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Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar

3.5-star3.5 stars
MatemweZanzibar73108TanzaniaGreat location! See map

Beachfront hotel in Matemwe with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
Great location
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar

from $94
  • Classic Double Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Garden View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking


  • Area shuttle within 85 km *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Spa services on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Kena Beach Hotel & Villas are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Not included

  • Gratuities


The Bridge Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Mnemba View Lounge - Onsite bar.

Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar’s small print

Also known as

  • Azanzi
  • Azanzi Beach
  • Azanzi Beach Hotel
  • Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe
  • Azanzi Beach Matemwe
  • Azanzi Hotel
  • Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar
  • Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

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.

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 45000.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 45000.00

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TZS 60.0 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 100000.00 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar


  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • Mnemba Island - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 6 mi / 9.6 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 10.1 mi / 16.2 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km
  • Nungwi Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 52 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 13 reviews

Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar
The best place we stayed in 3 weeks touring
This hotel was a lovely place to stay. The staff bent over backwards to make our stay perfect, really spoiling us during our honeymoon. The food was good, accommodation very clean and the facilities excellent. The dive school next door had friendly and helpful instructors and good diving and snorkelling. Everything had been thought through well from hammocks and pull down shelters outside if it got too windy to snorkelling gear and beach shoes to protect against sea urchins.
A Traveler, gb3 night romance trip
Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar
Total relax from digital World
Unexpected, turned our as one of best trips ever! Mostly it happened due to return to Real World and lack of usual resort pamperings - missing foom service, very limited wifi and lack of TV enhanced real social relations between guests in resorts lounge, where ever present handsome Manager Cara and Andrea are going above and beyond to attend any query, one may have. Real family feeling, where every staff member truly cares about their guests. They bake the cake and all staff went out singing "Jambo Bwana" on our special day. Sincere thanks to Elwira, David, Eleonora, Jones and rest of truly friendly team. Truly excellent chef, all meals are well prepared and well varied every day. There are 3 grill buffet evenings: International on Tuesday, Seaffood on Friday and Swahili night on Sunday. Rest of the week are ala carte Diners with fish/ meat/ vegetarian choices. I'm not a type of AI tourist, but this is occasion when i recommend it for two reasons - best quality and economically gives a lot of savings, if to consider also antimalarial prophylaxis with tonic & gin :-) Absolutely safe country with most friendly people I've seen in decades, far away from crazy world turbulences, white sandy powder beach, reef walks, leisury walks or bike riding for miles on the beach, on site the best Zanzibar dive center, near by few local bars, but no active night life around - then you have to look on North beaches. I'll be back soon, before it is spoilt by civilization.
A Traveler, gb10 night romance trip
Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar
Friendly and humble staff and great food...
Patricia, za5 night romance trip

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Kena Beach Hotel & Villas, Zanzibar

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