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The Residence Zanzibar


5.0/51 Reviews


Experience an idyllic getaway at The Residence Zanzibar, located in southwest of the island. The hotel is set on miles of stunning beach, where the shimmering Indian Ocean meets coconut palms to create a serene and enchanting atmosphere for leisure. The 32 hectares of lush vegetation, forests, and tropical gardens that surround the hotel offer the ideal blend of modern conveniences and pristine natural beauty. Relax on the beach, a bike ride in the on-site lush surroundings, or just relax in your private pool. It invites you to enjoy its tranquility and allure.

Luxurious Villas on a Lush Estate

On a lush, forested estate, The Residence Zanzibar offers 66 opulent villas, each with a balcony and swimming pool. The villas provide guests with an unparalleled experience of luxury and privacy by fusing modern conveniences with traditional Swahili, Omani, British, and Indian influences.

Restorative Therapies at The Spa

The Spa, which is housed in a five-acre private garden and features a gorgeous glass-walled infinity pool, provides guests with a relaxing setting where they may indulge in restorative therapies inspired by local plants and spices.

Island Flavors at the Hotel’s Restaurants

The hotel’s two restaurants, which serve Middle Eastern, Turkish, Greek, and Mediterranean dishes, let you experience the island’s flavors. Together with a kids’ club, complimentary activities for guests include volleyball, pedal boats, and kayaking.

Zanzibar: Natural,Cultural Attractions and Water Sports

Explore the island’s distinctive natural and cultural attractions, such as the dolphins on a safari or the Red Colobus monkeys in the nearby Jozani Forest. You may explore the waters surrounding the island by participating in deep-sea fishing or diving with dolphins, both of which are provided by the hotel.
The Residence Zanzibar has everything you need to enjoy island life, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an exciting family vacation.


Hotel Amenities

Free parking,Free High Speed Internet Wi,Fi)Pool,Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room,Free breakfast,Beach,Bicycle rental,Babysitting,Parking,Wifi,Pool / beach towels,Infinity pool,Outdoor pool,Private pool,Fitness / spa changing rooms,Fitness classes,Sauna,Bar / lounge,Restaurant,Breakfast available,Breakfast buffet,Breakfast in the room,Complimentary Instant Coffee,Special diet menus,Poolside bar,Bicycles available,Canoeing,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,Spa,Couples massage,Facial treatments,Foot massage,Full body massage,Head massage,Massage,Salon,Steam room24-hour security,Baggage storage,Concierge,Currency exchange,Gift shop,Mosquito net,Sun loungers / beach chairs,Sun terrace,Sun umbrellas,Butler service24-hour front desk,Dry cleaning,Laundry service,Ironing service

Room Features

Bathrobes,Private beach,Additional bathroom,Housekeeping,Private balcony,Room service,Safe,Flatscreen ,V,I,P room facilities

Room Type

Ocean view,Non-smoking rooms,Suites,Family rooms

1 Review for The Residence Zanzibar

info49 6 Reviews

We have recently stayed at this beautiful hotel and we absolutely loved it. There really is so much to say so I’ll try to keep it contained. Journey from the airport is “interesting” at night and about a one and half hour journey, with fairly bumpy roads and lots of people walking and cycling with no lights. However when you arrive at the gates of the hotel it is stunning. Well worth the journey. Great check in and hotel rooms excellent, the photos do not do the hotel justice. The bikes are perfect, I never thought we would use them but even my husband at 80 road around the hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were excellent, the team work so hard to maintain an intersting buffet each evening, often with a theme, and with some beach nights, when they work tirelessly to move the restaurant on to the beach. If there is any negative point it would be only one restaurant. If you are staying longer than a week I think a second restaurant would make a difference. Evening entertainment was very good each evening. A big thank you to Aziza, Martha and Meshack in the restaurant for looking after us so well and Geofrey at the beach bar for the fab cocktails. Just a shame that so few people used the beach bar, this maybe due to the high cost of cocktails and drinks if you are not on all inclusive. The other highlight was sun downers on the jetty. A wonderful way to finish a day on the beach. I would definelty recommend all inclusive if you enjoy lunch and a couple of drinks as both are expensive. One of the highlights of our stay was a fantastic trip to a local village. Abuyu at the Boat House was so helpful in arranging this trip. The guided tour is a courtesy trip by the hotel but you do have to pay for the taxi there and back. We spent a very educational morning walking through the village, seeing how the families live and ending on a trip to the school and speaking to the children and seeing their school work which was amazing. PLEASE take the time to visit, and if you do, take some sweets for the children and we took some small $ notes to give to the locals when they were kind enough to show us their lives and take their photos. As we walked through the village the nursery children were leaving school, on their own walking home, fortunately we had enough sweets for them all as they crowded round us, eager for a sweet treat. Excursions from the hotel were extremely expensive, we hired a taxi independently to go to Stone Town and it was a third of the hotel charge. We were thinking of doing the sunset Dow cruise but again very expensive, as I think other guests thought as the Dow never left its moorings the whole week. This hotel beach does have a very very low tide and I think some boat trips are affected by this, it is also difficult to swim in the sea if you catch the tides wrong on your stay and you do need beach shoes. Thank you to all the staff for making us so welcome, always a friendly smile and hello as you passed on your bikes, a wonderful team. If you are thinking of staying here, do not hesitate, we had the most amazing holiday and would love one day to return.

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