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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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read some very mixed reviews of the resort in the run up to our departure and I have to say when we got there everything proved to be much better than I had anticipated. The room was lovely and the level of housekeeping very good. The only negative with the room we had on the beach front was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent time! The place is marvellous. We had an Ocean View Pool Villa, it was absolutely stunning! We could see the sunset from the pool. The food was nice, we tried buffet and is good, but it looks like they put the same spices to all food and all tastes very similar...maybe was the coriander. The beach... 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 we wish to see you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is truly one of the best and most comfortable hotels that I have stayed in zbar. And I have been to many. This was my second time. The rooms are spacious with your own crystal clear plunge pool. The clarity of the sea water is amazing with little seaweed. The food was absolutely amazing and delicious. The only drawback... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for review and we look forward having you back. Regards, Julian More 

Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

2 Nights in paradise with my wife from 14/02 to 16/02! Everything was so perfect that we couldn't find a spot to point on! What else can I say; everything else has already been shared by others. We'll definately be back soon!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review. We look forward seeing you at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our first time in Zanzibar and the Residence came highly recommended. The transfer from the airport takes about one hour, the last 15 minutes are on an unpaved road. Since the hotel was not that busy, we were accommodated with an early check-in. The villas are spacious with their own plunge pool and private patio. Each villa has bicycles, to... More 

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

Dear Guests, Your review will be discussed with all my managers and staff. Thank you for your time in completing it. We look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We chose to visit The Residence, Zanzibar for a week of sun and sand after an exceptional 9 days on safari in Tanzania, and were delighted with every aspect of our stay. Our Ocean Front Pool villa was enormous and provided us with plenty of space (and privacy) to wind down and relax. The gardens around the villas are beautifully... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. Regards, Julian More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

5 days in a wonderful setting pampered by an attentive staff could not have been better. The ocean side villa with its own pool was great, we were on a large property in a resort but somehow the villa felt like home from the moment we set foot in it. The private pool was great to just relax and lie... More 

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

Dear Guest, I was glad to see your review on line. Your comments will be passed to all management and staff. Regards, Julian More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food was great and the facility is fantastic. It is a great romantic getaway. The staff defiantly make the hotel memorable, pro active. Cons: The road to the hotel needs to be fixed. The beach is not top notch.

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

Dear Guests, As a valuable client we appreciate your honest review. The Residence by Cenizaro wishes you a nice 2015. Regards, Julian More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed for 7 nights at the Residence hotel in January as part of our honeymoon after a week safari in Tanzania. The whole experience was lovely from the villas with a private pool to the really delicious food (different themed buffet night which all tasted amazing!). We had the opportunity to go swiiming with wild dolphins (30min boat trip... More 

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

Dear Guest, We were honoured by your visit and your comments. We look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed at The Residence for 2 weeks in November/December for our honeymoon, and it was paradise. Let me list a few things: 1) The Ocean fron villa was huge and spotlessly clean 2) The pool at the villa was amazing 3) The staff were the best we have ever encountered 4) The food was excellent, with a great choice... More 

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

Dear Guest, We were happy to hear that your Honeymoon was a memorable one. Look forward seeing at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

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