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The Residence Zanzibar

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Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is rare I visit somewhere and I say that I want to go back and really mean it. The Residence provided everything we had hoped for our trip – a beautiful setting, superb accommodation, and staff who couldn’t do enough for us. We had a wonderfully spacious villa within walking distance of the pool and the beach. That meant... More 

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

Dear Guest, I will pass all your comments to the entire team. We strive to achieve 100% satisfaction at all times. We look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can highly recommend The Residence in Zanzibar. From its stunning views, wonderfully furnished and comfortable villa, with private splash pool, to amazing food. The staff are friendly and really want to please. A must visit.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your very honest review. We look forward having you back at The Residence by Cenizaro. Regards, Julian More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many resorts in Zanzibar say they are five stars in their marketing blurb, but none truly are, and most are far off ‘the best’. But the Residence defies the Zanzibari norm. It really is five stars in every respect. I have never stayed so far South before and the location is very remote, which just adds to the exclusivity and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and honest review. We look forward having you at The Residence by Cenizaro soon. Regards, Julian More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for your honest and kind review. The Residence by Cenizaro looks forward having you back in the future. Regards, Julian More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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
98 helpful votes 98 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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