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“Spectacular setting ,beautiful villas, love at first sight” 5 of 5 stars
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The Residence Zanzibar
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kizimkazi
geneva
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Spectacular setting ,beautiful villas, love at first sight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and i,just spend a week at the residence and we fall immediately in love with the place.The setting is quite spectacular with a beautiful beach.The villas are well decorated with a nice bed and a magnificent bath room with alessi,s bathtube and toilets.We can not say that this place is a luxurious traditional place.A better definition would be of understated luxury. All the villas have a swimming pool and a wood deck. Privacy is also a plus of the place.THe restaurant is also very good placed with a nice view on the sea and serving delicious food. Considering the lack of trained staff on zanzibar the expatriate that formed the restaurant'staff has made an excellent job training local people. Jerunima one of the waitresses is , by far, the one that stand up the most among local people. Linda and Vikran,manager of the restaurant can be also mentioned on our review for their kindness and professionalis.FUrthermore we can also reccomend a visit to the Spa if you need to have some massages or beauty works. Tides are also quite spectacular and the sea can retreat up to a mile. You can see a lot of local women picking up shells and other sea food during tide time.We highly reccomend this place to everyone that can afford it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Skierniewice
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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Very nice property, real gem hidden at the beautfiul beach. Hotel has ideal location for beach, beach is private, cleaned every morning, very beautful. Very nice looking villas, very comfortable, service at highest level, I could strongly recommend. We have some minor issues like missing laundry items, but everything ended good.
Best room are premium villas (or better) with ocean view, really recommended. Good are bikes to move around in each villa. And food is GREAT!

Room Tip: Premium villa (or better) with ocean view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

No words can describe the beauty of this place, you have to experience it yourself. We fell in love with this place and are already looking forward to returning back. management & staff are very kind, service is excellent, food is great and so is the spa. We have been to many places in ZNZ but this one was the best we have been to. I have been wanting to write a review for it for sometime but every time I felt words fell short to describe what a wonderful place this is. we highly recommend this place and will definitely be back soon ourselves because we didn't have enough of this paradise !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The luxurious villa resort,with amazing,frendly service.Swimming pool overlooking the ocean,and small swimming pool in each villa.
Nice,two restaurants, with live local entertainment.
Amazing place,specially for couples.Highly recomended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Luxury!LUXURY! Luxury !! this is a place if u r looking for a place to just relax , relax and relax and get spoilt !!..........beautiful spread out villas with breathtaking views.... personal garden and pool so ..... full privacy.......... been there twice....... both experiences a WOW!....... The food in their main restaurants yummilicious.... for those who love sea food .......this is the place loads and loads of seafood !!......... their spa is fabulous........ get massages done by magic hands...... a place to just recharge yourself and relax............. the staff is outstanding, always ready to help and very friendly. I would call them "INVISIBLE " the place is so quite and tranquil.

Room Tip: choose the Ocean facing Villas , view is breathtaking.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed 6 nights in this beautiful resort. From the moment we arrived till the last day we enjoyed every single bit of it. Upon arrival we were greeted by the Room Division Manager Kavi, who was very friendly and helpful, as well as his whole front office team. We stayed in the prestige villa, with a breathtaking view of the beach. It was quiet and peaceful, very private and romantic experience. The food and the service in the restaurants were amazing, all the waiters had a smile on their faces, that seems endless and you could feel, it comes from their hearts. Even if the resort is quiet, there are plenty of things to do, like the boat house, tennis courts, amazing spa, mini zoo for kids and so on. We felt very special during our stay and we only highly recommend The Residence Zanzibar for anybody who is planning to visit this beautiful island.

Room Tip: the beach front villas have the best view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Residence Zanzibar catered for the tailored honeymoon package promised to us. Our journey from the airport was quite tiring ,however,the moment we reached the hotel, we were greatly taken care of. We were greeted with a genuine smile and thereafter always addressed by our names which added a touch of personalization to the guest services. The staffs were very nice ,always ever helpful and focused towards attention to details. For example our daily newspapers was placed on the breakfast table even before we had to ask for it.
Our luxury ocean front pool villa was just breathtaking providing us a lovely view of sunset from the pool deck. We couldn't ask for more as we were already pampered with an exotic fresh fruit bowl,beach bag,as well as a sundowner dhow cruise when we arrived. We were delighted with the comfort and luxury of the villa. To add, the bed was just amazing! The hotel also booked and organized us the trip to Stone Town as well as the dolphin safari. Not to forget the relaxing massage we both had at the Spa,that was a well deserved treat I should admit as the therapists were absolutely wonderful.
Dinner at the main restaurant was always nice, the food was very well presented and delicious at the same time ,not to mention the mouthwatering selection of desserts.
Sipping a cocktail by the main pool while your husband is busily reading his emails is absolutely fine I guess!The hotel also accommodates a wonderful jetty which offers you an excellent glimpse of sunset.
To sum up The Residence Zanzibar is just a breathtaking place where serenity,peace and escapade is simply guaranteed.The perfect honeymoon getaway, the place to be where beauty of the untouched nature ,the simplicity of people around you and the prestigious scenery will just blow you away.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kizimkazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kizimkazi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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