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Mchangamle, Kizimkazi Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 7 in Kizimkazi
Travellers' Choice
Immerse in the splendour of a secluded hideaway fringed by a kilometre of stunning coastline flanked by coconut palms and the Indian Ocean on the southwest corner of Zanzibar. Within a lush, forested estate, 66 luxurious villas; each with its own swimming pool and terrace blend modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences and provide guests with an unquestionable feeling of luxury and privacy. At the heart of the hotel is the stunning glass-walled infinity pool and The Spa, set in five acres of private gardens and offering rejuvenating treatments inspired by local flora and spices. The hotel has two restaurants serving international dishes of Middle-Eastern, Turkish, Greek, and Mediterranean cuisine, a kids club, and a range of complimentary sports including kayaks, pedal boats, hobie cats, and snorkeling excursions. Dolphin safaris and a visit to see the indigenous Red Colobus monkeys in the nearby Jozani Forest are unforgettable Zanzibari experiences not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Afrikaans
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Liliane M wrote a review Today
1 contribution
Best place to stay ,super amazing customer service,plenty a lot of activities,the rooms are amazing especially my room with the pool and ocean view ,The stuffs made my stay super awesome especially Wilfred his services are A class he made sure our stay was awesome plus Faidha at the restaurant,I will definitely come back
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Bassoun wrote a review Feb 2022
11 contributions12 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We appreciated the welcome, service, availability kindness and attentiveness of all the staff. In hands of a dynamic young management team, the Residence is a wonderful place and is promised a bright future. The Residence is for us an exceptional hotel in the middle of an authentic and preserved site. It is a real privilege to have stayed these few days in that hotel and to meet such a welcoming and attentive team. They did everything to make our stay exceptional, unexpected and fabulous. We have left them happy but also so sad not to be able to extend this exceptional stay. We are happy to recommend The Residece.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 1 Mar 2022
Dear Bassoun Thank you for choosing The Residence Zanzibar for your holiday on Zanzibar Island It is very pleasant to read your beautiful feedback in particular in regard to the team effort for making your stay more enjoyable. This is will bring them confidence and pride in the work they have done We look forward to welcoming you again to our Resort in the near future! Thank you and regards, Bagus Paramarta General Manager
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Estelle K wrote a review 24 May
Nice, France13 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived after a tired Safari and the Residence Hotel was the best choice. Every body has been kind and so welcoming with us; Mamazouri at the reception and the porters Edson (or Nelson) &Wilfried . The villa was very confortable with a lot space and storage. The view is just unbelievable!!! Every sun set stays in your mind for ever! The food is also very good, restaurant team professional and helpful, Martha and Jacqueline. We loved our journey in Residence Hotel. Also we arrived with stomach sickness and the Dr David helped us a lot. He came twice per fay to check and it was free!!! That is a very good service! Congratulations to every one!! We will come back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Sandeep wrote a review 22 May
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions1 helpful vote
What an amazing island Zanzibar! And when you take a ride down south to The Residence, Kizimkazi, you enter into a different world, offering calm, peace in a natural habitat with luxurious villas. We planned the visit with a group of 3 families n friends. The resort has 66 spacious villas, beautifully curated ensuring the privacy one would expect on vacations! The staff was extremely courteous and hospitable, taking care of the guests. Restaurant Manager Preetam, Chef Arjun and Chef Sumesh, the staff Mechan n others, it all drives from the top with Aftab (Resort Management team) taking extra care of us. The food was the winner, all the 20 mins humpty drive to reach to the resort is very well taken care of by the quality n taste of the food served. Celebrating every evening with local music, dance n performances, ensured a close engagement with the guests. Its definitely a YES to endorse and recommend the readers here to explore and stay at this well crafted resort. An amazing place to sit and enjoy the birds chirping thru out the day! Well done Team The Residence! Thank you for making our stay memorable! I am enclosing some of the images I took, however, one needs to be there to experience The Residence natural beauty! Go explore!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Syed Aftab, Other at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Sandeep, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed The Residence Zanzibar experience, what a pleasure it was to have you stay with us! You have perfectly summed up with your words what we have to offer to our guests and we are happy that you made the most of it while staying with us. We really cannot express how much this very personal and heartfelt review has meant to all of us here. It is especially pleasing and heartwarming to hear such lovely words about the caring of service that you received from all the team. We are nothing without our wonderful team and your comments will be shared with all. They will take great pride and delight in knowing that they played a part in building new happy memories for you Your beautiful comments assure us that all our efforts have been worthwhile and we are motivated to do even better. I will make sure to pass on your kind words of appreciation to all the team without failure. We are truly looking forward to the pleasure of warmly welcoming you back to our little paradise! With kind regards from all of us! Bagus Paramarta General Manager.
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Esther wrote a review 22 May
1 contribution
The residence Zanzibar is a place I would call home away from home , everything is perfect 👍. The food is delicious 🤤 and the workers great communication. Beautiful location for couple vacation and solo trips . Definitely coming back with my husband. The rooms are so spacious and the environment very clean
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$415 - US$664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Residence Zanzibar
What are some of the property amenities at The Residence Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Residence Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at The Residence Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Residence Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karamba Restaurant, Mnana restaurant, and Stone Village Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Residence Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, The Residence Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Residence Zanzibar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Residence Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Arabic, and Afrikaans.
Does The Residence Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.