Zan View Hotel

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Kiwengwa with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Zan View Hotel

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Family Room, Sea View
Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer
Bar (on property)

Overview of Zan View Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
Kairo Village, Kiwengwa, Zanzibar, 0095
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden

Room options

Honeymoon Suite, Pool View

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Room, Sea View

  • 33 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds and 1 Single Bed

Standard Triple Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Sea View

  • 25 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Triple Room, Patio

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Standard Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Beach - 12 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 13 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 35 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 58 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 58 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Jetty - 6 min drive
  • Andiamo - 7 min drive
  • Sipano Reastaurant - 4 min drive
  • Bahari Grill - 16 min walk
  • Restaurant - 8 min drive

About this property

Zan View Hotel

Zan View Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per vehicle one-way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A beach bar, a children's pool and a snack bar/deli are other highlights.


Arabic, Danish, English, French, German, Spanish, Swahili


Sustainability practices

Bicycle rentals
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 10 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Racquetball/squash
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2013
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 4.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 60
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 60

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Zan View Hotel Kiwengwa
Zan View Kiwengwa
Zan View
Zan View Hotel Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Zan View Hotel Hotel
Zan View Hotel Kiwengwa
Zan View Hotel Hotel Kiwengwa

Frequently asked questions

Does Zan View Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zan View Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Zan View Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Zan View Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Zan View Hotel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Zan View Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Zan View Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zan View Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 10 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Zan View Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Additional recreation on-site includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Zan View Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Zan View Hotel like?
Zan View Hotel is located a short 11-minute walk from Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest.



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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay!
Our stay at Zan View was amazing! We had decided to take a few days in Zanzibar after our busy week safari and I came across this hotel. The staff are wonderful and super friendly. They always greet you with a smile and nothing is too much trouble for them. The management team are also so so nice! We were shown around the hotel and how to access the beach bar when we arrived which I’ve never really experienced before and it was so lovely and welcoming. They also plan events you can take part in on the evenings such as bingo night, food specials, uno tournament etc. The hotel itself has a small pool and restaurant area, with an upstairs mezzanine overlooking the village and beach. To access the beach you walk through a small local village (no more than 5mins) which is a lovely way to interact with the locals. You pass by 2 small craft shops and I highly recommend having a chat with the men who own them and encourage you to buy something! They are wonderful friendly and trustworthy gents. The beach bar is also great! The food from both restaurants was really good! I especially liked the Spag Bol! The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Air con is a must in zanzibar! And all the rooms have this and a fan. The beds are huge and have mosquito nets (also a must!) The showers are fine, I don’t think you will find super great showers in Tanzania anyway!. Overall this hotel is great! And good value for money too! Would highly recommend staying here!
Jodie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A really lovely small hotel,with a beautiful pool.
beverly, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Kameko, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very nice tiny place away from all the big complexes of club facilities in the surrounding area
Patrick, 12-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best hotel in zanzibar by far
Itai, 4-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Nothing is good. Photos are very misleading. No direct access to the beach. you have to walk through the local village to reach the beach.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I booked through which said that it was on the ocean and steps from the beach.... the hotel itself is actually up a hill and on the opposite side of a village from the beach. The property did not match the description that I had booked under from the .ca website (though it appears other countries have a better description). The staff were VERY kind, and the hotel is great... I had just booked it in order to be ON the ocean and STEPS from the beach.
Joshua, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel, very good food, but...
Very nice hotel, room clean and comfy, staff awesome, restaurant food outstanding, but you should buy your alcohol and buy taxi service elsewhere because they overcharge everything on the spot. Also, bring USD because they don't take shillings (or they change it to a disadvantageous rate).
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

The family room was spacious and clean. Wifi was very good. The staff friendly and helpful. The hotel is very small and the restsutant and breakfast are not good. Must go through steep stairs and a "village" to get to beach. This allows the locals to harrass you to buy stuff or make you feel unconfortable. It is probably ok to stay for a few days but no more.
rafael, 3-night trip
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