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Swanley, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Residence hotel is in a beautiful location is is approximately one hour from the airport. Be prepared for a long and bumpy drive up to the hotel, as it is situated at the very end of this. Each of the 66 rooms are grand and decorated to suit and fit in with the Tanzanian style. However, the villa itself... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such A beautiful peaceful place .. The Villas are absolutely spacious .. the private pool is such a great add on .. The hotel grounds had beautiful landscaped pathways .. Since the hotel is very big they offer bicycles to get around ( Even children) for those who do not fancy bicycles there is the little carts that can come... More 

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1 Thank fromAfrica75
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two bedroom ocean front villa was absolutely amazing! The villa was very spacious but also very well designed to give us outright luxury! Furthermore, the service from the moment we arrived was amazing! The Restaurant Manager Rahul went more than the extra mile to take care of us, not only for food and beverages but even sorting out any... More 

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1 Thank Keshav T
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in an idyllic setting. The rooms are enormous and appropriately decorated. Bathrooms lovely. The turn down service usually came with a food treat everyday! The new F & B manager started the week we arrived and she was superb. We noticed things getting better everyday and all feedback was acted upon immediately (not that there was anything... More 

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6 Thank AlysandRich
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am glad that you had such a great time. Thank you for noticing the efforts that are made to improve things daily. I do hope that Richard is still singing and if ever I heard of a moment enriched, it must have been your performance that night.... More 

Buenos Aires
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has an incredible setting and was built to the higher standards. However, it needs a lot of investment and better management. The rooms were fantastic. The pool area needs paint, and better furniture. The food at the buffet night, and the breakfast, was not good at all. However, the a la carte dinner was very nice, and the... More 

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Thank andywilly
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Andy Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The investment that we need has all been approved and orders placed. We now await arrival in Zanzibar. This will cover all soft furnishings and the completed refurbishment of all 68 wooden decks. New management has been employed and are busy settling in and have begun with the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just awesome. It feels so homely. The staff are so helpful always at your service. I just love the way this place is full of nature. The hospitality and the ambience is truly value for money. I kept wishing I could extend my stay just to enjoy sitting at the deck of my villa catching the breeze... More 

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3 Thank Charles M
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Charles Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so happy to have read that you had a great time at our beautiful resort. As I am writing to you I can see the birds weaving yet another nest. I look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Anja More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first and most famous of the luxury hotels on the island. A good hours drive from the airport on some hair-raising roads, situated at the end of a long dirt track giving you genuine seclusion. Magnificently set out hotel over a large space which means the bikes given to you on check in are essential to get around quickly... More 

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2 Thank JamesandArantxa
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear James and Arantxa Thank you for taking the time to post your review I am so delighted to have read that you had a great time with us and our gorgeous resort. I do hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future Kind regards Anja More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard of this property but never stayed here , so this was my first visit (Stayed for two nights on business.) The Wifi worked very well 24/7; the staff were extremely helpful and friendly . The food was excellent ! On arrival, we took a familiarization drive to see the (over 30 acre ) property. One word comes... More 

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1 Thank AllyAdema
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Ally Thank you for taking the time to post your review Next time it will have to be only holiday and loads of pole pole (Swahili for : slowly slowly) I look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Anja More 

München
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot has been written about The Residence in Zanzibar, the postive feedback I undertsand, the negative feedback is just making me sad. Sad for the people who wrote it! We are just back from a week in this amazing resort. The location is stunning, very south of the island, beautiful beach and very isolated to truly relax from everyday... More 

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3 Thank fitch1974
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Uwe and Zach Thank you for taking the time to post this review What a pleasure it was having you as our guests. You made us want to nurture, pamper and make you feel part of our family. I am so glad the the sincerity showed as it was from the heart. We are looking forward to welcoming you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Residence for 7 days in Aug 16 on honeymoon. The villas are very luxurious, all with private pools, very spacious bathrooms and rooms with luxurious extra lounge space. We were impressed by the fact that although the hotel was full, it did not feel overcrowded because the villas are very spread out. The food... More 

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Thank Michael K
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Michael Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted to have read that you had such a great time at our resort. Kizimkazi is actually known as one of the best diving and snorkeling spots on the island. Not to mention the dolphin watching. We have however been experiencing unseasonably high winds which have... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside nature's untouched beauty. Feel your spirits soar amid extensive tropical gardens that meet with powder-soft white sand lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the island's eclectic cultures, our luxury Zanzibar resort blends modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences. Indulge in the privacy of the spacious villas, attended on if you wish by your own personal butler. Enjoy carefree days relaxing by your private pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. Savour a taste of the Spice Island's unique blend of cultures and cuisines, and the pleasure of sensational spa treatments. Discover more of the island and the waters that surround it in a myriad of activities, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep sea fishing and diving with dolphins. Whether you dream of a quiet couple's retreat or fun in the sun for the whole family, embrace all the delights of our island life at The Residence Zanzibar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Residence Zanzibar

Address: Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kizimkazi
Price Range: $444 - $1,242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
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