüllt hierbei sehr hilfsbereit und immer mit einem Lächeln alle Sonderwünsche. Das Essen ist sehr lecker und immer frisch zubereitet. Die Halbpension buchen muss dabei nicht unbedingt sein. Vielmehr kann man täglich entscheiden, ob man gerne das Halfboard-Menü essen möchte oder doch lieber á la carte. Und für ein paar Dollar mehr bekommt man sogar ein Lobster Dinner inkl. privatem Tisch unter Mondschein am Strand ) Alles in allem ein traumhafter Urlaub in einem wunderschönen Land. Das Hotel ist bedenkenlos zu ampfehlen!

Posted by on 9 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Perfekt zum Relaxen

Wir waren 4 Nächte hier und haben die Zeit genutzt um einfach auszuspannen (Bungalow mit Meersicht). Halbpension hat sich sehr gelohnt, das Essen war abwechslungsreich und hat immer sehr gut geschmeckt. Zum Abendessen ist eine große Flasche Wasser inklusive. Auch das Frühstück mit viel frischem Obst und die Kaffee-Zeit mit leckerem Gebäck hat uns gefallen. Beim Frühstück gibt es keine festen Zeiten, so dass auch entspanntes ausschlafen möglich ist. Das zahlreiche Personal ist sehr hilfsbereit und für jeden Wunsch ansprechbar (Zwischenmahlzeiten, Getränke, etc...). Alles war stets sauber und gepflegt. Die Liegen sind hinter einer Hecke, was zum einen vor aufdringlichen Beach Boys schützt, aber auch keine direkte Sicht auf das Meer zulässt. Das Wasser ist toll (auch wenn die Gezeiten stören). Bei Ebbe kann man aber direkt vor dem Hotel in einem hüfttiefen (und sauber gehaltenen) "natural pool" baden - sehr relaxt! Andere Hotels sind direkt nebenan - falls man schnorcheln/tauchen möchte. Sonst gibt es hier nicht viel - außer herrlicher Ruhe :-) Gerade da es nicht viele Gäste gibt, ist hier erholsam. Für eine Entdeckungsreise der Insel halte ich das Hotel für wenig geeignet, das hatten wir bereits vorher gemacht (aber auch hier gibt es Taxis).

Posted by on 19 Jan 2015

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5 out of 5

Relax, you are on vacation!

Wir haben 4 Tage einfach nur ausgespannt. Das Essen war super, frischer Fisch und leckere Früchte. Die Preise für Trinken & Essen sind ok (z.B. Glas Wein 3$, Bier 4$, Pizza 7$, Taxi zum Flughafen 50$). Das Personal ist sehr bemüht und alles war stets sauber und ordentlich. Direkt vor dem Hotel gibt es einen "natural pool", also einen vom Seegras befreiten Teil, der sogar bei Ebbe zum plantschen einlädt. Wer es braucht, findet keine 50m entfernt das OneOcean Diving Center um zu Schnorcheln/Tauchen. Sonst organisiseren die Beach Boys natürlich gerne alles weitere ;-) Wir würden immer wieder kommen um die Seele baumeln zu lassen. Gerade die geringe Gästeanzahl und die gemühtliche Stimmung erlauben es prima abzuschalten.

Posted by on 7 Oct 2014

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Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between 1 April and 31 May.

Property Features

Villa Kiva offers its guests 2 the outdoor swimming pools. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at Villa Kiva. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Matemwe hotel is smoke free.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) (50.1 km / 31.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Villa Kiva offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include a shower. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hairdryers.

  • Minibar
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

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

Nearby Activities

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. 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 sanitiser.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per room (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 per cent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Villa Kiva offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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