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The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar

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8.8

Excellent

453 reviews

453 reviews

Food & Dining2
Swimming Pool1
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
The Residence Zanzibar Beach 100 m
Kizimkazi Dimbani Beach 3.0 km
schooltree 5.0 km
Kizimkazi Mkunguni Beach 5.1 km
Kidiko 6.8 km
Makunduchi Hospital 11.5 km
Jambiani Beach 13.8 km
Peezo Mini market 13.9 km
Uhuru Kite Zanzibar 14.0 km
Asha Fruit store 14.0 km

The Residence Zanzibar

Mchangamle, Kizimkazi, Kizimkazi, Zanzibar, Tanzania - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Kizimkazi part of Zanzibar, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Spa

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Zanzibar every 36 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center85 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
Distance to airport33.3 km

Rooms available at The Residence Zanzibar

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Prestige Beachfront Room
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  • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Ocean View Suite
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  • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Garden View
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  • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Frangipani Garden Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 153 m²/1647 ft²
  • Garden view
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 97 m²/1044 ft²
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Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 153 m²/1647 ft²
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Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 153 m²/1647 ft²
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Villa - Beach Front
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  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 single beds & 1 sofa bed ...
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Presidential Suite
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  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 single beds & 1 sofa bed ...
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at The Residence Zanzibar?

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What time is check-in and check-out at The Residence Zanzibar?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Residence Zanzibar?

The Residence Zanzibar is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 165 TZS. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Residence Zanzibar also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Residence Zanzibar has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Zanzibar with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at The Residence Zanzibar?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Residence Zanzibar.

What are my dining options at The Residence Zanzibar?

The Residence Zanzibar features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Residence Zanzibar?

The Residence Zanzibar does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby The Residence Zanzibar?

The Residence Zanzibar is located in Kizimkazi, famous for good restaurants such as Karamba Restaurant and mnana restaurant.

What popular beaches are close to The Residence Zanzibar?

The Residence Zanzibar is located in the Kizimkazi area, which includes The Residence Zanzibar Beach, Kizimkazi Dimbani Beach and Kizimkazi Mkunguni Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Residence Zanzibar?

The Residence Zanzibar is located within Kizimkazi, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including schooltree.

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What people love about The Residence Zanzibar

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Beautiful villas, good privacy, and fantastic if you want to switch off and enjoy the sunshine."

    opeoluwa

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    June 2, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The Residence is a beautiful property in a pristine location!"

    Rochelle

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    March 23, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "We loved our time here!"

    Rochelle

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    March 23, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 673 Zanzibar properties
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Value for money score
9.1/10
Service score
9.8/10
Cleanliness score
9.8/10
Room comfort score
10/10
Better than
99
%
of Zanzibar properties
Better than
99
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of Zanzibar properties
Better than
99
%
of Zanzibar properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
27 reviews
Cleanliness
9.8
Facilities
9.5
Location
8.4
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More about The Residence Zanzibar

More about The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar

Getting in and around Zanzibar is a breeze when staying at The Residence Zanzibar, located just minutes away from the city center.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by The Residence Zanzibar. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Zanzibar.
Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at The Residence Zanzibar thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at The Residence Zanzibar from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at The Residence Zanzibar even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the cable TV is provided in some rooms.
In some select rooms, you can find bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at The Residence Zanzibar begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
Recreational facilities at The Residence Zanzibar are designed for escape and relaxation. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, salon, steam room, spa and sauna. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool.
Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the hotel's poolside bar. Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of canoes provided by The Residence Zanzibar.
Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's ping-pong table and tennis court. Get social at the hotel's library and games room, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops and souvenir shops available right at on-site.


Reasons to stay here

Facilities at this hotel are rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 99% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.5

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Extra long bed
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Private pool
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Whirlpool bathtub
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

The Pavilion

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Caribbean
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

The Dining Room

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Caribbean
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Mchangamle, Kizimkazi, Kizimkazi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
    33.3 km
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
    58.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Makunduchi Hospital
    11.5 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee165 TZS
  • Distance from city center85 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)55

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 66
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of The Residence Zanzibar from real guests

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9.3
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.8
Facilities9.5
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service9.8
Value for money9.1
High score for Zanzibar
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (4)
Dec - Feb (5)
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8.7
Excellent
Rachel from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

The quality of 5 stars hotel as expected”

Bedroom, private pool, food.

Beautifully refurbished as seen on the official picture. Private pool for the villa with sea view in front of it is the best part of the staying with the. The design of the main swimming is very smart in terms of the style and the practicality. For dinner, A La Carte and Buffet menu are both is available, and they are both excellent. It is just not any ordinary hotel food. They are just as good as any top restaurants. The services is good as expected for a five start hotel. Undoubtedly the beach for the location is not the best one in Zanzibar, but for someone who is looking for a beach view with the opportunity to see the sunset, with a lovely swimming pool, a quiet and exclusive atmosphere, top up with a excellent food, this maybe a hotel for those.

Reviewed December 04, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Nikisha
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

An Amazing Stay at an Amazing Place!”

We had the most amazing stay for 4 nights after a very busy honeymoon! The service at The Residence is unmatched! From the moment we arrived we were greeted with warm and genuine smiles from their amazing staff. The villas are huge and beautiful! The bed is so comfy and the living room area is perfect for when you want to hang out in the room but not get in bed. The dining staff was so friendly and were a pleasure at each meal. We can not wait to visit again!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Rochelle from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Honeymoon from Australia”

The Residence is a beautiful property in a pristine location! We were spoilt rotten, and treated like royalty. We had been in South Africa for a week, a safari for a week in Tanzania and then the last 6-days was spent at the The Residence - and oh wow! What a way to finish... Cocktails, special candle light dinners, massages and more... we can never say thank you enough! We loved our time here!

Reviewed March 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Claire from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Ocean View Suite
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

Blissful pool villa overlooking the ocean”

Wonderful staff throughout our stay - made to feel totally welcome, and anticipated our needs without being obtrusive. Excellent pool villa facilities and great breakfasts! Thoroughly recommend The Residence.

Reviewed December 04, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Yasi from China
Couple
Luxury Ocean View Suite
Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

Romantic and relaxing stay”

Service, set up, ambiance

I stayed four nights with my boyfriend after doing a camping safari trip in the mainland, we immediately felt relaxed and comfortable in our sea view villa. The service of the hotel is great, staff greeted you with standard "how are you? How was your day?" After a few days it sounds like a routine, nevertheless we still appreciated a lot. They always fulfilled our requests quickly and made our stay perfect. We had a private dinner at the beach last night. It was quiet, romantic and unforgettable with a friendly staff serving us only. We would love to go back again.

Reviewed July 02, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Mathieu from Canada
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

Awesome stay”

Amazing pool, huge rooms, beautiful resort

Amazing stay. Food is delicious with great choice. Staff is very friendly. Residences are beautiful.

Reviewed July 03, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Agata
Family with teens
Prestige Beachfront Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

The best beach resort we’ve been to”

From the moment we arrived we felt like we entered a different world. It was peaceful, luxurious and beautiful. The staff and facilities were amazing and the food was delicious and beautifully served. The grounds are really big and we had so much fun exploring it on the bikes provided with each villa. We definitely want to go back.

Reviewed March 20, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Eve from France
Solo traveler
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 7 nights in November 2013

A week in paradise !”

Nice private swimming pool, very caring staff, perfect sleeping conditions

Definitely a luxury hotel with elegant design, priceless intimacy, perfect staff. A beautiful place with beautiful people !

Reviewed November 19, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
amos from Israel
Couple
Luxury Ocean View Suite
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

amazing hotels. rooms are sapareted and privet”

rooms, beach service

amazing!!

Reviewed December 18, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
amos from Israel
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

excelent”

service, relax, comfort

amazing

Reviewed December 21, 2014

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7.2
Very good
opeoluwa from South Africa
Couple
Luxury Ocean View Suite
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

Great resort off the beaten track”

Great resort, off the beaten track. Beautiful villas, good privacy, and fantastic if you want to switch off and enjoy the sunshine. Just needs a touch more refinement to take it to the next level. It is worth noting that the resort is not ideally located for trips to the main attractions around Stone town and the final stretch of road to the resort is particularly bad.

Reviewed June 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Fatiha from France
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in February 2021

Magnifique ”

J'ai fais des hôtels sur pilotis au Maldives etc... Mais celui là c'est le meilleur que j'ai pu faire, tous est bien, au dessus de mes attentes, personnel excellent, je suis arrivé à 10h du matin alors que le check-in était à 14h00, il m'ont quand même donné une chambre tôt le matin et nous ont laissé prendre un pti déjeuner gratuitement, ils sont là pour vous faciliter la vie... La beauté de l'endroit la plage tout est nickel

Reviewed February 19, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
NOEL from France
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Vacances et détente en Tanzanie”

Les chambres (Villas) sont très spacieuses et bien équipées, équipements en bon état et variés, grande plage presque privatisée, bref un havre de paix pour une véritable détente. Mention spéciale pour le personnel très accueillant et qui a su faire de nos vacances un vrai moment de rêve.

Reviewed March 03, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Allison from France
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 9 nights in June 2017

Hôtel fantastique ”

superbe expérience dans cette hôtel qui était à la hauteur de nos attentes. La chambre est très spacieuse, nous avions une piscine privé qui était très agréable mais manquait d'une exposition au soleil. rien à redire à part le fait que ce soit un peu loin de tout sinon ravie de notre choix

Reviewed April 22, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Dreier from Switzerland
Couple
Luxury Garden View
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Sehr schönes Hotel ”

Sehr grosses Anwesen. Geschultes Personal mit grosser Afrikanischer Freundlichkeit. Haben Villa mit Pool im Garten gebucht. Absolut diskret und Ruhig. Riesiger Infiniti Pool beim Meer zu. Essen war ausgezeichnet und verschiedene Drinks zur Auswahl. Sehr flexibler Empfang, Late Checkout möglich gegen Aufpreis. Haben verschiedene 5Sterne Hotels gebucht auf Sansibar, Residence war das beste. Kommen gerne wieder!

Reviewed March 26, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Maria from Switzerland
Couple
Luxury Ocean View Suite
Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

Отличное место для романтического отдыха! ”

Красивейшие пейзажи и нетронутая природа! Большая территория отеля даёт возможность движения и прогулок на велосипедах, общения с местными животными и прогулок по длинному пляжу! Персонал очень дружелюбный и открытый! Очень рекомендую! Самый лучший сезон- февраль!

Reviewed April 22, 2018

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