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Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa

5-star5 stars

Kiwengwa beachfront hotel with 4 restaurants, spa
  • Free Internet and free parking
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great room
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
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Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa

from $249
  • Melia Terrace Room Partial Ocean View
  • Melia Garden Room
  • Romantic Room, Oceanfront
  • Bungalow, Ocean View
  • Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Child)
  • Family Room (3 Adults)
  • Family Room (4 Adults)
  • Grand Suite (Zanzibar)
  • Grand Suite (2 Adults + 2 Children)
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (3 Adults)
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (2 Adults + 2 Children)
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 124 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive rates available
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Tennis on site
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free wired Internet
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Melia Zanzibar are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Anantara Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages, massages, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.


Spice Market Restaurant - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Aqua Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Gabi Beach Club - This beach restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Jetty bar and Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Pool Bar - This poolside restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa’s small print

Also known as

  • Melia Hotel Zanzibar
  • Melia Zanzibar
  • Zanzibar Melia
  • Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

Mandatory fees

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

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

What’s around Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa


  • On the beach
  • Mapenzi Beach - 26 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Mnemba Island - 10.4 mi / 16.8 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 19.7 mi / 31.8 km
  • Nungwi Beach - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 20.6 mi / 33.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 44 reviews

Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
Wonder resort
It's a beautiful resort. The service and the food was superb.
robert, us4 night romance trip
Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
It's a great place to be especially the ocean views. Staff are friendly and service is great. Don't miss the Jetty and the pool
PETER, us2 night romance trip
Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
Traveling solo after a month of volunteering in Tanzania. I wanted to stay somewhere nice and I feel that I am often disappointed by all-inclusive places, and that no hotel looks as nice as it does online. However, Melia FAR exceeded my expectations, and it looked better in person than it did on the website. The style of the hotel and rooms was modern but still had an island feel. Bed was very comfortable. The bathroom and outdoor shower were amazing. The views and pools were simply outstanding. I had the all-inclusive package, and the food and drinks were great. Excellent breakfast, and there was a delicious indian barbeque one night. The staff were great and always asking if I needed anything, made me feel welcome, which was nice as I was traveling alone. The beach was ok, very rocky in the water due to the old reef, and tide goes out quite a bit as it does elsewhere on Zanzibar. It was still beautiful though and the water color is unreal. Bonus, the trails they use to shuttle people to the beach on golf carts is actually a fantastic running trail, too. Not much else around this hotel, but Stone town was a 45min cab ride away. Great trip and a beautiful hotel!
Jennifer, usOther trip
Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
Gorgeous, relaxing getaway
Worth every cent. Definitely recommend the all-inclusive so that you can just sit back and enjoy it all! The hotel itself is gorgeous, as is nearby Gabi Beach. There are so many places where you can relax and enjoy a beautiful view. It even rained for a few hours during my trip, and I still enjoyed having a drink by the library bar, or sitting out at the beach while watching the sky darken then lighten back up. The place is a haven for relaxing, indulging and restoring!
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
Very Good8.0
Good but overall experience could have been better
Staff were friendly and in general very nice people. Management and staff did rounds around the resort asking guests if they were having a good time. However, quite a few times, the staff mixed up our orders and/or we had to wait a long time to get it. Also, no wifi in most guest rooms and the beach is not walking distance from main area of resort - they provide a free buggy ride over. On a side note, I've been a business traveler for many years (though this one was for pleasure) and I found this hotel management one of the most stringent I've ever come across in terms of charging every pennies worth, even when they caused certain inconveniences. It soured some of the experience of staying there.
A Traveler, us5 night romance trip

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Melia Zanzibar, Kiwengwa

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