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Villa Kiva

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Villa Kiva

Villa Kiva

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Matemwe, Matemwe, 3151

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuyuni Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKigomani Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationPwani Mchangani Beach9 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)80 min drive

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About this area


Located in Matemwe, Villa Kiva is next to a golf course and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Muyuni Beach and Mnemba Island. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also worth visiting. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving and snorkeling adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Muyuni Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 4 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 9 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 12 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 75 min drive


  • Nangani Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Makuti Beach - 11 min walk
  • Dolphin Local Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Mtambo Sisi Kawa Sisi - 5 min drive
  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

Villa Kiva

4-star hotel adjacent to a golf course
Take advantage of free cooked-to-order breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at Villa Kiva. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body scrub or a massage. The onsite restaurant, Villa Kiva Restaurant, features international cuisine. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools with pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Concierge services, outdoor furniture, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say great things about the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Villa Kiva include thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


English, Italian, Polish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Villa Kiva Restaurant

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Massages


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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96% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

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
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 17 and June 11.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 2 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40 per night

Property payment types

Important information


You'll 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • 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 percent

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
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and window guards
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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Kiva have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Villa Kiva?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Villa Kiva on Oct 26, 2022 start from $102.12, 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 Villa Kiva pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Villa Kiva?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Villa Kiva?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Villa Kiva?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Villa Kiva provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 50 per room applies.

Where is Villa Kiva located?

Located in Matemwe, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Muyuni Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mnemba Island and Kiwengwa Beach. Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 148 out of 219 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 65 out of 219 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 219 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 219 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 219 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Stephen W
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is very rustic and feels like it fits within the ambience of Zanzibar. located right on the white sands next to the Indian Ocean with restaurants nearby, that are accessible by walking along the beach. The owners and staff were so welcoming and truly lovely people. The hotel is of a size where you get to know the staff and they know you. Highly recommend it.....
Stayed 15 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect getaway
This is a great place to spend a relaxing few days. The room was large, clean, and comfortable, with a great view of the ocean. The staff is beyond friendly and responsive. And the food is tasty and reasonably priced.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great, WiFi issue needs to improve
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 11 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice stay at Matemwe
Really nice little hotel directly at Matemwe beach. The rooms are spacious and the hotel is nice to chill with two pools and a separate area at the beach. Staff was very nice and helpful!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

HOWARD LEE, Highland
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is clean and friendly staff, I’m glad I choose the Villa very nice beach
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

HOWARD, Highland
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Do not hesitate to book this Villa. Place is super clean and serene. Breakfast is really good. The staffs are so helpful and friendly and oh the complementary fresh juice on arrival was nice. We spent only a night there and my wife said we should go back there again so we booked another 2nights. The beach too is clean overall the place is good .
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Friendly helpful staff!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff, good service at the SPA, the place is nice but need a bit of lift abs TLC Didn’t like there was not internet connection from the room or pool Only in the lobby area Overall 3 stars
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall a good hotel
A lovely hotel located right on the beach with a great outside decked area. Room was good with a balcony with partial sea view. Shower good with hot water. The matress on the bed however was the hardest mattress i've ever slept on!! I didnt complain as i had read a similar comment on some elses review. Breakfast was okay, a little limited in choice but that seems to be the case with most African hotels. I was disappointed one morning when i asked for the pancakes with banana & honey. When it arrived it was just pancakes!! I then asked what happened to the rest of it and another waiter said that they had run out of bananas!! In Africa really!! I did get the honey. The beach is wounderfull and great for long walks. The pool and garden area is also very nice. Dinner was generally a good choice, however i used to venture along the beach and try some of the local establishments including Bobs garden restaurant which was pretty good and not expensive. Staff were all friendly, though i did ask for an early breakfast one day as was due to go diving at 8am and even though the booklet in the room said they can provide breakfast at 7am when i asked for it at 7:15am they said they could do me a packed breakfast! Even though they start breakfast at 7:30am. I did bring that to the attention of management later that day who stated that shouldn't have been the case. Dive centre just along the beach and diving off Memba island was pretty good and probably the best location in Zanzibar.
Bobs Garden restaurant.
Stayed 8 nights in Mar 2021