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The Residence Zanzibar

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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Tennis Court
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Getting there
Kisauni Airport33 km
Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport59 km
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were here for our fourth wedding anniversary and it was wow wow wow! The Residence is a true gem. Perfect location, great facilities, beautiful gardens, views to die for, warm warm hospitality everywhere. This place is picture perfect. The vacation was already so fulfilling...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Traveled with family and friends for a 3-day birthday getaway in February 2018. We wished the holiday would never end. From the excellent and courteous 5-star service to the well appointed amenities, the Residence is definitely paradise worth visiting. From the private villa pools to...More

Date of stay: February 2018
8  Thank FemiNairobi
Response from Bruce B, General Manager at The Residence ZanzibarResponded 1 September 2018

Dear FemiNairobi, What a lovely review! The whole team here is extremely pleased to hear that we made a difference in your birthday trip, and that you were moved by the serenity of our resort. More champagne to come when you return! Thank you for...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were here on the occasion of our 4th year anniversary between December 10th and 14th. Right on our arrival my heart was taken, my eyes enchanted. The place is so so beautiful. I'm yet to encounter a more idyllic place that is both a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank sheilacZ2596OM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoy every moment at the residence,,it was awesome the villa was amazing with comfortable bed also the villa was clean . Staff in all areas was helpful and always there if you need them.. One day my husband he really want to play bao...More

Date of stay: October 2018
2  Thank aivy10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unforgettable stay. Thanks to all the staff for their smiles Buffets are diversifiés and tasty. À various of dishes served for the breakfast and you can ask if you want special things. Villas are cleaned twice a day, nice decorated. A lot of improvements made...More

Date of stay: November 2018
2  Thank lh51
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brianmC388VI
31 October 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Property representative |
Dear Mr Brian, Warm greetings from a sunny Zanzibar! Thank you very much for your interest in staying with us. Please note that food and drink service does not change ,it remains business as usual without any... More
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Kathy B
23 October 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Property representative |
Dear Esteemed Guests, Thank you very much for your interest .Indeed our uniqueness is characterised by our remoteness but we are very much connected with the outside world .For instance, it will take you an hour to reach... More
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lauraandjames2016
17 June 2018|
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Dear Esteemed Guests, Thank you very much for your query, and it seems that you have made the correct choice for your forthcoming stay, congratulations. To give you in a brief, a wine glass is $8 ,a beer is $5 and $10 for a... More
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Room Tips
"ocean view are superb"
fadiga2017
1 week ago
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"best views"
drbagavathis
2 weeks ago
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"This is the place to go for a relaxing holiday"
Colin-Liliy
2 weeks ago
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"Ocean Pool Villa"
bergagi
4 weeks ago
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PRICE RANGE
USD 350 - USD 1,050 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the residence zanzibar hotel kizimkazi
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKizimkazi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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