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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning hotel and could not have asked for more on our honeymoon. Breakfast delivered to our rooms and on our last night they organised dinner on the beach. Lovely rooms and perfect start to our holiday relaxing by the plunge pool. Would love to go back for our anniversary.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is phenomenal! Firstly the manager Julian was very prompt in answering my emails prior to my visit. Then when i got there, I wanted my pool to be more private so they built me a fence around my pool which was lovely! Having your own pool is such a good idea. We stayed in an ocean villa which... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are very grateful to all at The Residence who made us feel at home and very welcome for our stay in the month of February. We really enjoyed interacting with the staff who were so friendly and warm. The setting I must say is idyllic for a beach holiday... So stunning ... The landscape of the beach, the colours... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go with my friend amina in this wonderful hotel,they have good service and good rooms. They give us good Sea view room have a swiming pool. and general manager julian he is very friendly,kindly and more charming to the Guest, We eat very delicious food also we like more breakfast is very nice.the hotel have a good envirroment and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and your honest comments. We look forward having you at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, expats living in Dar, recently stayed at the Residence over the May bank holiday. Good: 1. The grounds are well maintained and the rooms spacious. The Villas are spread out and you have quite a bit of privacy. It was nice to have your own private pool to relax and unwind. The Garden Villas had more... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you from your comments. We look forwards having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro on your next visit from Dar to Zanzibar. Regards, Julian Burton More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is absolutely gorgeous with it's breathtaking views, white sandy beaches and blue waters! Well deserved break with just the most perfect place to unwind and relax. We were pampered with its especially friendly and helpful staff. The bonfire nights with delicious cocktails from the bar, relaxing under a blanket of stars was the highlight of our trip. This... More 

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Julian B, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and support. we value honest and constructive comments at all times. we look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been traveling all my life and visited more than 68 countries around the world and this place was the first ever that I had to comment. The hotel is amazinggggggggg and the whole set up ranging from bicycles, free snorkeling, delicious freshly cooked seafood, white sand beach topped it as the best ever stay in years and years.... More 

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Julian B, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We look forward having you back at any of The Residence by Cenizaro properties around the world. True and honest comments are very valuable to us. Regards, Julian More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying, the hotel is absolutely GORGEOUS; the rooms, the setting etc is breathtaking. HOWEVER, everything else is far from it. The service was terrible the food almost inedible (we called the chef and asked him to try something and he refused to eat it) the management staff were VERY unhelpful. The buffet was always empty and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We would like to invite you back to stay at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just completed a three week stay in Zanzibar and then Kenya. The highlight of our trip was staying at The Residence in Zanzibar. An Aman style resort, the individual villas with pool are all stunning. We stayed in the sea front prestige villa, our children in the Frangipane type villa. Both were perfect, beautifully furnished and very well appointed.... More 

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Julian B, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice and honest review. We wish to see you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Residence during the May Bank holiday with my family...we had in total 6 villas...we had a great stay the rooms were amazing and we also got a complimentary upgrade. However, the food menu needs to be improved i just wished they would cater some indian food and bbq and also food for children...we enjoyed the desserts mainly... More 

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Julian B, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We will endeavour to match your culinary requirements upon your next visit at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

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