We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant
See the most recent reviews
Showing 146: English reviews
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were recommended Villa Kiva by an Italian NGO worker, and it was as good as he raved about. It is a fantastic size (I think its approx 25 rooms) and very tastefully done. The rooms decor was very thoughtful with local touches. The location was stunning right on the long stretch of Matemwe beach. Unfortunately when we were there...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Dikiwi
Tazio B, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dikiwi We are so honorate to receive your review and thanks for the time dedicated to us. It makes us very happy to know thta you enjoyed the stay here with us in Villa Kiva. Many thanks also for the note about our kitchen, we will take your coment in great consideration and we will work with the kitchen...

London
Reviewed 12 June 2016

It is very hard to fault this hotel. The cleanliness, quality of service and thoughtfulness is first class. Long may it stay so. It is very good value for money and Camilla and her team work hard to keep the quality high.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Journeyman101
Tazio B, Direttore at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Journeyman101 Thanks for this nice review and the time that you dedicated to us. It was our pleasure to host you in Villa Kiva and we are extremly pleased to receive such a feedback. All Villa Kiva staff really appreciate your kind words. Hoping to have you again with us for your next visit I give you my warms...

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Nice hotel that took care of all our needs. I was traveling with a group of friends and we really felt taken care of. Rooms were neat and tidy, the menu was quite limited in terms of options but the kitchen made adjustments to accommodate our choices. Will definitely go back sometime soon

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank mqh
VillaKiva, General Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mqh Thank you for this nice words spent for our hotel, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay and we managed to accommodate your requests. We definitely look forward to welcome you again here in Villa Kiva Best regards Tazio Bercelli

Reviewed 11 April 2016

A perfect stay on a beautiful island. Nothing was too much for the staff,they went above and beyond to make us welcome. The location was stunning,right on the beach and the rooms were lovely. The food was also delicious and on one of our birthdays the staff made us a delicious cake and sang :) really special. Thank you.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank en14
VillaKiva, Direttore generale at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear en14 Thanks for the time you dedicated us with this lovely review. We are happy you enjoyed your time in Villa Kiva. I will personally give your message to all our fantastic team that will enjoy every word of it. We really enjoyed your presence here in Villa Kiva and we wish you will be back. Warmest Regards Tazio...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We spent 3 nights in Villa Kiva at the end of March and I must admit that it was my favorite place we stayed in Zanzibar. Camila & her staff could not have been more friendly & helpful. There was a lovely relaxed feeling about the place. There was a good selection & choice for breakfast & evening meals in...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank martyheff
VillaKiva, Manager at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Martyheff, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us about your stay in Villa Kiva. It's a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to host you. We are delighted you apreciated effort of all Villa Kiva staff to make your stay memorable. It a big compliment you mention also about...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Very nice and cosy hotel on a good location (the best beach I've seen in Zanzibar). Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, simple but beautifully decorated rooms. Good restaurant too. We went there with two small children, no problem whatsoever. Very good value for money! Bram

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bram R
VillaKiva, Direttore at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bram R It was our pleasure to have you and your lovely family with us in villa kiva and thanks for the time dedicated to us with this nice review. We are very happy to know that you found a place to rest and relax on the spice island and we are glad you enjoyed our food and services....

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Its a wonderful small hotel, full of details and of really good taste! We stayed two nights and have nothing negative to report about, everything was amazing! Location, wonderful beach, big, confy rooms, very friendly staf.... To come back for sure! :-)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mikel E
VillaKiva, Direttore at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mikel E Thanks for the review and the preference given to villa kiva for your stay in matemwe. Your nice words keeps all the team motivated in going on with the work we are doing, and for this we thank you. We hope to have you here again with us in the future Best regards Tazio Bercelli

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We spent a pleasant time at Villa Kiva. Nice relaxed atmosphere, friendly and always ready to oblige staff, great food, professionalism of staff satisfaction and all of our wishes! Thank you very much!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VaniaBG K
VillaKiva, Direttore at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear VaniaBG K What a joy read this nice review. Making our guest as welcome and comfortable as possible is the mission of all our team and we are happy we succeeded in your case. I will share with all the staff your nice words and the will be externally happy, i can guarantee it. Looking forward for your next...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had a lovely 5 night stay at Villa Kiva - from the start our experience was wonderful. THe rooms are clean, comfortable and lovely (aircon was a must!!) The restaurant is situated perfectly overlooking the ocean - the food was great! We were sad to leave!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christine H
Rehovot, Israel
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Didn't want to leave. Perfect location on the beach. Food was very good with nice buffet on breakfast, good fish and excellent soup the dinner. Nice variety of drinks and very relaxing atmosphere. Good value for the money.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank eszn
VillaKiva, Direttore at Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear eszn Thanks for the time dedicated to us with this nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in villa kiva as well as our kitchen. We do our best to offer to our guest the freshest seafood and fish available and we are glad you enjoyed. We really hope to have again the honor to have...

372 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (343)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (52)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (65)
Viewed
Dining (53)
Viewed
Room/Suite (41)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (118)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Matemwe
9.2 km away
Melia Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
#1 of 13 in Kiwengwa
1,355 reviews
17.2 km away
The Z Hotel Zanzibar
The Z Hotel Zanzibar
#2 of 18 in Nungwi
965 reviews
17.7 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
16.5 km away
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
#1 of 18 in Nungwi
597 reviews
25.8 km away
Zanzi Resort
Zanzi Resort
#2 of 171 in Zanzibar Island
394 reviews
0.6 km away
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
#1 of 6 in Matemwe
388 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: €77 - €255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com and Agoda so you can book your Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa Kiva Resort And Restaurant Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“we had the last seaview (room 9, the last one, where the beach starts) and it was amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles AndreeaCPopa, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms have great views on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles vic0538, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles JGun54, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the sea view rooms, with the sun beds righ in front of us!”
 of 5 bubbles 685nynked, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“loved the ground floor sea view room”
  • Sunrise view from sea view room
 of 5 bubbles 834trinak, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay