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Mvuvi Boutique Resort

4-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Kiwengwa Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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East Coast, Kiwengwa, 2698, Tanzania
  • This is a tiny, quiet and superbly run little hotel.

    Jan 12, 2020

  • Staff really friendly and accommodating. Service good and needs attended to efficiently.

    Jan 9, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 13 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Standard Double Room, Garden View
  • Superior Quadruple Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, Sea View


East Coast, Kiwengwa, 2698, Tanzania
  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 13 min walk

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 13 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Uroa Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Marumbi Beach - 12.1 mi / 19.4 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free, per registered adult, when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Free reception

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa tub
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels


  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Mvuvi
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Resort
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Resort
  • Mvuvi Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Resort Zanzibar/Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique Resort
  • Mvuvi Boutique Kiwengwa
  • Mvuvi Boutique

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 80 per vehicle (roundtrip, Maximum occupancy 5)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Mvuvi Boutique Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Hug IV Soul (12-min walk), Local (12-min walk), and Red Snapper Restaurant (2.7 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 80 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and safari tours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Mvuvi Boutique Resort also has a private beach and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    We loved the location on the beach and the private area with a guard. The food was lovely and well presented. The room had everything we needed but did smell a bit damp. I think the moisture in the humid air is hard to control. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Grace went out of her way to make our trip relaxing. We loved Samwell a newish trainee who works very hard and has a great sense of humour. My only criticism is that no fresh coffee is offered or available at the hotel. I had to go next door to get my fix. We would definitely visit again and bring the cafetière. Shame with all the lovely African coffee on offer.

    5 night romance trip, Oct 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Mvuvi

    We had 2 rooms for our family at Mvuvi which is on the lovely Kiwengwa beach with powder white sand and beautiful turquoise water. The resort is small, private and a bit rustic but fit our family perfectly. If you are looking for a big, party place, keep looking. The staff led by Grace was very attentive and always available. Grace helped us with excursions and even gave us a partial refund when we were disappointed in one outing. She also helped us when there was a problem with something we had booked ahead of time and it worked out great. The food at Mvuvi is outstanding! There were good vegetarian options as well. I would have preferred regular coffee rather than instant but that is minor. The dining room is upstairs with a lovely view. WiFi is spotty and only worked for us in the dining room but I think that is quite common in Zanzibar. Thank you Grace and everyone at Mvuvi for making our stay so special!

    Cheryl, 4 night family trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Hospitality!

    This place is amazing ! Relaxing. Perfect for couples or family that seek peace and quite!!! Where shall I begin...? From the rose water they provide to wash your hands and the delicious juice they offer at arrival or the amazing hospitality ? Grace, has been an amazing host. Has arranged my excursions based on my schedule and needs. I was in need of bandaids and she went above and beyond on getting some from the pharmacy and bringing them directly to me!!! Clean place and great food! I highly recommend it !

    Panagiotis, 1 night trip, Jul 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise and a trained chef to prepare the meals!

    Everything about Mvuvi resort was EXCELLENT. the hotel is on a white sand beach with its own private area. There is a reef just off the beach with many fish and some healthy coral-reached by a dhow(small boat that you stand up in) A "captain" sails the boat. Our room was a good size with fan and aircon and was spotless. Always had HOT showers., The hotel staff (organised by Grace)were so obliging-- anything we asked about or wanted they sorted. This included a car and driver for a half day-cost 35$ We had half board and the food was really good. Choices for breakfast and a four course meal for dinner which you chose after breakfast.The food was cooked to perfection and served quietly and professionally .We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a truely relaxed time in a paradise location.

    christine, 10 night romance trip, Jun 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff was amazing special thanks to Grace, Blandina and mangager Alexandro,.

    Alice, 2 night trip with friends, Nov 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceptional boutique resort (6 rooms) on a beautiful beach. Alessandro the host is incredible and extremely accommodationg. The same goes for all of the hotel staff. Food (Italian) is quite good and the menu changes each day. Highly recommended for a pleasant and relaxing beach getaway or R & R.

    Fred, 4 night trip, Oct 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Boutique Hotel directly at the Beach of Zanzibar East Coast. The rooms are spacious with a tasteful arranged Bedroom, attached very functional wardrobe and huge bathroom. The outside terraces is located opposite the small pool. The Main Building with the First Floor Restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and provides a great view to the beach and ocean. The team around Mr. Alessandro was more than lovely, served and helped always with a smile. They arranged also our tours (Scuba Diving with One Ocean, Spice Farm, Stone Town, Sandbank and Prison Island) perfectly. Homemade bisquits, tarts, bread and buns tasted so delicious, hard to stop. The dinner was always a highlight with generally 2 options of 4 courses to choose and the chef put a lot of effort to let us have every day a new and different exprience. Gracie and Asante sana Dear Mvuvi Team. We truly enjoyed a great time in your Hotel. Saula and Jens

    Jens, 6 night trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely cosy resort with 8 rooms and really friendly staff. The beach was beautiful and the food incredible!

    Sage, 5 night trip, Sep 30, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We will come more

    It was the best decision to stay in the small and cozy resort. If you want to calm down quietly, enjoy tasty food, good massages and be surrounded by very professional staff, this is the place to go. There is no internet in the room, but in the dinning area, library and the courtyard.

    Marianna, 8 night romance trip, Sep 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highly recommended - looks better in real life!

    The place looks like Paradise. An extra special effort was made to manage our dietary requirements (gluten-free and vegetarian). They made me special gluten free pancakes and rice bread which was highly appreciated (although only one chef made really good pancakes, I noticed on her day off that the pancakes were not great!) A few things got lost in translation with the local staff. Their English was excellent, but sometimes I would have to take a bit of extra time to explain what I wanted. Once they understood what you wanted they would go the extra mile to help. Millie - the lovely Italian lady in charge - was great at anticipating our needs and made sure that we were well looked after throughout. The hotel was primarily couples but we were a group of friends. Having climbed Kilimanjaro beforehand, we were after a quiet break so it was perfect. The other resorts further along the beach were much bigger and louder, and didn't have the exclusive, peaceful feel of this boutique. The staff also made an extra special effort to keep our part of the beach clean. We were a group of 5 so we had one double and one triple room. In the triple room that we had, there was two nice 4-poster beds and then a makeshift bed in the corner. The makeshift was comfortable enough but if you are travelling as a three you might like to let the person in the makeshift bed pay a bit less or rotate beds.

    3 night trip, Sep 5, 2018

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