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The Residence – Zanzibar

Zanzibar – South

The Residence Zanzibar incorporates various influences of the island’s history to create a unique ambiance where guests are indulged in an elegant and sophisticated yet casual atmosphere.

Overview

The Residence Zanzibar incorporates various influences of the island’s history to create a unique ambiance where guests are indulged in an elegant and sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. The Swahili, Omani, English and Indian influences will ensure a delightful journey of unsurpassed service, gastronomy and thorough wellbeing.

Every one of the 66 stand-alone villas has its very own private swimming pool in which to bask in the sun and hide from the other guests. A real luxury for those seeking serenity and seclusion.

This luxurious all-villa resort is a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World and the only member in Tanzania.

Key Features of the Residence

  • Concierge and Bellman service
  • Butler service, In-house laundry
  • 24-hour in-room dining, Babysitting service
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioner and fans, Mosquito nets
  • Satellite television, Telephone facilities
  • Safe, Mini bar

Accommodation

Villas at the Residence

All 66 villas are luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture reminding guests of the island’s African and Omani heritage.

Every villa features satellite TV, CD/DVD player in the living room, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, mosquito nets, personal safe, tea and coffee making facilities, broadband internet access, air-conditioning and overhead fans in the living room and bedrooms.

On the deck outside, overlooking a private swimming pool (30 – 35 m2 and 1.2m deep), wicker chairs and day beds await the guests to relax in and enjoy the views. Bicycles are provided with each villa to explore the gardens and local area.

 

The Residence has: 45 One Bedroom villas, 11 Junior Suite Villas, 7 Two Bedroom Villas, and 1 Presidential Villa.

Facilities

  • Outdoor resort swimming pool
  • Spa with 6 treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and hair salon
  • Beach facilities with hobiecats, kayaks, sailing, boating, fishing, Sunset cruise
  • Lit Tennis courts for night play
  • Fitness center, Kids Club, Shops
  • Big game fishing facilities
  • Full PADI certified dive school nearby. The Residence will organize diving and qualified divers may be collected from the hotel to join dives.

Environment and local community

The Residence runs water recycling system and an energy conservation program. They also use a wide variety of recycled items throughout the resort.

The Residence is also conscious of its social responsibility and hotel has its own fruits and vegetables plantations handled by local gardeners. Additionally, The Residence has built a school in the local town and participates in social schemes to help the community.

Zanziplanet reviews

The Residence is a recent edition to Zanzibar’s growing range of deluxe 5 star resorts. Early reports have been extremely positive with both the resort and its staff talked of very highly. The Residence is part of an established group from whom we only expect the best.

If budget allows, opt for one of the sea front villas and also consider the position within the resort. Those further away from the public areas are quieter but the walk is longer for meals.

We would be surprised if this property disappointed in any way, this should be considered by everyone.