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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
+255 772 224 222
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We stayed in Zanzibar Bahari Villas, which had extremely slow restaurant. This is 150m north from it and we ate here a couple of times. Service is quick, staff is friendly and obviously like their job and food is also ok. Can recommend.

Thank Timo L
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We were walking the beach trying to decide where to go for our breakfast and thought we'd try Villa Kiva. The location (as with all of the other places on Matemwe beach) is fabulous and the views from the restaurant area are lovely. We ordered...More

Thank Harriet D
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Pros: Lovely grounds and gardens. This is really the main draw of the hotel. Pretty nice rooms for the money White sandy beach which is much quieter than Nungwi Friendly, helpful staff and management. Bedroom a decent size and comfy, large bed. Good place to...More

Thank annabelm2016
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Quiet. I mean quiet!!! If you are looking for a place to go out and see sights and eat at different restaurants this is NOT the place. Nothing to do there. A great place to escape the world. Internet is iffy. We went to escape...More

Thank maryannintanzania
Reviewed 12 October 2017

we went half board and the food was excellent, only a couple of choices for each course but we are not fussy and we could have eaten anything they offered. Also you can eat off the al la carte anyway if you dont like the...More

Thank Jamboclaire
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We walked in from the beach and the first part of the restaurant looks just like every other place on the beach. Sort of loungy with sofas, chairs and some tables. If you walk through the first building there is a restaurant with white linen...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

As guest at Villa Kiva we had most of our meals here and were generally pleased with the quality and choice. The set-up is also very nice with great sea view and OK Wi-Fi. Service is friendly but may be slow and lacking (as everywhere...More

Thank CarstenDK
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Having lived in Zanzibar for some time now, it is normal to have low expectations when dining out. Which is why it came as a very pleasant surprise when dining in Villa Kiva to discover that not only were their dishes at an affordable price,...More

Thank NJM88
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The food was very good. Breakfast fantastic with at least 10 sorts of local fruit. Local quisine excellent and fresh, as well as pizzas. We had half-board and I found too much Italian influence in our dinners - I would have prefered local spices to...More

2  Thank enthusiast1955
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed in Panga Chumvi but ate here 2 evenings, and had great experience with both the food, the service, the nice atmosphere of the family run resort, and we went back very pleased and full both times. Would love to stay here next time!

Thank Trine L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Matemwe
  • Phone Number: +255 772 224 222
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