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The Residence Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 7 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in garden villa 312 which was nice and private. The pictures on the website are accurate and everything is in good condition. Staff are extremely friendly. Beach is tidal and far out during the day while we were there - so if you like swimming in the sea,... More

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London
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52 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Residence and had a relaxing honeymoon here. The staff are what make it - there is a warmth and a desire to provide great service among what is clearly a young, inexperienced team, and they do a great job of making you feel at home in a way which is still authentically African. Rooms are great, very... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

i have travelled the world but never have i experienced the hospitality like The residence. my family and friends were blown away by the culture of the staff and the way they looked after us. no request was small enough. excellent hotel but extremely excellent People.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just came back from Zanzibar after one week spent in The Residence and all I can say is that everything was perfect. The hotel is very nice, the staff is very attentive, we really enjoyed our stay. The breakfast could be improved since every day is the same thing and not too many options. In the evening the buffet was... 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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