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9.3
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Food & Dining2
Swimming Pool1
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8.4
Excellent
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  • House of Wonders40.17 km
  • 5-star Hotel
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    The Residence Zanzibar

    Mchangamle, Kizimkazi, Kizimkazi, Zanzibar, Tanzania - See map
    Wellness activities
    Spa & Beauty
    Fitness & Pool
    "Excellent pool villa facilities and great breakfasts!"
    Claire - December 4, 2017
    Exceptional comfort
    10.0 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional service
    9.9 rating for service
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.8 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional facilities on premise
    9.7 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Zanzibar in the last 24 hoursCompared to 755 Zanzibar properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.9
    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

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa
    Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa
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    • Room size: 194 m²/2088 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Prestige Beachfront Room
    Prestige Beachfront Room
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    • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa
    Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa
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    • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Luxury Ocean View Suite
    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 Pool Villa
    Luxury Garden Pool Villa
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    • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Luxury Garden View
    Luxury Garden View
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    • Room size: 155 m²/1668 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe With View Villa
    Deluxe With View Villa
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      Double or Twin LUXURY GARDEN POOL VILLA
      Double or Twin LUXURY GARDEN POOL VILLA
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        Quadruple room - Luxury
        Quadruple room - Luxury
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          Villa Garden View
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            Frequently asked questions

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

            Check-in is from 2:00 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 property 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 TZS 165. 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 property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Residence Zanzibar has a car park available for guests. Car 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.

            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. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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            9.0/10
            Service score
            9.9/10
            Cleanliness score
            9.8/10
            Room comfort score
            10.0/10
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            Overall rating:
            9.3
            Exceptional
            20 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.8
            Facilities
            9.7
            Location
            8.4
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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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            2 mentions
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            Swimming Pool
            1 mention

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

            American

            Restaurants on site

            The Pavilion
            Cuisine:Mediteranean, Caribbean
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
            The Dining Room
            Cuisine:Mediteranean, Caribbean
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

            What's nearby

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            Reviews of The Residence Zanzibar from real guests

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            Agoda Reviews (20)Booking.com Reviews (126)
            9.3
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            10
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness9.8
            Facilities9.7
            Location8.4
            Room comfort and quality10.0
            Service9.9
            Value for money8.9
            High score for Zanzibar
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (11)
            8-9 Excellent (2)
            7-8 Very Good (0)
            6-7 Good (0)
            <6 Below Expectation (0)
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            Mar - May (2)
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Rochelle from Australia
            Couple
            Double or Twin LUXURY GARDEN POOL VILLA
            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
            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
            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
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Claire from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa
            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
            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
            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
            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
            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
            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
            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
            9.6
            Exceptional
            NOEL from France
            Couple
            Luxury Garden Pool Villa
            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
            8.4
            Excellent
            Allison from France
            Couple
            Luxury Garden Pool Villa
            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
            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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