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The Residence Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Rob D Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed there for our honeymoon early August and must honestly say it was paradise. When we arrived we were in no way disappointed, the place is amazing. The staff are attentitive, curteous, polite and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much bother. Attention to detail was second to none. It is unfair to pick out anyone in... More

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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we stepped out of our car, we were treated like royalty. All the staff knew who we were and they all congratulated us on our new union. The villa was spacious and had stunning views of the Indian ocean. The food, the food, the food. It seemed to get better everyday, from the salads to the desserts.... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited The Residence for part of our honeymoon and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We were upgraded to a slightly bigger villa on arrival which was just amazing. The main pool area was lovely with really friendly staff who were always chatting to us, in particular Macdonald and Dotto who were great. There was lots of choice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let’s start with the positives. This accommodation is stunning. The villa’s are wonderful (get a beach front one if you can), the grounds are exceptionally well maintained, you have private beach to yourself, satellite TV in every room and staff are very helpful and friendly, everybody says hello – all the time – and will go to any trouble to... More

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Paris France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The residence is situated in the South of the island more than one hour away from Stonetown. The place is fantastic BUT there is absolutely nothing to do.. Ideal for honeymoon. If you plan to go around and visit, forget about it... The staff was very nice and focused on services. Breakfast was great. the food is quite always the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Residence Zanzibar is a fantastic property. From the moment you step in, you are made to feel welcome in this tropical paradise from the always-smiling and friendly staff to the beautiful villas with stunning views (we stayed in the ocean front villa). As far as food is concerned, there are two restaurants; one that has rotating buffet themes (Indian,... More

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Michel F, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Anjarwalla, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing review our property and the services offered which is indeed of precious help for future travelers. We have taken good note about your remarks in regards to communication as the ease of booking snorkeling trips. I sincerely apologize that you haven’t experienced the service we promise to deliver to... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this hotel was amazing! From the amazing hotel reception area, to the food, to having our own swimming pool! Awesome experience! We especially enjoyed the lunch at the poolside...very cute!

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Paris
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are making the right choice if you are considering staying at The Residence during your stay in Zanzibar. It is a world-class 5 star five palace with all the perks attached to it. We are just returning from almost 12 days at the Residence and it is a fantastic hotel. The hotel was built relatively recently (I think it... More

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot rate this hotel highly enough! We had a perfect time, the staff couldn't do enough for us and was always on hand with a quick reply if we needed them. We stayed for a week as part of our honeymoon and we had a few problems during our stay which wasn't related to the hotel but they were... More

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Residence - in short... Stayed here for a week on an All Inclusive basis. Very well designed hotel with an incredibly serene, modern vibe. Small enough to feel boutique but with all of the amenities you would expect in a large hotel. Perfect for a relaxing break, even more so if you avoid the school holidays. Rooms, facilities, food,... More

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Address: Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kizimkazi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
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