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The Residence Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
52 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Nairobi, Kenya
18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Residence Zanzibar...definitely one of the most unique, special and beautiful hotels in the world. Just by saying The Residence the quality, service, the rooms and the grounds are expected to be of the very highest nature, and in Zanzibar it goes well clear of all of them. The bright, spacious villas are anyone' s dream home, with private swimming... More

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing view, very luxury hotel The Service and pride are not the best, but is still a very Nice place. Doesnt look as an 5 star hotel... They have absurd charles, like 10 usd for anything you ask in the room or 100usd to have finger on the beach, considerando that the table is not e em 1 meter for.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms - incredible! Our villa was about 3 times bigger than my flat at home, with 3 rooms, a reception room, bedroom, and huge bathroom with the best rainforest shower ever. Food was out of this world and the service was exceptional. Upgrade to all inclusive if you can as the drinks and food are pricey. I am probably the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, we booked our honeymoon with Catherine at Turquoise Holidays who was just brilliant! We would recommend her without hesitation, she made the whole process from start to finish enjoyable and simple! So, we arrived in Zanzibar after our 4 night Safari in Selous ready for some R&R and we were not disappointed. We were staying for 7 nights all... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had an unbelievable 5 days at The Residence Zanzibar. It was if we were surrounded by Genies and our every wish was granted. The service is outstanding with all employees exceeding our expectations. The setting is peaceful and relaxing and we found just enough to do in the days we spent there. Many thanks to the managers and staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights after a safari for some r and r. The property, villas, pool area, food and cocktails are perfection. The staff are fabulous (though quite laid back ) and offer wonderfully kind and personal service - also some special touches such as candle lit drinks on the beach at night. Our beach front villa was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I always abide by the rule that the world is too big to go to the same place twice but as a rule to the exception, the residence is a place I would definitely go back too. The place is roughly an hours drive from the airport, no crazy traffic jams so the drive is a breeze. It's at the... 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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