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Kiwengwa Beach Resort

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Kiwengwa Beach Resort 5* is situated on the north east coast and is one of the best hotel in Zanzibar, the Spice island. The hotel has just been completely renovated into the bedrooms and in the public areas. The architect has chosen to combine the typical warm colors of Africa, used for the common areas, to the typical blue sea, used inside the rooms: the end result is a refined style that fully respects the ambient and present to the atmosphere something to special. Kiwengwa Beach Resorts have 120 rooms facing the longest white sand beach on the island. There is 30 suites and 90 standard rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There is 1 Honeymoon suite of 56 mq; it is directly on the beach with stunning view, private terrace, large en-suite bathroom, indoor jacuzzi, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities and free wifi. It have the possibility to be connect with a suite of 36 mq, with private entrance to make a Royal Family Suite of 92 mq. There are 17 Luxury bungalows & suites. They are room of 36/46 mq; they have: sea view, outdoor jacuzzi, private terrace, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities and free wifi. There are 12 bungalows, 2 with sea view and 10 with garden view. They are room of 30/36 mq and have outdoor jacuzzi, private terrace, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities, free wifi. There are 90 standard rooms, 30 with sea view and 60 with garden view. They are room of 30/32 mq. All rooms have been up-graded, with new bathrooms, furniture and fittings. About the restaurants Kiwengwa offer a Main Buffet and Grill Restaurant, with water-feature and view of the new swimming-pool and a Beach Restaurant, a la carte, directly on the beach with bar and lounge There is a Lounge bar with view of the beach and serving finger food and imported alcohol, this bar have a large lounge area and a zone with satelite TV. There is also a new extended beach bar, on the beach with music and dancing. Kiwengwa Beach Resort is directly on the beach of Kiwengwa, have a private zone with typical sunbeds and umbrella. For the guests are available the beach towels, for the beach and for the pool area. For who love the wellness and the relax of the mind there is a Spa near the beach with 2 massage room, hammam, hair and nails salon, outdoor relaxing tea and juice lounge. Upper floor Gym with panoramic view. Other facilities: reception area, swimming-pool and pool terrace, shuttle service or private limousine, water sports, beach volley ball, tennis court, mini golf, bike rental, 2 shops, travel agents front desk, beach massage area, beach disco, entertainment, live music and beach wear fashion show.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Italian
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Mwali K wrote a review 13 Apr
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Kiwengwa beach is a gem of true peace and tranquility and the staff here are the best you can find in a hotel. The rainny season interrupted our excursion services however we enjoyed the indoor games organized by the animation team. Rooms were very nice and clean
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Discover68173964668 wrote a review 8 Apr
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I had a fantastic experience at this hotel. The food was quiet exquisite . The cleanliness of the rooms exceeded my expectations, ensuring a comfortable stay. Moreover, the staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating, providing personalized service throughout my visit. From check-in to check-out, every interaction was met with warmth and professionalism. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a memorable and enjoyable vacation.
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mariam m wrote a review 8 Apr
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Great hotel, really great food and options for breakfast lunch and dinner! All the staff are really kind and friendly here! The hotel is right on the beach with security and the rooms have recently been refurbished. Everything is very clean with lovely landscapes gardens! And extremely pretty at night time. (They even have tortoises and parrots)
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Aree M wrote a review 8 Apr
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Overall, an amazing holiday. The resort itself has multiple restaurants. There was a cool turtle enclosure and food was fantastic. The small restaurant by the beach was a fantastic touch. The staff were all super friendly and the internet was fast in all locations too! Could even see the stars at night!
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Petra K wrote a review 5 Apr
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We had a great time, we can only recommend it to everyone. The staff were very kind, the food was great, we could choose from many different types of dishes, so we always found something that suited us. During the day and every evening there were programs, so we were not bored. The room was clean and tidy, we got new towels and mineral water every day.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alta E wrote a review Mar 2024
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The resort in itself is beautiful but a few things completely put us off from visiting again. Firstly, the Masai vendors on the beach. These guys are on the beach from sunset until after dawn. The hotel employs several security guards to keep them at bay but the moment you pass the guards to enter the ocean they will all swarm at you, trying to sell their goods. They do not easily take no for an answer. The guards will daily draw a line in the sand which these guys are not allowed to overstep. However, they will go stand just behind the line and call out and stare at you all day. So uncomfortable!!! We were looking forward to long walks on the beach but due to this we couldn't. Secondly is the tipping culture. In our experience, the level of service that you will get will greatly depend on this. You are also very quickly "known" if you don't tip for every smile you get. People are also very blunt and will stand and wait or ask until you tip. I usually do not carry cash around with me, I am after all on holiday, and only tip at the end. This doesn't go off very well here. This really spoilt the beautiful environment for me. I've paid a fair price for my stay, and I didn't like to know that people will only be friendly if I tip them well. We observed no concern for the preservation of the coral reeves. Boats will drive right over the coral, and you can hear it break. Most coral are already dead and the little remaining will not last long. Once in the water, the boatsman will feed the fish with bread to attract them to you. Starfish are taken from the sea to attract customers and then dumped. Very, very sad to see. Lastly, we bought an all-inclusive package. This meant food and alcohol is included. However, on day three we discovered that this didn't extend to water. If we wanted water, we had to drink from the dispenser which was always hot or we had to buy it. This came as a surprise, free alcohol but pay for water. There was also always a shortage of ice and most of the time we could only get 2-3 ice blocks. We then thought to stick to fruit juice in the dispensers, but these were significantly watered down and tasteless. The minibar advertised in the room was also never stocked, even after asking about it three times. Oh! and the Jacuzzi's that you see on the promotional material......none of them work.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Нина М wrote a review Mar 2024
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We are first time in Zanzibar and we liked this Resort.The Service in high Level,special thanks for Angela she ist good Hostess, very calm,polite, make us felt AT home from the arrival.Delicious food in Restaurants, WI-FI is Goodyear.Highly recommend
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Vít Š wrote a review Mar 2024
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The management graciously offered us the best hospitality in the world.The hotel is gorgeous,beutufully well maintained gardens all around the property.Tropjcal paradise designed with an inch of its life. The indian ocean waters are aquamarine blue perfection. The food with qualification is top notch,seafood and afričan being top notch. We were served impromptu coconuts by the gardeners. The management,Victor from the front desk was very kind,friendly and very professional.A great attitude and contribution for Kiwengwa beach.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lenka V wrote a review Mar 2024
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My husband and I went for a vacation after along time of work.It was the best of my life time. The staff made us a special holiday by the way they treated us. Everyday we had something new in our menu in their restaurants. The fish was great and fresh coconut from the gardeners. The manager Victor stood out to be very caring and excellent customer Care.He addressed everything we had in good time.Very nice manager.
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Mateusz G wrote a review Mar 2024
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Excellent breakfast,clean rooms,and the location is amazing by the beach. I was there with my wife for holiday and the king of customer care we received was amazing from all the staff,Victor the front office manager was very outstanding and amazing person. He is one of the great staff in the hotel.
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£107 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiwengwa Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (0.4 miles), Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.2 miles), and Kiwengwa zanzibar (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Local Restaurant Eciaa, and SI BurgerS.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Kiwengwa Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Kiwengwa Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.2 miles).
Does Kiwengwa Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.