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The Residence Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I spent a very happy and restful week here earlier this month, on an anniversary holiday. After taking three flights and having an overnight stay in Nairobi to arrive on Spice Island, we were very glad to be warmly welcomed by our driver. The 1 hr drive to the quiet southern part of the island, which is... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to visit Heaven, visit the Residence. The grounds, facilities, service and food were all excellent. The villas were to die for, we stayed in a Prestige Villa which had a separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom. We also had a private pool, as did all the villas. Ours was on the beach. The hotel also supply bikes with... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been lucky enough to stay in some beautiful hotels around the world, and this one certainly ranks as one of the best places we have stayed. The hotel is beautiful and the service excellent, every member of staff that we met was very friendly and professional, always greeted us with a smile. The food was wonderful with a... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a 4-night stay at the Residence in Kizimkazi, in southern Zanzibar. We had very mixed feelings about our stay and we are not sure why the reviews here on Tripadvisor are so glowing and overwhelmingly positive. First of all, there are a lot of positives that you will get from staying here. The grounds are... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our property and please note that your constructive feedback has been shared with our top management team. We are delighted that your stay amongst us enabled you to escape from the real world. Besides, we are blessed to acknowledge your comments where you noted that you did enjoy your private... More

Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing! Fantastic experience,people,food,restaurants&more. It's perfect for kids, adults, actually for all kind of ages! I've been in fantastic places in this world, but here I really felt like my home away from home in that 2 weeks! If you ever travel to Zanzibar, this hotel is a MUST!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It maybe that we have been spoilt?! but after an arduous journey to get here, staying here was not what we expected and was a disappointment for us all Leaving the main road (which is good condition) there is a very rough, slow drive up to the main gates (approx 15-20 mins) once through them it promises what you may... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time in posting your comments on our property and the services offered. This is indeed of precious help for future travellers. It is with deep regret that we read about the shortfall and delay in our services which your family had to encounter during this family vacation time which indeed does not reflect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An hours drive from Zanzibar airport is probably one of the most spectacular hotels I have ever seen. Wonderful setting by the see. All luxury villas with private pool and beautifully fitted. Very friendly staff everywhere a SPA to die for and excellent restaurants. The price does reflect all this extravaganza but you only live once

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Schlieren, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an introduction I have to say, that the Hotel is a Leading hotel of the world and I make my statement regarding the expected level of such a hotel. The price is definitely high and therefore a perfect service and rooms can be expected. As far as we are concerned, there is room for improvement. Rooms: Nice big rooms,... More

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

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our property and the services offered which is indeed of precious help for future travellers. It is with deep regret that we read about the shortfall and delay in our services which your family had to encounter during this family time which indeed does not reflect the image of The... More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (2 children 10 & 13) stayed at the Residence for 8 nights after having a safari in the Selous Game Reserve. The hotel is beautiful and situated about an hours drive away from the airport. It is in a very quiet area and is best suited if you are looking to switch off and relax. We... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended The Residence by our travel company and were not disappointed with any of the venue elements at all. The hotel venue was perfect with white sand beaches and palm trees making it the most romantic of destinations. We had an Ocean Front villa and knew we were in for a fantastic stay when the brochure photos and... 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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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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