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The Residence Zanzibar

Hotels.comUS$ 366*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dubai
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on honeymoon and have booked the hotel quite in a last minute attitude. Sure I was a bit not sure since I never stayed there before, but we were not disappointed at all. We arrived at the hotel and were welcomed by the receptionist and just few second later came Anja (whom I didn’t know who she is...

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

Dear YogaBless Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am thrilled that you had such a great time and it was an amazing meeting you both. I wish you all the very best for your life together and I do hope to welcome you back to the resort in the near future. Kind regards Anja

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, for the money I had expected the experience to be much nicer. The infrastructure is there for it to be a luxury resort, but the rest of the services are lacking. The rooms are beautiful, the communal and private pools are very pretty. If you're looking for white sands, this is not the resort for you. The water in...

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

Dear Ashley A Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please accept my apology that you did not have a great time with us and felt that the value for money was not met. Three months of the year the wind blows from the ocean to the beach, bringing seaweed and rubbish. This is cleaned up daily...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a little under a week in a Premier Oceanfront Villa for our honeymoon at the end of April. The villa and grounds are beautiful, and the service is largely fantastic. On our (late) arrival, our villa had been prepared beautifully for us, with welcome baskets containing meats, cheeses, and fruits, and with romantic flowers and...

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

Dear Edge_DXB Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am so happy that the better part of you honeymoon was relaxing and enjoyable. Please accept my profuse apology that the driver was not on time for your transfer. This is clearly not the standard we would like to be associated with and corrective action has taken...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is indeed beautiful but it is the right place if all you need is a pool. There is tons of rubbish accumulated on the beach by the sea current. I have attached pictures after i waited few hours but the hotel did not do anything to collect Probably as it was low season they might have thought not...

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

Dear Emanuele T Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. This is a particularly challenging time for us as the winds change bringing sea grass to the shores. This is a natural phenomenon that occurs 3 months of the year. I have been here...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great short stay. Everything is amazing. Our villa was big, two rooms, incredible bathroom and swimming pool. Hotel area is huge. We used bikes to walk around. The main swimming pool is very big and clean. Very warm and friendly ambiance. Food is also super. Only good and warm memories. Thank you!!!

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

Dear Octobernew Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am delighted to have read that you had such a wonderful time at our beautiful resort. We hope to welcome you back soon Kind regards Anja

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best pillows and bed. You can have a sweetest dream and sleep. Their service is the best in Zanzibar. The food and beverage is also awesome. It is a must-try hotel. Best for vacation. We stayed in three hotels in Zanzibar for this vacation. Residence is really the best of all. We still enjoy the happiness of...

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

Dear amandasxy2017 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad that you will cherish your time with us and that we created a lasting memory. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Anja

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Résidence is as dreamy as I'd imagined it to be. From the beginning of our interactions with the reservation staff (Japhet Goma) until the last minute of our stay (amazing staff: Rahul, Harish, Sabrina, Charles), the experience was just perfect ! We had a lovely Villa, and a quiet private pool, besides the bicycles we got for our week...

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

Dear vijjih Thank you for taking the time to post your review Congratulations and thank you for spending your honeymoon with us. I am glad that you had a terrific time with us. Thank you for the constructive criticism in regards to the food. We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Anja

Hampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are happy to pick your food from buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, then go ahead and stay at this hotel. Personally this isn't what we expected from a five star hotel! A second restaurant, The Pavilion, is advertised as an alternative dining experience but when we were there in February 2017 it was a somewhat derelict building...

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

Dear DalgersP Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please accept my sincere apologies again that we did not meet your expectations on this trip. Yes we have two restaurants. One at the beach and the other set in the garden that lends it self better to bigger entertainment shows. Every night we do serve a buffet...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a local, i have been to zanzibar numerous times and have stayed at several resorts, including zalu, gold, blue bay and many more. This was our fourth stay at the residence, and it was excellent. Two years ago, it was terrible, service and food standards had dropped, but they have since done a complete 360 turn around, and VOW!!...

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

Dear Dialla K Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was so nice to read that you noted the changes the team has brought about. They have been working very hard and I am glad that we managed to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Anja

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hey.. Me and my family of 4 adults and 2 kids (age 7 to 75 yrs) stayed 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Very nice and super friendly staff. The best food we had on the 2 weeks trip was served here for lunch and dinner. Dinner goes with a difference theme buffet every night or a 3 course...

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

Dear Peter M Thank you taking the time to post your review. I am so glad that your stay ended up to be so enjoyable. It was nice chatting to you and your wife just before checkout. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Anja

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: ₹ 19,960 - ₹ 59,491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
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“The garden rooms are more secluded. Take the full board option rather than half as it is better value in the long run!”
DalgersP, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a plunge pool, but take the sea facing rooms if you can.”
diallak2013, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All their villas are great, would have preferred the beach villa but much more expensive. Other rooms just as good.”
469reenav, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“116 is good.Direct sea view... and still close to the main restaurant but with privacy intact.”
GoZanzibar, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view”
elmit2015, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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