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The Residence Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kizimkazi
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“A perfect choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed in a luxury garden pool villa with one bedroom.
The garden villas have no direct view of the ocean.

Villa
The villas are big with separate livingroom and bedroom.
The bathrooms are huge and have free standing bathtubs and in- and outdoor showers.
Each villa has a private pool in a size that makes it possible to take more than a couple of strokes.

Restaurants
The resort has two restaurants. One in a pavilion with an uninteresting view and one near the ocean with a magnificent view.
The quality of the food is very high, and some of the best we have had in a top end resort.
Dinner for two with a bottle of wine is around 150 USD.

Beach
Not the best beach on Zanzibar, but very well kept.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2011

We are travelling with our kids at least twice a year, this time we chose a safari in Tanzania and then some relaxation in Zanzibar. We found the residence by searching 5 star hotels in Zanzibar, we knew that it was just recently opened, and we dared to take the risk of an opening period. We must say that the treatment we got was more than amazing and let me clarify: First, we took a family room with a private swimming pool, the rooms have all the amenities, and they are beautifully decorated. Second, the food was amazing, breakfast, lunch, dinner - you name it - and even the cutlery, glasses are in very good taste, everysmall detail was taking into consideration.The spa is also, one of the best we have had and we were very surprised. Last but not least - the team - the service, the hospitality ofwere more than excellent.We highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2011

The Residence is trully the best place to stay in Zanzibar.
You feel treated like a VIP and the staff is amongst the best in the all of Africa.
Everything is perfect to the dot while the hotel has just opened.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Residence Zanzibar
Address: Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > 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 6 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):
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 
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The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
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