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The Residence Zanzibar

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Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time with family n friends....It's been a long time coming that the entire family goes out on a vacation. Residence zanzibar was n absolute treat. The staff were more than welcoming, the hospitality all in all was top notch. Kudos to the management team for a great experience. CHEERS!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We left The Residence late last week with very heavy hearts. From the very start of our stay we were really impressed; the resort is beautiful, set in a stunning location near Kizimkazi, with amazing and spacious villas - and the staff are fantastic. We spent a fortnight there and made good use of the fantastic facilities (spa, gym, tennis... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the resort my wife and i after a family friend recommended it to us as the ideal paradise on earth.We were never dissapointed The welcoming at the reception was warm and the staff are really friendly. We had an ocean facing room, with an amazing view of the ocean it had a private pool well spacious and clean.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My new wife and I spent 11 days at this amazing resort. There are a few minor points which might mean it is not for everyone - however we had a fantastic time and was the perfect luxury relaxation spot after busy wedding planning and a safari in Kenya. We stopped in a sea facing villa which has its own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is incredible! Really spacious villas with own private pools with great views! The service was impeccable, especially Dodi, who went above and beyond to make us feel relaxed, special and important to him. He really did make our stay fantastic! The huge buffet every breakfast and dinner was fantastic as well with all staff being so friendly and... More 

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masterx19, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. All your comments will passed along tot he staff. We look forward having you back soon to The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian Burton More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on entering the residence and seeing the view from main reception you know you are in a special place. we stayed in a ocean front villa which was amazing,with your own private pool. Julian and all his staff could not do enough for you,food was different theme every night,with live cooking stations and live entertainment. take a stroll on the... More 

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masterx19, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I hope you had a good flight back home and wish your football team does well on this season. It was a pleasure having both of you with us and your wonderful review will be discussed with all members of staff. Regards, Julian Burton More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful place. I had a great time of staying here for one week in June. I was greeted by a beautiful view lobby filled with Zanzibarien staffs to make us feel at home. Check in was smooth. We were upgraded to the nicest beach villa they had. Wow. What a villa. Totally private, we had our own pool,... More 

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G M, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was glad to read your review. As I mentioned to you and your partner we are here to serve and we are so glad that you left satisfied with the product, service and operation. We all look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro, Regards, Julian Burton More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a third visit in the last 6 months and the place looks as better as ever. Those guys managing that place are always getting better and better. We had a garden villa this time with very secluded gardens and private pool The monkeys visited our pool every morning to drink a bit of water and eat our banana... More 

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G M, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so happy to see that your loyalty was well rewarded by our services and staff. we appreciated your comments and we look forward having you back for many more stays in the near future. Regards, Julian Burton More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I stayed in this hotel between 11-18 July 2015. Normally I am a fan of Four Seasons Hotels and untill now I never meet a hotel to be equal with 4S. I say untill now because this hotel The Residence overtake any other hotel. Their villas are huge, everything is like new. Gardens are maintained and you can find lots... More 

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G M, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comment. I am very happy that the diving trips went well and we will keep ensuring that we meet the customer expectations at all times. We look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro in the near future. Regards, Julian Burton More 

Mwanza, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent resort with wonderful staff and delicious food, thumps up for to all the staff. Though beach not good compared to other resorts in Zanzibar. Compared to my last stay in 2011, food variety has reduced.

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G M, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review. I will discuss the comments on our daily morning briefing with all managers and staff. I was very glad to see that all our efforts to make your stay as wonderful as possible were successful. We look forward having you at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian Burton More 

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