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Kampala
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Forgot about the drive up once we entered the gate; we were in love right from the reception. Got to our garden view luxury villa and loved the decor, the pool and the privacy. The staff, the food, the service were all great. Raul was exceptional, always had a smile on his face and very thoughtful. The safari blue snorkeling...

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Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a fantastic hotel. Amazing service especially from the food and beverage manager and Rahul - their total aim was to ensure you enjoyed your stay and the food. Nothing was too much trouble. Dickinson also looked after us well. The rooms were superior - clean and well maintained. We loved the privacy of our beach front pool. We had...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear SandGT Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am glad that Onwaba, Rahul and their team took such great care of you. It is really a little piece of paradise and a total break of the daily hum drum. Kind regards Anja

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Firstly, the resort is luxurious in the sense that the villas are well furnished, the grounds well kept and the individual infinity pools necessary. The food Is good and the staff .are really wonderful, but drinks are not cheap even by Zanzibar standards. The complex is remote and is reached via a 4km pot-holed track. Whilst the complex is by...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear frank19452015 Thank you for taking the time to post your reviews I am glad that you had a good time with us and am so happy that the pools compensated for some of the shallow sea water Kind regards Anja

Sussex UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Residence. It is very definitely 5 star and stands comparison with top resort hotels in other parts of the world. Our beach front villa with pool was unusually spacious and extremely well appointed. The central facilities were excellent and the bar and dining area were very comfortable. The food was pleasant and served...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Alistair H Thank you for taking the time for posting your review. I am glad that the team looked after you so well and that you had a great holiday at our beautiful resort. Kind regards Anja

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous location, classic white coral sand beach, blue sea and sky, palm trees, who cares if the tide goes out, it comes back! Every villa has it's own pool plus there is a huge central pool next to the bar and restaurant. Great food, lovely beach barbecues and themed buffets, nice wines and delightful entertainment. Each villa is huge, the...

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3Thank GordonR142
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear GordonR142 Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am so happy that we managed to exceed your expectation. I do have to agree with you that the team here are wonderful and really want to look after our guests. Kind regards Anja

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Residence Zanzibar gives an impression of Zanzibar like a one big Resort, with ocean front, big enough and sun running all 12hours of the day. The ambience and staff crowns the unforgettable stay worthwhile.

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Africa E Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I delighted that you enjoyed our part of paradise and that you had a memorable time. Kind regards Anja

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfull vilas, very friendly staff. BUT: The food is medium and this is even a complement. They overcharge for everything outside the menu, including soft drinks; Once you arrive it is very difficult to get out - with no easy access to transportation, and an extremely long,unpaved access road,it is like a five star prison. One thing that is not...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Remy B Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so glad that we could make contact with you whilst you were still at the resort. I believe chef catered for you and that things turned out to be enjoyable. Is the Residence Zanzibar at hot spot for night life...No. If you are looking for...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, first of all, I should tell you that this hotel is quite expensive. I got to stay there only because I snagged a deal. But even at its price, it's worth it every paisa! It's a huge property with rooms/villas to match. You have to cycle (which they provide) from one end to another. The restaurants are all on...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Durjoy D Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am glad that you had a great stay and enjoyed the resort and what it has to offer. Yes we are not close to town to just go out for the night but most guests come to escape exactly the hustle and bustle of the city...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Luxury villa with 5* service - paradise. The staff at the residence could not be more helpful or accomodating. From the moment my husband and I arrived on site we could not have felt more at home in this secluded paradise. Nothing was a problem to the staff. We used our own pool in the middle of the day, and...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear CKork Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you had such an amazing time at our resort. Obviously I am biased, but there is something magical about this resort and what it has to offer if you are open to new ideas and experiences. After all is that not what a holiday...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Residence Zanzibar is very nice 5 star hotel, with great ocean looking rooms (you have to request them) with private pools. The food is great and the snorkeling they offer is also amazing, we saw wild dolphins and great coral reefs. The general pool is an infinity pool and is spectacular. But we had to give the Residence a...

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AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Charlie C Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I do apologize that your expectations where not met in regards to the beach and the ocean. Zanzibar is surrounded by a reef with extreme tides. At low tide you have no water and one can walk on the reef and experience the reef life and I...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature's untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the island's eclectic cultures, our luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by your own personal butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island's unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments. Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple's retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Residence Zanzibar

Address: Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kizimkazi
Price Range: $451 - $1,038 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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“Pick an ocean front luxury room for the ultimate stay!!!”
 of 5 bubbles VDillard, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All are lovely but ocean front the best”
 of 5 bubbles GordonR142, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have their own pool”
 of 5 bubbles CKork, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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