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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were in The Residence between 13/10/16 to 18/10/16. We had a garden villa not far away from the dining room, Which was good because of a problem I have with my leg. The villa and privet swimming pool were beautifully designed. It was a delight being there. We felt that the staff is putting a lot of effort to...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted to have read that you had such a good holiday at our beautiful resort. Kind regards AB

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a stunning impact a property can make – I am honored to write this review. The first impression on this ‚luxury resort’ was average, to say the least. I missed proper organization, amenities and the professionalism I expect from such properties. Details were lacking, high end standards where not in place, satisfaction not met. My love said that I...

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

Dear 955florian Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am humbled by your words and will share them with the team. I think the ethos for the team and I is always: The Residence should be the guests home away from home...host your guests do not manage them. I look forward to seeing you in the...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The hotel provides superb accommodation in large, individual villas, each with their own small pool. We had an ocean view villa that enabled us to relax on our decking and watch the sun set on the Indian Ocean. All of the staff were very friendly and certainly wanted to help, though there is clearly a need for more training. Key...

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

Dear NigelLRV Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that Alberto and Mehul made their presence felt. There is indeed work that needs to take place. The great news is, is that the owners are behind this 100%. New pool loungers cushions, pool umbrellas, cushions, bicycles,...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A really well maintained hotel with wonderful staff. A beautiful ending to our superb safari. The manager Anja and the food & beverage manager were outstanding. We were upgraded to a Prestige Ocean Front Villa and we absolutely loved it. We had a daily visit from a mischievous bunch of monkeys and enjoyed our piece and quiet by our private...

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

Dear Virginia P Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay even the monkeys on your roof. The wine list is being changed to reflect what Africa has to offer. Wines have been ordered and are on route. Kind regards Anja

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Residence is a fantastic hotel with friendly, professional staff who go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable. We came here on honeymoon and were made to feel so welcome throughout our stay. I need to have a strict gluten free diet and every staff member kept me so well informed about the food ingredients - as...

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

Dear JMilloy Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Once again congratulations on your recent marriage. The team and I wish you a life times worth of love and happiness. I am so happy that your time with us was so special and that we succeeded in exceeding your expectations. I hope to welcome you back in...

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Zanzibar on a short holiday with my wife and stayed at the The Residence after a safari. Couldn't fault this hotel at all. We arrived and the young man at the desk, not sure about the name, could not have been more helpful. It seemed he was a jack of all trades, helping us with our bags and...

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

Dear frankjungeth Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so happy that the team looked after you so well. I always say that the friendliness of the locals is infectious and one senses the genuine desire they have to look after our guests. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This luxury resort is situated in the southern section of Zanzibar on a lovely beach with spectacular sunset views. The accommodations are all private bungalows dotted around the very large property - some are on the beach and some around the main building. Each has its own small infinity pool which is ideal for lounging in the water and a...

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Dear KHarrington 54 Thank you for taking the time to post your comment I am delighted to have read that you had such a great time with us and that you enjoyed ll the resort had to offer. Kind regards Anja

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is unbelievable. Fantastic. The staff where incredible and Alberto (Italian restaurant manager) made you feel like royalty without being intrusive. I cannot recommend this more. Thank you for a wonderful experience. X

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

Dear Robert Thank you for posting your review. Wow I am over the moon. That is so fantastic that you had a great time with us. Alberto as our new Restaurant Manager, is certainly a wonderful addition to this team. Kind regards Anja

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We booked here for 9 nights post safari for our honeymoon and am so disappointed in the experience we had. Upon check in, although we were booked on a honeymoon package, we didn't receive any of the items that were supposedly included- we didn't even get a 'congratulations' from one member of staff in the whole time we stayed. I...

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

Dear Lucy335 Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I know we chatted but it is with sadness that I write this reply. One of my biggest missions in this hotel is for our guests to leave with a wonderful memory of a great stay. You are correct in saying that you did not get the honeymooner...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were absolutely blown away with how perfect a place The Residence has created. We recently stayed at the hotel for 1 week as part of our honeymoon following trekking in Rwanda, and the staff could not have made us feel more welcome. Our room was absolutely incredible with beautiful views of the Ocean and the additional attention to detail...

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Dear Palmers Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted to have read that you enjoyed your time with us. It is great that the team went the extra mile to ensure your happiness A quick note on the transfers. In Zanzibar a Hotel can not run its own shuttle service. Ours is outsourced to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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 )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: ₹ 21,320 - ₹ 64,636 (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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