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The Residence Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
khush79 Dar es Salaam, 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We, my daughter and self stayed at this superb property for 2 nights, from the 10th to the 12th april 2014.The drive from the airport took an hour plus, the last 20 minutes on a dirt track road. But, once we were there, WOW The garden villa that we had booked, was well appointed, immaculately clean and well furnished. The... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a top class hotel once you arrive after a 75 minute journey from the airport. Immigration at Zanzibar Airport needs dramatically improving as does the final 4 km of road up to the hotel. Once you get there everything is first class with very comfortable rooms and each one having its own pool.and sun deck. The General Manager... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most amazing 8 nights at The Residence! The staff were wonderful, helpful and always smiling. The villa was beautifully appointed and kept immaculately clean. The food was out of this world. The setting, the beach, the pool were fantastic.....what more can we say? We also had 3 great visits at the Spa where, once again, the staff... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you don't mind spending a few extra bucks (it is one of Zanzibars most expensive hotels) this place is close to perfect. A private beach, an excellent huge pool, private pools in each room, fantastic food, shesha by the sea, bicycles for staying guests to commute from one place to another and awesome staff who smile so much they... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I spent 8 days at the Residence after our Safari in Tanzania last August for our honeymoon, and the accommodations were incredible. Our room was kept clean, the aesthetics were lovely, and we spent most of our days by our plunge pool. The staff were SO friendly, which is why we were so disappointed in the way... More

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

Dear guests, Thank you very much for allowing us to serve you and meet your expectations. You kindly drew our attention to some ‘out-of-tune-treatments’ that some of our Staff had to endure. you mentioned that some of our guests were exhibiting behavior that would best never to be seen all together. The management would always interfere or provide support to... More

Woburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed for ten nights at the Residence in an oceanfront suite. The accommodation was beautiful and the customer service from most of the staff was superb. Unfortunately, there was a party of 12 whose children were allowed to run around the bar and restaurant area, jumping over and on sofas, shouting and having no regard or respect for other... More

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

Dear guest, We appreciate very much when our guests give feedback reviews about our services. And we are delighted that overall you had enjoyed your stay. Kids Party: Thank you very much for your comments where you noted that the children were causing disturbance around the main pool of the hotel. We are fortunate to have a very large pool... More

Maribo Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were a family of 12 including 5 kids aged from 2 1/2 to 9 years old spending 11 days in four ocean front villas with " all inclusive" . And it was ! The villas are spacious ( 3 big rooms), well equipped and clean. All the meals were delicious with dinner-buffets from different areas of the world and... More

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Kavi L, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive comment.We truly are thrilled that we met all your expectations and that the group had a happy stay.It would be delighted to receive and welcome the group once again to our sunny shores, best regards. More

Paris
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

After a week of safari in Tanzania, and many early morning wake-up calls, we were very much looking forward to a week of R&R. The drive from the airport to the resort was quite long (about 1hr) and the drive from the main road into the resort is very bumpy and about 20 mins alone. Just when it felt like... More

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Kavi L, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great responce, we are happy you had an unforgettable experience throughout your stay,and that your health has recuperated. It will be a pleasure welcoming you again. The Management. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Luxury, private, great service, food is amazing, the spa was awesome. Highly recommend. The villas are very spacious with private pool - they are also very private. One of the best places I have experienced. Stayed when the place had just opened. September 2011

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new york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We came here for dinner after a visit to Stone Town. The drive took almost an hour, but wow, was it ever worth it. This was one of the chicest hotels I've ever seen. Everything was perfect. The staff were incredibly gracious...and not to mention gorgeous and beautifully dressed in linen. The architecture and design of the property was world... More

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Also Known As:
The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Hotel
The Residence Zanzibar Kizimkazi
Address: Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kizimkazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Kizimkazi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the South West of Zanzibar, Tanzania, The Residence Zanzibar has 66 spacious villas each luxuriously appointed with stylish contemporary furniture, private swimming pool and attentive service.The Residence Zanzibar is set on 32 ha of perfectly manicured gardens and a Spa that offers the finest Carita products.It boasts a mile-long powdery white sand beach, flanked by coconut palm trees and a Jetty that stretches 150m out into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. ... more   less 
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