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Mchangamle, Kizimkazi 2404 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Residence Zanzibar
Updated 21/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 hotels in Kizimkazi
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
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
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Afrikaans
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FBP wrote a review 01 Dec
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic stay at The Residence. The hotel facilities were amazing, and the staff all very friendly and helpful. The kitchen/dining staff were extremely lovely and attentive. Will definitely stay again if I get the chance to!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
morganemuller1 wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
High-end experience, pool, sauna, sport, spa, staff… everything was perfect. Food was great in all the restaurants. The pools are amazing. The individual villas are beautiful and the staff very caring.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Syed Aftab, Marketing at The Residence Zanzibar
Responded 02 Sep 2021
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are grateful that you had such an amazing time with us created by our dedicated team members and also thrilled that you found our restaurant & services, food, pools, Spa, and staff FABULOUS. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! With kind regards from all of us, Aftab
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Nourhan E wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
It was the best 2 nights in the whole trip in Zanzibar , everything was perfect the atmosphere, the food , the staff. When we arrived they told us "welcome to paradise" and this place was really a paradise😍. The villa was more than perfect with it's private pool and it's royal bathroom , I wish I could live there forever ☺️. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I want to really thank them for the great hospitality and how they treat us. Special thanks for Wilferd🤍. It was the greatest experience I had as it was the best resort in Zanzibar. For sure, one of my future plans is to come back to this paradise.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
moemen elmahmoudy wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
We had our first 2 nights in Zanzibar there and this was by far the best time we had in a resort, the place is so relaxing and they do treat u like royalty. The Villa itself is amazing with a wonderful private pool which we wished we could take back with us home 😂. The food was great also, staff there want nothing else than the customer pleasant stay and a nice experience to be remembered. I do recommend the resort for anyone planing on his honeymoon, really if a traveller comes to Zanzibar without staying at the residence for myself i would say he did not go Zanzibar, yes the stay there is expensive but it was worth each penny. Special thanks to Wilfred.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
mary rose valdez wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This resort was a dream come true. We had booked another resort on the east but it was not nice like this one. Meaning don't trust the reviews of the local resorts. But this resort was a world class and treated us like royalty. Highly we recommend it. Much appreciations to Wilfred for his panctuality on picking up us on time. Josephine at restaurant and the whole staff team. We enjoyed
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
US$386 - US$894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Aya Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Residence Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, 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.