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Villa Kiva, Zanzibar

4-star4 stars
MatemweZanzibar3151TanzaniaGreat location! See map

Matemwe beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
93See all 93 reviews
From 424 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Villa Kiva, Zanzibar

from $69
  • Standard room Ocean front
  • Suite Partial ocean view with terrace
  • Standard Room, Garden View
  • Economy Double Room, Garden View
  • Superior room Ocean front
  • Junior Suite Ocean View with terrace
  • Comfort Triple Room, Balcony

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 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

Travelling with others


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Villa Kiva, Zanzibar’s small print

Also known as

  • Villa Kiva
  • Villa Kiva Hotel
  • Villa Kiva Hotel Matemwe
  • Villa Kiva Matemwe
  • Villa Kiva Resort And Restaurant Matemwe, Zanzibar


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.

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

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.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100

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 Villa Kiva, Zanzibar


  • On the beach
  • Muyuni Beach - 0.5 mi / 0.8 km
  • Mnemba Island - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Kendwa Beach - 14.5 mi / 23.3 km
  • Nungwi Beach - 14.8 mi / 23.8 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 52 min drive
  • Free valet parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 93 reviews

Villa Kiva, Zanzibar
Very Good8.0
Nice people and nice place with slow Wi-Fi
Service and the grounds were great. Food was pretty good, but there were really no other options around so you had to eat all your meals here. More expensive than I would normally be willing to pay, but we had a good time. Lastly, the Wi-Fi was slow and I wasn't able to back up my photos like I had hoped.
John P, us2 night romance trip
Villa Kiva, Zanzibar
Good for scuba diving ... not much else.
Hotel was not bad. A lot of people smoked in the restaurant (seemed like a European crowd) which was very annoying. Had to have my meals outside the resturant. Hotel is a long way from town (about an hour) good for scuba diving .... not much else.
Thomas, us4 night trip
Villa Kiva, Zanzibar
East coast paradise
The hotel is just amazing: its architectural style is superb, the beach front is great, rooms are spacious, staff was friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is just perfect. Food wasn't that great and that was actually a pitty given the great place this is. Still it is worth it!
Rafael, us1 night family trip
Villa Kiva, Zanzibar
Very Good8.0
Great little place on a nice beach
almost a family atmosphere, right on the beach. Nice rooms and a good feeling.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
Villa Kiva, Zanzibar
Awesome location, beautiful views!
Very cosy hotel with a spectacular setting on Matemwe beach. The decor is beautiful and you can spend hours just watching the tide ebb and flow. Comfy beds and nice restaurant.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends

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Villa Kiva, Zanzibar

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