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The Residence Zanzibar

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Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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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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Updated 20/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 7 hotels in Kizimkazi
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404 Tanzania
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Kisauni Airport33 kmSee all flights
Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport59 kmSee all flights
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emmaeva2021 wrote a review 8 Sep
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Amazing from start to finish, very peaceful helpful staff. Amazing views, Faki was very helpful and went above and beyond for us. Only bad thing is the road from the main road to the hotel. Everything else was short of amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Syed Aftab, Marketing at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you so much for your awesome review. It is great to know that you had enjoyed your stay here at The Residence Zanzibar. Thank you too for the gracious words to the whole team and your gem Faki with special mention on the overall service from start to finish which warms our hearts. We hope that you will come back and visit us again. With best regards from all of us, Aftab
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morganemuller1 wrote a review 2 Sep
3 contributions2 helpful votes
High-end experience, pool, sauna, sport, spa, staff… everything was perfect. Food was great in all the restaurants. The pools are amazing. The individual villas are beautiful and the staff very caring.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Syed Aftab, Marketing at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are grateful that you had such an amazing time with us created by our dedicated team members and also thrilled that you found our restaurant & services, food, pools, Spa, and staff FABULOUS. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! With kind regards from all of us, Aftab
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Masha L wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay at The Residence Zanzibar was an excellent break from hot summer in Dubai. We stayed in an garden view villa and the views and sounds from the Indian Ocean were splendid! Beyond the relaxing atmosphere of the villa, the next best part was the fantastic food and excellent service at the Restaurant. The menu has a great variety of food choices and the preparation made for superior tasting. The staff was very attentive, professional and friendly. Special thanks to Mr Wilfred who was extremely kind and polite and he was there for us for every single thing that we need. Very knowledgable and kids personality and I wish him continuous success in amazing job that he does. I would definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Syed Aftab, Marketing at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guests, A Heartfelt thanks, we are thrilled to hear you had such a lovely time! 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. How kind of you to so graciously give your comments on all the services and facilities you enjoyed, in particular, your GEM Wilfred you have named. The team is never tired of hearing about such beautiful compliments, thank you very much. We look forward to the pleasure of your return! With kind regards from all of us, Aftab.
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Santi CS wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had the time of our lifes. Helen faki amd aziza did a great job, they helped us so much with everything we needed. The place is delightful, the pool in the villa is such a great thing so you can enjoy with your couple of magic moments! I would repeat for sure!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Syed Aftab, Marketing at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guests, How truly heart-warming to read your beautiful tribute! There is nothing more gratifying than to know your expectations were exceeded during your stay and that you found everything perfect. we are all looking forward to the great pleasure and honor to welcome you again to your SECOND HOME in Zanzibar and we will do our best to offer you again a fire-cracking stay! With kind regards and sweet memories from all of us, Aftab.
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Mal P wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stunning Coastline, breath taking view from our ocean view pool villa, very large pool and extremely friendly staff is what sets this hotel apart. Our stay at this hotel will definitely be a memorable one for us. This is a family- friendly hotel, with very large rooms and a gigantic bath shower /tub with a pool view. There is only one restaurant in this resort which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but they have different theme nights ( Arabic/Zanzibar, Malaysian/Pad Thai, Indian, BBQ etc.) The staff here are very hospitable and always welcoming you( Khatib, Frida, Moses ) And the ever smiling Chef Sumesh is always available to cater to your requirements. Hats Off to him!.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Syed Aftab, Marketing at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you so much for an awesome review. It is great to know that you had enjoyed your stay here. Thankyou too for the gracious words to the whole team. Our green Paradise awaits your return. With kind regards from all of us, Aftab.
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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 Aya Beach 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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Residence Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle 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.