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Mvuvi Resort

East Coast, Kiwengwa 2698 Tanzania
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#1 of 22 hotels in Kiwengwa
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Mvuvi Resort is an elite boutique hotel on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is located on the white beach of Kiwengwa, overlooking the Indian Ocean; from there you can admire the crystal and clear waters of the reef. It can be defined as an intimate location, genuine and elegant at the same time, in a state of perfect harmony with the Swahili culture and traditions. A place where you can sunbathing on a peaceful private beach enjoying the real beauty of the nature or doing sports. There is something to suit all tastes, such as kite surfing, diving, and many others. It is also the ideal starting point for different kinds of excursions to Zanzibar or exciting safari in Tanzania. The building consists of six large rooms with all amenities and comfort, it is specializes in a highlevel hospitality. It represents the ideal destination for young couples (for instance, on their honeymoon), but for families with children and groups of friends also. Mvuvi Resort is not the typical mass tourist resort, it is something more: it’s a quiet and exclusive place, which has a saltwater pool and a private spa in its green garden. In the end, you can even admire and enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant with a nice terrace that overlooks the Ocean; it seems a perfect spot for romantic dinners and hearty breakfasts. A fusion cuisine, in which Mediterranean flavours are mixed with the colours and aromas of local products and goods, starting from fish to tropical fruits. An unspoiled place to spend carefree days of vacation in Zanzibar in a real African atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi access in all the Resort
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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Myrthe wrote a review 09 Oct
5 contributions
From the arrival up to our departure everything was absolutely wonderful! (and we can be quite critical when it comes to hospitality:)) We were given an upgrade to a room on the 2nd floor with a big balcony and views of the flora and fauna for our 5 night stay. The room was very comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated. The bathroom had some lovely myrtle&lime scented toiletries of high quality. The grounds with private beach are beautiful, a lovely oasis-like small pool which was perfect to relax in, food and drinks were great, staff was very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed two trips on the island from the excursion booklet which is in the room to read and choose from. On our last night they surprised us with a private romantic candlelight dinner set up for us on the beach. So nice! We highly recommend Mvuvi for your stay in Zanzibar. It truly is a gem of a place. Tip: if you book the turtle aquarium excursion make sure beforehand to discuss with the host and driver/guide which of the turtle place you want to visit. We didn’t know there was more than one and in the end we went to another one than we had googled and anticipated beforehand. Although the place we went was still quite nice, it was small, very off the beaten track and not located in Nungwi (which the booklet suggests) but near Fukuchani. We’re still not sure which of the turtle sanctuaries is considered ‘the best’ one to go.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Las Skizz wrote a review Aug 2021
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We fully recommend the Mvuvi Hotel. We spent 2 weeks in August with our 3 teenagers. It is a confidential, authentic very charming hotel. The personnel is just perfect, really attentive to us feeling happy and relaxed. The hotel sits right on the beach with its incredible white sand and turquoise ocean. Nice restaurant on the beach as well. Food is really good. Excursions are proposed via the hotel we tried some of them which were really worth it. Try the massages as well, really cool! Life was just simple and relaxing in this little paradise on earth, and Carolina and her team are absolutely delicious as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Zanzibar Mvuvi, General Manager at Mvuvi Resort
Responded 31 Aug 2021
Thank you so much with all our heart for taking the time to write this review for us. You cannot imagine how happy we are to read this. We miss your daily smiles. You are a lovely family and we hope to see you soon again.
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Denise P wrote a review Jul 2021
Peoria, Arizona8 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Mvuvi in July it’s small but so nice. We loved it and the beach is just beautiful. Grace is very helpful. Only thing is they don’t have to much to drink. They have a drink menu but are out of all the alcohol. But just coming back from Covid I understood why they were not stocked up.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Zanzibar Mvuvi, General Manager at Mvuvi Resort
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Hi Denise, thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks again for staying with us and we really hope to see you soon again. By the way, we just received our new stock of Alcohol :-)
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MaciejMajerczak wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
Amazing place right on the beach. Fantastic restaurant with great food, but the view from it while drinking cappuccino in the morning watching the sun rise... simply amazing. Lovely little, charming pool to cool off.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Zanzibar Mvuvi, General Manager at Mvuvi Resort
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your review. We hope to host you again very soon.
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Miruna V wrote a review Feb 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
The food was good and the service was great. We really recommended this place. The pasta, soup and beef was very tasty. The price was good. The staff is nice and the manager is very friendly. The sunbeds are comfortable and the beach is also beautiful.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Zanzibar Mvuvi, General Manager at Mvuvi Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Dear Mirunav, Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you soon again. Greetings from all the Staff.
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US$86 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Mvuvi Boutique Resort
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mvuvi Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Mvuvi Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (0.2 km) and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mvuvi Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mvuvi Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mvuvi Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mvuvi Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Pesce Biricchino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mvuvi Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mvuvi Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mvuvi Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mvuvi Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Mvuvi Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.2 km).