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Kiwengwa Beach Resort

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool

Overview of Kiwengwa Beach Resort

Kiwengwa Beach Resort

5.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Top rated for staff & service (4.3/5)

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Map
Kiwengwa beach, Kiwengwa, 2144

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Pongwe Forest9 min walk
  • Popular LocationPongwe Beach8 min drive
  • Popular LocationMapenzi Beach10 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)68 min drive

Room options

About this area

Kiwengwa

Located in Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa Beach Resort is on a private beach. While the natural beauty of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and Kiwengwa Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Kidichi Spice Farm.

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 9 min walk
  • Pongwe Beach - 8 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 15 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 68 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cheap local food - 6 min walk
  • SI BurgerS - 11 min walk
  • Il Pontile - 11 min walk
  • Hug IV Soul - 12 min walk
  • Cafe Africa - 18 min walk

About this property

Kiwengwa Beach Resort

5-star luxury resort
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a beach bar, and a poolside bar at Kiwengwa Beach Resort. With a private beach, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 4 onsite restaurants, which feature international cuisine and more. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a grocery/convenience store and a terrace.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • An outdoor tennis court, an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • Luggage storage, concierge services, and a front desk safe
  • Massage treatment rooms, tour/ticket assistance, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Kiwengwa Beach Resort offer thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as amenities like air conditioning and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping

Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 15.00 per week)
  • In-room WiFi has a 1-device limit
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Main Restaurant
  • A la Carte Restaurant

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Spa services
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Free supervised childcare
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 85.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 100
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.00 per week (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per person (one way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 85.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit
Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children; please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Kiwengwa Beach Resort
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Zanzibar Island
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Resort
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Kiwengwa
Kiwengwa Beach Resort Resort Kiwengwa

Frequently asked questions

Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?

As of Oct 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kiwengwa Beach Resort on Oct 6, 2022 start from $161.86, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Kiwengwa Beach Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?

This resort doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 2 PM.

What time is check-out at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 100 per person applies.

Where is Kiwengwa Beach Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Kiwengwa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kiwengwa Beach and Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest. Mapenzi Beach and Pongwe Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 31 out of 63 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 63 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 63 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 63 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 63 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Khuloud
Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is some what quieter than the other beaches around the coast. Very limited restaurants options around the area. Food at the buffet was very basic and underspiced on many of the days. Nevertheless, we liked the location and how quiet the beach was. Was amazing taking walks without feeling surrounded by many people. Staff were great, friendly all the time and very helpful.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ansar
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

juan
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff very kind and helpful. Property very well located , well maintained and the entire day they offered all type of different activities.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sang Lyun
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was amazing. Foods, scenic views, and facilities.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Fair, but need to elevate cleaning & food
Fair stay, reception staff very friendly 10/10. Unfortunately zero follow through on requests for room to be cleaned and plates removed. I found more plates on steps leading up to my room after returning from beach and dinner even when i asked reception to send someone to clear up. Housekeeping is under performing, they simply make the bed and take dirty towels, nothing more. No sweeping, mopping, cleaning desk or counters, no enhanced cleaning for covid. No cleaning wash basin or leaving new towels, i had dirty towels on arrival and requested new ones. Food & drinks are VERY bland, same buffet items both nights I stayed. I highly recommend only getting bed & breakfast then pay for your dinner at the a la carte seafood restaurant onsite. Their seafood is 10/10. Hotel provides great activities and exercise classes throughout the day to keep guests entertained, a good spa and gym is available. Wonderful pools, beautiful beach & plenty sunbeds provided by hotel. The sea water is warmer/same as air temperature, and in December summer! so truly a great beach experience! Note: no hotels have private beaches in Zanzibar, beach is public property & rightfully so. There are security guards to help keep order though, so perfectly safe. Overall I'd definitely not return anytime soon to this hotel, it echos of a great bygone era that has sadly passed. Simple things like cleaning and decent food is absent, but easy and inexpensive to elevate. I hope they'll do something about this.
interesting jacuzzi bar concept, each jacuzzi is filled only on request.
Beach and hotel view from the water
Beach view from hotel sunbeds
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Jazmeen
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 26 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Ensly
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Nazeema
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Man Tuen Grania
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021