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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
+255 772 224 222
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (13 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually stayed in the Sunshine Hotel a little way down the beach, but ate at this restaurant on several occasions as we really liked the ambiance, friendly staff and excellent menu. The traditional Swahili dishes were delicious!

Thank Barney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a few dinners there; very tasty Italian and local dishes; good coffee; great service; beautiful ocean view

Thank Lucy-su-15
Reviewed 6 August 2018

we enjoyed great service, health meals and great setting away from jostle of stone town. Very islamic country but warm hearted people

Thank Sisasenkosi M
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We ate dinner twice in the restaurant but didn’t stay in the hotel. The hotel and restaurant are really very pretty and located on the beach. Outside guests need to walk past the beach side restaurant (was empty when we visited), cross the hotels bar,...More

Thank LukeFields
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this gorgeous little hotel if you are looking to completely relax. The staff are friendly, the rooms are lovely, food is delicious and the views of the ocean are amazing. So glad we choose to stay at Villa Kiva whilst diving with One...More

Thank AbbiJK
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Found the food disappointing, the catch of the day was bland and the bacon at breakfast overcooked. didnt get a good feel of the local cuisine, menu nwas rather limited

Thank Margygy4
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 TimoL665
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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