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The Residence Zanzibar

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This resort is highly standard with nice villas with private pools. A big central pool and tennis courts. The food is ok. The service can be approved. The beach is nice but when low-tide you cannot swim in it.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent ten days at the Residence and loved every minute of it. The staff are delightful, the villas are spacious, comfortable and well finished. They really have thought of pretty much everything one could need (and if they haven't, then they are only too happy to sort it out for you if you ask). Nothing was too much trouble.... More 

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Cape Town
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in villa 210, a very private, stunning two bedroomed Garden Villa with a pool. Both bedrooms are spacious, with well-appointed bathrooms. The beds are comfortable, and the villa is properly serviced daily. It has solid Internet access and the TV has thirty channels to choose from. The staff are friendly, we enjoyed our stay and would consider returning.... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful resort, fantastic staff, 5* service, great food entertainment and facilities, good value. Travelled to the residence Zanzibar on honeymoon, i knew it would be special but was blown away on arrival. We arrived in the middle of the night, they had someone waiting for us to check us in, dinner was ready on the table. Nothing was too much... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. Congratulations again from our side on your marriage. I am so happy to have read that we managed to exceed your expectation and that your stay and honeymoon will be in your memories for a long time. Kind regards Anja More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing super premium hotel, wonderful rooms, great service and simply the best Infinity swimming pool ever. Free snorkeling trip a highlight. The best hotel that my girlfriend and I have ever had the privilege to stay in.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am so happy to have read that you had such a great time at our resort. We aim to exceed our guests expectations and I am so happy that we achieved this during your stay. I hope to be able to welcome you back to our beautiful... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I spent four days here following a safari on the Tanzanian northern safari circuit and it was an ideal place to relax. We spent our stay entirely on the resort as our original plans to include visits to Stone Town and take an evening cruise were shelved when we realised that we were visiting during Ramadan. Fortunately,... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Apologies about the food temperatures and the bicycles. This will be addressed. I hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future. Kind regards Anja Bosken More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Residence hotel is approximately an hours drive from the airport. On arrival you welcomed warmly by a staff member. We then were taken to our rooms. What I liked is that you have your own private villa, that includes your own pool. The rooms are well maintained. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the villa. It not... More 

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3 Thank Pranisha108
AnjaBosken, General Manager at The Residence Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Pranisha Thank you for taking taking the time to share your review . I am delighted that you had a wonderful time. I will address the pricing issue with our Spa Manager. I hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Anja Bosken More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing setting, quality finishes and great service gives this establishment a distinct advantage in the market place. Whilst South African tourists may find it slightly rich for their pockets, this is truly a gem amongst the Hotels. Well worth a look, and if possible a visit......

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

Dear Alica Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so happy to have read that you enjoyed your time with us at our beautiful resort. I hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Anja Bosken More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really impressed with the website and reviews; however, upon staying there for 3 nights I was quiet disappointed. The resort is lovely but lacks the attention to details and basic principle of service. The rooms looked old and un-kept. I even had a fused light bulb in the bathroom! Not too big an issue; but when you are... More 

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

Dear Bahiniya Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please accept my profuse apology that we did not meet you expectation. I have been at the resort for 5 month now and the team and I are working very hard to ensure that we meet and exceed our guests expectations, I am devastated that we did not... More 

London
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We have just returned home from a wonderful 10 day stay at The Residence and I must say we did not leave disppointed. It was everything and more! The journey to the hotel took around 1 hr 15 mins but the journey did not bother us at all as we enjoyed watching locals going about their daily business from the... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am so happy to have read that you and your little one had such a wonderful time at our beautiful resort. We strive to exceed you guests expectations and I am happy to have read that we managed this in your case. I look forward to welcoming... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: $352 - $1,395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
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