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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

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
50 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing


Explore the area

Popular LocationMuyuni Beach5 min walk
Popular LocationMnemba Island11 min drive
Popular LocationMapenzi Beach14 min drive
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)100 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 388 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 603 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Room

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. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Muyuni Beach - 5 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 11 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 14 min drive
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 30 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 100 min drive


  • The Bridge Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Mnemba View Lounge — 1 min walk

About this property

Kena Beach Hotel

Ocean-view hotel with a swim-up bar, near Muyuni Beach
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 forms of accommodation 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 limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.
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.

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.

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
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • 24-hour pick-up 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/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


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

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • 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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


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

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

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

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Safe



Check-in between noon and 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

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

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 2320 per person, per night

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

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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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

Property is also known as

Azanzi Beach
Kena Beach Hotel Zanzibar North
Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe
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Azanzi Hotel
Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar
Azanzi Beach Hotel Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
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Matemwe Kena Beach Hotel Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kena Beach Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kena Beach Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kena Beach Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Kena Beach Hotel?
As of 28 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kena Beach Hotel on 1 Oct 2020 start from £159, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Kena Beach Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Kena Beach Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kena Beach Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Kena Beach Hotel?
Check-in is from noon to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Kena Beach Hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Kena Beach Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of TZS 120000 per vehicle applies.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Kena Beach Hotel?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Kena Beach Hotel located?
This Matemwe hotel is on the beach, 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Mnemba Island, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Kiwengwa Beach and Kendwa Beach. Nungwi Beach and Nakupenda Beach are also within 32 mi (52 km).
50 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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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
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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

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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

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

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