Villa Kiva

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Muyuni Beach

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Villa Kiva

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Junior Suite Ocean View with terrace | Beach/ocean view
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Bar (on property)

Overview of Villa Kiva

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Matemwe, Matemwe, 3151
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Comfort Triple Room, Balcony

  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Double Room, Garden View

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Junior Suite Ocean View with terrace

  • 538 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Superior room Ocean front

  • 376 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, Garden View

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard room Ocean front

  • 377 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Suite, Garden View

  • 645 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 16 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 19 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 76 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Spice Restaurant - 15 min drive
  • Andiamo - 12 min drive
  • The Jetty - 15 min drive
  • Mohammed’s restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Villa Kiva Garden Restaurant - 1 min walk

About this property

Villa Kiva

At Villa Kiva, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving and snorkeling are nearby. 2 outdoor pools provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages and body scrubs. Villa Kiva Restaurant serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time 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 time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages and body scrubs.


Villa Kiva Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 5.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per room (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 17 and June 11.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 40 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


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.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

Is Villa Kiva currently open?
The property is closed between April 17 and June 11.
How much does it cost to stay at Villa Kiva?
As of Sep 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Villa Kiva on Oct 7, 2023 start from $97, 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.
Does Villa Kiva offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villa Kiva does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Kiva?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Villa Kiva?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Villa Kiva?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Kiva?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Kiva?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Kiva?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Villa Kiva and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and scuba diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Villa Kiva also has spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Kiva?
Yes, Villa Kiva Restaurant offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Villa Kiva like?
Villa Kiva is located a short 8-minute walk from Muyuni Beach.







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2/10 Poor

Matthew, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Margaux, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christina, 13-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.....
Stephen W, 15-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Like the location and setup of the layout of property grounds.
Thaddeus, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Mari Årmot, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was great, WiFi issue needs to improve
Stanley, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Garry, 11-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
2-night trip
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