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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 7 in Kizimkazi
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4.4
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Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Immerse in the splendour of a secluded hideaway fringed by a kilometre of stunning coastline flanked by coconut palms and the Indian Ocean on the southwest corner of Zanzibar. Within a lush, forested estate, 66 luxurious villas; each with its own swimming pool and terrace blend modern comforts with Swahili, Omani, British and Indian influences and provide guests with an unquestionable feeling of luxury and privacy. At the heart of the hotel is the stunning glass-walled infinity pool and The Spa, set in five acres of private gardens and offering rejuvenating treatments inspired by local flora and spices. The hotel has two restaurants serving international dishes of Middle-Eastern, Turkish, Greek, and Mediterranean cuisine, a kids club, and a range of complimentary sports including kayaks, pedal boats, hobie cats, and snorkeling excursions. Dolphin safaris and a visit to see the indigenous Red Colobus monkeys in the nearby Jozani Forest are unforgettable Zanzibari experiences not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Afrikaans
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Sandeep wrote a review Yesterday
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions1 helpful vote
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What an amazing island Zanzibar! And when you take a ride down south to The Residence, Kizimkazi, you enter into a different world, offering calm, peace in a natural habitat with luxurious villas. We planned the visit with a group of 3 families n friends. The resort has 66 spacious villas, beautifully curated ensuring the privacy one would expect on vacations! The staff was extremely courteous and hospitable, taking care of the guests. Restaurant Manager Preetam, Chef Arjun and Chef Sumesh, the staff Mechan n others, it all drives from the top with Aftab (Resort Management team) taking extra care of us. The food was the winner, all the 20 mins humpty drive to reach to the resort is very well taken care of by the quality n taste of the food served. Celebrating every evening with local music, dance n performances, ensured a close engagement with the guests. Its definitely a YES to endorse and recommend the readers here to explore and stay at this well crafted resort. An amazing place to sit and enjoy the birds chirping thru out the day! Well done Team The Residence! Thank you for making our stay memorable! I am enclosing some of the images I took, however, one needs to be there to experience The Residence natural beauty! Go explore!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Bassoun wrote a review Feb 2022
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Hotel's Favorite
We appreciated the welcome, service, availability kindness and attentiveness of all the staff. In hands of a dynamic young management team, the Residence is a wonderful place and is promised a bright future. The Residence is for us an exceptional hotel in the middle of an authentic and preserved site. It is a real privilege to have stayed these few days in that hotel and to meet such a welcoming and attentive team. They did everything to make our stay exceptional, unexpected and fabulous. We have left them happy but also so sad not to be able to extend this exceptional stay. We are happy to recommend The Residece.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from , Owner at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded Mar 1, 2022
Dear Bassoun Thank you for choosing The Residence Zanzibar for your holiday on Zanzibar Island It is very pleasant to read your beautiful feedback in particular in regard to the team effort for making your stay more enjoyable. This is will bring them confidence and pride in the work they have done We look forward to welcoming you again to our Resort in the near future! Thank you and regards, Bagus Paramarta General Manager
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Esther wrote a review Yesterday
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The residence Zanzibar is a place I would call home away from home , everything is perfect 👍. The food is delicious 🤤 and the workers great communication. Beautiful location for couple vacation and solo trips . Definitely coming back with my husband. The rooms are so spacious and the environment very clean
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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zaheerallarakhia wrote a review May 15
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our overall experience was not as expected, we did not get a few things that we're promised by the hotel, the food could have been better and the maintenance of the hotel needs some attention specially if you pay the price, you expect something of high standard rather than chipped bath tub, missing tile in the pool and hot floating breakfast rather than cold eggs with small portion of bread and pastries. I wouldnt stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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pulkit wrote a review May 14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Residence Zanzibar is a perfect resort for a family getaway. A very well managed and maintained property. 32 hectors of lush green gardens and cycling paths along them….. A decent size private pool overlooking the ocean… and a massive beachfront infinity pool. To top it up, you have Chef Arjun and Mr Pretam (Restaurant Manger) along with their welcoming teams to serve you the best of the food. I would happily recommend this resort to friends and Family. Just one feedback, please ask the municipality to repair the approach road to the resort. Special thanks to Mr Aaftab.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Be prepared for a patience test while approaching the main road from the hotel or the other way...
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Hosam J wrote a review May 12
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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Was my first time to Zanzizbar and after some research; I decided on The Residence as my choice. I could not have picked a better place. Be it the staff, room (beach front villa), or the food. I love this place. The staff are always cheerful and helpful. The weather was perfect. The bed is literally the most comfortable I have slept on. The food is generally good a d with good variety. Can't wait to go again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: You are about an hour away from anything else.
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shabib822746 wrote a review May 10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
I loved the facilities, staff and food. Nerry was great at the reception always ensured we had everything we needed and helped with planning our tours around stone town. she was always with a smile and proactively helping. Wilfred at the front office was incredible, he was always helpful and always with a smile. Andrew at the breakfast area was incredible always helpful and cheerful. Safia was incredible she proactively helped my mom with her Walker and always smiled. Juma was amazing. He took us the to the kimize village and guided us throughout the village he was so polite respectful and helpful. love the staff and the facilities of the resort. the spa is really nice the yoga instructor Sree is also really good. loved every bit of the trip. their gym is good. the rooms are so spacious. the food was delicious chef Arjun is incredible Disliked · the sauna doesn’t work properly. the heat level is not as per normal it’s a lot less. the road needs some work the bumpy ride is a little annoying. it’s a bit of a mission to break notes and change currency.
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sabahatt h wrote a review May 10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
I loved the facilities, staff and food. Nerry was great at the reception always ensured we had everything we needed and helped with planning our tours around stone town. she was always with a smile and proactively helping. Wilfred at the front office was incredible, he was always helpful and always with a smile. Andrew at the breakfast area was incredible always helpful and cheerful. Safia was incredible she proactively helped my mom with her Walker and always smiled. Juma was amazing. He took us the to the kimize village and guided us throughout the village he was so polite respectful and helpful. love the staff and the facilities of the resort. the spa is really nice the yoga instructor Sree is also really good. loved every bit of the trip. their gym is good. the rooms are so spacious. the food was delicious chef Arjun is incredible Disliked · the sauna doesn’t work properly. the heat level is not as per normal it’s a lot less. the road needs some work the bumpy ride is a little annoying. it’s a bit of a mission to break notes and change currency.
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Sean Hobgood wrote a review May 10
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Greetings. I just left The Residence have toyed there 4 til 9 May. All I can say is that it's just as good as it gets. The food and beverage manager Pritham, head chef Sumesh and Arjun catered to my vegetarian .. no garlic and onion requirements. And every morsel was delicious and prepared and served nicely. I felt at home immediately being greeted my Pilli, Nerry, and Wilfred at reception. They are so pleasant and calm minded that you can't help but love them for their expertise at hospitality. And the Spa was terrific. I had the Zanzibar Zest massage 3 times .. and Neema gave massage that was deep, gentle, Long strokes, usage of forearms and elbow. I really had not had such fine relaxing massage like that in many years. Kudos to Neema. The villas are perfect though the stylistic concept of the rooms is a bit dated. None the less all is maintained excellently, And it's all on a lush garden property facing the Indian Ocean. The only very bad thing from my perspective is this: I could not stay longer😊 If you get it together to visit Zanzibar, and want to relax, The Residence Is a must. I really offer my thanks and appreciation to the entire staff that made my stay so wonderful .. and I hope to come back soon. All the best to all of them. Best regards, Sean Hobgood ,, Was in Villa 105
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean facing villas .. you your own beach access .. and each villa has its own small swimming dip...
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georgina93x wrote a review Apr 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates68 contributions5 helpful votes
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We traveled to Zanzibar at the beginning of March for a 4 day getaway and chose to stay at The Residence. It was our first time visiting Zanzibar and this hotel had been recommended to us by the travel agent. What an incredible suggestion! The service was impeccable from the moment we arrived and continued right up until we were back at the airport. Unfortunately whilst we were away myself and my daughter fell ill but luckily for us Dr. David - the resident Dr. at the hotel - was on hand and was extremely accommodating and attentive. What a great guy!! And what made it even more amazing was that there was no extra charge for his expertise.... we couldn't believe it!!! All of the staff at The Residence were absolutely wonderful, polite, great with my daughter and super helpful. The food was great and they also had night time entertainment which was really fun! The villa that we stayed in was very clean, tidy and spacious with its own pool. We also had a few visitors (the monkey's!) which was great. My 2 year old was ecstatic seeing them and that alone was a highlight for me. There is only one negative and that would be the 20/25 minute intense bumpy road car journey leading to the hotel (the total car journey from the airport was 1hr and 20/25mins). Other than that I honestly have no cons about the place, for us as a family we thought it was fantastic and will 100% go back. We've stayed in places such as the Maldives and didn't experience such good quality service there as what we did here. This is your sign to book Zanzibar as your next holiday destination and to stay at The Residence!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Garden Villas with Beach view have amazing views of the sunset
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PRICE RANGE
$418 - $664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKizimkazi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Residence Zanzibar
What are some of the property amenities at The Residence Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Residence Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at The Residence Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Residence Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karamba Restaurant, Mnana restaurant, and Stone Village Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Residence Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, The Residence Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Residence Zanzibar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Residence Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Arabic, and Afrikaans.
Does The Residence Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.