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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9.3

Exceptional
/10
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Food & Dining2
Swimming Pool1
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
The Residence Zanzibar Beach 240 m
Kizimkazi Dimbani Beach 3.1 km
schooltree 5.0 km
Kizimkazi Mkunguni Beach 5.3 km
Kidiko 6.8 km
Makunduchi Hospital 11.5 km
Jambiani Beach 13.9 km
Peezo Mini market 13.9 km
Uhuru Kite Zanzibar 14.0 km
Asha Fruit store 14.0 km
Free Wi-Fi

The Residence Zanzibar

Mchangamle, Kizimkazi, Kizimkazi, Zanzibar, Tanzania - See map
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
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

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 rating8.5
Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
Distance to airport33.3 km

Rooms available at The Residence Zanzibar

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
10.0
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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Double Room
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  • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 153 m²/1647 ft²
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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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Luxury Villa - Garden View
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      Deluxe Room - Garden View
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        Frequently asked questions

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

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

        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 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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        Property ranking|Compared to 591 Zanzibar properties
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        Value for money score
        9.1/10
        Service score
        9.9/10
        Cleanliness score
        9.8/10
        Room comfort score
        10/10
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        Overall rating:

        9.3

        Exceptional
        25 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.8
        Facilities
        9.6
        Location
        8.5
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        More about The Residence Zanzibar

        More about The Residence Zanzibar

        Well-positioned in Kizimkazi, The Residence Zanzibar is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Zanzibar. With its location just 85 km from the city center and 85 km from the airport, this 5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        The Residence Zanzibar offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out are just a few of the facilities that set The Residence Zanzibar apart from other hotels in the city.

        Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, linens, towels, internet access – wireless, private pool. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot tub, private beach, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool. The Residence Zanzibar is a smart choice for travelers to Zanzibar, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Exceptional
        Facilities

        9.6

        Most talked about facilities

        Food & Dining

        2 mentions

        Breakfast

        1 mention

        Swimming Pool

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

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

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • 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
        • Private beach
        • Sauna
        • Snorkeling
        • Spa
        • Steamroom
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Table tennis
        • Tennis court
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        • Water sports (motorized)
        • Water sports (non-motorized)

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Free face masks
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Individually-wrapped food options
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Safe dining setup
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Kitchen
        • Poolside bar
        • Restaurants
        • Room service [24-hour]

        Services and conveniences

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

        For the kids

        • Babysitting service
        • Family room
        • Kids club
        • Playground

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • 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

        8.5

        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

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        9.3
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness9.8
        Facilities9.6
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality10.0
        Service9.9
        Value for money9.1
        High score for Zanzibar
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (13)
        8-9 Excellent (2)
        7-8 Very Good (0)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (0)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (3)
        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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        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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