Kena Beach Hotel

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On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Kena Beach Hotel

Kena Beach Hotel

3.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Matemwe, Matemwe, 73108

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuyuni Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKigomani Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMnemba Island11 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)73 min drive

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About this area


Located in Matemwe, Kena Beach Hotel is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mnemba Island and Kiwengwa Beach. Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Natural Aquarium are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours.

What's nearby

  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Kigomani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 11 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 11 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 73 min drive


  • Bin Jabir restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Matemwe Rock Local Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • Miramont Retreat Zanzibar - 9 min drive
  • Blue Fish Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • One Ocean - 18 min drive

About this property

Kena Beach Hotel

Beachfront hotel with calming spa services
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as spa services or barbecue grills. All 35 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus balconies or patios and minibars. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, safes and desks. Limited housekeeping is available.
Kena Beach Hotel offers 35 accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Fridges, coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Kena Beach Hotel are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

Buffet and à la carte meals and snacks included

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (free) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 85 km

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Free bike hire
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swahili


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Restaurants on site

  • The Bridge Restaurant
  • Mnemba View Lounge

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Safe

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Check-in from noon - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for TZS 75.0 per day.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 45000.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 45000.00
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 120000 per vehicle
  • Rollaway bed fee: TZS 75.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 52 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 15 out of 52 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 52 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 52 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 52 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful Garden
Absolutely beautiful garden. Very helpful staff
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our family of 4 had a wonderful 3 night stay. The rooms were beautiful, beds comfortable, and the air con worked well. Turn down service to spruce up the rooms and set up the mosquito netting is a nice touch. The pavilion has impressive architectural presence which is brilliant planning for covering the pool (so its always a cool temperature), covering 2 the dining areas and the 2 bars. There were always enough lounge chairs covered in comfortable canvas with pillows and a few different options for shade. The staff was very friendly (although the bar staff seemed unenthusiastic most of the time). Bobo took us on a cool reef walk, but I’d recommend only fit people and children who are >9 participate. There are way too many spikey sea urchins, even with the sturdy fishing boots Kena supplies, if you stumble and fall on an urchin or rough coral, it would be a bad scene. The food was pretty good. Lots of selections for meat eaters. Only 1 or two options for vegetarians in the buffet. With some Indian influence on the menus, I’d recommend putting full Indian dishes into the rotation. Samosas, tiki masala, paneer dishes and even desserts. The flan and passion fruit mousse were the best dishes. My husband liked the Swahili dishes. I’d also recommend that they place some hammocks around the property and add a ping pong table And fussball in the game room. My kids used the pool table and the dart board, more options would be nice. We enjoyed meeting the Maasai and picking out gifts
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful resort on a quiet strip of beach in Matemwe. The staff could not do more to help!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Kena Beach Hotel for perfect vacation in Zanzibar
We enjoyed our stay at the Kena Beach Hotel very much, the hotel is excellent, the stuff was lovely and supper kind, the rooms were perfect for our needs, very clean and equipped. Highly recommend!
Stayed 11 nights in Jul 2019